P&O Cruises

A quintessentially British cruise line for those who like their home comforts with exciting entertainment and world-class cuisine.

A thoroughly modern British cruise line

Rich in heritage and tradition

Did you know that P&O Cruises can trace its colourful history all the way back to 1837?

On 1st September that year, Arthur Anderson and Brodie McGhie Wilcox, founders of the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company, were awarded a contract from the British Government to carry mail from London to the Iberian Peninsula.

At that time passengers were also carried on these routes, but initially it was more a case of business than pleasure.

It is commonly believed that Arthur Anderson first imagined deep-sea cruising two years before establishing the company. Arthur placed a dummy advertisement selling a mythical cruise to fill space in the first edition of his ‘Shetland Journal’ newspaper. As the company picked up more contracts with more varied destinations, they also put Anderson’s idea for leisure cruise travel into action. They offered round-trip tickets to some of the more exotic destinations along their routes like Malta, Athens and Egypt.

Needless to say this new holiday phenomenon well and truly took off. P&O Cruises set the standards for quality, service, reliability, comfort, safety and innovation. And this forward-looking approach ensures that they remain at the forefront of cruise holidays.

Your choice of family friendly and adult only ships

Catered to British tastes

P&O Cruises, a household name and the biggest cruise line operating in the UK, has set the standard for luxury travel. Enjoy British facilities and onboard features, including £ sterling, complimentary tea and coffee in cabins, great British food and exceptional British entertainment. Their fleet of seven ships consists of two adult-only vessels and five family vessels, encouraging fun, adventure and unforgettable memories.

What’s Included

On P&O Cruises

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, buffet and snacks included in dining venues

Speciality Dining

Speciality dining venues available at an additional fee


Complimentary tea, coffee and juices. All-Inclusive drink packages or pay as you go available at an additional fee


Gratuities included in holiday cost


Wi-Fi packages available at an additional fee

Room Service

Complimentary 24-hour room service


Shows, bars, lounges and other entertainment during both day and evening


Private accommodation with en-suite bathroom

Port Taxes

Port Taxes included in holiday cost

Butler Service

24-Hour Butler Service in selected suites


Use of swimming pools, gyms, hot tubs and whirlpools

Kids Club

Kids club for various ages available

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