Forging a reputation over many years as Britain’s favourite cruise line, P&O offers a selection of truly memorable ocean voyages, taking in many of the world’s most beautiful locations and making sure guests are kept entertained and comfortable throughout their stay. With ships geared towards family excursions, as well as others designed especially for grown-ups, P&O is regarded as Britain’s best for a reason.
P&O caters for all sorts of holidays, from short two-night city breaks to spectacular two-week world tours. Whether you want fun in the sun or spectacular glacial landscapes, P&O has it all.
- Far East
- Canary Islands
- Central America
- City Breaks and round Britain
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Fjords and Iceland
- Indian Ocean
- Panama Canal
- South America
- Middle East
- USA and Canada
- Western Mediterranean
P&O places great emphasis on providing ‘special touches’ for its guests to make their holiday a memorable one. Each type of accommodation comes with its own welcome pack, from the mineral water and luxury pampering pack of the Inside and Outside Staterooms to the champagne, chocolates, flowers and fruit basket presented to Suite guests.
Each room comes equipped with king-size bed, television, air conditioning, refrigerator, radio and luxurious en suite bathroom, while Suite customers can look forward to their own living area and private terrace. P&O also provides Family Suites on selected ships, while on some liners Single Staterooms are available for solo travellers. The Penthouse Suite represents the most palatial accommodation P&O has to offer. P&O Food and Entertainment
With the help of expertise from Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar, and celebrity culinary names Marco Pierre White and Gary Rhodes, P&O is able to provide some of the most beautiful cuisine available at sea. Guests wishing to dine in the traditional set style are looked after, but equally if guests what to choose when and where they dine there are many other options available, from al fresco buffet lunches to Italian pizzerias and deck grills.
All P&O liners contain enough entertainment to ensure guests will never be bored, with spas, gymnasiums, sports courts golf simulators and on deck games just some of the attractions available. Children are looked after by P&O’s highly trained staff, while adults can enjoy the wide selection of bars available. With evening entertainment featuring theatre, cabaret, live music and ballroom dancing, P&O really does take care of the whole day.
P&O Cruise Ships
Whether you want a family holiday or a romantic weekend away, P&O’s cruise liners each offer their own unique atmosphere. Their eight fabulous ships are listed below:
From short city breaks to epic world voyages, P&O gives you the opportunity to take some time for yourself on board Arcadia, a ship exclusively for adults. With its signature glass-fronted lifts offering unparalleled views of the surrounding ocean, no matter which destination you choose you can sure of an amazing experience.
Arcadia – What to do
As a kid-free zone, a trip with Arcadia is all about relaxation and doing what you want to, all of the time. P&O cruise line recognises this, and its bars and entertainment reflect this. Take a soothing dip in one of Arcadia’s two pools, one of which is covered by a magnificent glass dome, or treat yourself to a session in the Oasis Spa. An ascent to the Sky Deck will reward you with an impressive sports court, as well as a refreshing drink at the beautiful Orchid Bar. For a spot of culture, take your seat in the ornate Palladium Theatre, or settle down for some live music or comedy at The Globe.
Love films, but not a fan of the crowds? If so, then The Screening Room cinema is for you, seating just thirty people and providing an intimate setting to take in the latest films. For something altogether more intense, try your luck at the Monte Carlo Club Casino and see how much you can come away with. Spend your winnings enjoying an evening drink in the Crow’s Nest, offering fabulous views from one of Arcadia’s highest points. Other potential watering holes can be found at the traditional English pub The Rising Sun, the classy cocktails on offer at the Piano Bar and the smart yachting-themed décor of the Spinnaker Bar.
Arcadia – Where to eat
On any P&O cruise, how, what and when you eat is entirely up to you, and Arcadia is no exception. Whether it is coffee and a snack at Caffe Vivo or the luxury of choice on the menu at the informal, twenty-four hour Belvedere Food Court, Arcadia will always have the perfect solution to satisfy your hunger.
The most exclusive offering on board is to be found at Arcadian Rhodes, where you can choose from the creative fine dining menu concocted by British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. A dramatic mealtime setting can be enjoyed at the two-tiered Meridian restaurant, while on the fabulous Sky Deck, the Orchid Restaurant showcases the very best in Oriental flavours. Of course, if you would rather spend the evening in the comfort of your room, there is always the option of having your dinner brought to you by Arcadia’s attentive twenty-four hour room service.
