Why holiday with P&O Cruises?

A P&O Cruises holiday has everything you're looking for. You've got pools, spas, gyms, bars, boutiques, theatres, stylish accommodation, phenomenal dining and guaranteed sea views. Ashore, there's time to explore bucket list destinations and off-the-beaten-track encounters. We make travel effortless so that you can wake rested and raring to go.

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 UK’s Most Popular Cruise Line and Most Helpful Cruise Line from our Travel Agent partners at Cruise.co.uk.

Here's what our guests have to say about us...


Trusted travel experts


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

We have the tools and local knowledge to bring each destination alive by working alongside local guides to offer a range of unique, authentic and exciting adventures that pass the typical tourist trail with real value for money.


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



Our seven ships inspired by British style, quality and innovation


We've seven magnificent ships each with their own appeal; family friendly or exclusively for adults; larger or a little more modest. We design our holidays so that the great life on board is infused with British style, quality and innovation.


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


View Iona's Grand Atrium in full 360°

Your first footsteps inside Iona's Grand Atrium, the ship's beating heart, with its three luminous floors and open ocean views, is likely to be a holiday moment that you'll want to replay in your mind's eye again and again. 

Arvia's SkyDome

The retractable glass roof of Arvia's SkyDome is designed to maximise your time in the sunshine, and there’s always something to keep the whole family entertained, from game shows, cookery demonstrations and live music to spectacular production shows, parties and DJ sets. And don’t forget blockbuster films on SeaScreen.

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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, Marco has pushed the boundaries of cuisine for more than 30 years. Today, his passion for serving up superb dishes continues with P&O Cruises in his Celebration Night menus across the fleet.

Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club, exclusively on Britannia, offers a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on in our state-of-the-art kitchen.

Olly Smith

Award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar. On specially selected cruises, he'll join you on board to offer tasting masterclasses, book signings and Q&A sessions.

Local Food Heroes

We know the power food can have to turn a good day into a great one. Try local dishes from the destinations you visit on board as we’re collaborating with local leading chefs to bring these incredible food experiences to your holiday.

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


 Fast forward to your ship in the sun with flights included


If you’re longing to lie in the sunshine or you’ve less time to play with, a fly-cruise holiday could be just what you need. That's why economy class flights and a return coach transfer between your overseas airport and ship are included in our fly-cruise holidays.


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.

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 ensuring you have the best experiences. Personalise your holiday from 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.

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