P&O Cruises newest ship Iona will be launching in 2020.
Itineraries will go on sale in September 2018 – be the first to find out more about the ship, sailings and destinations by pre-registering below.
Iona, as a celebration of the sea and our island nation. Named after the tranquil island in the Inner Hebrides; known for its stunning landscape and epic views of the ocean. Iona too is set to make the sea the star. From many of her innovative spaces you’ll be able to appreciate the beauty of the sea, and views of the ever-changing coastline vistas and ports of call.
Iona on sale dates …
Iona Main Launch – 12th September 2018 (for sailings May 2020 – October 2020)
Pre-Register now for more information on Iona…
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Iona – the ultimate way to see the Norwegian fjords
The Norwegian fjords are a wild wonderland of breathtaking scenery, cultural gems and action-packed adventure. This dramatic destination is on many travellers’ must-visit lists, and for good reason – once you’ve visited the fjords, you’ll never forget them.
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.
Five Unforgettables in the Fjords
1. Active adventures – Hiking, kayaking, ziplining… The Norwegian fjords will leave you breathless in more ways than one.
2. Cultural encounters – From Vikings to Edvard Munch, the fjords are a cultural playground. What will you discover first?
3. Effortlessly epic vistas – Explore fjords deep and mountains high for unbelievably epic views you won’t soon forget.
4. Local flavours – Fancy a skillingsbolle? Craving crayfish? It’s all all on the menu in the fjords. Go on and tuck in..
5. Natural wonders – Discover nature at its best in Norway’s dramatic fjords, crystal-clear lakes and powerful glaciers.
Discover fabulous Norwegian destinations on Iona
Alesund – Everything about Ålesund is pretty. From its location at the entrance of Geirangerfjord to its unique architecture, it’s the kind of place that sticks with you long after you’ve left. Much of the town centre was devastated by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in Art Nouveau style, and today it’s a well-preserved example of the decorative architectural technique.
Bergen – Nestled within seven mountains and seven fjords is beautiful Bergen. It’s a fittingly picturesque setting for Norway’s second-largest city, itself a beguiling combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture.
Geiranger – The Geirangerfjord region is nature at its eye-popping, heart-stopping, take-your-breath-away best. The small idyllic village and cruise port of Geiranger lies at the head of the famous S-shaped Geirangerfjord. It’s surrounded by spectacular UNESCO-listed scenery: the area is recognised as one of outstanding natural beauty, boasting some of Norway’s longest, deepest, narrowest and most dramatic fjords.
Olden – Cameras at the ready: for unforgettable scenery, it’s hard to beat Olden. The picturesque village is snuggled in a lush green river valley at the end of Nordfjord. It’s blessed with a beautiful fjordic coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen.
Stavanger – originally a Viking stronghold – is a former European Capital of Culture, and it’s not hard to see why. The city is heaven for culture vultures, boasting an impressive mix of museums, galleries and events celebrating Norway’s rich heritage.
Explore Iona’s cabins
Conservatory Mini-suite cabins – The Conservatory Mini-suite cabin is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation and a signature option on Iona
Suites – Aft and Forward Suites are always special, giving guests the ultimate experience of relaxation in their own boutique-hotel haven. A luxurious space is created as the doors of interconnecting rooms open fully to create a larger, brighter studio ambience.
Balcony cabins – The sea is the star on Iona and the Balcony accommodation gives guests the chance to enjoy it to the full, whether travelling solo or in a larger group.
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.
Explore The Grand Atrium onboard Iona
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.
What to expect onboard Iona
Choice, flexibility and the ability to create your own on-board experiences lie at the heart of our new ship, giving you the chance to rest and play your way. Our new ship has been designed by 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, our P&O Cruises DNA will still shine through. You’ll be treated to the best British hospitality and standards of service that you know and love.
- 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
Did you know?
- The new ship is our most environmentally efficient yet
- The ship will have a capacity for 5,200 guests
A sneak peak onboard Iona..