The Staterooms of Arcadia
No matter what style of accommodation you ultimately settle on for your Arcadia holiday, one thing you can be sure of is the prospect of a luxurious king-size bed waiting for you at the end of a long and fun-filled day. All of Arcadia’s staterooms are a great place in which to relax and unwind, with each room boasting a television, radio, air conditioning, refrigerator and enough storage room to ensure you make the best use of your space and do not have to squash all your belongings in.
Arcadia’s Inside Staterooms are large and luxurious enough to rival the grandest of hotel rooms, with the comfortable bed supplemented by superb bathroom facilities complete with both shower and bath. Outside Staterooms have the added bonus of a window view, while Deluxe Balcony Staterooms offer a private terrace area to enjoy. The Mini-Suite and Suite accommodation gives you something extra special, with a whirlpool bath complemented by a fluffy bathrobe and slippers, as well as a fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, all you need to start your perfect ocean voyage.
Launched in 2000, for over a decade Aurora has welcomed nearly 2,000 P&O customers at a time on board to experience the holiday of a lifetime. With family friendly cruises ranging from the sizzling Canary Islands to spectacular Scandinavian fjords, Aurora will always deliver a quality cruise.
Aurora – What to do
All of P&O’s fitness favourites feature on Aurora, with the Oasis Spa, well run gymnasium, on deck games and entertaining golf simulator all good options for the health or sports fanatic. Aurora’s three pools are well served by her Deck Bars, serving refreshing cold drinks throughout the day. For a hot cup of tea or coffee, Sidewalk Café is your best bet.
Guests looking to experience the arts are also well catered for, with Aurora boasting splendid photograph and art galleries. There is also the magnificent Curzon Theatre and its array of delightful productions, as well as the extensive selection of films on show at the Playhouse Theatre. In the evening, relax and unwind with a drink at Anderson’s Bar, keep up with the goings on in the world of sport at Champions Sports Bar or settle in for the entertaining cabaret evenings put on by Carmen’s show lounge.
Aurora – Where to eat
Aurora offers its customers one of the greatest selection of eateries of any of the P&O fleet. For breakfast, the Orangery lays on a fantastic self-service buffet, it is open early and guests can find a full English breakfast among the options available. The Orangery is also open for all the other meals of the day, again operating on a self-service basis.
Fans of the traditional cruise dining experience can expect an authentic feel to their meal in Aurora’s two main restaurants, the Alexandria, decorated with an Egyptian theme and the Medina, styled to reflect the P&O links with North Africa and the Middle East. Al fresco dining can be had under the stars on Aurora’s Lido Deck at the Pennant Grill, while arguably the most exciting part of Aurora’s culinary arsenal is found in the Gallic flair of the Café Bordeaux, a fine bistro created by renowned chef Marco Pierre White.
Of course, sometimes you just want to spend a quiet evening relaxing in your room. P&O cruise line understands this, and so you are able to call on their efficient and professional room service team twenty four hours a day should you require refreshments.
The Staterooms of Aurora
From Inside Stateroom to Penthouse Suite, P&O cruises ensure your stay is as comfortable as it is memorable with Aurora’s superb, spacious accommodation. All rooms are equipped with everything you would expect from such a high standard of holiday, including television, refrigerator, air conditioning, telephone and vast quantities of storage space for all your belongings, allowing you to settle in and really feel at home.
Inside Staterooms offer king-sized beds a comfortable sofa and en suite bathroom facilities featuring a separate bath and shower. Choose an Outside Stateroom and you will receive all of this, plus a window looking out over the ocean. Indulge in a spot of sunbathing with a Balcony Stateroom, where you can relax on your recliner out on your own private terrace, as well as enjoying a separate seating area in your indoor accommodation.
Upgrade to a Mini-Suite and you will notice some extra luxuries, such as a soft and cosy bathrobe and comfy slippers, a welcome pack featuring champagne, chocolates, flowers and a fruit basket and separate lounge and bedroom areas. Choosing a Suite will mean you get all this, along with the handy addition of a helpful butler service, while a Penthouse Suite takes the décor up a notch, with spiral staircases and balconies on both floors of your suite added a touch of splendour to your voyage.
