Winter Cruise Holidays

What’s on your winter wish list? Perhaps a little luxury, relaxation and discovery? A winter cruise holiday with P&O Cruises conjures up all that – and more.

What makes a winter cruise holiday so special?

During the winter months at home, you probably hunker down and do your best to keep dry from the rain – but it needn’t be that way. On a P&O Cruises winter cruise holiday, you can switch up the routine and head instead to Europe for fun in the sun in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands; celebrate the New Year in style in the Caribbean; or even set your sights on the adventure of a lifetime on our World Cruises. Or, if you’d like to embrace the wonders of winter, perhaps you can see yourself skiing on the slopes of Norway, soaking up the colourful cultures of the Scandinavia, roaming Europe’s festive Christmas markets, or enjoying an enchanted break in Northern Europe. Wherever you choose to winter – from your welcoming ship to the delightful destinations – it’s set to be oh-so wonderful.

Best winter cruise destinations

Northern European City Escapes

With us, you’ll have ample time to discover the heart and soul of three cities. You can unwind in our on-board spa, put your feet up and sip a glass of something chilled on deck, or let your hair down and throw some shapes on the dancefloor. And that's all before (and in between) cycling along Amsterdam's leafy canals, tucking into a hearty Eisbein (ham hock) in Hamburg, or catching up on culture in Rotterdam.


Take time to visit the local markets, or head inland and discover the spices of Grenada, Caribbean cocoa, and the rippling sugarcane fields of St Kitts. Sip a mojito in St Lucia or swim with turtles in Barbados. And although the sun will eventually set on your Caribbean escape, the memories will shine on, and you’ll likely soon be planning your next adventure there with us.

Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands

Hike up Tenerife's Mount Teide. Sample the local wines in a vineyard on Lanzarote, set amid the volcanic soil of this breathtaking island. Marvel at the ornate architecture of the Royal Alcázar in Seville – one of the oldest palaces in Europe. Yes, the beaches, blue skies and vivid landscapes are certainly irresistible, but they also come with the promise of cultural richness and historical fascination.

Norway and Iceland

Holidays to Norway and Iceland take you to the heart of Mother Nature. To a world of vivid landscapes, punctuated by deep fjords, soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. And the best way to unlock these treasures? Through a cruise.

The World Cruise

Cruise along America's sun-kissed west coast, stopping at vibrant San Francisco to explore the city's up-hill-down-hill streets, buzzing art scene and eclectic cuisine. Head over to Hawaii for surf 'n turf and swaying tropical rhythms. Soak up the distinctive joys of Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and more… so many iconic places, and time to get to know them better. Are you ready to see the greatest Earth on show?

Short breaks

A Short Break with us is the perfect antidote to the rigors and demands of the day-to-day. Why not treat yourself and escape for a few days to soak up the romance and charm of captivating cities? Whether you’re celebrating something special, planning a cultural getaway for the family, or simply keen to change the scenery for a few days, we have a Short Break with your name on it.

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Winter cruise deals

From October through to March, you can kick back on sun-kissed Caribbean beaches, savour renowned eats in Spain or take a nature escape to Norway. There’s a whole world waiting for you to explore on a winter cruise holiday with us.

Discover Christmas markets in Hamburg

Or for a winter sun cruise, discover Lanzarote

Already know your favourite ship for your winter cruise holiday?

Family friendly


Iona will offer the next generation of guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships.

Family Friendly


Inspired by our past. Designed for the future. There has never been a more stylish way to see the world! Whether you're new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board Britannia are sure to be truly memorable.

Family Friendly


There’s always something happening on Ventura, enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools.

Exclusively for Adults


Exclusively-for-adults Arcadia will be embarking on Grand Tours with her first ever transit of the Amazon River.

Family Friendly


Family-friendly Azura will take over our Mediterranean fly-cruise programme for summer 2021 while spending winter 2021/ 2022 in th Caribbean.

Exclusively for Adults


Join exclusively-for adults Aurora on a full western circumnavigation of the world in 99 nights for the first time since 2017.


Arvia is heading for the sunshine. Like Iona, Arvia is another Excel Class ship, with even more freedom, innovation, and variety in store than ever before.

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