Northern European City Escapes
Onboard P&O Cruises - Iona
Hays Cruise Extras
  • £60 on-board spending money per cabin OR car parking OR coach transfers
  • Child price from £1
  • Book today with a low deposit of £25pp
Why book…
  • Stroll through the legendary Fish Market, take a scenic barge tour, or visit one of many museum ships to learn more about Hamburg's seafaring past
  • Discover the opulent Canal Ring district — an UNESCO World Heritage site, or simply escape to the tranquil surroundings of Vondelpark in Amsterdam
  • Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Introducing Iona; P&O Cruises' most environmentally efficient and latest ship which is scheduled to sail to a world of destinations from 2020. Iona, inspired by the island in the Inner Hebrides, is designed to bring the outside in; featuring a SkyDome boasting astounding views. The ship will hold a staggering 5200 passengers and 1500 crew members. The 20 decks will be lined with 17 dining venues, 12 bars, four swimming pools, luxury staterooms, and a variety of entertainment venues for your enjoyment. Iona will combine everything you have come to love about P&O Cruises and will exceed your expectations with innovative out-of-this-world features, set to make your cruise holiday unforgettable.

Food
Iona is taking a new approach and is set to change traditional cruise dining by offering flexible Freedom Dining only. This means you get to choose when, where, and whom you eat with in the main dining rooms. Dine al fresco under shaded pavilion awnings at The Promenade Deck. Try the new gastronomic venues including traditional favourites at the Keel and Cow steakhouse and gastro pub or self-service takeaway options including Asian street food and American diner classics at The Quays Piazza. The Glass House will serve charcuterie and cheese boards, accompanied by a plethora of wines specifically chosen by wine experts. Dine at Sindhu for contemporary Indian fine dining or sample the best of British at Brodie's. Savour a selection of patisserie treats from Vistas Cafe Bar or satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream goodies at Gelataria.

Drink
The star of the show on Iona is certainly 710 club. Here you can indulge in expertly-made cocktails whilst listening to live and acoustic music from modern jazz to Rat Pack covers. Unwind in the stylish living room style Emerald Bar with a premium cocktail in hand, taking in the delights of this contemporary venue with new-found friends. Relish in tropical drinks and sundaes at Laguna Bar or admire the stunning sea views over the infinity pool whilst enjoying a chilled glass of wine at Infinity Bar.

Entertainment
Iona boasts a vast amount of modern facilities for your enjoyment. Lounge by one of the four pools, have fun at the splash park, or make new friends and play a challenging game at the sports court. Try your luck in the casino or treat yourself to some designer shopping at The Avenue. By day, the SkyDome is a social hub for relaxation with a poolside environment including dining and drinking options. Once the sun sets, it impeccably transforms into an entertainment venue; showcasing spectacular performances and parties under the stars spanning across three decks.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board P&O Iona for your seven-night cruise.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Hamburg, Germany
Germany's largest port and second-biggest city is found on the River Elbe in the north of the country. Hamburg has been an integral part of German trade since the Middle Ages and its strong maritime history can be seen throughout its culture, atmosphere and UNESCO-listed architecture today. Stroll through the legendary Fish Market, take a scenic barge tour, or visit one of many museum ships to learn more about Hamburg's seafaring past. Tower over Hamburg Airport and the Alps at the home of the largest model railway in the world — Miniatur Wunderland — or start at the Jungfernstieg in the city centre to find shops, cafes and multicultural restaurants.
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5 - 6: Rotterdam (for Amsterdam), Netherlands
There's so much to experience when you step ashore in the Netherland's capital city of Amsterdam. Explore the Museum District — home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum — and step back in time at Anne Frankhuis. Discover the opulent Canal Ring district — an UNESCO World Heritage site, or simply escape to the tranquil surroundings of Vondelpark. You can get close to marine and animal life at Natura Artis Magistra; buy colourful tulips at Bloemenmarkt; or enjoy an interactive beer tour with the Heineken Experience.
Day 7: Zeebrugge (for Bruges), Belgium
Step ashore today at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge - gateway to the 'Venice of the North', Bruges. Float along Bruges’ network of canals, admiring the heritage buildings that line the shore. Take a stroll around the Markt Square with its towering Belfry or admire Michelangelo's marble Madonna and Child at the Church of Our Lady. Get up-close views of glittering jewels at the Diamond Museum, discover the world of chocolate making at the Choco-Story and learn the art of lace making at the Lace Centre. Visit the tranquil Beguinage commune before stepping round the corner to tour the De Halve Maan Brewery.
Day 8: Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
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Select Price is based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of Inside cabin available and is subject to availability. ◊5% low deposit is applicable to all guests making a new booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. After this date the standard deposit of 15% will apply. *5% booking discount is applicable to all new guests making a new Select Price booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. **10% booking discount is applicable to past guests making a new Select Price booking from our new winter 2020/2021 collection before 29 April 2019. ~Book an applicable holiday and 3rd and 4th kids sail from £1pp on selected cruises to/from Southampton when sharing a cabin with two full paying adults. Prices are subject to availability and may go up or down. On-board spending money varies by cruise duration and is based on the number of nights spent on board (7 nights or more, excluding overnight flights) and cabin grade and applies to the first two guests sharing a cabin. Car parking is available on all Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more. Guests can leave their car in a secure car park (one space per booking). Return coach transfers are available on all Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more (excludes The World Cruise and Grand Tour). ^£50 per booking Hays Travel Exclusive discount is available on any bookings booked between 15 March 2019 - 29 April 2019 for sailings departing between 26 Sept 2019 - April 30 2021 with a stateroom spend of £3500 or more after P&O Cruises discounts have been deducted. Discount valid on a minimum of 2 adults sharing. ƗLaunch dates are as follows: 15/03/2019 P&O Iona for Top Tiers on Sale; 18/03/2019 P&O Iona General Sale; 19/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet for Top Tiers; 21/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet General Sale for EXUK Southampton departures (ecl The World Cruise and The Grand Tour) & Dubai and Arabian Gulf fly-cruise; 22/03/2019 Rest of P&O fleet for remaining sailings. Offers bookable for Top Tier (Caribbean, Baltic & Ligurian) members on the 15 March 2019 only; General sale will go on sale 18 March 2019.
Price per person from only
£499
December 2020 - 7 Nights - Sailing from Southampton Port
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