One of the largest ships in the P&O fleet, Azura offers a family friendly atmosphere and some of the most interesting and expert cuisine you will find at sea. With an exciting range of activities and accommodation featuring Family Suites and P&O’s first ever Single Staterooms, whatever your destination Azura is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Azura – What to do
Guests staying in Azura’s luxury Spa Suites will have access to the full range of health and beauty treatments the ship holds. The Oasis Spa is a P&O favourite, but what elevates Azura to the next level is the innovative Thermal Suite, as well as the open air spa found on deck at The Retreat. Azura’s gymnasium is also accessible and contains all the latest fitness equipment. If you are looking for the pool, then you are in luck as Azura boasts three, catering for adults and families alike. The Terrace pool is particularly eye-catching at night, while one of Azura’s greatest attractions is found at Seascreen, where a giant screen beams the latest cinematic releases whilst you and your family watch from the pool. Should you get peckish, there is no need to travel far, the Poolside Grill and Pizzeria have lunch well covered, and pizzas are even made directly in front of you.
In the evening, entertainment is provided by the Playhouse Theatre and the cabaret shows at Manhattan. If you would prefer to simply relax with a drink, then the Blue Bar serves excellent cocktails, while the Planet Bar features an entertaining screening of the highlights of all the destinations on your journey. Elsewhere, Brodie’s is modelled on an authentic London pub and features pool, darts and live sport, as well as a great beer selection. If you are worried about what to do with the kids, you need not worry, as Azura have it covered with The Sea Bed, the ship’s on board nursery.
Azura – Where to eat
Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar has created a superb menu of British and Indian cooking at his Sindhu restaurant, rendering it a must visit before you leave. The ship’s three main dining rooms, Meridian, Oriental and Peninsular all have their own unique atmosphere, and the latter is open as a self service food court in the day.
Celebrated sommelier Olly Smith has also created something wonderful at his Glass House restaurant, with each wine carefully selected to match your course, as well as give a flavour of the next destination on your journey. Fans of Italian cuisine will doubtless enjoy Verona, a traditional trattoria serving all your favourites. For the best view in the house, head to Seventeen, so called as it resides on the seventeenth deck, offering stunning views along with British classics and new inventions prepared with all British ingredients.
The Staterooms of Azura
For the first time on a P&O cruise, individual travellers are catered for in the Single Staterooms, situated near to the main entertainment venues to ensure you are at the hub of ship activity. Inside and Outside Staterooms offer comfort and style at an affordable price, while Balcony Staterooms give you access to your own private terrace. All rooms have modern bathroom facilities, with separate bath and shower, except Single Staterooms which feature only a shower.
Superior Deluxe Balcony Staterooms offer extras such as weekly canapés and a separate lounge area that is perfect for taking your morning coffee, while the Suite accommodation elevates the experience to something extra special, with perks such as butler service and champagne, chocolates and flowers on arrival.
Britannia isn’t just the biggest ship ever built for the British market – she’s glamorous too combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five-star hotel.
Enjoy classic European cuisine by Marco Pierre White, create your own culinary masterpieces with an all-new Cookery Club with James Martin and try our relaxed buffet dining around the clock. Whatever you fancy, Britannia serves up something for every taste.
You’ll also find on board 4 pools, a Spa and Retreat, fantastic children’s clubs, theatre shows, films bars and nightclub plus much more. There really is something for everyone.
Since setting sail in 2002, the 857 foot Oceana has provided high quality, unforgettable P&O cruises for her 2,272 passengers to the sun-kissed beaches and fascinating local cultures of the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.
Oceana – What to do
Oceana offers a large selection of bars for guests to enjoy a refreshing drink, as well as the staggering views out over the ocean, each with their own unique character. For indulgent handmade chocolates and an extensive list of speciality coffees and liqueurs, the beautifully decorated Tiffany’s is a real treat. Situated in the opulent Atrium area, Explorer’s Bar serves everything from coffee to cocktails as you relax and watch the hub of ship activity below.
