From delivering 'sea mail' from the UK to Spain and Portugal in 1837, today P&O International is the UK's leading cruise line. P&O's fleet boasts all the facilities and amenities that have come to be expected on modern cruise ships. P&O helped shape modern cruising when they did away with cruise classes in the 1970s, and began to make cruising more accessible to all travellers. P&O cruise liners have everything a floating resort should contain – a packed entertainment program, vibrant atmosphere and amenities up to your eyeballs.
P&O cruise ships visit every continent on earth, with itineraries in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Baltic, Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Americas, UK, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Iceland, Indian Ocean, Panama Canal, South Pacific and the Middle East, in addition to lengthier world voyages. The seven ships that make up the P&O fleet includes the adult-only ships Adonia and Arcadia, and family-friendly ships Aurora, Oceana, Oriana and Azura. Oriana will be exclusively for adults as of November 2011.
Who's On Board?
A mixture of adult-only and family-friendly ships varies the onboard ambience across the fleet. Brits make up a large proportion of passenger numbers, but there is a large international crowd too with European, US and Australian travellers among others.
Top five reasons to cruise with P&O International
- Excellent Service
P&O’s boasts a 2:1 passenger-to-staff ratio, ensuring a thorough but unobtrusive level of service. This personal brand of customer service means special touches like welcome packs for children, cabin pamper treats, stewards who remember your favourite drinks, and much more.
- Value for Money
P&O cruises offer exceptional value, with meals, snacks, entertainment, fitness and wellbeing facilities, kids programs and pamper packs all included in your fare.
- Range of Destinations
You can explore almost any region in the world with a P&O cruise, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Americas, Europe, the South Pacific, and more.
- Shore Excursions
P&O works closely with local tour operators to offer comprehensive and well-planned day excursions at each port of call.
You can enjoy something completely different every night of your cruise thanks to P&O’s extensive entertainment program, which consists of live music, dramatic stage shows, comedians, concerts, themed parties, and a range of different bars and lounges to enjoy.