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Introducing P&O Cruises new brand ambassador Gary Barlow

Singer, songwriter, producer and performer...Gary Barlow’s many talents speak for themselves. And now, P&O Cruises is delighted to announce he has taken on the exciting role of brand ambassador.

This pioneering partnership will fuse music with amazing travel experiences to deliver spine-tingling moments on board, with Gary’s debut role as musical director of The 710 Club on Iona.

As musical director of The 710 Club, Gary is set to make Iona’s intimate music bar the most exciting live music venue at sea.

Showcasing an eclectic range of performances, curated to appeal to British music lovers, this atmospheric late-night music venue will offer an opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to get their break. This collaboration highlights P&O Cruises commitment to providing world-class entertainment on Iona that places music firmly at its heart.

What’s more, Gary will be stepping on board two Iona holidays in 2020, bringing P&O Cruises guests two exclusive performances on each cruise.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams.

Gary’s last solo record Since I Saw You Last sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest-selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production Finding Neverland, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical The Girls and also working alongside his Take That bandmates to produce The Band, a record-breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.

In Gary’s own words...

“I want The 710 Club to be a celebration of great music and great talent. As its musical director, I want to give a unique experience for people who love music as much as I do.

Music’s been such a massive part of my life – and taken me on so many journeys and adventures. I’m hoping to pass this on to all the guests in my club.”

Welcome to The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow on Iona “It’s all about the music.”

A place to immerse yourself in the seductive sounds of an array of musical genres that have inspired Gary over the years, The 710 Club on P&O Cruises newest ship, Iona, is a sophisticated bar that is being crafted to Gary’s creative vision.

Atmospheric and low-lit, the club will serve up live music with an unmistakably vintage vibe, stylish cocktails and the most important ingredient of all; a little escapism, to ensure the good times continue long into the night.

Gary is bringing his vision and personality to The 710 Club, exclusively on Iona. Exclusively for adults, its stage will light up to the sounds of its talented resident band; a group guided by Gary. Yet his involvement runs far deeper; to choosing music for the club, selecting future performers and playlists and even shaping the interiors and signature cocktails.

Having performed at countless pubs and clubs at the start of his career, Gary loves to see up-and-coming talent catch that all-important break and this is exactly what The 710 Club is all about. The club will showcase a new guest performer every month, giving new talent the chance to shine, while the resident band will weave their own spell with numbers inspired by Gary’s life, loves and musical style, creating atmospheric sets that have been crafted for the true music lover.


IonaFest

Holiday Like Never Before

The beauty of a P&O Cruises holiday is anything goes; you might kayak along a fjord or mangrove by morning and lounge in the spa by afternoon, explore by tuk tuk, bicycle or catamaran by day and kick up your heels to a live band by evening. Through this happy fusion of incredible destinations, exploration and on-board experiences, your holiday takes shape – and what a holiday it could be!

Whether you like to tread your own path or thrive on the insider knowledge only a local guide can give you, we can help you get to the heart of each and every destination.

HOLIDAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE

It’s time to holiday like never before....

  • Discover Iona – arriving May 2020. The latest, greatest P&O Cruises experience!


Plus, across the whole P&O Cruises fleet, you can:

  • Discover a different destination day after day
  • Combine the best of the beach break, city break and spa break in one unforgettable holiday
  • Tailor the pace day by day, hour to hour
  • Enjoy more evenings in port than ever – a great way to experience the nightlife
  • Enjoy unrivalled variety and adventure. Gaze up at Barcelona’s Sagrada Família one day and peel back the centuries in Monaco’s old town the next.
  • Discover something new on board, from local performers on deck and buffets inspired by the region to theatre shows and live bands.

