P&O Cruises | Iona

Named Iona as a celebration of the seas and our island nation, P&O Cruises NEW Iona makes her debut in May 2020. Departing from Southampton all year round, take the stress out of your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your break begins the moment you step onboard.

Ease into your holiday with laid-back or action packed days and nights at sea, taking the time to reconnect with the things you love and the people you love to do them with. By the time you arrive at your destination you are relaxed, energised and all set to explore.

Choice, flexibility and the ability to create your own on-board experiences lie at the heart of P&O Iona, giving you the chance to rest and play your way. The newest addition to the P&O fleet has been designed bu the world’s leading design and guest experience teams to make sure you have a wealth of dining, entertainment, socialising and relaxation options to make your holiday extra special. And rest assured you will be treated to the very best of British hospitality and the standards of service you know and love.

P&O Cruise Iona is on sale now.

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Key facts:



Inaugural Date:
May 2020


What's Onboard:

Sky Dome

Iona is designed to bring the outside in. Through innovative design and unique spaces, she connects you with the sea, sky and shoreline.

Iona’s SkyDome – the first of its kind in the cruise industry – is one such space. With its glass dome roof and spacious layout, it’s flooded with natural light. It offers a relaxed, poolside environment by day, with tantalising dining and drinking options; come evening, the space seamlessly transitions into a must-visit entertainment venue, showcasing spectacular aerialist performances and playing host to party nights under the stars. It’s a fun and welcoming space for families, offering laid-back dining, exciting entertainment, a swimming pool and room to roam.

The Grand Atrium

The Grand Atrium is the beating heart of Iona; a lively signature space that encapsulates the spirit of the ship. The architecturally impressive space sits on decks 6, 7 and 8 and boasts a contemporary design that brings in uninterrupted panoramic sea views and natural light.

As one of four primary entertainment spaces on board, the Grand Atrium offers lots to see and do around the clock. By day, it’s a place to meet, dine, relax, be entertained or simply watch the world go by; by night, it’s an immersive destination venue, balancing intimate spaces with larger social areas. The space seamlessly transitions between day and night through lighting and sound.

The Retreat

Iona’s spa is a haven of transformative wellness with endless opportunities to enjoy the finely curated collection of indigenous and authentic spa moments filled with exceptional service and unique experiences.

Set out in a beautifully designed space that plays out harmoniously across decks 5 and 6, the aesthetic is understated and elegant. Beyond, ocean views soothe and inspire in equal measure. In short, it’s the perfect atmosphere for unadulterated mindful relaxation.


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

The 710 Club: A secret haven exclusively for adults in which to relax and enjoy the musical atmosphere day or night
Ocean Studios: Four cinema screens will show both classics and recent blockbusters in surround sound
The Club House: Located on deck 8, it’s a lively venue that offers a variety of exciting entertainment, day and night.
The Limelight Club: A feast for the senses, with fantastic food, great company and top-notch entertainment. The venue showcases established and emerging entertainers and is the dedicated space for resident performers.
Headliner’s Theatre: Classic yet contemporary, it offers a sleek and sophisticated theatre experience. Plush, comfortable seating and the latest LED technology deliver the ‘wow’ factor.
The Ivory Suite: The perfect venue for renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies, or intimate to mid-sized events and private functions.


Iona will offer guests unprecedented levels of quality and flexibility when it comes to food and drink with 29 different venues. 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’:

P&O Cruises Firsts

– The 710 Club: A secret haven – exclusively for adults – is the perfect spot in which to relax and enjoy the musical atmosphere, day or night.
– The Keel and Cow: An unpretentious gastropub, where food and drink have been crafted into something truly special.
– The Quays: Informal dining options to suit every mood. This multi-venue dining piazza offers an amazing array of eateries and restaurants and is a lively hub for socialising over food and watching the world go by, including:
– The Boardwalk Diner: American classics meet Southern soul food with an all-day menu
– Fusion: A hot spot for lovers of authentic Asian flavours.
– Hook Line and Vinegar: For seaside hunger cravings at lunch or dinnertime, nothing beats traditional British fish and chips
– The Olive Grove: Celebrating the flavours of the southern and eastern Mediterranean with authentic dishes and sharing platters.

P&O Cruises Signatures

Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea
This unique twist on this classic British institution elevates the humble afternoon tea into something utterly decadent. As expected from the imagination of master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, delicious savoury and sweet surprises adorn each tempting cake stand, all served with a wide array of speciality teas.

By day, Andersons is a quiet lounge bar with a library for browsing – the ideal spot for reading and relaxation. By evening, it becomes the place for before or after-dinner drinks – the main dining restaurants are located next door.

Beachcomber Pool and Bar
A space to relax in the sun and shade. The bar will rustle up a wide range of much-loved cocktails while you relax and soak up the sunshine.

Brodie’s and Casino
This much-loved British pub, is a sociable place where a good time is guaranteed. It boasts the ship’s largest range of British and international bottled beers, ciders and real ale.

Crystal Bar and Laguna Bar
These poolside bars offer a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and are perfectly placed for al fresco refreshment

Emerald Bar
For evening glamour, the stylish Emerald Bar in the Grand Atrium is the cocktail hotspot, thanks to its relaxed living-room feel and a Covent Garden-style buzz.

Horizon Restaurant
Whatever the time of day or night, Horizon self-service buffet offers a wide range of tempting dishes, from traditional British favourites to foods from around the globe.

Main dining restaurants: Pearl, Coral, Aqua and Opal
All four main dining restaurants will offer Freedom Dining. This allows you to enjoy dining with little more sense of occasion, and the flexibility to dine with chosen companions at a time that suits you.

This informal and family-friendly gelateria serves scoops of modern Italian-style gelato in addition to premium tea and coffee.

Authentic Indian cuisine with a British twist.

SkyDome Pizzeria and Grill
The place to go for fresh oven-baked pizzas and grilled goodies such as top-quality burgers and classic fish and chips.

Sunset Bar
The Sunset Bar is the best place to enjoy a sundowner at the end of the day, with easy access to The Club House and its chilled evening vibe.

For happy holiday treats, Sundaes in the SkyDome is perfect for all the family with a wide range of ice cream favourites to choose from.

The Beach House
Inspired by South American, Caribbean and Stateside cuisines, the menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites.

The Club House
This flexible venue leads out into the aft end of the Promenade Deck to offer relaxing inside and outside spaces.

The Crow’s Nest
The iconic observation lounge is a well-established feature of the fleet. Offering panoramic views of the ocean in a relaxed, modern and elegant setting, it’s a delightful spot for daytime reveries and reading.

The Epicurean
A gastronomic blend of classic and contemporary fine dining in elegant surroundings with uninterrupted sea views. The mood in this Select Dining restaurant is refined and intimate: impeccable service, crisp white tablecloths and a premium wine list complement the extraordinary food.

The Glass House
For lovers of fine wine and great food. The premium wine bar boasts an impressive wine list curated by P&O Cruises Food Hero Olly Smith and offers a sophisticated environment.

The Limelight Club
This supper-club venue is a fixed favourite. After the daytime dancing classes, The Limelight Club is the place to be for adult-only evening dining and entertainment.

Vistas Café Bar
Serving premium tea, coffee and snacks, as well as tempting treats from P&O Cruises Food Hero and master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing pit stop while looking at fabulous ocean views or watching the world on ship go by.

Kids Club

Travelling with the family is an exciting adventure, and we know how important it is to keep children happy around the clock when on holiday. 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 our free on-board activity programme for children; a place to keep them safe and entertained throughout the day and evening

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)


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.