P&O Cruises Online Check-in – how does it work?

With P&O Cruises recent announcement that they’re launching an online check-in service, we’ve had lots of questions here at The Cruise Centre about how, exactly, it’s going to work.  So, here’s a quick guide to answer all your key questions.

What does online check-in for a cruise mean?

Pretty much what it sounds like, and similar to when checking-in online for a flight, you’ll be able to log your passenger details, register a credit card and print your boarding pass before you arrive at the terminal.

What are the advantages to checking-in online?

By checking in online, before your sailing, you’ll join a shorter queue when you reach the terminal, get your cabin card quicker and of course, start your holiday sooner!

Is checking-in online available on my cruise?

From 19 January 2020, P&O Cruises are offering this option for all passengers sailing from Southampton.

How will I know if I can check-in online?

You’ll get an email direct from P&O Cruises to prompt you. You’ll need your name, date of birth and booking reference to login.

How do I check-in online for my P&O Cruises sailing?

You’ll need your name, date of birth and booking reference to login to My P&O Cruises. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll need to provide the following for each passenger sailing in your group;

  • Personal information
  • Passport/Immigration information
  • Credit card information.

If I’ve checked in online, what happens when I arrive at the Southampton cruise terminals?

You’ll be met at the terminal by staff who will scan your passport on hand held devices and a cruise card will be printed for you containing the picture on your passport. From there, you’ll progress through security as usual and embark at your designated embarkation time.

When is online check-in available?

Online check-in for your cruise is available from the moment you get your email from P&O Cruises and closes the day before you sail.

Can my Travel Agent carry out online check-in for me?

For security reasons, you will need to login and carry out your own online check-in, your Cruise Expert won’t be able to do this for you.

What if I don’t want to check-in for my P&O Cruise online?

If you don’t want to complete online check-in, don’t worry, you will still be able to check-in at the terminal as usual.

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