IonaFest

INTRODUCING IONAFEST 2020

An unmissable seven-night celebration in the Norwegian Fjords

Some of today’s biggest music artists. An astonishing naming celebration. Street-food-style pop-ups and bars inspired by foodie fantasies. And to crown it all, Norway’s awe-inspiring fjords as the breathtaking backdrop. Introducing Ionafest 2020: the extraordinary festival experience on P&O Cruises' new ship, Iona. Get ready to swap a sea of tents for sublime mountain peaks and shimmering blue waters. Savour panoramic views and luxurious accommodation after full days exploring out-of-this-world destinations. And prepare for thrilling performances from acts we can barely keep from spilling…

On 4 July 2020, Iona is hitting the holiday stage with a festival like no other. Kick-starting with a naming celebration to top all introductions, don’t miss out on incredible headline acts, worldclass performances and enthralling events at every turn. Feel day one of Ionafest build to the famous bottle smash, and for those who don’t want the night to end, an after-party promises to keep the celebrations in full swing.

What’s more, all headline acts and events are included in the price for Ionafest 2020! As many events are taking place simultaneously across the entire ship, you’ll need to decide which performances and celebrations you wish to attend. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Yet, while we cannot guarantee you will see every chosen act and event, we can promise a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience.

To add to all of this, the Norwegian Fjords set Ionafest 2020’s jaw-dropping scene. Following the astonishing naming celebration, Iona will sail to Norway’s dramatic landscape. Dance in Iona’s SkyDome to live DJ sets and acoustic sessions as sheer cliffs and tumbling waterfalls drift by. Feast your senses on everything from luminous glaciers to drool-worthy pop-up restaurants.

And discover entertainment at every twist and turn; think exclusive shows, a silent disco, gin tastings, live screenings and aerial wonders across the entire ship. Expect the unexpected at Ionafest 2020.

HEADLINER AND FULL LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

On sale now!

  • Naming celebration (with top-secret headliner!)
  • Clean Bandit
  • Trevor Nelson, MBE
  • Jo Whiley
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Sara Cox
  • Alex James Orchestra
  • After-party

Calling Life's Explorers

More Reasons to say ‘Cheers’

P&O Cruises Drinks Packages

To help you tailor your holiday just the way you like it, we’ve created four drinks packages that offer unbeatable choice and value. Each is available on any holiday of five nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés on board. So, what’ll it be?

The Ultimate drinks package
£39.95pp per day
Say ‘yes’ to a cocktail or simply sip your ‘usual’. Enjoy fantastic value and the choice of nearly every drink we serve. A Children’s package is included too.

The Non-alcoholic drinks package
£19.95pp per day
From a poolside mocktail to a primo Costa coffee, take your pick from a huge range of refreshing soft drinks.

The Hot drinks package
£10.95pp per day
With a choice of unlimited primo Costa coffees, teapigs™ teas and hot chocolates, it’s no wonder some like it hot.

The Children’s drinks package
£7.95pp per day
We know how thirsty they get! Relax with unlimited selected soft drinks (also included with the Ultimate package).

*Terms and Conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

P&O Cruises can trace its roots back over 175 years to the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation company in 1837, so you can be sure we’re cruise experts. The exceptional choices and service our cruises provide not only create memorable experiences, but are also great value for money.

Guests can enjoy the holiday of a lifetime every time they cruise with us. P&O Cruises want to give passengers a holiday to remember, filled with special occasions and memorable moments. From the friendly greeting they receive as they step on board, to Black Tie nights where the entire ship dresses to the nines, or from a lazy afternoon of pampering in The Retreat, to a romantic dinner for two at a Marco Pierre White restaurant, everything about a P&O Cruises holiday will make guests feel special. And when the cabin steward knows your name, and the bar steward remembers your favourite drink, that’s simply how a P&O Cruises holiday should be.

Explore exciting destinations all around the world, with the comforts of being at home. We understand today’s cosmopolitan British tastes, with different style restaurants, including Michelin-starred chef, Atul Kochhar’s fine dining Indian restaurant, and restaurants by Marco Pierre White. Sophisticated bars with specially selected wines by TV’s Olly Smith. West End style shows, and comedians you can really have a laugh with. There’s even tea & coffee making facilities in your cabin for that early morning drink, with Twining’s tea of course.

