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Highlights of the new P&O Cruises winter 2018/19 programme

27 Mar 2017 | by Nikki Osborne
P&O Cruises’ exciting new winter 2018/19 cruise programme is open for general sale on Thursday 27th March. We summarise some of the highlights of the hotly anticipated programme below.

Evening and overnight calls


Watch the sunset in paradise in St. Lucia, view the sparkling skyline of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa and look out for the Northern Lights in Norway, these are just a few of the options available when you book a cruise with an evening call. During the winter, there are many cruise itineraries that leave port no earlier than 9pm.

P&O Cruises St Lucia

Spend even more time in your bucket list destinations like Hong Kong, San Francisco and Amsterdam with one of plenty overnight calls available. See the spectacular Gardens of the Bay in all its glory at night in Singapore, enjoy European culture in Copenhagen or see an evening show at the Sydney Opera House.

P&O Cruises Singapore


Brand new Arabian Gulf cruises


Providing winter sun while boasting a shorter flight time than the Caribbean, the Arabian Gulf is a fantastic winter holiday destination. Porting in Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE), Manama (Bahrain) and Khasab (Oman) for the first time, P&O Cruises, offers exciting 10 night cruises from Dubai onboard Oceana, which include overnight calls in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sign up to our mailing list to receive more information on new cruises including Arabian Gulf itineraries.

P&O Cruises Arabian Gulf


Themed cruises


There will be new dates added to the hugely popular Food Heroes Cruises, with celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White, James Martin, Eric Lanlard, Atul Kocchar and Olly Smith. Read more about how you can learn from the greats on a Food Heroes cruise.



Unique to P&O Cruises, the Strictly Come Dancing cruises will continue to dazzle guests whether in the audience or on the stage themselves. The Music Festivals at Sea cruises will also continue to please anyone with classical and opera tastes.

Dates of these themed cruises will be announced in due course.


Christmas & New Year cruises


Do you find Christmas shopping quite tedious? Why not embark on a European Christmas market cruise this year and combine your shopping with a special holiday that’s a treat for you as well. If you’ve never cruised at Christmas time, you can’t imagine the magical ambiance onboard. The New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira or Tenerife are a spectacular way to bring in the New Year.

There’s something for everyone when there are 17 Christmas & New Year cruises available. 


P&O Cruises Christmas Markets


Caribbean no-fly cruises


You don’t have to bear a long haul flight to escape the cold when P&O Cruises have 6 no fly Caribbean sailings on offer of either 28 or 35 nights. Sail through one of the great manmade wonders of the world, Panama Canal and spend an overnight in the vibrant live music scene that is New Orleans.

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<h3>School holiday cruises</h3><br>

P&O Cruises ensure that arranging family holidays outside of term time is no mean feat. There are 14 cruises to choose from in December, ranging from 5 night short breaks to 14 night Caribbean fly cruises.<br><br>

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Fleet maiden calls


As well as the new port additions introduced to the new Arabian Gulf cruises, other exciting fleet maiden calls in the winter 2018/19 programme include Kiriwina Island (Papua New Guinea), Chan May (Vietnam), Narvik (Norway) and Port Vila (Vanuatu).

P&O Cruises Northern Lights 


Read the highlights of the Arabian Gulf itineraries.
See more information on P&O Cruises.


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