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P&O Cruises Iona

The most exciting and ambitious ship ever designed for Britain, Iona will combine everything you love about P&O Cruises with a whole host of exciting new features set to make your P&O Cruise holiday even more incredible! 

Introducing Iona

Choice, flexibility and the ability to create your own on board experiences lie at the heart of P&O Cruises’ new ship, and you’ll be treated to the best British hospitality and standards of service that you know and love. 


Iona has been designed by the world’s leading design and guest experience teams to ensure you have a wealth of dining, entertainment, socialising and relaxation options to make your cruise holiday extra special.

Iona's Venues at a Glance 

  • Over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and tastes
  • 8 speciality restaurants
  • More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views
  • 18 whirlpools
  • 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside)
  • More than 6 places to have breakfast
  • Plenty of entertainment venues, including some for adults only

Announcing the very first gin distillery at sea! 

P&O Cruises have announced an exciting new partnership with British brand, Salcombe Gin, with P&O Cruises Iona set to boast the first ever gin distillery at sea. 

P&O Cruises Iona and the award-winning gin distiller, Salcombe Gin, have collaborated to create exclusive gins on Iona! Infusing the rich fruit-trading heritage of the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe and sharing a zest for adventure and discovering new and exciting flavours. Together, they're creating a gin recipe that’s tailored to the bold and daring spirit of Iona. 

The unique gin will be distilled, bottled and labelled on board, allowing Iona’s guests to be the first to enjoy the deliciously smooth and one-of-a-kind gin. The Devon-based distillery will also offer Iona passengers two gin masterclasses. One will include a gin tasting and the other will involve passengers blending their own gin.

Let the adventure be-Gin!

Discover the Grand Atrium 

The Grand Atrium is the heart of Iona; a lively space that encapsulates the spirit of the ship. Designed by UK architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles, The Grand Atrium is a stunning focal point that makes the sea the star. Glass walls spanning three decks will let natural light flood in while a grand staircase, gallery and overhead walkways will provide dramatic focal points. And with daily entertainment and a different guest experience on each deck, it’s also the place to meet, drink, dine, be entertained and watch the world float by.


Accommodation on board Iona

Renowned hotel and hospitality design experts Richmond International are designing all of the accommodation options on board Iona. The new range of cabins are P&O's most comfortable and flexible yet with the introduction of a brand Conservatory Mini Suite cabin.

Conservatory Mini-suites

The Conservatory Mini-suite is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation and a signature option on Iona. The concept, which comes with Mini-suite benefits, 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 space.


Aft and Forward Suites give guests the ultimate experience of relaxation in their own boutique-hotel haven. The Suites on Iona take this to another level of comfort and style. The design direction is one of contemporary comfort and elegance – a luxurious space is created as the doors of interconnecting rooms open fully to create a larger, brighter studio ambience.

Balcony cabins

The sea and coastline are the stars on Iona, and the Balcony accommodation gives guests the chance to enjoy them to the full, whether travelling solo or in a larger group.

Other cabin types

To complete the options of accommodation and offer great choice and value, Iona’s cabin selection of course includes Inside and Oceanview cabins. 

Entertainment on board Iona

Day to night, there’s never a dull moment on Iona. From film to full-scale production shows, live music to impromptu aerial acrobatics, Iona will offer entertainment to suit any and every mood.

The 710 Club

It’s all about the music at The 710 Club. Located on deck 6, it’s a secret haven – exclusively for adults – in which to relax and enjoy the musical atmosphere, day or night.


SkyDome is a major new entertainment venue and will be one of Iona’s star attractions. Set on decks 16 and 17 and featuring an impressive roof and a pool with a retractable stage, it offers a unique space whatever the weather. By day, SkyDome is the perfect place for relaxation and informal dining, with a swimming pool, whirlpool spa and poolside features, and shaded seating areas. By night, it comes alive with aerial performances, immersive shows and deck parties.

Ocean Studios

Ocean Studios on deck 6 offers a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a relaxing environment in which to be entertained and enjoy a premium cinema experience. Four cinema screens will show both classics and recent blockbusters in surround sound. 

The Club House

The Club House has a non-stop upbeat atmosphere. Located on deck 8, it’s a lively venue that offers a variety of exciting entertainment, day and night. 

The Limelight Club

The Limelight Club on deck 6 is a feast for the senses, with fantastic food, great company and excellent entertainment. The venue showcases established and emerging entertainers and is the dedicated space for resident performers, all accompanied by a gregarious compère and Iona’s house band.

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.

The Ivory Suite

The Ivory Suite is the perfect venue for renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies, or intimate to mid-sized events and private functions. For everything from milestone birthdays to special celebrations, each event can be tailored to guests’ requests. 

Children's Clubs

As a family-friendly ship, Iona offers a safe, fun and welcoming environment for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

The Reef

The Reef is a free on-board activity programme for children; a place to keep them safe and entertained throughout the day and evening, and to give them the chance to make friends with other children their own age. Staffed by a crew of enthusiastic and qualified Reef rangers, it offers clubs with a wide range of age-specific entertainment.

On Iona, The Reef provides designated spaces for children aged six months to 12 years:

  • Nursery (6 months-2 years)
  • Splashers (2-4 years)
  • Surfers (5-8 years)
  • Scubas (9-12 years)

There’s also a secure outdoor play area and a designated splash park for these age groups.


Scene is a secret on-board hang-out for teens aged 13 to 17. Located on deck 6, it’s separated from the rest of the children’s club, giving teens a chance to have their own space and allowing them to dip in and out of planned events.

Dining experiences on board Iona

Iona will offer guests unprecedented levels of quality and flexibility when it comes to food and drink. The exciting array of options combines brand-new dining and drinking concepts with much-loved signature venues to give new meaning to the word ‘choice’. With 29 different venues to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whatever their mood, at any time of day and night.


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