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P&O Cruises - Introducing Iona in 2020

2020 will put P&O Cruises in the history books once again. In two years, they will introduce Britain's biggest cruise ship, offering guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships. At 180,000 tons, this ship will offer more choice of accommodation, more places to dine in style, more spaces to relax, more entertainment and more freedom to make your holiday your own - wherever you are in the world.

P&O Cruises Iona Ship

So... What can we expect?

The ultimate way to see the Norwegian fjords

Iona begins her inaugural season in this incredible region. With departures throughout the spring and summer of 2020, you’ll have even more opportunities to explore one of the world’s most iconic destinations. The itineraries have been carefully designed as an introduction to the region, offering something for everyone, all wrapped up in one unforgettable holiday. In each port, a collection of shore excursions will take you to the heart of Norway’s astonishing natural wonders and diverse cultural attractions.

 

A world of even more choice on board

• Over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions.

• 8 speciality restaurants

• More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views.

• 18 whirlpools

• 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside)

• More than 6 places to have breakfast

• Plenty of entertainment venues from the theatre to venues for adults only.

Iona will offer guests unprecedented levels of quality and flexibility when it comes to food and drink. 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’. With 29 different venues to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whatever their mood, at any time of day and night.

Accommodation ::

With Iona, P&O Cruises have put guests at the heart of the new cabin designs. Working with hotel and hospitality design experts Richmond International, they’re delighted to bring guests even greater levels of comfort and style. They’re also offering even more choice and flexibility with the introduction of a brand-new style of accommodation, the Conservatory Mini Suite cabin.
Following in-depth research into the future of design for hotel, yacht and airline cabin accommodation, the interior spaces of the seven cabin types have been carefully configured to create a calm and sophisticated haven. The overarching design aesthetic takes its cues from seaside holidays, the sea and natural materials; a core colour palette of sands, light oak, beiges and whites is complemented by nautical navy blues and golds. These accent colours are used in stylish designs for carpets, textiles and soft furnishings while features such as porthole mirrors on light-blue walls add character and light to the interior spaces.

P&O Cruises Iona - Conservatory Suites

Conservatory Mini Suites
The Conservatory Mini Suite is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation and a signature option on Iona. The concept, which comes with mini suite benefits, brings the outdoors in with a personal and versatile conservatory-style room that forms an extension to the cabin. It offers great flexibility and creates a distinctive relaxation and socialising space.
This space, which includes stylish L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood. For example, in the morning guests can keep it closed to enjoy a quiet coffee overlooking the ocean while everyone else is still asleep. By day or in the evenings, the room opens out fully onto the balcony. With a direct connection to the sea, the space is cool and shaded – and perfect for chilling out in. In the evenings, it transforms into a spacious environment for private celebrations and socialising over pre-dinner drinks with friends and family. Leading directly onto the balcony, all configurations of this flexible space offer glorious seascape views.

P&O Cruises Iona - Aft Suite

Suites
Aft and Forward Suites are always special, giving guests the ultimate experience of relaxation in their own boutique-hotel haven. The suites on Iona take this to another level of comfort and style. The design direction is one of contemporary comfort and elegance – a luxurious space is created as the doors of interconnecting rooms open fully to create a larger, brighter studio ambience.
The furniture and material selection is focused on guest relaxation and comfort, and light tones add to the feeling of spaciousness. Furniture, including sofas, ottomans and lounge chairs, is upholstered in sands, beiges and off-whites. This core colour palette is complemented by soft furnishings and accessories such as cushions and luxurious twill throws in mustard hues with navy detailing. Lighting, fixtures and fittings, and bathroom finishes and materials match this extraordinary quality of detail. In the spacious bathroom, the double sink units set in stunning black marble are a striking focal point, surrounded by elegant white marble walls and floor tiling.
As with all suites, guests benefit from the clever configuration of different interior zones with separate lounge and bedroom areas, segregated dressing areas and spacious en suite bathrooms. All suites have direct access to large balconies and benefit from a range of exclusive services, such as a personal Butler and a range of in-suite dining options.

P&O Cruises Iona - Balcony Cabins

Balcony Cabins
The sea and coastline are the stars on Iona, and the Balcony accommodation gives guests the chance to enjoy them to the full, whether travelling solo or in a larger group.
There are four options to choose from – Deluxe (the most spacious), Balcony, Single and Standard Balcony – all of which offer an extended private space in which to relax and unwind. From enjoying a cup of tea in the morning to watching the sun set with a drink, guests can relax in their own private area. Balcony cabins also allow greater flexibility for outdoor dining using the Room Service menu.
For larger groups and families, the internal spaces have been skilfully designed to include attractive built-in drop-down bunk beds and flexible sleeping arrangements that maximise space and seating by day and provide comfortable bedding by night.

Other cabin types
To complete the options of accommodation and offer great choice and value, Iona’s cabin selection of course includes Sea view (Outside) and Inside cabins. Here, too, the design and choices of colours and materials optimises the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the interior space.
The clever design of these cabin types maximises storage options and all cabins boast the personal touches that create a stylish and comfortable atmosphere – including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.

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Did you know?

The new ship is P&O Cruises' most environmentally efficient yet!
The ship will be the most environmentally efficient ship in the history of P&O Cruises. Powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas, exhaust emissions will be significantly reduced to help protect the environment.

The ship will have a capacity for 5,200 guests!
This makes it the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market.

P&O Cruises have partnered with the best in the business!
Some of the world's leading hospitality, interior design, maritime and architectural experts, as well as leading cruise ship designers and builders, have come together to create unrivalled experiences and levels of luxury on board.

Design innovation is being taken to new levels by collaborations with award-winning architectural and interior design teams:
• Meyer Werft (Papenburg): world-leading builder of luxury passenger ships. They have built ships for Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Saga.
• Jestico+Whiles (London): award-winning residential and commercial architects whose work includes Aquashard (London), the Yas Hotel (Abu Dhabi) and the W Hotel (London).
• Richmond International (London): hotel architecture and interior experts. P&O Cruises are once again joining forces with Richmond International (London), who worked on Britannia and whose luxury hotel portfolio includes The Langham Hotel (London and Chicago), The Four Seasons Moscow, and Sandy Lane Hotel (Barbados).
• Partner Ship Design (Hamburg): experienced in maritime architecture and specialists in on board guest experience and flow. Projects include AIDA, Costa, P&O Cruises and Carnival.

T&Cs: Images are for illustrative purposes only. Supplied by Richmond International. All fares shown include any promotional savings and are "from" per person based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of cabin.