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Built to be one of the largest cruise ships for UK cruisers, with exciting itineraries departing from Southampton, P&O Iona is a sight to behold. Boasting an array of innovative and exciting features onboard, including the SkyDome and fantastic glass-walled atrium, she also manages to convey the authentic British atmosphere that fans of P&O Cruises know and love. With numerous restaurants to choose from, and plenty of entertainment venues, Iona is the perfect choice for all types of cruisers. From the youngest guests to veteran voyagers, this ship's onboard experience will leave you wanting to holiday at sea again and again.

P&O Iona offers no less than 15 different restaurants onboard, from included main dining rooms serving a range of a la carte dishes, to quirky speciality options. Here are some of the restaurants you can expect:

  • The Keel & Cow- this homely gastropub-style venue serves a range of tasty, hearty fare. The dry-aged steaks here are a particular favourite.
  • The Glass House- designed by well-known wine connoisseur Olly Smith, this venue boasts an impressive wine list which is served alongside perfectly paired dishes. Here, you will also find wine talks and tastings to learn a little more about viticulture.
  • The Quays Piazza- perfect for those travelling in a group with varying tastes, the Piazza is similar to a market full of exciting international street food such as noodles or pizza, sushi or pasta.
  • Vistas Café & Bar- when you feel like a treat head here to find a gorgeous selection of famed patissier Eric Lanlard’s cakes and pastries. Choose from a selection of teas and coffees to enjoy alongside.
  • The Olive Grove- from Spanish tapas to Italian pasta and Moroccan tagines, take a journey around the Mediterranean with each dish at The Olive Grove.
  • Sindhu- one of P&O's most popular speciality restaurants, this contemporary Indian cuisine with a British flair makes an appearance on Iona.
  • The Limelight Club- enjoy sumptuous cuisine with a side of breathtaking live entertainment at this ticketed, exclusively for adults venue.

Daytime Entertainment

Onboard P&O Iona there's something new to discover around every corner. From sipping on a coffee in the Atrium and watching the world go by to losing yourself in a book in the library, there's a chance to enjoy some peace and quiet during your cruise. Those who prefer to spend time relaxing by, or playing in, the pool will love the SkyDome. The pool here is protected by a high honeycombed roof and is surrounded by loungers and plenty of dining options. It also boasts a retractable stage which is the setting for many entertainment acts onboard.

If you’re looking for something a bit longer, however, you can take in a film at the Ocean Studios cinema. There are four screens here showing the latest blockbusters as well as classics, so grab a drink and some popcorn and settle in for the afternoon.

Evening Entertainment

When evening arrives, there are more than 10 bars, lounges and venues to try onboard P&O Iona, each with its own style and unique atmosphere. The 710 Club is a must for those who enjoy live music and dancing, while The Limelight Club combines world-class entertainment from some of Britain's favourite performers with a three-course culinary experience. Other must-visit spots on this truly unique cruise ship include:

  • Headliners Theatre- expect bright lights and glamorous performances at this plush theatre venue.
  • Sunset Bar- welcome in the evening out on deck at this al fresco bar.
  • Emerald Bar- enjoy a glamorous evening with both classic drinks and surprisingly contemporary concoctions.

Those who are looking to maintain their health and wellbeing during their cruise holiday can make use of a number of facilities onboard Iona. From the state-of-the-art gym and various fitness classes to the four swimming pools onboard, there are plenty of opportunities to squeeze in some exercise.

After an exertive day onboard or out and about ashore, you can relax in the beautiful spa area. Choose from a selection of treatments such as facials, massages, or even a new hairstyle in the salon to get you feeling brand new.

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