P&O Cruises - Iona

Welcome to the fleet, Iona

A moment many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived… During a formal handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, we officially welcomed Iona to the P&O Cruises fleet.

Accommodation

There's a range of accommodation types to suit all passengers, including the new Conservatory Mini-Suite cabin; a signature option on Iona.

Ship Facts
Launched 2020
Language en-GB
Gross Tonnage 183900
Cabins 2500
Capacity 5200
Crew 1800
Currency GBP
Decks 18
Large Cabins 200
Length 337.0
Speed 23
Width 42.0

Cabins

  • Suites
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    Aft and Forward Suites are always special, giving guests the ultimate experience of relaxation in their own boutique-hotel haven. A luxurious space is created as the doors of interconnecting rooms open fully to create a larger, brighter studio ambience.

    The furniture and material selection is focused on guest relaxation and comfort: light tones create the additional spacious experience. Furniture, including sofas, ottomans and lounge chairs, is upholstered in sands, beiges and off-whites. In the spacious bathroom, the double sink units set in stunning black marble are a striking focal point, surrounded by elegant white marble walls and floor tiling.

    As with all suites, guests benefit from the clever configuration of different interior zones with separate lounge and bedroom areas, segregated dressing areas and spacious en suite bathrooms. All suites have direct access to large balconies and benefit from a range of exclusive Suite services, such as a personal Butler and a range of in-suite dining options.

  • Conservatory Mini-Suite
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    The Conservatory Mini-suite cabin is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation and a signature option on Iona.

    The concept brings the outdoors in with a personal and versatile conservatory-style room that forms an extension to the cabin. It offers great flexibility and creates a distinctive relaxation and socialising zone. This space, which includes stylish L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood.

    By day or in the evenings, the room opens out fully onto the balcony. With a direct connection to the sea, the space is cool and shaded - and perfect for chilling out in. In the evenings, it transforms into a spacious environment for private celebrations and socialising over pre-dinner drinks with friends and family. Leading directly onto the balcony, all configurations of this flexible space offer glorious seascape views.

  • Balcony Cabins
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    The sea is the star on Iona and the Balcony accommodation gives guests the chance to enjoy it to the full, whether travelling solo or in a larger group.

    There are four options to choose from – Deluxe (the most spacious), Balcony, Single and Standard Balcony – all of which offer an extended private space in which to relax and unwind. From enjoying a cup of tea in the morning to watching the sun set with a drink, guests can relax in their own private area. Balcony cabins also allow greater flexibility for outdoor dining using the Room Service menu.

    For larger groups and families, the internal spaces have been skilfully designed to include attractive built-in drop-down bunk beds and flexible sleeping arrangements that maximise space and seating by day and provide comfortable bedding by night.

  • Sea View Cabins
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    Here, too, the design and choices of colours and materials optimises the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the interior space.

    The clever design of these cabin types maximises storage options and all cabins boast the personal touches that create a stylish and homely atmosphere - including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.

  • Inside Cabins
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    Here, too, the design and choices of colours and materials optimises the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the interior space.

    The clever design of these cabin types maximises storage options and all cabins boast the personal touches that create a stylish and homely atmosphere - including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.

  • Deck Plans

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Dining

Choose from over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions, 8 speciality restaurants and more than 6 places to have breakfast.

The Keel and Cow (complimentary)

A P&O Cruises first, The Keel and Cow is an unpretentious gastropub, where food and drink have been crafted into something truly special. Located on deck 8, it offers a quick and convenient breakfast for those going ashore, and lunchtimes bring top-quality, authentic gastropub fare to the fore, with dishes such as a signature beef and stout burger, beer-battered fish and triple-cooked chips, black-pudding, scotch eggs and more.

At night, guests can gather with friends to enjoy hearty dishes or select from a range of steaks from the dry-ageing fridge. With views over the Grand Atrium or out to sea, or even to the chefs at work in te open galley, The Keel and Cow is the perfect place to bring food, friends and family together in a relaxed, informal environment.