For some fresh air, sample one of the cocktails available from the Terrace Bar, or combine you drink with a swim in the pool at the Riviera Bar. The best view to be had on Oceana is found at Deck 15’s spectacular Pennant Bar. Elsewhere, Magnums offers a fantastic selection of champagne and cocktails, making it the perfect venue to spend a whole evening, Winners caters for those who want to keep up with the world of sport while they are away, with live sport screened daily, while the nautical-themed Yacht and Compass boasts a bandstand and dance floor in the evenings.
Oceana also houses a great deal of daytime and evening entertainment for her guests to enjoy, with P&O’s superb Oasis Spa available for a well-earned pampering session, as well as an ocean view gymnasium, casino, theatre, nightclub, cabaret lounge and sports court.
Oceana – Where to eat
There are two main restaurants on board Oceana, designed to offer the traditional set dining experience that has been a mainstay of cruise holidays for many years. They are the Adriatic and the Ligurian, where guests can take advantage of their own reserved table each night.
Set dining is of course not compulsory for P&O customers, with many free dining options available. The best of these is arguably Café Jardin, a lovely French bistro created under the guidance of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. Up on the Sun Deck, Plaza is Oceana’s buffet restaurant, offering great convenience as well as delicious array of perfectly prepared dishes, while the Horizon Grill enjoys superb views.
The Staterooms of Oceana
P&O cruise line goes to great lengths to ensure all of its customers enjoy high levels of comfort, with king-size beds in all rooms and enough space to make each guest feel at home. Inside Stateroom passengers will find that even Oceana’s most basic standard of accommodation surpasses the space and comfort of many hotel rooms, while Outside Staterooms provide a picturesque window view.
Balcony Staterooms provide further luxury, with guests able to enjoy their own private terrace area. Mini-Suites offer some of the largest accommodations on board, with an expansive separate living area making Oceana feel even more like home. They can also look forward to champagne and chocolates on arrival, as well as luxurious whirlpool bath. Suite guests can call upon their own butler to assist them and ensure every aspect of their P&O cruise runs smoothly.
Oriana is one of P&O’s most family friendly ships, with children of all ages catered for, leaving you with peace of mind and time to enjoy yourself. Launched in 1995, at almost 70,000 tonnes she is regarded as one of the medium-sized ships in the P&O fleet. Oriana will certainly keep the whole family entertained while you travel to wherever you are going, be it the fascinating cities of North America or the other side of the world in Australasia.
Please note that the Oriana will become a ship exclusively for adults from the 30th November 2011
Oriana – What to do
Before you can relax, you will of course want to be sure that your children are well looked after. You need not worry, as Oriana has this well covered; there are special areas available for three age groups. Peter Pan’s is designed for younger children, with soft play areas and a well run activity programme ensuring they are kept occupied. Decibels is an entertainment area for children in the 9-12 age bracket, laying on music, video games and computers for them to use during the day. Teenagers can make new friends in the Outer Space nightclub.
For the grown-ups, relax in the Oasis Spa, improve your fitness in the gymnasium or relax with Oriana’s golf driving nets. Alternatively, join a card school at Crichton’s or treat yourself to something nice from Knightsbridge shopping centre.
Oriana boasts many enjoyable settings for a relaxing drink, with Tiffany’s Bar a favourite with its speciality coffees, liqueurs and hand-made chocolates. The best view can be found from the spectacular Crow’s Nest, live sport is always on at Lord’s Tavern, while Anderson’s is modelled on the old style London gentlemen’s clubs. For those who like some live entertainment to go with their beverage, the Pacific Lounge puts on a wide variety of shows from comedy to cabaret, while Harlequins is Oriana’s lively nightclub.
Oriana – Where to eat
P&O cruise line is proud to be able to invite guests into the Oriana Rhodes, a wonderful restaurant with a fabulous menu created by British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. Guests who prefer the traditional cruise style of set dining can take their nightly reserved seat at the Oriental or Peninsular restaurants.
The Terrace Grill and the Conservatory offer delightful settings for a meal, with the grill situated outdoors and offering a range of sumptuous dishes, while the Conservatory is the place to go for a light breakfast, lunch or tea.