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IonaFest

Introducing P&O Cruises new brand ambassador Gary Barlow

Singer, songwriter, producer and performer...Gary Barlow’s many talents speak for themselves. And now, P&O Cruises is delighted to announce he has taken on the exciting role of brand ambassador.

This pioneering partnership will fuse music with amazing travel experiences to deliver spine-tingling moments on board, with Gary’s debut role as musical director of The 710 Club on Iona.

As musical director of The 710 Club, Gary is set to make Iona’s intimate music bar the most exciting live music venue at sea.

Showcasing an eclectic range of performances, curated to appeal to British music lovers, this atmospheric late-night music venue will offer an opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to get their break. This collaboration highlights P&O Cruises commitment to providing world-class entertainment on Iona that places music firmly at its heart.

What’s more, Gary will be stepping on board two Iona holidays in 2020, bringing P&O Cruises guests two exclusive performances on each cruise.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters and record producers. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards and sold over 45 million records. Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams.

Gary’s last solo record Since I Saw You Last sold more than 600,000 copies and was the ninth biggest-selling album that year. In more recent years, Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production Finding Neverland, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical The Girls and also working alongside his Take That bandmates to produce The Band, a record-breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.

In Gary’s own words...

“I want The 710 Club to be a celebration of great music and great talent. As its musical director, I want to give a unique experience for people who love music as much as I do.

Music’s been such a massive part of my life – and taken me on so many journeys and adventures. I’m hoping to pass this on to all the guests in my club.”

Welcome to The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow on Iona “It’s all about the music.”

A place to immerse yourself in the seductive sounds of an array of musical genres that have inspired Gary over the years, The 710 Club on P&O Cruises newest ship, Iona, is a sophisticated bar that is being crafted to Gary’s creative vision.

Atmospheric and low-lit, the club will serve up live music with an unmistakably vintage vibe, stylish cocktails and the most important ingredient of all; a little escapism, to ensure the good times continue long into the night.

Gary is bringing his vision and personality to The 710 Club, exclusively on Iona. Exclusively for adults, its stage will light up to the sounds of its talented resident band; a group guided by Gary. Yet his involvement runs far deeper; to choosing music for the club, selecting future performers and playlists and even shaping the interiors and signature cocktails.

Having performed at countless pubs and clubs at the start of his career, Gary loves to see up-and-coming talent catch that all-important break and this is exactly what The 710 Club is all about. The club will showcase a new guest performer every month, giving new talent the chance to shine, while the resident band will weave their own spell with numbers inspired by Gary’s life, loves and musical style, creating atmospheric sets that have been crafted for the true music lover.


IonaFest

Holiday Like Never Before

The beauty of a P&O Cruises holiday is anything goes; you might kayak along a fjord or mangrove by morning and lounge in the spa by afternoon, explore by tuk tuk, bicycle or catamaran by day and kick up your heels to a live band by evening. Through this happy fusion of incredible destinations, exploration and on-board experiences, your holiday takes shape – and what a holiday it could be!

Whether you like to tread your own path or thrive on the insider knowledge only a local guide can give you, we can help you get to the heart of each and every destination.

HOLIDAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE

It’s time to holiday like never before....

  • Discover Iona – arriving May 2020. The latest, greatest P&O Cruises experience!


Plus, across the whole P&O Cruises fleet, you can:

  • Discover a different destination day after day
  • Combine the best of the beach break, city break and spa break in one unforgettable holiday
  • Tailor the pace day by day, hour to hour
  • Enjoy more evenings in port than ever – a great way to experience the nightlife
  • Enjoy unrivalled variety and adventure. Gaze up at Barcelona’s Sagrada Família one day and peel back the centuries in Monaco’s old town the next.
  • Discover something new on board, from local performers on deck and buffets inspired by the region to theatre shows and live bands.

