Whatever your cruising tastes, we at The Co-operative Travel have a P&O cruise for you and your family. P&O is the oldest cruise line in the world, and has a special place in British hearts. Based at Southampton, it offers luxury cruises in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and beyond.
Uniquely British in atmosphere, the ships enjoy an enviable level of comfort and luxury, with refined dining areas and traditional styling. Fast, sleek and modern, yet uniquely crafted, the P&O line is a throw-back to the steam cruises of yesteryear. Maybe this is why they’re the most popular choice for older Brits, who particularly favour the three month adult-only world cruises P&O run each year.
There’s a P&O cruise to suit everyone. Young lovers enjoy Mediterranean cruises on board the romantically scaled-down, child-free Artemis, while kids love the entertainment and activities on-board Aurora and Oceana. P&O’s family-orientated Christmas Caribbean cruises are especially popular.
Sailing with P&O
Each of P&O’s cruise liners offers a unique experience, but running throughout them all is that unique British maritime thread of attentive good service and attention to detail.
The British officers, cabin staff and crew are renowned for their efficiency, and trained to give the very highest levels of service through P&O’s CRUISE code of conduct. The result is friendly, welcoming staff who will always go that extra mile for the passengers.
P&O Cruise Liners: Arcadia and Oceana
The cabins of these two stylish P&O vessels are adorned with artwork and other designer features; they feature outside balconies, which are just perfect for Mediterranean cruises in the sun. The perfect size for first-time cruisers, family-friendly Oceana and adult-only Arcadia excel in their flexible range of restaurants. The choice of three dining styles (Freedom, Club and Select) offers everything from pool-side buffets to Gary Rhodes-designed upmarket restaurants.
Entertainment and activities are just as varied, with gyms, pools, live music and other entertainment. The Oceana even has a tennis court in her funnel.
The Aurora and Oriana – traditional yet contemporary
These modern vessels take you back to the days of old-fashioned steam funnels. Tiered sterns, teak decks and traditional artworks belie the fact that these ships are built for speed as well as comfort. They cover everything from world cruises to the United States and Canada, to leisurely hops round the Mediterranean.
The Aurora is classically British with chic French touches, while the Oriana features art deco interiors and an imaginative range of entertainment. Both are great for children.
The other ships in the P&O fleet include the Ventura –specially designed for British travellers – and the sleek, sophisticated Azura, launched in 2010. If you’re looking for uniquely British, low-cost luxury cruises, we at The Co-operative Travel recommend P&O.