Why holiday with P&O Cruises?

With so much variety on a P&O Cruises holiday, we’ve something for everyone. With us you get full days in almost all stops; a choice of handpicked experiences ashore curated by travel experts; incredible value with full-board dining, entertainment, accommodation and more.

Britain's favourite cruise line


No other cruise line serves more British holidaymakers on cruises out of the UK. We’re proud to say that two in every three guests choose to sail with us again and we continue to win awards, voted for by guests and our travel agent partners. Our most recent awards include the British Travel Awards 21/22 Best cruise line for family holidays, The UK’s Most Popular Cruise Line and Most Helpful Cruise Line from our Travel Agent partners at Cruise.co.uk.



Trusted travel experts


We know and love travel. That's why you can trust us to provide unbelievable holiday experiences.

From city highlights to getting off the beaten track, we can help you make the most out of every destination on your holiday. We work with local experts to provide a huge selection of experiences in each destination. Perhaps you’ll roll your sleeves up for a cooking lesson in Barcelona, explore Aruba on horseback or take a helicopter ride over the fjords of Norway? Or maybe you’d rather be dropped in the centre, armed with top tips to explore? However you like to travel, we can help you maximise your time in each stop.


We're experts in creating authentic travel experiences, both on land and at sea.



Seven ships inspired by British style, quality and innovation


We’ve seven spectacular ships in our fleet, each with their own appeal and itineraries. Whether it’s our family-friendly ships or those exclusively for adults, larger or a little more modest, packed with fleet favourites or some unique fleet exclusives, you’ll find each ship has something for everyone…


See the world in widescreen with our newest ships, Arvia and Iona


View Iona's Grand Atrium in full 360°

Prepare to be dazzled… tap below to see Iona’s Grand Atrium, the ship’s beating heart. With three luminous floors and open ocean views, it really takes your breath away. And that’s with no one in it! Imagine stepping on board and feeling the buzz of bars and restaurants, live musicians and maybe an aerialist descending from the skies.

Take a look at Arvia's SkyDome

A sensational space day or night, rain or shine – Arvia’s SkyDome is the place to be with its tempting pool, retractable glass-domed roof, restaurant and bars, SeaScreen cinema plus game shows, cooking demos, live music, shows, parties and DJ sets.

Want to know more?


We work with some of the best food experts in the business


We work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences.

Marco Pierre White

Known the world over, legendary chef Marco Pierre White has been pushing the boundaries of cuisine for over 30 years. Dubbed the godfather of modern cooking, Marco is regarded by many to have single-handedly put the British culinary scene back on the gastronomy map.

Today, Marco’s passion for serving up superb dishes continues with P&O Cruises. His Celebration Night menus are a treat for all, and, as patron of The Cookery Club he hosts masterclasses and dinners when on board Britannia.

Olly Smith

Multi-award-winning wine expert, Olly Smith is best known for his boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm on TV cookery shows.

As well as being P&O Cruises resident wine expert, Olly heads up The Glass House, where he has added his flamboyant touch to this popular wine bar and restaurant for over ten years. Olly will join guests on board specially selected cruises to offer tasting masterclasses, book signings and Q&A sessions.

Local Food Heroes

We also know that the best way to explore a destination is to try the dishes that tell stories of the history, culture and lives of the locals. That’s why we bring these authentic dining experiences on board our ships by collaborating with native leading chefs, our Local Food Heroes: acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizarro, Norwegian chef and restaurateur Kjartan Skjelde and the queen of contemporary Caribbean cooking Shivi Ramoutar.

Our Food Heroes often travel with us to give you the chance to get up close and personal with the best in the business. Find out which cruises you can catch them on.


You can join your ship in the sun with flights included


If you’re longing to lie in the sun or you’ve less time to play with, a fly-cruise holiday could be just what you need. You jet straight to the Caribbean, Mediterranean or Canary Islands where your ship is ready and waiting to whisk you off around the region. And with us, flights and return coach transfer between your overseas airport and ship are included.


We make your holiday stress free, from start to finish


Here at P&O Cruises, we look after everything so you don't have to. Whenever you book with us, you’ll have reassurance and expert support when needed, so you can focus on the most important thing: enjoying your holiday. We’re also on hand to provide expert travel advice with tons of handy hints and tips as well as lots of articles to help answer any questions you might have about your upcoming holiday.

Flexible payment options

A P&O Cruises holiday gives you plenty of options when it comes to paying for your holiday. You can pay the initial deposit and then the remainder when it’s due, pay your balance before it’s due, or simply pay the balance up front. Our Pay Monthly scheme takes that flexibility one step further, spreading the cost of your holiday (less your deposit) over equal monthly payments when you book directly with us – at no extra fee. Easy.

Price Promise

Book directly with P&O Cruises and relax knowing you’ve got the best price guaranteed. Not only do you have the added reassurance of booking with our destination and ship experts, but if you find the same holiday for less elsewhere within 24 hours of booking, we will match it. This means you can enjoy the best value holiday when you book directly with us.

Here when you need us

If you book your holiday directly with us, we’re here to help. Our expert customer service team are on the end of the phone, making it easy to call us or book online from the comfort of your own home. They can advise you on everything from cabin choices and dining styles to help with booking. And while you’re on board, our team of experts are available every day of your holiday to help with anything you need.

Why leave your sun lounger when you don't have to?

We're dedicated to making sure you have the best experiences. Personalise your holiday at your fingertips, with My Holiday.

Our on-board pocket planner: My Holiday

My Holiday is our digital on-board pocket planner. You can access My Holiday with your phone or tablet, once your device is connected to the ship's Wi-Fi. My Holiday makes it easy for you to make purchases and bookings during your holiday.

Ready to book?