02 October 2017
A P&O Cruises holiday is a great way to escape from everyday life and explore some of the many different destinations in a relaxing and enjoyable way. Offering a variety of activities and entertainment, plus exceptional restaurants and bars, you’ll be spoiled for choice on how to spend your time on board. With eight fantastic ships to choose from, each offering a a very different holiday experience, you're guaranteed to be on board a ship perfect for you. Itineraries available range from 2 nights to over 100, exploring all four corners of the globe. Whether you're looking to explore ancient ruins in Athens, whale watch around the Madeira Islands, take in spectacular scenery in New Zealand or soak up the sun in the Caribbean, there's a P&O Cruises itinerary for you. And with en suite accommodation, flights (where applicable), dining and entertainment day and night all included in the price you pay, a cruise holiday is great value for money!
Sailing North, South, East and West across oceans and seas, there is a tempting array of options for you to choose from... so where in the world would you like to go next?
Cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco is certainly one of the greatest travel experiences. Renowned as the world's most free-spirited city, time spent in San Francisco will send you on a roller-coaster ride of fun in keeping with the trams that traverse its steep, hilly streets. From its diverse neighbourhoods to its bayfront pleasure-land and the offshore bulk of the Alcatraz prison, it is a city of unique charm and character.
There are so many facets to a holiday in San Francisco, from history to hippies, seafood to shopping, and art to architecture, that the city can truly be said to offer something for everyone.
Known as one of the most vibrant places in the world, Hong Kong is a must see on any cruise holiday. City life is a melting pot of traditions evident in the diverse restaurants and nightlife pulsing beneath the neon lights. Take the funicular to the top of Victoria Peak. Spend a day in Hong Kong Disneyland. Go shopping in the Western Market. Stroll the gardens of the Wong Tai Sin Temple. There is so much to do in Hong Kong!
Both fascinating and frenetic, Hong Kong's blend of ancient culture and modern sensibilities make for an unforgettable holiday.
Rio de Janeiro
Famous for its colourful carnival and fabulous beaches, as well as the dramatic entry to its cruise port, Rio de Janeiro in the south-eastern corner of Brazil has much more to offer than sun and sand. Take in breath-taking views from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (the cable car journey up is even more spectacular!), or take a taxi up Corcovado Mountain in the Parque Nacional de Tijuca to view the city’s most famous landmark, the 30 metre-high statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy Ipanema's glorious beaches and feisty nightlife. Explore Santa Teresa, a charming, maze-like old district. Bikinis on the beach, samba in the streets, a stunning mountainous backdrop, and a rainforest within city limits... Rio De Janeiro has it all.
With great restaurants, spectacular scenery, perfect beaches and a Mediterranean climate, Cape Town encompasses everything you could need in a holiday destination! Known as the ‘Garden City’ of South Africa, this modern and cosmopolitan city is often named among the world’s most beautiful cities. Take a cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain for a spectacular view of the city. Sun yourself on the sand and cavort with penguins at Boulders Beach. Treat the kids to a ride on the rollercoasters at Ratanga Junction. Have a picnic and listen to a concert in the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This fascinating city never fails to enchant those who visit.
Look forward to rich cosmopolitan atmosphere and beautiful seaside scenery when visiting Nagasaki. This port city has a multicultural past with strong influences from Chinese and European culture which can be spotted in its architecture and food. The destruction wrought on Nagasaki by the Atomic Bomb dropped in World War II has all but overshadowed it for the last seventy years, however after rebuilding itself, it is now a popular port of call offering pretty parks and bustling markets in a scenic location.
One of the world’s great cities and harbours, Sydney always lives up to great expectations! Sun-lovers can head for the beaches whilst families explore the attractions of Darling Harbour. Gourmets will delight in restaurants at The Rocks whilst adventurers can climb he iconic Harbour Bridge. The Sydney cruise tour takes you around Sydney Cove past the Circular Quay ferry terminal to the remarkable Opera House and the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.
This large and cosmopolitan city has a friendly small-town atmosphere and a relaxed pace of life which you will love to experience whilst on your cruise getaway. The vibrant waterfront has flourished with the successful hosting of the America’s Cup and is now a constant hive of activity with trendy restaurants and cafes. Head to Auckland Museum, which overlooks the city and the attractive Waitemata Harbour and is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Why not take a daring venture up the Auckland Sky Tower, one of the tallest freestanding buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, from which you have a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city, the harbour and the gulf islands?
Typical of California, San Diego is a city of freeways, spread out along stretches of magnificent Pacific beaches and chock-a-bloc with all sorts of attractions, which makes a visit to sunny San Diego a series of seemingly endless adventures. Enjoy San Diego's many beaches, taking advantage of the city's almost ever-present sun. Treat the kids to a day out at colourful Legoland California. Meet the fluffier locals at San Diego Zoo, one of the most popular in the country. There is so much to do for the whole family in this laidback and charming city.
Mumbai is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, where cultures and religions collide and contrasts are evident on every street you walk down. Pay tribute at the Haji Ali Dargah, a mausoleum and mosque built in 1431. Watch the age-old labours of the dhobis at the 'world's largest laundromat', the Dhobi Ghat. Learn about Mahatma Gandhi at his old Mumbai headquarters, the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Wander through the Prince of Wales Museum, learning about India's colonial history.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Arabian Gulf’, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprises the United Arab Emirates. With a mix of traditional architecture and glittering modern buildings, Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts. As you sail into the formidable city of Dubai, you can’t help but to gaze up in wonder at the magnificent Burj Al Arab Hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, it stands at a height of 321 metres and dominates the Dubai coastline.
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