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P&O Cruises offers Ultimate Escape UK holidays this summer

P&O Cruises offers Ultimate Escape UK holidays this summer

P&O Cruises is offering a series of short breaks on flagship Britannia this summer and weeklong cruises on new ship Iona. These cruises will depart from Southampton between June and September, sailing around the UK coast, “where the sun shines brightest.”

Setting sail from Southampton guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate British break on Britannia and Iona – gourmet dining and poolside bites; cocktails and coffees; shopping, spas, shows and endless sea views.

Britannia will offer three and four night breaks and one six night holiday running from June 27, 2021 through to September 19, 2021. Iona offers seven night itineraries running from August 7, 2021 to September 18, 2021. Prices start from £449 per person for a three night break on Britannia. Iona’s seven night maiden voyage starts from £1,199 per person.

Britannia Sailings 

Cruise Nights Departure date Itinerary
B113N 4 nights 27 June 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B113P 3 nights 1 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B113Q 4 nights 4 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B113R 3 nights 8 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B114N 4 nights 11 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B114P 3 nights 15 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B114Q 4 nights 18 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B114R 3 nights 22 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B115N 4 nights 25 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B115P 3 nights 29 July 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B115Q 4 nights 1 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B115R 3 nights 5 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B116N 4 nights 8 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B116P 3 nights 12 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B116Q 4 nights 15 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B116R 3 nights 19 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B117N 4 nights 22 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B117P 3 nights 26 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B118N 4 nights 29 August 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B118P 3 nights 2 September 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B119N 4 nights 5 September 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B119P 3 nights 9 September 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B120N 4 nights 12 September 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B120P 3 nights 16 September 2021 Southampton – South Cornwall Coastal –
Southampton
B121N 6 nights 19 September 2021 Southampton – Liverpool (evening) –
Southampton

Example Ultimate Escape itineraries:
Prices for a balcony cabin and subject to availability.

Three night cruise on Britannia, from £449
The price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising along the south coast of England.

Four night cruise on Britannia, from £499
The price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising along the south coast of England.

Iona Sailings 

Cruise Nights Departure date Itinerary
G126N 7 nights 7 August 2021 Maiden Cruise: Southampton –
Scottish Isles Coastal – Southampton
G127N 7 nights 14 August 2021 Southampton – Channel Island Coastal –
French Coast Cruising – Southampton
G128N 7 nights 21 August 2021 Southampton – Scottish Isles Coastal –
Southampton
G129N 7 nights 28 August 2021 Southampton – Channel Island Coastal –
French Coast Cruising – Southampton
G130N 7 nights 4 September 2021 Southampton – Channel Island Coastal –
French Coast Cruising – Southampton
G131N 7 nights 11 September 2021 Southampton – Channel Island Coastal –
French Coast Cruising – Southampton
G132N 7 nights 18 September 2021 Southampton – Channel Island Coastal –
French Coast Cruising – Southampton

Iona Maiden – Scottish Islands, 7 nights, from £1,199
Seven night cruise on Iona (G126N) from £1,199 per person. Departing August 7, 2021 the price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising to Scotland including the Inner Hebrides and the island of Iona.

Voyage to the sun, 7 nights, from £779
Seven night cruise on Iona from £779 per person. The price includes full board meals and
entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising past the Channel Islands and along the coast of France.

Dining
Foodies are spoilt for choice on both Britannia and Iona. The Glass House boasts 40 wines
handpicked by wine expert Olly Smith and paired with a delicious small-bites menu. There’s fine dining in beautiful surroundings at Epicurean, and authentic Indian food with a British twist at Sindhu as well as Britannia’s Marco Pierre White Cookery Club. The Market Café on Britannia is full of sweet treats by master pâtissier Eric Lanlard (and Epicurean offers his decadent afternoon tea), while The Beach House is a laid-back spot offering comfort-food favourites.

On Iona, good food is an art form. With 30 different places to eat, there are many exciting
new dining concepts including The Quays, piazza-style dining with a lively atmosphere and choices including American diner, Mediterranean classics, Asian favourites or traditional fish and chips. The Keel and Cow is a British gastropub serving speciality aged steaks and for a lighter bite the global dishes at Taste 360 offer an exciting new on-deck dining experience which will include authentic dishes from Spanish chef Jose Pizarro.

Entertainment
Guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment from movies to full-scale production shows, live music to impromptu aerial acrobatics. Iona’s entertainment will reach new heights in
SkyDome and its retractable stage presenting top acts, live shows and late-night dancing. In the Grand Atrium there will be aerialists and pop-up performances while Headliners theatre will present contemporary shows mixing song, dance and showbiz glamour. Music-lovers will enjoy The 710 Club catching live sets from renowned music and singing talent. Ocean Studios is the place to be for new releases and classic movies.

The cruises go on sale on Monday March 22, 2021 at 8.30am, you can pre-register by completing the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

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Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme, and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Britannia and Iona will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated* guests only. All guests and crew will be required to follow enhanced health and wellbeing measures to protect everyone on board on these cruises. These have been developed with guidance from our global medical and public health experts and scientists and in close coordination with UK government agencies. These protocols include enhanced sanitation measures, appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks in certain areas of the ship. Crew will also undergo a strict testing and quarantine regime as well as regular testing during their time on board. Our protocols are subject to change, as we will continue to work with our experts and with government bodies to ensure all of our practices evolve in line with latest advice, with our primary focus always being to protect the health and wellbeing of our crew and guests and the communities we visit. Travel insurance will also be mandatory for all guests. Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Britannia and Iona will be for UK resident, Covid-19 vaccinated guests only. For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of seven days following the second dose of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Covid-19 vaccination policy. All other P&O Cruises holidays currently on sale do not require guests to be vaccinated. ** T&Cs apply

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