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Vistas Cafe Bar (complimentary)

Start the day right with a visit to Vistas Cafe Bar on deck 6, a warm and welcoming cafe with a buzzing atmosphere. Serving premium tea, coffee and snacks all day long, as well as a selection of tempting treats from P&O Cruises Food Here and master patissier Eric Lanlard, it's the perfect place to grab a light bite or enjoy a post-dinner coffee.

From mid-morning there will be pop-up entertainment, and from early evening you'll be delighted by impromptu aerial circus performances. Grab a hot drink, browse the bookshop, sit back and enjoy the unending sea and coastal views.

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Sindhu

Showcasing a menu which is a triumph of perfectly balanced spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has become a firm favourite with many. Dishes such as pan-roasted beef tenderloin and spiced mash vie for your attention, alongside ginger and mint tiger prawns and the signature dish – a trio of fragrant curries. So why not take a seat amidst the opulent decor and experience a treat for your senses?

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The Glass House

Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon apéritif or a tastefully informal evening out. And if you’re looking to match your chosen wine with your food you’ve picked the perfect place, as you’ll find helpful pairing suggestions in the menu.

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The Quays (complimentary)

Head to The Quays for informal dining options to suit every mood; ideal for morning breakfasts through to dinner. This multi-venue dining piazza offers an array of eateries, and is a lively hub for socialising over food and watching the world go by. There’s a fun street-food atmosphere, and outdoor dining is available too. 

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The Epicurean

The Epicurean fuses classic dining elements with the best of modern British dining to create a sensuous menu, uniquely presented in a sophisticated and contemporary setting. The emphasis is on grand style and flawless service. The menu features dishes that are skilfully prepared table-side in a performance worthy of the West End, and, with time to thoroughly appreciate each course, you can relax and revel in The Epicurean’s special atmosphere.  

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The Beach House

Inspired by South American, Caribbean and Stateside cuisines, The Beach House menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites. Highlights include the steaks, ribs, grills and burgers, hanging kebabs and a range of sharing dishes. Save space for the decadent and delicious desserts too.  

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The Olive Grove

With a strong focus on food provenance, it’s time to taste your way around the southern and eastern Mediterranean with authentic dishes and sharing platters at The Olive Grove. Mouthwatering aperitifs and a well-chosen list of regional wines complete the menu and add to the relaxed experience. The Olive Grove is the ideal venue for intimate dinners or a celebratory meal – with options to eat in the restaurant or in the conservatory area. 

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Entertainment

Why not relax on deck to soothing sounds from our live musicians, catch a singer in the theatre, stumble upon a busker, party the night away at The Club House, or embrace the air guitar with our epic rock night in SkyDome? Or perhaps for the ultimate nostalgic evening, take in the sunset views to the tune of a live pianist in panoramic Crow's Nest. The soundtrack to your holiday is unlimited.

In between live music, theatre productions, movie blockbusters and more, how about a spot of rib-tickling comedy? You’ll find something for everyone on a P&O Cruises holiday. From family-friendly to adult-only content, all ages can enjoy our comedy shows. Guest comedians step on board to take to the stage and make you laugh. While world-class tribute acts dazzle with such impressive vocals, you won’t believe it isn’t the real deal!

The Grand Atrium

The Grand Atrium is the beating heart of Iona; a lively signature space that encapsulates the spirit of the ship. The architecturally impressive space sits on decks 6, 7 and 8 and boasts a contemporary design that brings in uninterrupted panoramic sea views and natural light.

As one of four primary entertainment spaces on board, the Grand Atrium offers lots to see and do around the clock. By day, it’s a place to meet, dine, relax, be entertained or simply watch the world go by; by night, it’s an immersive destination venue, balancing intimate spaces with larger social areas. The space seamlessly transitions between day and night through lighting and sound.

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The Glass House

The Glass House is dedicated to the love of fine wine and great food. The premium wine bar, located on deck 7, has an impressive wine list curated by award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith and offers a sophisticated environment in which to enjoy breakfast, a light lunch, a leisurely glass of wine or an evening meal with family or newfound friends.

