P&O Cruises' eight elegant ships are a regular fixture in the line's home port of Southampton, from where it sails year round. Aimed primarily at discerning British cruisers, this long-established line has ships and cruises for all tastes, from sample mini-break hops across the Channel to full world voyages, as well as no-fly cruises all over the Mediterranean and north to the Baltic and Norway, and an exotic, long-haul fly-cruise programme in winter. On a P&O Cruises ship, you can even get to the Caribbean and back without flying.
The fleet ranges from the petite Adonia, carrying just 710 passengers, all of them adults, to the splashy new Britannia, billed as 'Britain's biggest ship' with a capacity of 3,600 and aimed at the whole family. The whole fleet is receiving a new look over the next couple of years, with the ships' white hulls adorned with huge union flags and the trademark yellow funnels being painted a smart blue, emphasising the 'Britishness' of the company.
P&O Cruises has always aligned itself with British personalities and brands, a series of partnerships it continues to strengthen; bad boy of the kitchen Marco Pierre White lends his brilliance to several of the restaurants on board, while Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar has created Sindhu on several of the ships for a fine Indian dining experience. A tie-up with the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing has led to a series of popular themed cruises, with stars from the show on board, while small children are entertained by classic children's character Noddy. But whether you're a young family, a single traveller or an adventurer looking for a sophisticated, adults-only environment, there will be holiday to suit you with P&O Cruises.