P&O Cruises’ 2020: Iona’s debut, North America & Canada, more theme cruises

Iona joins the P&O Cruises fleet in 2020

P&O Cruises’ summer 2020 programme features 160 cruises including Iona’s maiden season in the Norwegian fjords.

Also new: itineraries in the Mediterranean, Norway and Iceland, North America, Canada and the British Isles, as well as a selection of short breaks.

30-night Canada & North America sailing

Key features of the 2020 programme across P&O Cruises’ seven ship fleet include the launch of Iona’s itineraries in the Norwegian fjords from May to September 2020 and a 30-night itinerary to Canada and North America on Arcadia in September, which includes an overnight call in Boston as well as three full days in New York.

Also highlighted: Arcadia’s Northern Lights cruise in early October and Aurora’s sole Iceland cruise in summer, including an overnight call in Reykjavik, as well as calls to Isafjördur and Akureyri.

A number of Discovery cruises on board Aurora and Arcadia feature a combination of classic destinations and new places in the Atlantic Islands, Western Mediterranean, Norwegian fjords, Iceland, North Cape and the Baltic.

Strictly Come Dancing with one-on-one lessons

Theme cruises include a P&O Cruises unique staple Strictly Come Dancing which in 2020 allows guests the opportunity to book private one-on-one dance lessons as well as dinner in a speciality restaurant hosted by one of the professional dancers.

Other themed sailing focus on the Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Food Heroes cruises headlined by Marco Pierre White, Olly Smith or Eric Lanlard.

Music festivals and sports legends

During Music Festivals at Sea and Legends at Sea sailings, guests can learn from elite athletes and take part in coaching sessions with them. Top-flight professionals from a variety of sports including football, rugby and athletics will be on board. Guest athletes from 2018 include Jason Robinson OBE (rugby), Rachel Yankey OBE (football) and Matthew Hoggard MBE (cricket).

Maiden calls abound with Arcadia making first visits to Fuerteventura, Genoa, Bornholm and Gythion; Aurora to Kirkwall, Grundafjordur, Saguenay, Sept Îles and Gaspé; Britannia to Málaga; Iona to Stavanger, Olden, Geiranger, Bergen and Åesund and Oceana to Nafplio, Cephalonia, Rijeka and Rovinj.

 

Posted 4 September 2018

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