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Iona

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2020
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Try something different this summer with P&O Iona's UK coastal cruises. Taking place in August and September 2021, these 7-night itineraries give you the chance to truly make the most of this brand new ship. With no ports of call to disembark in, you'll have plenty of time to explore the dining and entertainment onboard, all while chasing the sun.

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. 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.

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 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 with a cocktail in hand out on deck at this al fresco bar.
  • Emerald Bar- enjoy a glamorous evening with both classic drinks and surprisingly contemporary concoctions.
  • SkyDome- transforming from a poolside venue in the day to a place for aerial acrobatics, live performances and DJ parties, get ready for a lively evening.

If it's just a drink that you're looking for, Brodie's is a British-style pub where you'll feel at home straight away, while Anderson's Bar and Crow's Nest provide a more sophisticated setting complete with elegant drinks.

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.

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