The Staterooms of Oriana
The accommodation on Oriana matches the standard of her entertainment, with five different styles of stateroom or suite for you to relax in at the end of the day. Each room is equipped with television refrigerator, radio and air conditioning as standard. Inside Staterooms offer a king-sized bed and attractive en suite bathroom fitted with a separate bath and shower. Outside Staterooms add a picture window over the ocean, while Balcony Staterooms go a step further with a cosy private terrace, perfect for a relaxing evening.
For those opting for suite accommodation, Mini-Suites upgrade the bath to a whirlpool bath and also include a separate living area and an array of welcome gifts on arrival, including champagne and chocolates. Suite guests can also call on their own butler to look after them during their stay.
One of the bigger ships in the P&O fleet, Ventura weighs in at 115,000 tonnes and spans nearly 1,000 feet in length. With facilities for families provided for the 3,600 guests and a track record of quality cruises stretching back to 2008, Ventura is certain to take you on a truly unforgettable voyage.
Ventura – What to do
During the day, Ventura possesses plenty of ways to relax and enjoy the sunshine and fresh sea air. Arguably the most entertaining and unique attraction is Cirque Ventura, an on board circus school teaching the basics of well known circus acts to passengers. Ventura is also home to the main Laguna Pool and the more intimate Terrace Pool, as well as a gymnasium, hair and beauty salon, spa and thermal suite, all geared towards your physical wellbeing.
For guests searching for a relaxing spot to sit and have a drink, Ventura has plenty of options available. The health conscious can choose a delicious fruit smoothie from the menu at Breakers Bar, while a selection of teas and coffees are on offer at the Tazzine café. Visitors after an alcoholic beverage will find them in the wonderful observation deck and jazz bar Metropolis, the perfect setting to sit and watch the sun go down. The Red Bar has created a menu of inventive, tasty cocktails, while a great choice of beers and ciders are on tap at traditional British pub The Exchange. The Terrace Bar is the best option if the weather is fine, with refreshing cold drinks served out in the sun.
P&O’s specially trained staff are always available to look after children and make sure they are kept entertained, with areas such as Decibels, The Den, Jumping Jacks, Toybox and Tumblers all at your service, each caring for a different age group and offering entertainment aimed at toddlers, young children and teenagers.
Ventura – Where to eat
If you are planning a family meal, then your best bet is to take a seat in The Beachouse, a buffet restaurant with enough choice to satisfy even the fussiest of young diners. The Waterside eatery takes care of all the day’s meals, with breakfast, lunch and light afternoon snacks all served in a relaxed, informal setting. For something a little more exotic, Ramblas tapas and wine bar has a great selection of Spanish delicacies, while East fuses Asian cuisine with specialities of the Pacific region to create something truly memorable. The jewel in Ventura’s culinary crown, however, is found at The White Room, showcasing fine dining at its best, with a menu created by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.
The Staterooms of Ventura
P&O cruise line are very proud of the quality of their accommodation, and aim to ensure that each and every room on board Ventura lives up to the standards of quality and comfort they demand. Guests staying in an Inside Stateroom can look forward to spacious sleeping quarters containing a king-size bed, television and refrigerator, as well as luxurious en suite bathroom facilities with separate shower and bath. Outside Stateroom customers can also enjoy a picture window view of the surrounding ocean, while passengers opting for a Balcony Stateroom can enjoy their own personal terrace.
The Ventura Suites offer the grandest accommodation on board, with a large living space in addition to the bedroom and bathroom, here fitted with a lovely whirlpool bath. Guests can sit back and relax on their balcony, while the ship’s butler service looks after their every need to ensure their P&O cruise creates happy memories.
Contemporary cabins and suites complement Arcadia and Oceana’s modern outlook. With everything you could possibly need on hand, your room will serve as a welcoming haven. Modern artworks adorn the walls. A sparkling private bathroom is kept spick and span and stocked up with fluffy towels courtesy of your cabin steward. And many cabins come with their own balcony so that you can enjoy a continental breakfast or an intimate nightcap in the privacy of your own space. Even better, the scenery is ever-changing!
Arcadia & Oceana - Contemporary & Innovative
Stylish and contemporary, Arcadia and Oceana are made for living life to the full. Choose from child-free Arcadia or family-friendly Oceana and you will find the choices certainly do not stop there. Packed with opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation and socialising, this is the modern face of cruise travel.
