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Introducing Ionafest 2020

Bringing an extraordinary experience to Iona

Some of today’s biggest music artists. An astonishing naming celebration. Street-food-style pop-Introducing Ionafest 2020: the extraordinary festival experience on Iona. Savour panoramic views and luxurious accommodation after full days exploring out-of-this-world destinations. And prepare for thrilling performances from acts they can barely keep from spilling, including:

CLEAN BANDIT / TREVOR NELSON / SARA COX / CHRIS RAMSEY / JO WHILEY / ALEX JAMES

HEADLINER AND FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

All headline acts and events are included with your P&O Cruises holiday!

 

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G A R Y B A R L O W TO PERFORM AS SPECIAL GUEST AT IONA’S NAMING CELEBRATION

Kick-starting Ionafest 2020 in style

P&O Cruises is delighted to announce that our new brand ambassador, Gary Barlow, will be performing as special guest at Iona’s naming celebration – kick-starting Ionafest 2020 in style.

Ionafest, an extraordinary festival experience on our new ship, Iona, brings together an astonishing naming celebration, today’s biggest music artists, the famous bottle smash and much, much more. Unmissable entertainment. Street-food-style pop-ups and bars inspired by foodie fantasies. And to crown it all: Norway’s awe-inspiring fjords as the breathtaking backdrop. So why not swap a sea of tents for sublime mountain peaks and shimmering blue waters. Head to luxurious accommodation after full days and nights exploring out-of-this-world destinations and events. And prepare for thrilling performances...

 

Ionafest 2020


Prices from £1,273pp including your Cruise Club Cashback Ionafest 2020 is on sale now!

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Entertainment

Day 1 Entertainment

  • Iona's naming celebration and bottle smash (Iona's godmother to be announced)
  • Special guest performance from Gary Barlow on the Main Stage
  • Incredible guest performances, including The Script and Clean Bandit on the Main Sky Stage and Pixie Lott on the Main Stage
  • Alex James’ Orchestra in the Heartbeat
  • Evening DJ set from Trevor Nelson on the Main Sky Stage
  • 80s DJ set with Sara Cox in the Guilty Pleasures Lounge
  • Live highlights streamed in the Heartbeat with host Jo Whiley
  • Comedy from Chris Ramsey on the Main Stage
  • Show by Badness in the Guilty Pleasures Lounge
  • Live Open Air Screenings on board


Day 1 Pop-up Experiences

  • Mesmerising light displays from LED poi performers
  • Roving stilt walkers (a perfect photo opportunity!)
  • Mermaids lounging at a number of pools
  • Freestyle professional skaters gliding on deck
  • Ocean-friendly glitter, hair accessories and face painting
  • Evening podium dancers
  • Puppet and lantern workshops with the use of sustainable materials
  • Contemporary synchronised swimmers


Day 2-7 Entertainment

  • Six dance performances from Diversity on the Main Stage
  • Breathtaking aerial shows produced exclusively for Iona by Creativiva; see RISE and TRIBOO performed on the Main Sky Stage and DREAM in the Heartbeat
  • DJ sets by Alex James on the Main Sky Stage
  • Brand new shows Sky's the Limit and Festival on the Main Stage
  • Comedy from Tim Vine on the Main Stage
  • For a little extra, enjoy a Strictly Special Guest Night with Motsi Mabuse, Amy Dowden and Ben Jones in The Limelight Club

 

Venues

Heartbeat (Grand Atrium)
With Jo Whiley as host, the Heartbeat is home to exciting entertainment and live highlights streamed from across the ship.

Main Stage (Headliners Theatre)
The place to be for world-class music, including a special guest performance from P&O Cruises new brand ambassador Gary Barlow.

Main Sky Stage (SkyDome)
Spanning two decks with its impressive glass roof, you can dance ‘til the sun sets with performances from The Script and Clean Bandit, DJ sets by Trevor Nelson and mesmerising aerial shows produced exclusively for Iona by Creativiva.

Guilty Pleasures Lounge (The Club House)
Discover fantastic tribute show by Badness, an 80s DJ set with Sara Cox and nights filled with brilliant throwback hits.

Open Air Screenings (aft decks)
Screenings on deck allow you to enjoy live entertainment under the stars or amidst the phenomenal landscape of the Norwegian Fjords.

Sunset Bar
Settle in at the Sunset Bar for drinks, delicious views and laid-back vibes.

The Limelight Club (additional charge)
For a little extra, you can enjoy fabulous nights of live music, comedy and entertainment in this chic spot, including evenings with Denise Van Outen and La Voix; and a Strictly Special Guest Night with Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse, Strictly pro dancer Amy Dowden and her dance partner Ben Jones, and Tommy Blaize, vocalist in the Strictly Come Dancing Band.