Wine connoisseurs are well taken care of: Cellar Door at The Glass House offers wine talks, tastings and wine-pairing dinners. You can also enjoy the Grand Atrium's aerial circus performances, as well as views out to the horizon.

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Emerald Bar

For evening glamour, the stylish Emerald Bar on deck 6 offers a relaxed living-room feel with a Covent Garden-style buss. With a large menu of premium cocktails, it's an ideal location for pre-dinner drinks or as a late-night bar. Enjoy pop-up entertainment from mid-morning and impromptu aerial circus performances from early evening. Spectacular sea views add to the ambience.

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Salcombe Gin Distillery

Iona’s exciting collaboration with Salcombe Gin

We’re collaborating with award-winning gin distiller, Salcombe Gin, to create exclusive gins on Iona! Infused with the rich fruit-trading heritage of the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, Salcombe Gin shares our zest for adventure and discovering new and exciting flavours. Together, we’re creating a gin recipe that’s tailored to the bold and daring spirit of Iona.

The very first distillery at sea

The gins maiden production will take place in Iona’s custom-made still; innovated by Craft Distilling Business, this is the first still to exist at sea. The unique gin will be distilled, bottled and labelled on board, allowing Iona’s guests to be the first to enjoy our deliciously smooth and one-of-a-kind gin.

A beautifully balanced recipe

Ready your senses for the taste-tingling flavours of a classic yet unrivalled gin and tonic. Or maybe you fancy our gin recipe in a beautifully created cocktail? Bottles of our exclusive gin can even be purchased on Iona—the perfect gift to share (or maybe not share!) back home.

Celebrate your journey with a unique gin

Following the gin’s launch on Iona, Salcombe Gin will distil our recipe in their striking 450 litre copper still ‘Provident’ in Salcombe, ready to share and serve across our ships. This special recipe is made exclusively for P&O Cruises. And we aren’t stopping there. We’re also working with Salcombe Gin to develop limited-edition gins that celebrate the places you experience and connect with on a P&O Cruises holiday. Let the gin-making adventure begin.

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Headliners Theatre

Headliners Theatre is perfect for a fun-filled night out on board. Classic yet contemporary, it offers a sleek and sophisticated theatre experience. Plush, comfortable seating and the latest LED technology deliver the ‘wow’ factor, while a two-deck-high auditorium on decks 6 and 7 ensures everyone has the best view in the house.

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Ocean Studios

The whole family will love an outing to Ocean Studios. Our four-screen cinema complex offers a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a premium cinema experience. With screenings throughout the day, there’s always an option to see an age-appropriate blockbuster or family classic – complete with popcorn, ice cream and snacks, of course.

710 Club

A place to immerse yourself in the seductive sounds of an array of musical genres that have inspired musical director Gary Barlow over the years, The 710 Club on Iona is a sophisticated bar crafted to Gary’s creative vision.

Atmospheric and low-lit, The 710 Club will serve up live music from resident band The 710s with an unmistakably vintage vibe, stylish cocktails and the most important ingredient of all; a little escapism, to ensure the good times continue long into the night.

The Limelight Club

Get cosy beneath the intimate low lighting of The Limelight Club and prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening at this ticketed event exclusively for adults. Feast your senses on entertainment provided by some of Britain’s best-loved performers and relish in a three-course culinary experience that’ll have your taste-buds tingling.

The Club House

Everyone will love the daytime entertainment on offer at this bright and spacious venue, from guest speakers to live music, family entertainment and game shows. When the lights go down at night, get ready to party with DJ nights, comedians and great music from our resident band Pulse.

SkyDome

Not only home to daytime relaxing by the pool, bespoke and exclusive aerial shows, guest DJ sets and more, SkyDome also hosts IGNITE – our upbeat party-starter with a DJ set produced by Alex James, laser show and live music.