These ships have every contemporary facility you could wish for. Excellent spa and gym facilities make them havens for well being. A selection of stylish bars and restaurants offer a venue for every mood and taste. Inviting pools and expansive decks provide the perfect place to unwind. Arcadia’s New Horizons programme offers new ways to enhance your time on board. And evenings come alive to the sound of music, the murmur of conversation and the ring of laughter. Contemporary theatre, comedy, live music, a real pub, cabaret and a lively nightclub present a dazzling array of options.
Life on board these superliners can be especially flexible and spontaneous. New Freedom Dining enables you to dine when and with whom you choose. So, if you like to take each day as it comes, these ships could be exactly what you are looking for. There’s also traditional Club Dining in the main restaurant at the same time and table each evening. A great way to really get to know your dining companions. And Select Dining venues provide a change of scene, cuisine and ambience. Sociable, friendly and upbeat, these superliners are especially suited to newcomers to cruising and anyone that loves having choices in abundance.
Attentive and Discreet Style of Service
The staff aboard our ships are known for their attentive and discreet style of service. British Officers and a long-serving crew assure a friendly and familiar environment. And from cabin stewards to reception staff and waiting staff, you will find P&O Cruises staff are always willing to go that extra mile. Attention to detail and efficiency are of the utmost importance to P&O Cruises and you will find the staff have been trained to provide the very best standards of service. Both ship and shore-side staff adhere to the ‘CRUISE’ ethics of service. This code of conduct emphasises the importance of P&O Cruises staff being friendly and welcoming and willing to go that extra mile. After all, P&O Cruises realise that it can be the little details that make a big difference to your holiday experience.
Aurora and Oriana - Original & Authentic
Seeking a charmingly authentic style of cruise holiday? Aurora and Oriana are an expression of P&O Cruises long cruising history. Refined and elegant, their broad teak decks, tiered stern and traditional artworks capture the romance of cruise travel.
Designed for speed, these elegant superliners can take you to many ports in one holiday. Perfect for world voyages, for long and leisurely cruises to the Mediterranean or for exploring the historic sights, natural splendour and rugged coastline of the United States and Canada.
Both ships boast excellent children’s facilities, making them a great choice for families. But whether you are travelling with children or not, there are endless diversions. Savour a coffee and handmade chocolates in the tasteful surroundings of Raffles or Tiffany’s. Try your hand at shuffleboard out on deck. Recline on deck with a book from the on board library. Enjoy a work out in the well-equipped gymnasium. After all, these ships were made for relaxing.
These classic superliners embrace the glamour of evenings. You can enjoy the special setting and camaraderie of Club Dining in the main restaurants or opt for a different time or venue with Select Dining. Later, drink in the ocean views at the Crow’s Nest. Take a jaunt to the theatre. Or kick back and enjoy some cabaret or comedy in the showlounge. Every night will be magical on Aurora and Oriana.
Broaden your horizon
Live the day your way on these contemporary superliners. After all, choices abound. You can surf the net in the cyb@study, tour Arcadia’s impressive art collection, improve your golf swing on Oceana’s golf simulator and enjoy some retail therapy in the on board shops. Stylish lounges and cafes invite you to relax with a speciality coffee and magazine. Children’s clubs offer a whole host of activities. And Arcadia offers a New Horizons programme to enrich your time on board still further with a range of workshops hosted by experts and guest speakers.
Dining on board Arcadia and Oceana
Dining on Arcadia and Oceana is wonderfully flexible. Stylish restaurants, bistros and cafe's, 24 hour dining and al fresco venues pepper your days with variety. Formal or delightfully casual and spontaneous, the style of dining is up to you. Poolside, buffet-style or in the main dining rooms, breakfast and lunch can be as instant, leisurely or extravagant as you please.
By evening P&O Cruises Dining Choice offers a choice of dining style. And tantalising cuisine will have your taste buds tingling. Opt for Club Dining in the stylish main restaurants. Opt for Freedom Dining to dine when and with whom you wish. And sample Select Dining venues for a change of ambience or even company.
