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P&O Cruises

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday when you choose P&O Cruises for your next voyage.

Founded in 1937, P&O Cruises were initially called the Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company. Primarily responsible for mail and passenger shipping, it wasn’t until the 1970s that P&O Cruises began offering sailings for leisure purposes.

Now commonly referred to as "Britain’s Favourite Cruise Line", P&O Cruises operate a fleet of six modern ships to a vast collection of destinations worldwide. From the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords to the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean, every P&O cruise combines unique opportunities to explore with an onboard experience tailored to your tastes.

P&O Cruise Ships

P&O Cruises’ six ships are instantly recognisable thanks to their eye-catching blue, red and white livery. While the fleet is relatively young in cruising terms, it offers a pleasant mixture of traditional attractions - sweeping promenade decks and grand dining rooms - alongside more modern innovations like 24-hour internet access.

The current P&O Cruises fleet:

A seventh ship - a sister to Iona - is due to enter service for P&O in 2022/23.

Life Onboard

Day-to-day life on a P&O ship can be filled with as much - or as little - as you wish. When not exploring a port of call, you can relax on the sun deck, take a dip in the pool or book yourself in for one of the many treatments offered in the onboard spa. You can also take part in cookery classes, dance lessons and sports tournaments.

When night falls, you are free to relax in one of the many lounges or bars or head to the theatre for a musical extravaganza, a West End-style show or a cabaret performance. Alternatively, if you fancy a quiet night in, you will always have the option of retiring to your cabin or suite and watching an on-demand movie from the ship’s library.

Where dining is concerned, food enthusiasts will love the variety of mealtime options available on P&O cruise ship. Depending on the ship you choose, you will find everything from authentic Italian eateries to ultra-modern Pan-Asian fusion cuisine and traditional British fare; every dish freshly prepared by P&O Cruises’ team of chefs.

P&O Cruises From Southampton

One of the biggest reasons for P&O Cruises popularity with the British public is the number of sailings they offer that depart from Southampton. The itineraries available from the south-coast include voyages in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe and long-haul destinations such as the Caribbean and Australia. Alternatively, if time is an issue, then P&O Cruises offer a range of short-break cruises from Southampton ranging from two to five-nights which visit Holland, Belgium, Germany and Guernsey.

Included with P&O Cruises:

Cruising with P&O is fantastic value-for-money, with cruise fares including the following elements:

  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Full-board dining
  • Evening entertainment programme
  • Use of the ship’s gym, pools and sports deck
  • Dance classes and special onboard events
  • Children’s clubs
  • Shuttle buses in selected ports of call

Additionally, selected sailings in 2021, 2022 and 2023 with P&O include onboard spending money you can use for extras such as shore excursions, spa treatments and beverage packages.

Book your P&O Cruise with us

To find out more about P&O Cruises, or to receive a quote for sailing in 2021, 2022 or 2023, please call 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries featured below.


P&O Cruises Cruise Ships

More information

For more information on cruises that depart from the UK, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please browse a selection of our no-fly cruise offers above. If you are searching a great luxury cruise deal, please take a look at our Cruise Deals page or browse the latest edition of the Luxury Cruise Collection.