SkyDome offers a relaxed, poolside environment by day, with tantalising dining and drinking options. In the evening, the space seamlessly transitions into a must-visit entertainment venue, showcasing spectacular aerialist displays and hosting live performances and DJ party nights under the stars.

Kick off your holiday with IGNITE! Watch as SkyDome lights up under the night sky with laser shows, a killer DJ set producedby Alex James, and live music for you to dance the night away. This upbeat venue is the perfect place to get into the holiday mood.

Aerial Shows

We’re collaborating with international entertainment company Creativiva – specialists in aerial stunts, acrobatic acts, unique sets, elaborate costumes, avant-garde storytelling and more. We’ll have bespoke live shows in SkyDome and the Grand Atrium.

Eyes will widen. Gasps will sound. Attention will be rapt. This is the power of Creativiva.

Brand new for P&O Cruises, we’re working with international entertainment company, Creativiva to offer something completely different for Iona. We’ve bespoke Creativiva-original shows coming to SkyDome and the Grand Atrium. You’ll find yourself transported to another world; filled with acrobatics, aerial acts, physical theatre, dance, music... not to mention flamboyant costumes, impressive sets and much, much more.

Holiday on Iona and beyond the bands, the theatre shows and the cinema, you’ll find a brand-new immersive experience. Will you wander into the aviary? The Arena of Time? Or perhaps stumble upon two officers lost in a daydream... Lose yourself in a different world; one where acrobats descend from the rooftops, fly through the air, whirl in blurring rings, tie themselves in knots, balance beyond the realms of possibility and leave you spellbound in their midst.

Health and Fitness

Choose from 18 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside).

Sports (Sports Court)

If you've energy left from exploring ashore, why not try a new sport –archery, maybe? Or a swing in the golf nets? What about some friendly family competition playing football, basketball, tennis or cricket? The Sports Arena is perfect for burning off the holiday ice creams!

Spa (Spa)

Iona’s spa is a haven of transformative wellness with endless opportunities to enjoy the finely curated collection of authentic destination-inspired moments filled with exceptional service and unique experiences. Set out in a beautifully designed space that plays out harmoniously across decks 5 and 6, the aesthetic is understated and elegant. Beyond, ocean views soothe and inspire in equal measure. In short, it’s the perfect atmosphere for unadulterated mindful relaxation.

Thermal Suite (Spa)

Explore heated loungers, a therapeutic sauna, sensory steam rooms and experiential showers. Other features include a hydrotherapy pool with massaging jets and air recliners.

Beauty & Wellness (Wellness)

A holiday gives you time and space to take care of yourself, and there’s no better way to do so than with beauty and wellness therapies that put the focus on relaxation and restoration. Expert therapists and aestheticians are on hand to get you glowing. You’ll find a wide range of premium treatments that are favourites across the wider fleet, from aroma stone therapy and Swedish massages to facials and Fire & Ice pedicures and manicures.

Salon (Salon)

Whether you’re looking for a spruce-up or a completely new look, use a sea day to treat yourself. Iona’s team of stylists, aestheticians and make-up specialists are ready to help you shine.

The Retreat (Exclusive)

The Retreat on Iona boasts a commanding spot on deck 18 above The Crow’s Nest. This signature feature is a quiet haven in which you can reconnect with nature, yourself or your loved ones – the epitome of calm where you can relax and enjoy the sights floating past. The paid-for outside space, which is exclusively for adults, boasts two infinity whirlpools with magnificent uninterrupted views, plus stylish day beds, hammocks, a bar, juice station and comfortable seating areas.

Gym & Fitness Studio (Gym)

Whether you want to maintain your fitness regime or start a new one, Iona’s on-board gym and fitness studio has what you need for a workout that works. Expert fitness professionals are on hand to guide you, whether it’s a one-to-one personal training session or a group class. If you want to do your own thing, they’ll show you how to use the latest equipment and gym technologies, such as Technogym innovation, free weights and exercise bikes, to help you perform at your best.

Kids and Teens