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.
Norwegian Fjords onboard Iona (May – September 2020)
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.
Spain, Portugal & Canary Islands & Northern European onboard Iona (Oct 2020 – March 2021)
Rightly famed for their abundant sunshine and sandy shores, these dynamic destinations offer so much more than winter-sun or beach-based breaks. When holidaying on Iona, guests can leave the sun-lounger behind and treat their senses to a world of eye-opening culture. The itinerary takes in seven fabulous destinations famed for their beautiful beaches, rich heritage and incredible weather – perfect for a warming dose of winter sun.
On Iona, you’ll get the chance to explore Amsterdam, Bruges, Hamburg and Rotterdam. These four iconic cities are bursting with local quirks, history, culture, fine wines and plenty of good times. You’ll explore these famed destinations and enjoy two full days in Rotterdam, giving you the chance to soak up the wonders and vibrant atmosphere of Amsterdam. The ultimate city escape calls.
Studding the Spanish and Portuguese coastlines, these eight destinations are gateways to iconic sights and unforgettable experiences. Each has a unique cityscape, where past and present play out in a lively mix of architecture and anything-but-everyday life. Walk on golden sands, take a cultural journey through the ages, set your pulse racing in rolling countryside and listen to the heartfelt sounds of local musicians.
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.
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Explore The SkyDome onboard Iona
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.
SkyDome sits on two decks – deck 16 is where you’ll find food and drink, as well as the swimming pool, whirlpools and sun loungers. Deck 17, meanwhile, is a mezzanine level offering a bar and seating area, making it perfect for relaxing during the day or watching the entertainment at night.
The glass dome roof was designed by award-winning British engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan, who are renowned for their work on such innovative structures as Bulgari Glass House in Italy and Apple Park in California. It lets the light in and creates a temperate climate while allowing for a clear view of the sky.
Underneath the dome, an informal and inviting space created by cruise ship specialists Partner Ship Design allows you to relax, dine and be entertained while you enjoy views of the sky and the ship’s surroundings. Greenery and artworks create a peaceful environment in which to relax.
By day or by night, for early birds and night owls, SkyDome is the place to spend quality time at sea.
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
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Choose from over 15 places to eat to suit all appetites and occasions, 8 speciality restaurants and more than 6 places to have breakfast.
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More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views.
Plenty of entertainment venues from the theatre to venues for adults only.
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Choose from 18 whirlpools and 4 swimming pools.
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The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.
Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.
As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.
Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.
The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.
On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.
Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.
Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.
During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.
There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.
Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.
A discretionary service charge of £3.95 per passenger per day is added to shipboard accounts.
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