Why cruise with P&O Cruises?

  • 180 years of experience - P&O Cruises can trace its roots back 180 years to the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation company in 1837, so you can be rest assured that they are experts at what they do. Their exceptional service not only creates unforgettable experiences, but they are also great value for money.
  • Something for everyone - With so much choice and variety in their activities, facilities and entertainment on board there really is something for everyone. 
  • Memorable moments - A P&O Cruises holiday will certainly be filled with memorable moments. Whether you fancy a lazy afternoon of pampering in The Retreat, or a romantic dinner for two in Marco Pierre White's restaurant, you will receive a service like no other. Whether the steward knows your name or the bar staff remember your favourite drink P&O Cruises staff go over and beyond to make their guests feel special.

Recognised as the oldest cruise line in the world, P&O Cruises’ history can be traced back to as early as 1837 when Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company started a passenger and mail service from the UK to Spain and Portugal.

Founded in Southampton, they began taking British passengers to foreign destinations in the 1840s. Today, they pride themselves on their long history and British heritage, providing excellent customer service with traditional cruising. The ships sail from Southampton throughout the year, as well as some sailings from the Caribbean in the winter months. Most of the cruises are around 14 nights in duration. However, each year its ships offer a host of shorter mini-breaks of two to seven nights.

With a range of ship sizes, each ship offers a variety of unique activities, experiences and facilities. The fleet of 7 ships calls at 225 destinations in 90 countries, over 6 continents. P&O’s traditional view on cruising and long history has made them not only an award winning cruise operator but one of the most popular cruise lines in the world.