Food & Drink

Pop-up food and bars
Takeaway take-overs drizzled in dreams…think pizza, halloumi fries, sweet treats and pre-made mixers ready to make your street-food fantasies a reality. Selected food and drink may be chargeable.


Food Heroes

Marco Pierre White
Meet the godfather of British cooking as he steps on board for exciting events during Ionafest. As well as tasting his innovative Gala Evening menu on your holiday (a treat for all), Marco will be hosting an interactive cooking show and Q&A session, serving up answers to all of your culinary qualms.

Eric Lanlard
(additional charge for hosted dining events)
Eric Lanlard’s exceptional Afternoon Tea is not to be missed. And never more so than when the master pâtissier himself is hosting! You can also relish Eric’s decadent delights in Vistas Café Bar with an exquisite cake range designed especially for Ionafest.

Olly Smith
(additional charge for hosted dining events)
The irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith, is joining Ionafest for exclusive events. On Iona, Olly brings the world of wine to you in The Glass House – by the glass, by the bottle and, if you fancy, by a plate of fabulous food.


Local Food Heroes

Kjartan Skjelde
(additional charge for hosted dining events)
Award-winning chef, Kjartan Skjelde, is hosting a Norwegian Tasting menu at The Epicurean, so you can enjoy an abundance of fresh fjordic flavours with the Local Food Hero himself.

José Pizarro
(additional charge for hosted dining events)
We’re collaborating with renowned chef, José Pizarro, to create a bespoke tapas menu for The Glass House. Taste authentic Spanish flavours and seize the chance to meet José as he steps on board during Ionafest.

Iona P&O Cruises New Ship 2020

Which sailing is it?

Ionafest 2020 will take place on board Iona's G010 sailing to the Norwegian Fjords. Boarding on 4 July 2020, guests will spend their first night taking in the celebrations and entertainment whilst docked in Southampton. Iona will then set sail to Olden, Geiranger and Bergen. Prices start from £1,273pp+


IONA G010 | 4 JUL 2020 | 7 NIGHTS | FROM £1,273PER PERSON

Southampton - Olden - Cruise in Innvikfjorden - Cruise in NordfjordHellesylt - Geiranger -
Cruise in Geirangerfjord - Cruise in Sunnylvsfjorden - Cruise in Storfjorden - Bergen - Southampton

 

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Iona P&O Cruises New Ship 2020

IONAFEST 2020 | 4-11 JULY 2020

4 July Overnight in Southampton

Day 1 confirmed Bottle smash acts and events*

Naming celebration (with top-secret headliner!)
Clean Bandit
Trevor Nelson, MBE
Jo Whiley
Chris Ramsey
Sara Cox
Alex James Orchestra
After-party

5 July Depart for Norway at 9am


Day 2-6 confirmed acts and events
Exclusive performances from special guests (more to be revealed!)
Aerial shows
Strictly Special Guest Night
Street-food-style pop-ups and bars


11 July Arrive back in Southampton

Full music lineup and headline act to be announced soon!

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Here’s a taste of the spectacular events included in Ionafest 2020’s seven-night package:

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Bottle smash!

Headline acts!

Naming celebration

DJ sets from Trevor Nelson,

Sara Cox and Alex James

Exclusive performances from

world-class comedians

Strictly Special Guest Night

Aerial shows

LED wall in the Heartbeat

Live screenings on aft decks

Buskers

Silent disco

Karaoke

Foodie events

Adult face-painting

Workshops

 

VENUES

Heartbeat (Grand Atrium)

With Jo Whiley as host, the Heartbeat is home to exciting

entertainment and a striking LED wall streaming live events from

across the ship.

 

Main Stage (Headliners Theatre)

Ionafest’s Main Stage is the place to be for headline acts and

world-class performances.

 

Main Sky Stage (SkyDome)

Spanning two decks with its impressive glass roof, head to the Main

Sky Stage for more fantastic live music, DJ sets from Alex James,

food, drink and dancing ‘til the sun sets.

 

Guilty Pleasures Lounge (The Club House)

Discover fantastic tribute shows, 80s DJ sets with Sara Cox and

nights filled with brilliant throwback hits.

 

Open Air Screenings

Screenings on deck allow you to enjoy live entertainment under the

stars or amidst the phenomenal landscape of the Norwegian Fjords.

 

Sunset Bar

Settle in at the Sunset Bar for gorgeous live music, drinks, delicious

views and laid-back vibes.

 

The Limelight Club

A chic spot for keeping the good times rolling ‘til the early hours.

Expect fabulous nights of live music, comedy and entertainment,

including a Strictly Special Guest Night.

 

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