New to cruising?
What makes a cruise holiday so special?
Travel the world, unpack once
With us, your well-deserved break begins as soon as you step on board, meaning you've more time to enjoy that unbeatable holiday feeling.
Everything you could need or want is at your very own doorstep. And better yet, it all travels with you as you explore!
Where can I travel to on a cruise holiday?
With over 70 countries and 700 holidays to choose from, there's something for everyone. Colours, cuisine and culture you’ve only ever dreamed of… until now.
What can I do on the ship?
Days at sea can be filled with as much or as little as you want. Fun in the sun with ocean views – now there’s a idea that’s hard to beat.
More onboard activities than ever
Why our guests love P&O Cruises
What's included in your cruise?
At an additional cost
What can I do on shore?
There's plenty of time to indulge and explore. When you sail with us, you’ll enjoy a full day in almost every destination.
Best cruise ships for first time cruisers
One of the best things about a P&O Cruises holiday is that it is always punctuated by an ocean view. Our newest ships, Arvia and Iona, provide just that. Designed to invite the outdoors in, P&O Cruises Excel class ships make the sea the star, ensuring you’re never far from an ocean panorama or a view of your next destination.
Meet our Excel class ships, Ariva & Iona
On board Arvia and Iona, you can look up, look down and all around - this is an experience that’s truly immersive. What is more, Arvia and Iona are P&O Cruises first ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), paving the way for a more sustainable future.
You're in safe hands
Best cruises for first time cruisers
Pick an itinerary that visits all the places on your wish list. From iconic cities to rustic islands, so many surprises lie in store.
Are you ready for your first cruise?
A fusion of incredible destinations, exploration and on-board experiences await you.
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