P&O Cruises is Britain’s leading cruise line and the worlds oldest, tracing its roots back 180 years. The fleet consists of eight ships – Adonia, Oriana, Aurora, Oceana, Arcadia, Ventura, Azura, and Britannia – which range from small adult-only vessels, to larger, family-friendly ships.
Here are five reasons to consider taking a cruise with P&O Cruises…
The Great British Sailaway
P&O Cruises is not discreet when it comes to which nationality it caters for. If the giant Union Jack flag emblazoned onto the bow of each ship didn’t give away that P&O Cruises is a British cruise line, then the popular and lively sailaway parties will. When the ship sails from a port, it’s a time to get those flags waving, as traditional British songs such as Rule Britannia, There’ll Always Be An England, and Land of Hope and Glory are played out loud over the pool deck.
A British ship isn’t complete without a superb offering of Afternoon Tea delights. Enjoy the fine sandwiches, cream scones, cakes and an all-too important cuppa in the buffet! For a cover charge, you can also enjoy Eric Lanlard’s exquisite Afternoon Tea in the Epicurian Restaurant on Ventura, Azura, and Britannia. You’ll just have to make sure you have room for dinner!
Whether it’s the production team presenting their West End-style shows in the theatre, or a hilarious comedian, or headline act, there is entertainment to suit everyone on board. Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises are very popular for those who enjoy the BBC show. Dancers and judges who have appeared on the show over the years are also onboard during the themed cruises. The Limelight Club onboard Britannia, a popular entertainment and specialty dining venue, regularly has famous entertainers and singers performing. Upcoming headliners include Chesney Hawkes, X Factor’s Jahméne Douglas, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Boyslife, and Anne Reid.
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 spacious and comfortable cabins, particularly those found on Azura, Ventura, and Britannia are some of the best laid out cabins found on any cruise ship.
Although the food in the dining rooms are fantastic, you’ll regret not heading to the buffet at least one of the nights during your cruise. P&O have some of the best themed buffets in the cruise industry. Each night offers a different range of authentic food from all around the world. Whether it’s Country & Western night, where BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, and potato wedges are on offer, or the Great British night, where bangers & mash, fish & chips, and traditional roasts go down a treat, there’s always something new and delicious to try! But by far the most popular onboard is P&O Cruises’ legendary Indian nights. Whether it’s a Tikka, Madras, Korma or the hot Vindaloo, recipes are finely adhered to Indian traditions.