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Iona

Ship statistics;

entered_service
2020
tonnage
184,089
number_of_decks
16
number_of_pools
4
number_of_restaurants
17
kids_club
number_of_crew
1,800

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. From global cuisine to classic British meals, you'll never have to eat the same thing twice onboard.

Included Restaurants

As part of your P&O Iona cruise fare you can enjoy a fantastic choice of cuisine at an array of complimentary restaurants. With no need to worry about the bill at the end, all you have to do is sit back and savour the taste of some of the best food at sea. Included restaurants onboard Iona include:

  • The Main Restaurant, ideal for traditional cruise ship dining
  • All-day dining at Horizon
  • Street-food style fare with al fresco seating at The Quays

Speciality Dining

When it comes to trying something a little different during your cruise, head to one of the speciality restaurants on Iona. For an additional cost you can enjoy even more dining options, both casual and formal.

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 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, no matter whether you want to enjoy some peace or quiet or lose yourself in the action.

Atrium

With its curving staircases, light and airy design and ocean views, be sure to take a stroll through the atrium during your time on Iona. Home to shops, cafés and restaurants, this centrally-located area has everything you need to while away a few hours.

Skydome

No matter what the weather, Iona's SkyDome means you can lounge by the pool come rain or shine. Plus, with pop-up shows and aerial performances, this multi-purpose space is a hub of entertainment throughout the day.

Pools

No cruise is complete without a few relaxing afternoons spent unwinding by the pool, and with 4 to choose from you're bound to find the perfect spot. If you find yourself needing a drink or a snack, head to one of the nearby deck bars.

Ocean Studios

Boasting 4 screens and all your favourite cinema treats, head to the Ocean Studios Cinema for a film that all the family can enjoy. Choose from classic movies or brand-new blockbusters for a few hours of entertainment onboard.

Shopping

From luxury brands to sustainable collections, be sure to enjoy some retail therapy during your Iona cruise holiday. Whether you're looking for a holiday souvenir, some new jewellery or a brand-new outfit, there's a shop to suit every taste onboard.

Art Gallery

Enthusiastic about art? Make your way to the ship's very own art gallery where you can take in the contemporary and classic pieces by talented artists.

Family Entertainment

P&O Iona makes sure that guests of all ages feel at home onboard, and with a variety of activities geared towards families, you'll be sure to make memories together. When you're not catching a film in the cinema or hanging out by the pool, head to the Sports Courts where you can try your hand at everything from archery to golf and football.

As well as spending quality time with your loved ones, kids also have the chance to make friends with other children onboard. At The Reef, those aged from 2-12 years are divided into different groups where they can take part in age-appropriate activities. Teenagers meanwhile have their own chilled-out retreat called Scene. Here they can play on the games consoles, try their hand at DJing or simply enjoy some time away from their parents.

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

This exciting venue is a must for those who enjoy live music and dancing. Order your drinks and get ready for a night of amazing entertainment.

The Limelight Club

The Limelight Club combines world-class entertainment from some of Britain's favourite performers with a three-course culinary experience. Designed exclusively for adults, this is the place to go for a sophisticated night out onboard.

Headliners Theatre

Expect bright lights and glamorous performances at this plush theatre venue. Sit back and relax in the comfortable seating as singers, actors and dancers take your breath away on stage.

Sunset Bar

Welcome in the evening with a cocktail in hand out on deck at this al fresco bar. With its perfect sunset views, there's no better way to kick off your nights onboard Iona.

Emerald Bar

Enjoy a glamorous evening with both classic drinks and surprisingly contemporary concoctions. Located in the Atrium, it's the perfect place for a pre or post-dinner drink.

Brodie's

Head to Iona's British-style pub for a night that will feel like you're at your local. Serving an array of beers, wines and cocktails, take your seat and settle in for a lively evening at this must-visit bar.

Anderson's Bar

Gin connoisseurs should be sure to visit Anderson's Bar at least once during their cruise. With a selection of gins to choose from, including P&O Cruises' very own Marabelle gin which is distilled onboard, you're truly spoilt for choice.

Crow's Nest

For a sophisticated atmosphere and live music, make your way to the Crow's Nest. Complete with fantastic ocean views, there's no better place to wind down with a nightcap in hand.

The Club House

Transforming from a daytime entertainment space to a lively evening venue, The Club House is ideal for late nights on Iona. Put on your dancing shoes and let the live DJs get you moving into the early hours.

Relaxation should be top of your holiday priorities, and thanks to Iona's fantastic spa, a few hours of being pampered isn't far away. Choose from a selection of treatments such as facials, massages, or even a new hairstyle in the salon to get you feeling brand new.

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.

If you want to breathe in the fresh sea air as you workout, why not take to the al fresco jogging track, complete with fantastic ocean views. For some gentler exercise, you can even practice your swing at the ship's golf driving nets.

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