The P&O Cruises Experience

Unforgettable Experiences

The warmest welcome at sea.

Take your time, explore and linger a while to gaze at the horizon. Because that’s where you’re headed and we’d love you to join us…

P&O Cruises ships offer more in the way of luxury and entertainment than ever before. So escape to a world where you can start every day with an amazing new view, where your meals are lovingly created by Food Heroes, the theatre is just a step away and exciting destinations beckon at every turn.

Food Heros Cruises

P&O Cruises' Food Heroes are raising the bar with fantastic food and wine that celebrates Great British and global traditions. With a passion for provenance and quality ingredients, they are among the brightest lights of the British culinary scene. Their unique characters, skills and expertise shine through in the dishes they create for us on every P&O Cruises holiday.

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Food and Dining

Dining at sea should be an event every day. That's why P&O Cruises work with top chefs to develop interesting and varied menus befitting of your luxurious surroundings. Simply put, it’s for the love of food! Not just for what it is, but for what it brings with it; exquisite surroundings, great company and conversation, and of course, fine wines from around the world.

Enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of the main restaurant, as well as a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights).

Select Dining

Select Dining is wonderfully flexible, allowing you a change of scene and the opportunity to dine with different people. This is a great way to add variety to your holiday, to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy an intimate meal for two. Please note that a modest Select Dining cover charge applies.

You’ll find the signature Select Dining restaurants on each ship where the esteemed Food Heroes have lavished their culinary magic on their menus: Eric Lanlard ~ Atul Kochhar ~ Olly Smith ~ Marco Pierre White ~ James Martin

Never a Dull Moment

P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment

Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.

On board theatres present some of the most lavish and spectacular shows at sea. There are compilations of West End, Broadway and Tribute shows. Guest entertainers are often on board to perform and meet guests – plus, look out for the very special Strictly Come Dancing Themed cruises, featuring dancers and judges from the hit BBC show.

The ships have a diverse choice of bars and lounges. Each has its own unique atmosphere and often a unique selection of drinks. Whether it’s a pre-dinner drink, a drink after a wonderful meal or a drink or two with friends. With so many venues to choose from, you will be certain to find the perfect spot to suit your mood.

After dinner, try your luck at the casino with traditional card and table games, along with the latest slot machines. You’ll enjoy Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Bingo and Roulette.

Head for one of the themed nightclubs if you’re in the mood for dancing. You’ll find the atmosphere fun and lively, and you can dance to the music of DJs and live bands, playing everything from the 60’s to the present day.

Leisure Activities

You can simply bask at the pool with a best seller or head to the spa for a range of blissful therapies. Looking for a bit more action? There are movies or quizzes, talks, demonstrations and classes by all fields of experts run throughout the day.

You and your family can embark on a carefree trip where the holiday begins as soon as you step on board. You’ll find a wide selection of activities to satisfy kids of all ages on board one of the five family-friendly ships: Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana and Ventura. From pool tables to video games to play pens, you’ll be sure to find a home away from home.

Leisure Activities

Kids are well taken care of with the exciting on board programme of activities. The Reef children’s clubs are for children 2 – 17 years old and organized by qualified Reef Rangers. Children can join in the fun, allowing them to make their own friends and gain some independence.

At a select number of destinations you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to spend the evening, or even overnight, in port. This is a great chance to experience the local nightlife - spend an evening at the world famous ballet in St. Petersburg or get a true taste of Dublin in the pubs that line O’Connell Street.

On board shopping

Step inside the on-board shops and discover an exciting world of tax and duty free shopping. The ships offer a great selection of products from some of the world’s best-known brands.

Whether it’s an exclusive or unique gift for a loved one, a souvenir or simply a treat for you, the on-board shops cater for all tastes.

Health & Wellbeing

Opportunities for pure relaxation. The chance to rejuvenate yourself. On board you will find some of the most luxurious spa facilities afloat, offering all the latest treatments for men and women. Additionally, you’ll find saunas, steam rooms and even hair and beauty salons. There’s everything you need to be truly pampered.

If you’re feeling a bit more active, each ship provides plenty to keep you entertained - the ocean-view gymnasiums, personal trainers, sports courts, swimming pools and a comprehensive well-being programme are designed to help you do just that.

Children's clubs are included in the price

Children on our family-friendly ships are sure to make a bee-line for The Reef with its age-specific clubs and activities. We also provide a daily children’s tea, discos and entertainment such as magic shows, contests and treasure hunts. In the evenings a night nursery is available on a first-come, first-served basis on school holiday cruises for children aged 4 and under. A small number of activities have an additional charge.

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