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. 

Receive up to £160 on-board spending money per cabin*

After months of lockdown life, you deserve to enjoy everything you’ve missed. Now, with our exclusive on-board spending money offer on our coastal escapes sailing June to September 2021*, you can rediscover all those wonderful holiday experiences you’ve been missing: 

Nights Exclusive on-board spending money*
3 £100 per cabin
4 £120 per cabin
6 £140 per cabin
7 £160 per cabin

 

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.

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.

Vaccine 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.

For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of seven days following the second dose of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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

As the vaccine roll out progresses and the government has announced its intended roadmap for the future, the guidance is continually evolving. Pre-embarkation COVID-19 tests may be required as part of our framework of protocols and will be complimentary in the price of your holiday. We will update this page as necessary and update all guests prior to their holiday departure date. Please do ensure that your preferences and details are up to date in My Account.

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