5 Things We Love About P&O Cruises

As P&O Cruises celebrate their 180th anniversary this year, we’ve decided to have a look at the 5 things we love about the British cruise line…..


5: The Great British Sailaway: 

Great British Sailaway on Azura, April 2014.

Sailaway is part and parcel of a cruise and for many, considered to be a highlight. With P&O Cruises, the Great British Sailaway is the opportunity to grab the union flags and wave along to the traditional British songs such as Rule Britannia, There’ll Always Be An England and Land of Hope and Glory. With also the chance to go around the UK, celebrating songs from each of the 4 nations of the UK. It’s an occasion for all members of the family.


4: Afternoon Tea: 

Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea. Image: P&O Cruises

Considered a tradition on board P&O, the opportunity to go and have your afternoon’s fill of sandwiches, cream scones, cakes and a good British style cup of tea is too hard to resist! For a cover charge, you can also enjoy Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea in the Epicurian Restaurant on Azura, Britannia and Ventura.  You’ll just have to make sure you  have room for dinner!


3: Variety of Entertainment:

Sound of the Underground show, Britannia, May 2017.

Whether it’s the production team presenting their West End Style shows in the theatre to the hilarious comedian, there is entertainment to suit everyone on board. Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises are very popular for those who enjoy the BBC show with dancers and judges also joining the themed cruises to add authenticity and to also allow passengers the chance to appear in their own Strictly Come Dancing competition. Kids on the family friendly cruise ships of Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana and Ventura will enjoy spending time in the various kids clubs whilst the parents can enjoy time relaxing on deck.


2: Cabins:

Superior Deluxe Balcony cabin, Britannia, 2015.

Whether you are in an inside cabin or in the very top suite on board a P&O ship, you’ll not be disappointed. The inside cabins, particularly on board Azura, Ventura and Britannia are some of the best laid out cabins designed for a cruise ship. There is a cabin for everyone and each are spacious and comfortable.



1: Value For Money:

For those that have never cruised and enjoy land-based holidays, the idea of a cruise may sound expensive but when you break down the costs, a cruise with P&O represents great value for money. Included in your cruise fare is your accomodation, food in the main dining room and buffet restaurant, use of the majority of the facilities on board and the entertainment on board. The only extras you’d have to consider would be purchasing alcoholic beverages, shore excursions, dining in the speciality restaurants or having a flutter in the casino.  The prices in the bars are reasonable and comparable to those in pubs back home. The different fares such as Early Saver and Saver allow for greater value when it comes to the prices and passengers can enjoy savings compared to the more expensive Select Fare. Whereas on land, guests would have to factor the costs of entertainment, food and beverages on top of the cost of their accomodation if they hadn’t chosen all inclusive package.


So why not give P&O Cruises a try and find out for yourself what makes P&O Cruises tick when it comes to offering a cruise experience for the British Cruise Market.  Ah, now ‘This Is The Life’.




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