IonaFest

INTRODUCING IONAFEST 2020

An unmissable seven-night celebration in the Norwegian Fjords

Some of today’s biggest music artists. An astonishing naming celebration. Street-food-style pop-ups and bars inspired by foodie fantasies. And to crown it all, Norway’s awe-inspiring fjords as the breathtaking backdrop. Introducing Ionafest 2020: the extraordinary festival experience on P&O Cruises' new ship, Iona. Get ready to swap a sea of tents for sublime mountain peaks and shimmering blue waters. Savour panoramic views and luxurious accommodation after full days exploring out-of-this-world destinations. And prepare for thrilling performances from acts we can barely keep from spilling…

On 4 July 2020, Iona is hitting the holiday stage with a festival like no other. Kick-starting with a naming celebration to top all introductions, don’t miss out on incredible headline acts, worldclass performances and enthralling events at every turn. Feel day one of Ionafest build to the famous bottle smash, and for those who don’t want the night to end, an after-party promises to keep the celebrations in full swing.

What’s more, all headline acts and events are included in the price for Ionafest 2020! As many events are taking place simultaneously across the entire ship, you’ll need to decide which performances and celebrations you wish to attend. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Yet, while we cannot guarantee you will see every chosen act and event, we can promise a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience.

To add to all of this, the Norwegian Fjords set Ionafest 2020’s jaw-dropping scene. Following the astonishing naming celebration, Iona will sail to Norway’s dramatic landscape. Dance in Iona’s SkyDome to live DJ sets and acoustic sessions as sheer cliffs and tumbling waterfalls drift by. Feast your senses on everything from luminous glaciers to drool-worthy pop-up restaurants.

And discover entertainment at every twist and turn; think exclusive shows, a silent disco, gin tastings, live screenings and aerial wonders across the entire ship. Expect the unexpected at Ionafest 2020.

HEADLINER AND FULL LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

On sale now!

  • Naming celebration (with top-secret headliner!)
  • Clean Bandit
  • Trevor Nelson, MBE
  • Jo Whiley
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Sara Cox
  • Alex James Orchestra
  • After-party

Calling Life's Explorers

More Reasons to say ‘Cheers’

P&O Cruises Drinks Packages

To help you tailor your holiday just the way you like it, we’ve created four drinks packages that offer unbeatable choice and value. Each is available on any holiday of five nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés on board. So, what’ll it be?

The Ultimate drinks package
£39.95pp per day
Say ‘yes’ to a cocktail or simply sip your ‘usual’. Enjoy fantastic value and the choice of nearly every drink we serve. A Children’s package is included too.

The Non-alcoholic drinks package
£19.95pp per day
From a poolside mocktail to a primo Costa coffee, take your pick from a huge range of refreshing soft drinks.

The Hot drinks package
£10.95pp per day
With a choice of unlimited primo Costa coffees, teapigs™ teas and hot chocolates, it’s no wonder some like it hot.

The Children’s drinks package
£7.95pp per day
We know how thirsty they get! Relax with unlimited selected soft drinks (also included with the Ultimate package).

*Terms and Conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

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P&O Cruises can trace its roots back over 175 years to the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation company in 1837, so you can be sure we’re cruise experts. The exceptional choices and service our cruises provide not only create memorable experiences, but are also great value for money.

Guests can enjoy the holiday of a lifetime every time they cruise with us. P&O Cruises want to give passengers a holiday to remember, filled with special occasions and memorable moments. From the friendly greeting they receive as they step on board, to Black Tie nights where the entire ship dresses to the nines, or from a lazy afternoon of pampering in The Retreat, to a romantic dinner for two at a Marco Pierre White restaurant, everything about a P&O Cruises holiday will make guests feel special. And when the cabin steward knows your name, and the bar steward remembers your favourite drink, that’s simply how a P&O Cruises holiday should be.

Explore exciting destinations all around the world, with the comforts of being at home. We understand today’s cosmopolitan British tastes, with different style restaurants, including Michelin-starred chef, Atul Kochhar’s fine dining Indian restaurant, and restaurants by Marco Pierre White. Sophisticated bars with specially selected wines by TV’s Olly Smith. West End style shows, and comedians you can really have a laugh with. There’s even tea & coffee making facilities in your cabin for that early morning drink, with Twining’s tea of course.

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