We’re staying at home so you don’t have to…

This year we're staying local so that we can whisk you away on the ultimate UK getaway.

Our new UK getaways are now on sale

Please be aware that the booking window for these summer cruises will close 4 days before the ship’s departure - don't miss out!

These new coastal cruises will sail around the UK, "where the sun shines brightest". Book now and choose from three, four, six or seven night staycation cruises on our flagship Britannia. Or why not take the opportunity to try our brand new ship, Iona, sailing week-long escapes for her maiden season? 

So, what can you expect? Setting sail from Southampton, you’ll get the chance to enjoy a staycation with a serious upgrade. Gourmet dining and poolside pizza, cocktail bars and coffee spots, boutique shops and cinemas, whirlpool spas and hi-tech gyms, live music and theatre shows - Britannia and Iona offer it all. Plus that much-needed holiday feeling… You’ll wake each morning with a new view beyond your balcony. You’ll drink in shimmering sea views. You’ll sunbathe (here’s hoping) by the pool. 

*Guests will require a seven day gap between any of the UK getaway cruises. Back to back bookings will not be available.

Britannia coastal holidays

Our flagship, Britannia, will set sail in June offering three and four night breaks, three seven night holidays and one six night holiday. Available on Early Saver and Saver fare types only.

Iona coastal holidays

For Iona’s maiden season, from August she’ll offer week-long escapes. Available on Early Saver fare type only.

And best of all, you can do all of this with confidence…

Vaccination policy†

Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Britannia and Iona will be for UK resident COVID-19 vaccinated guests only.

All other P&O Cruises holidays on sale do not currently require guests to be vaccinated.

Free flexible transfers^

You’ve the option of changing your booking as many times as you like, free of charge up to 30 days before your holiday departs.

Enhanced well-being protocols

Our enhanced health and well-being measures on board will ensure you can enjoy yourself to the max with peace of mind.

Vaccine policy*

P&O Cruises vaccination and testing policy from September 25, 2021

Following ongoing guest feedback P&O Cruises has reviewed its vaccination and testing policy. For all cruises departing from September 25 to December 31, 2021, all guests 18 years old and over will be required to have completed their vaccination course a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing. All guests 17 years old and below will need to have completed their vaccination course a minimum 14 days prior to sailing or will require a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel.  All guests will also require a negative COVID-19 test at the terminal. The PCR and COVID-19 test at the terminal will be provided on a complimentary basis. This vaccination and testing policy will be reviewed on a regular basis as the global situation continues to evolve.

The vaccination policy for the UK coastal cruises for departures from June 27 until September 24, 2021, remains that all guests travelling, of all ages, must have completed their vaccination course a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing (or 14 days prior to sailing if an approved single dose vaccine).

At the time of travel, some ports of call may stipulate specific vaccine or testing policies for guests going ashore that differ from this policy.

Please see www.pocruises.com for full details and the latest updates

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