Exclusively for adults, Adonia is the smaller ship
The smallest of P&O's seven ships, Adonia is designed to offer a delightfully intimate cruising experience. Radiating small ship charm, she carries just 710 passengers. What this means is that in no time at all you’ll experience the cruising camaraderie that comes with being surrounded by friendly, familiar faces. And thanks to her small size, P&O Cruises Adonia is a pathfinder ship, exploring ports the larger ships of today are unable to visit - with 75% of her staterooms featuring a balcony, the views are second to none.
With wood-style panelling, a grand staircase and traditional artworks, her ambience and décor are in keeping with the traditions of cruising. Yet being a 21st century ship, (she was built in 2001) there is modernity to her detailing, all of which is beautifully crafted. Her Crow’s Nest offers far reaching views by day and live music by night and Anderson’s bar feels reassuringly British. In her grand lounge, the dance floor plays host to an elegant waltz or cha-cha-cha and its stage presents a wide range of evening entertainment, from shows to classical recitals. There is dining overlooking the wake and evenings with after dinner speakers. There is a card room with panoramic ocean views, ample sunbathing space and restaurants which include Sorrento, the Ocean Grill and six course silver-service in the elegant Pacific Ocean Dining Room. And of course being smaller, everything on the Adonia cruise ship is just a short walk away.
Family-friendly, larger ship Azura
Azura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Azura offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities and entertainment, plus lots of other exciting and unique features.
At the heart of Azura cruise ship is her atrium, a very social venue located over three magnificent decks, with a café, art gallery, bookshop, library and shopping. In the evenings you are invited to take your partner and dance the night away on a beautifully polished dance floor. The music and dance theme continues in The Playhouse theatre with West End style shows, and in Manhattan, Azura’s New York inspired show lounge.
The Retreat is an alfresco spa terrace designed exclusively for adults, offering treatments under airy cabanas and beneath moonlit skies. Azura’s Spa Staterooms offer priority access to these facilities and for independent travellers, there’s perfectly proportioned single staterooms. On Lido Deck, SeaScreen is an open air cinema screening comedy classics, British film favourites and Hollywood blockbusters.
Dining also takes centre stage on board. In addition to three main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times, there’s the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar, Seventeen, where a sense of occasion is always on the menu, and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with TVs Olly Smith.
Health and well being
If you value your health and well being, you will be pleased to know we do too! With an ocean-view gymnasium, fitness classes and a luxurious spa and salon on both superliners, keeping ship-shape during your holiday is easy. Relaxing treatments help you unwind. Sparkling pools and jacuzzis soothe the senses. And crisp salads, pasta and fish dishes mean there’s always a healthy option on the menu.
There is always something to celebrate when you are travelling with P&O Cruises. And whether it’s a birthday, you simply want to let that special someone know how much you care, or to add an extra special touch to a great holiday, you will find our occasion and gift packages offer all you need. Including luxury items such as hand-finished chocolates, spa treatments and champagne, P&O Cruises can offer you the perfect package.
Celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary in pure style with our free Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary Collections. Including everything from fresh flowers in your cabin to champagne and a formal portrait photograph, there’s no better way to remember your special day. You can even rekindle that spark and renew your vows on board.
Ventura, the family-friendly, larger ship
Ventura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Ventura is where you’ll find an incredible choice of facilities from bars, restaurants, a sports court, spa and theatre. Plus Ventura also has a number of exciting features that are exclusively hers.
Ventura’s signature restaurant is The White Room by none other than Marco Pierre White himself. But there are also 11 other restaurants to tempt you including a tapas bar and restaurant, a stunning Asian restaurant and a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining - no fixed seating or dining times.
Ventura is a highly entertaining cruise ship. A theatre with full production shows doubles as a cinema, she has two lounges for cabaret, tributes, comedy and dancing and even Metropolis, an amazing bar with a panoramic video wall brought to life by a different city skyline each evening. She also has great sports facilities, a well equipped gym and spa, a large sports court and 4 pools (one with a retractable roof).
In fact, a Ventura cruise is very family-friendly. In addition to fantastic children’s clubs and a play area for under 2s, Noddy and Mr. Bump from the Mr. Men Show are regular visitors. She even has a 24 hour buffet restaurant so the only routines you need to keep are your own.
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