P&O cruises direct from the UK

P&O Cruises

The largest cruise line catering to the British market, P&O Cruises offers something for everyone. Combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five-star hotel, Britannia is the biggest and most glamorous ship ever built for the British market. There’s always something happening on Ventura and Azura which are both large family-friendly ships whilst Aurora is a classic ocean going vessel. Exclusively for adults, Oriana exudes luxury and elegantly combines classic design features with delightful Art Deco touches. Also exclusively for adults, Arcadia offers stylish surroundings and a sophisticated air and with wonderful features tailored to relaxation and pampering.

Family or child-free cruising choice with P&O

Arcadia and Oriana are child-free ships aimed at adults, with a relaxed atmosphere, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance. Family-friendly Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana and Ventura have great facilities for children, with clubs, games, activities and shore excursions suited to specific age groups. From hassle-free mealtimes to carefree days out, this is the perfect way to spend some quality family time together.

Dining on P&O ships

Included in your cruise are lunch and five course dinner in the sumptuous main restaurants, meals and snacks from the buffet, daytime pizzerias and grills, deck barbecues, informal pool-side restaurants, afternoon tea and room service. All P&O ships feature Club Dining in main restaurants, with dining at the same table each night at the same time. Freedom Dining is also available which allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime between 18:00 and 21:30. Select Dining is another option which is flexible allowing you a change of scene and the opportunity to dine with different guests, for a modest charge. In addition, selected ships have Marco Pierre White or Atul Kochhar celebrity restaurants. Master Patissier Eric Lanlard, and TV presenter/expert sommelier Olly Smith also add flamboyant twists to selected ships’ restaurants. James Martin is the face of The Cookery Club on Britannia – a 12-station cookery school. Guest chefs also deliver classes on selected Food Heroes cruises.

P&O cruise destinations from the UK

P&O's UK-based cruises sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and Northern Europe, including the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords and European city breaks. There are longer round-trip sailings to the Caribbean for some winter sunshine. For a real treat there is the 104-night circumnavigation of the world on Aurora, inspired by the trade routes of the British Empire.

  • Arcadia at Monte Carlo
  • Azura Playhouse
  • Arcadia Suite
  • Adonia at Santorini, Greek Islands
  • Ventura Havana Club
  • Aurora in Norway
  • Aurora Traditional Lounge
  • Ventura Oasis Pool
  • Aurora Balcony Cabin
  • Adonia Crows Nest Bar
Ventura East Restaurant
Oceana at Portofino, Italy