P&O Cruises’ biggest ever selection is coming

22 October 2019

P&O Cruises’ launch sees a programme of incredible cruises available right through to April 2022, so you could soon be soaking up a travel experience that’s filled with exploration, laughter and good times – all out at sea. P&O Cruises’ exciting new collection has more holidays to choose from, hundreds of evening stays and overnight calls, and unmissable offers. 

Key Dates

Cruises sailing between March and June 2021 are now on general sale.

8am Thursday 24 October 2019, cruises sailing between July and October 2021 go on general sale.

8am Friday 25 October 2019, cruises sailing between November 2021 and April 2022 go on general sale. 


Iona will continue to deliver a season of seven-night Norway Fjord cruises from April through to September including calls into Stavanger, Olden, Geiranger and Haugesund as well as seven calls to Alesund at the beginning and end of the season.

Through winter, Iona will carry on with a mixed season of Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands and Northern European City Escapes. Across Christmas and New Year, Iona will deliver a 16-night Spain, Portugal and Canary Island cruise.


In April, Britannia will operate four sailings consisting of a Southern Cruise Break, a short break, a Northern European City Escape and a Spain and Portugal itinerary. Between May and October, Britannia will run a dedicated summer season of Western Mediterranean Cruises with individual focuses on relaxation and exploration.

Come colder months, Britannia will return to the Caribbean for winter, beginning with a Southampton to Barbados transatlantic trip. She will then end her season in March with a sailing back to Southampton.


New for 2021, Azura will be taking over from Oceana and operating the Fly Mediterranean season across the summer. She will be based from Malta between March and October and will operate a choice of seven or 14-night Central, Eastern and Western Fly Mediterranean itineraries.

Azura’s winter season starts with a cruise from Malta to Barbados in October 2021, and from there, she will remain in the Caribbean operating 14-night cruises from out of Barbados focusing on the Northern and Eastern Caribbean.


Ventura’s first sailings of the season in April will focus on Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. New for 2021, Ventura will be taking over from Azura in operating an alternating programme of Western Mediterranean and Baltic Cruises. Ventura’s Western Mediterranean itinerary will complement that of Britannia, with different headline destinations including Calgari and Naples with an exploration focus.

Ventura’s winter season will continue to focus on Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands and long Caribbean cruises from the UK including a cruise to New Orleans. Over Christmas and New Year, guests will have the special opportunity to watch the spectacular New Year’s fireworks in Madeira.


The first sailings for Oceana in 2020 will be based in Dubai and the Arabian Gulf, before she returns  to Southampton. Then, new for 2021, Oceana will take over from Ventura to operate the 12-night Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands cruise, seven-night Southern Cruise Breaks, and two-night Short Breaks cruises.

Oceana’s Dubai and Arabian Gulf winter programme will continue with a programme consisting of two alternating itineraries; one to the north-west featuring Qatar and Bahrain, and the other to the east, featuring an overnight call in Muscat. Oceana will be in Abu Dhabi at New Year to allow guests to experience the firework display.


P&O Cruises’ mid-size ship, Aurora, will continue with its diverse mix of itineraries specifically designed to include lesser frequented destinations. In the summer of 2021, Aurora will operate three discovery-orientated Baltic cruises, a 14-night Iceland cruise calling overnight in Reykjavik, and a 30-night discovery itinerary travelling directly into Canada and travelling south with overnight stops in Boston and New York.

New for winter 2022, Aurora will undertake a 99-night western circumnavigation of the world, taking in iconic destinations such as Tokyo, San Francisco, Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore along the way. A variety of exotic fly cruises will also be available.


Another of P&O Cruises’ mid-size ships, Arcadia, will continue its diverse mix of itineraries specifically designed to include lesser frequented destinations. The standout itinerary is a 23-night discovery cruise taking in Iceland before heading east to Norway.

She will also operate a shorter 14-night Iceland cruise which will also include an overnight in Reykjavik. Arcadia will once again transit the North Atlantic in September to focus solely on Canada where it will call overnight at Quebec, as well as tick off a few hidden gems.

New for 2022, Arcadia will take over from Aurora to operate the Grand Tour delivering her first ever transit of the Amazon River, as well as a wealth of Caribbean and Central American destinations over a 55-night itinerary focusing on relaxation and exploration.


To discuss booking your place on one of P&O Cruises’ exciting new releases, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.


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