With a remarkable heritage spanning more than 175 years, P&O Cruises fly the British flag amongst the major cruise lines. From a history dating as far back as 1837 P&O Cruises has evolved into a leading cruise line, setting the standards for quality, service, reliability and outstanding value for money.
A P&O Cruises holiday is filled with those fleeting moments when all feels right in the world. Innovative facilities, dazzling entertainment and exciting excursions come together to make your holiday one to remember. From the moment you set foot aboard your ship you will experience exceptional service with a smile, and no matter whether you are lazing by the pool or attending one of the formal evening dinners, this never changes.
P&O Cruises understand that sometimes you’d love your holiday to begin the moment you leave the house and for this reason they offer an array of incredible destinations to be explored directly from the UK.
Raise a glass as you set sail from Southampton, destined for sunnier climes and safe in the knowledge that your luggage awaits, transferred to your cabin by the ship’s dedicated team.
Cruise Breaks with P&O Cruises range from two to seven nights in duration and are perfect for sneaking away for some relaxation amidst the chaos of everyday life. Popular two-day itineraries will see you transported to such destinations as Amsterdam, Bruges, Le Havre and St Peter Port. Seven night breaks will head further afield to take in ports such as Bilbao, La Coruna and La Rochelle.
Cruising directly from Southampton with P&O Cruises isn’t just limited to short breaks; there are tempting Mediterranean itineraries to choose from too. Western Mediterranean cruises introduce you to fascinating destinations such as Barcelona, Florence, Lisbon, Monte Carlo and Rome, whilst Eastern Mediterranean itineraries have equally exciting ports of call such as Dubrovnik, Istanbul and the Greek Islands.
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of city discovery and beach relaxation, all from the convenience of a Southampton embarkation, then P&O’s Mediterranean voyages are the perfect fit.
The Norwegian Fjords are an awe-inspiring destination and it is often said that the only way to truly appreciate their beauty is to sail through them. P&O Cruises offer the opportunity to do so in luxurious on board surroundings and with itineraries that take in such scenic ports as Bergen, Flaam and Stavanger, along with Geiranger, a tiny resort with some of the most magnificent scenery of the natural world.
Travel further north to experience the ‘top of the world’ in a journey beyond the Arctic Circle; an itinerary perfect for capturing the lunar-landscape of the North Cape and its Midnight Sun phenomenon.
If you’re limited on time then a P&O fly cruise makes perfect sense. Head straight out to the sunshine, take in more sights, more scenery and more time to explore!
P&O Cruises offer fly cruise holidays to a wide range of exciting destinations, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and exotic destinations such as Australasia, the Panama Canal and the Far East to name but a few.
The balmy climes of summer months create the perfect opportunity to enjoy a Mediterranean fly cruise. After a short flight to either Genoa or Venice you will join your ship and set sail around the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean, with each new day bringing with it a new destination. P&O Cruises’ seven or 14-night itineraries encourage you to lose yourself in Italy, the Greek islands, the French Riviera and the Dalmatian coast.
Wave goodbye to grey winter skies and head for the beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and stunning scenery of the Caribbean. Caribbean fly cruises with P&O Cruises often include ports of call such as Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St Lucia and many more sun-soaked destinations. There is simply no finer place in the world in which to lie back and unwind than the Caribbean.
P&O Cruises’ exotic fly cruises offer you a luxurious home from home in between your explorations of the most distant shores. Itineraries range from 14 to 91 glorious nights on board, and allow you to experience bustling cosmopolitan cities alongside serene beaches and even some of the Seven Wonders of the World. P&O Cruises is perfectly equipped to make your once-in-a-lifetime experience one you’ll never forget.
P&O Cruises understand that family time is precious and families can choose from one of five ships, all of which have been created with families in mind. Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Ventura and Britannia all offer fantastic children’s facilities including dedicated pools, night nurseries and the ever popular Reef children’s programme for passengers aged between 2 and 17 years old. All of this is included in your fare!
Take advantage of exceptional child prices when they share your cabin and look out for selected cruises on which children can even travel free.
Adults on board the Azura, Britannia and Ventura ships can retire to The Retreat; an adult’s only spa area and the perfect place for the grown-ups to relax whilst the kids live it up at The Reef.
As well as offering family friendly cruising, P&O Cruises know that getting away from it all and enjoying some well-earned peace and quiet is something we all need and deserve from time to time. P&O have three ships exclusively for adults and guests must be 18 years of age to board Arcadia and Oriana. Each luxurious ship offers a peaceful retreat and a chance to reinvigorate with some precious me time.
Excellent food makes a good holiday great and P&O Cruises put some serious thought into their on board cuisine. Each ship in the fleet has an Executive Chef who is ordained into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, demonstrating P&O’s dedication to incredibly good food.
You needn’t be a foodie to recognise the famous faces that make up P&O’s ‘Food Heroes’ and Britannia’s launch in 2015 sees chef James Martin join Marco Pierre-White, Eric Lanlard, Atul Kochhar and Olly Smith in bringing their exceptional standards and culinary expertise into restaurants across the fleet.
Specially selected cruises will give guests the chance to spend time in the creative company of some of the most renowned names in the culinary and wine industries, as they host dinners, book signings, master classes, Q&A sessions and even personally tailored shore excursions. Guests travelling on Britannia can enjoy cookery classes hosted by the famous faces, along with appearances from some very special celebrity guests.
P&O Cruises expertly combine the best traditional aspects of cruising with luxurious surroundings and the most modern developments in entertainment, leading the way in cruising and making for an unforgettable experience that sees loyal customers return year after year.