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P&O Cruises are a long established award winning cruise line, proud to be the first and one of the world’s most prestigious mainstream family operators.  With a strong recognisable fleet of seven impressive ships, guests sailing with P & O Cruises can expect exceptional service and attention to detail upon whichever ship they choose to sail.  Those looking for a family friendly cruise can choose from P&O Cruises fantastic range of mid-sized to larger ships featuring free age-specific children’s clubs plus great family friendly shore excursions.  Exclusive adult-only cruise ships are also available for those wanting a relaxing cruise to unwind.

From the minute you board a P&O cruise ship you are welcomed with a smile and made to feel at home. Service on board is outstanding with plenty of crew members and stewards available to make sure all your needs are met. Book a suite for that extra bit of luxury and receive a personal butler service.

Cabins are spacious, well designed and air conditioned to ensure great levels of comfort throughout your cruise. You will find Egyptian cotton sheets, designer tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, safe and even a refrigerator inside your cabin. Enjoy the complimentary luxury pamper pack in the privacy of your own comfortable en suite bathroom. Watch the sunset and soak in the incredible views from the window of your outside cabin or step outside and feel the cool calming breeze from your very own balcony. With serene single cabin accommodation and luxurious suites available, P&O Cruises have a cabin type to ensure everyone can enjoy a comfortable and memorable cruise.

Dining on board P&O Cruises ships is a delight and guests can enjoy a delicious full board selection 24 hours a day from sumptuous restaurants and buffets. Top class specialty restaurants are also available and those sailing on Ventura will be lucky enough to dine at the fantastic Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White.

On board entertainment has something for everyone with champagne and cocktail bars, wine & tapas to piano bars, English style pubs, nightclubs, casinos, theatres and cinemas plus much more. Evening shore excursions and overnight stays are also available for guests wishing to explore and absorb the culture of new destinations during their voyage. Top notch children’s entertainment is available on P&O Cruises dedicated family friendly cruise ships.

When the day is done, guests can relax and unwind in the on board spa and salon, by the poolside or partake in leisurely games of football, cricket, golf or simply zone out in the fully equipped on board gym.

Keeping in touch with friends and family is easy with P&O Cruises 24 hour connect service. Varied internet packages are available for purchase covering needs such as music streaming, email browsing and more.

Itineraries spark a dream come true with a fantastic selection of Mediterranean Cruises, Caribbean Cruises, sailings to bucket list destinations such as New York, Venice, Acapulco and many more.  We have P&O cruise deals for destinations around the world. Call our team for the latest P&O cruise deals and further information about your next amazing holiday.

P&O Cruises offer rewards for their loyal returning guests. When you cruise for fifteen nights or more with P&O Cruises you will automatically become a member of the Peninsular Club and have access to exclusive discounts and benefits. When you book with Planet Cruise you can receive all of your Peninsular Club benefits plus more! See our P&O Cruises Peninsular Club rewards page for more information on P&O Cruises loyalty.


If you have a disability and require additional assistance, please let us know when booking your cruise. P&O have an onboard Disability Team on hand to offer you an unrivalled cruise experience.

P&O offer wheelchair assistance for embarkation and disembarkation. Special evacuation chairs are available to transport passengers down the stairs if required.

What's included

  • All meals including afternoon tea
  • West End shows, comedy and live shows
  • Fantastic Kids Club & nursery (except adult-only ships)
  • Sports courts, pools and whirlpools
  • Egyptian cotton bedding and pamper pack
  • Personal stewards

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Onboard a P&O Cruise there will never be a dull moment. Your days will be filled with a whole range of fantastic entertainment, activities, classes, sports and a whole host of new attractions. Whether you fancy traditional activities like educational workshops, theatre shows, pub quizzes and dance lessons. New entertainment additions feature adrenaline fuelled sports, interactive games rooms for kids, cinema screenings, special Strictly Come Dancing cruises and much more. Which ever your choice, P&O have an outstanding line up of entertainment and activities for you to enjoy.

From your first step onboard to your last there will never be a dull moment with P&O Cruises.

Live Shows

Experience show-stopping West-End performances, Cabaret shows, Stand-up Comedy, Film Screenings under the stars, Tribute bands, Cinema, Celebrity Performances and much more depending on season and cruise.


P&O have a great selection of themed nights at innovative entertainment venues equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lights systems and dance floors. Dance or boggy the night away to music from live bands, Singers and professional DJ’s playing everything from the 60’s to the hip beats today.

Bars and Lounges

Discover the unique selection of drinks and specialist cocktails in one of the many diverse bars and lounges onboard a P&O Cruise ship. You are certain to find the perfect venue to suit you, with the bars providing a range of different atmospheres and themes to make your pre-dinner drinks and after dinner drinks are great occasion.


Raise the trill level at the grand onboard casinos, where guests can try their luck at a host of traditional card and table games. Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Bingo and slot machines are cruising favourites and great fun whatever your skill level.

Spa and Well-being

Indulge some well-earned relaxation and unwind in the onboard spa. Rejuvenate yourself in tranquil surroundings in salons, saunas and steam rooms. P&O offer the latest spa treatments for both men and women that will have you feeling brand new as you sail to your next destination.

Your onboard spa with provide a variety of different spa pampering packages. Reservations will apply.

Active Fitness

If you are feelings active, sports courts, swimming pools and ocean-view gymnasiums are available to your leisure. All P&O ships are equipped with sports courts which are perfect for group fun and exercise.

• Deck tennis • Football • Cricket • Golf • Shuffleboard • Deck Quoits • Jogging on deck

The Gym

The onboard Gym has the latest Technogym equipment accompanied by trained fitness instructors on hand to provide advice and assistance when needed. Guests can also tailor-make a personal fitness program with a professional personal trainer to help you reach all of your health and nutritional goals.

