Iona, the newest ship to join the P&O Cruises fleet, is heading for the Norwegian Fjords, where she will embark on her maiden season in the region. A series of cruises to the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton will take place over the coming months; guests can expect a number of on and offboard experiences that reflect the area in which they are sailing, including shore excursions and wellbeing adventures.

Paul Ludlow, President of P&O Cruises, commented: “After a very successful inaugural season of UK coastal cruises and the winter in the Canaries and Europe, we are delighted to see Iona embark on her first season in the fjords. These holidays offer adrenaline experiences combined with the tranquility of the natural environment.

“Norway is a destination best experienced by sea and with new, memorable experiences both on board and on shore, guests can embrace an exciting wilderness and wellbeing adventure or simply sit back and enjoy the panorama.”

Shore excursions available from Iona in the Norwegian Fjords include a thrilling RIB ride from Hellesylt to Ljøkaia, led by former SAS personnel. For those who prefer something a little less exhilarating, there’s also the option to kayak along Geirangerfjord, or take part in a yoga session in Olden.

On board Iona, Norwegian flavours will be on display in the Epicurean restaurant, where a six-course fine dining taster menu has been designed by award-winning restaurateur and P&O Cruises Local Food Hero, Kjartan Skjelde.

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