• Bikes • Treadmills • Cross-trainers • Steppers • Rowing machines • Free weights • Fitness classes • Trixter Xdream Bikes (only available on some ships)

With onboard eateries catering for every mood, P&O offer a large variety of first-class cuisine.

All P&O chefs have been inducted into the prestigious The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society – devoted to promoting premium quality gastronomic values.

P&O work with celebrity chefs to create a delectable selection of menus that span continents; passenger favourites include mouth-wateringly fresh seafood, lobster, fine steaks and Asian cuisine, from five-course meals to six-course Gala dinners to delicately put together poolside snacks. You certainly will not be spoilt for choice with P&O.


All P&O cruises are full board, with fare inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner; meals and snacks from 24 hour buffets; pizzerias; daytime grills; deck barbecues and informal poolside restaurants. Room service is also included. Speciality restaurants are highly recommended at a modest cover charge.

Select dining

Allows for totally flexible dining times and settings for passengers wishing to add a bit of variety to their holiday by dining earlier or later than the set times. A modest Select Dining cover charge normally applies (unless otherwise specified).

  • Adonia - The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and Sorrento a fine dining Italian restaurant
  • Arcadia - The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and The Orchid an Asian fusion restaurant
  • Aurora - Café Bordeaux (bistro created by Marco Pierre White) and The Pennant Grill an al fresco grill restaurant
  • Azura - Sindhu (Indian style created by Atul Kochhar) and Seventeen a classic fine dining restaurant
  • Oceana - The Horizon Grill an al fresco grill restaurant and Cafe Jardin (bistro created by Marco Pierre White)
  • Oriana - The Ocean Grill (a Marco Pierre White restaurant) and the Terrace Grill an al fresco grill restaurant
  • Ventura - The White Room (Italian created by Marco Pierre White), East (Oriental restaurant) and Ramblas (Spanish tapas)

Club Dining

Traditional cruisers may opt for ‘club dining’ to enjoy P&O’s main dining rooms with new-found friends and an electric atmosphere at set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your dining companions every night for the 6.30pm or 8.30pm sitting.

  • Adonia - The Pacific Dining Room
  • Arcadia - Meridian Restaurant
  • Aurora - Alexandria and Medina Restaurants
  • Azura - The Oriental Restaurant and The Peninsular Restaurant
  • Oceana - Adriatic Restaurant
  • Oriana - Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants
  • Ventura - Saffron and Bay Tree Restaurants

Freedom Dining

Freedom dining is included in your fare and available onboard Azura, Oceana, Ventura, Arcadia, Oriana and Aurora, this allows you to enjoy the setting of the main dining room(s) but with the freedom to turn up at selected restaurants anytime between 6.00pm and 9.30pm.

  • Azura - The Meridian Restaurant
  • Oceana - The Ligurian Restaurant
  • Ventura - The Cinnamon Restaurant and Saffron Restaurant
  • Arcadia - Meridian Restaurant
  • Oriana - The Peninsular Restaurant
  • Aurora - The Medina Restaurant from 19 December 2014


A discretionary service charge of £3.95 per passenger (aged 12 plus) per day is added to your onboard account. This can be altered or removed at the reception desk at any time.

Dress Code

The dress code onboard P&O cruises is generally casual during the day, with evenings being the time to dress up. There are three types of evening wear:

  • Evening casual
  • Smart
  • Black tie

P&O also offer a black tie hire service.

Britain’s favourite Cruise line has four ships in the fleet that are particularly family friendly: Azura, Aurora, Oceana and Ventura. All are excellent for families and welcome children with fantastic entertainment, multiple swimming pool and sports areas and of course a great range of kids’ clubs to suit all ages.

The Reef – Open 9.00-22.30 for 2-8yrs and 10.00-24.00 for 9-17yrs.
Supervised by Reef Rangers.
Night nursery and group babysitting is also available free of charge, further information is available onboard.

Splashers (2-4yrs
This club caters for the youngest of the kids’ club members. Singing, dancing, playing games. and winning prizes keeps the little ones entertained. Puppet shows are put on and snacks are provided during the day.

Surfers (5-8yrs
This age group have fun activities such as face-painting, three legged races and a cookery corner where Surfers can create their own delicious flavours. They will play themed games such as pirate gladiators, and pin the parrot on the pirate to keep them happy and out of mischief!

Scubas (9-12yrs
At this age the children tend to lie in a little longer, so Scubas gets going at 10.00 and stays open until midnight. Giant Jenga and Playstations are provided, as are drama workshops, table tennis competitions, pool parties and karaoke sessions.

H2O (13-17yrs
This is the teen club and they can enjoy their own TeenSpa and of course Playstations® and other age appropriate games. They can join Rock School and form their own band, or play a table football competition or they can take advantage of the free arcade hour and of course there is a teen disco. Trying to drag them back to the cabin at midnight is the only foreseeable problem!

Family Dining 
Children generally eat with their families for breakfast and lunch but because P&O Cruises recognise that parents sometimes need a special evening “off” there is a children’s tea every night with favourites such as sausages, fish fingers, pizza and many healthy options including salads, soups, fruit, vegetables and pasta.

Family Staterooms 
There are plenty of options for family staterooms with P&O Cruises and the best advice is to speak to our experts at Planet Cruise to discuss your particular needs. In the school holidays the family cabins are booked up fast, so it is worth planning ahead and booking early.

There is great value to be had in the three and four berth inside and outside staterooms and if you are travelling in a party of more than four then interconnecting rooms are the answer. There are also cabins with four to six berths and mini suite options available.