Iona - Inaugural Itineraries
IONA is the name of P&O Cruises brand new ship launching in 2020!
Designed for a new generation of cruising, the 180,000 ton ship will offer more choices of accommodation, more places to dine in style, more spaces to relax, more entertainment, and more freedom to make your holiday your own - wherever you are in the world.
Aft and Forward Suites are always special, giving you the ultimate experience of relaxation in your own boutique-hotel haven. The suites on Iona take this to another level of comfort and style. The design direction is one of contemporary comfort and elegance.
The Conservatory Mini-suite is an exciting new addition to the choice of accommodation on Iona. This space, which includes L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood. With a direct connection to the sea, the space is cool and shaded – and perfect for chilling out in.
The sea and coastline are the stars on Iona, and the Balcony accommodation gives you the chance to enjoy them to the full. There are four options to choose from – Deluxe (the most spacious), Balcony, Single and Standard Balcony – all of which offer an extended private space in which to relax and unwind.
Iona's Grand Atrium
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.
The Quays is an exciting foodie piazza offering a great range of self-service and takeaway venues and a lively atmosphere for sociable dining. Within The Quays, a host of new dining venues showcasing cuisines from around the world will create a vibrant buzz – from American diner classics to Asian fast-food favourites. Another foodie first is The Keel and Cow, a fabulous British gastropub serving hearty pub fare. The 710 Club serves up live music and stylish cocktails: the perfect combination to let the good times roll long into the night.
Here’s one for the film buffs: Ocean Studios on deck 6 offers a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a relaxing environment in which to be entertained and enjoy a premium cinema experience. Four cinema screens will show both classics and recent blockbusters in surround sound. With screenings throughout the day, there will be films to suit all tastes – and the opportunity to grab some popcorn and snacks before sitting back and relaxing in plush boutique surroundings.
The Keel & Cow
This gastropub on deck 8 offers a quick and convenient breakfast, and top-quality, authentic pub lunches. With dishes such as a signature beef and stout burger and beer-battered fish with triple-cooked chips. At night, gather with friends and enjoy hearty dishes and juicy steaks. Watch your food come together and see the chefs hard at work in the open galley.
A major new entertainment venue called SkyDome will be one of Iona’s star attractions. Set on decks 16 and 17 and featuring an impressive roof and a pool with a retractable stage, it offers a unique space whatever the weather and the time of day. By day, SkyDome is the perfect place for relaxation and informal dining, with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and poolside features, and shaded seating areas. By night, it comes alive with aerial performances, immersive shows and deck parties.
For evening glamour, the stylish Emerald Bar on deck 6 offers a relaxing living-room feel with a Covent Garden-style buzz. With a large menu of premium cocktails, it's an ideal location for pre-dinner drinks or as a late-night bar. Enjoy pop-up entertainment from mid-morning and impromptu aerial circus performances in the atrium in the early evening.
Vistas Cafe Bar
Start the day right with a visit to Vistas Cafe Bar on deck 6. This warm and welcoming cafe with a buzzing atmosphere serves premium tea, coffee, and snacks as well as a selection of tempting treats from Eric Lanlard. Grab a hot drink, browse the bookshop, sit back and enjoy the unending sea from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Crystal-clear waters. Towering snow-capped mountains. Cascading waterfalls. Where else but the Norwegian Fjords?
For the first part of her inaugural season, Iona will be sailing to this spectacular region and visiting unforgettable ports of call.
Each port Iona visits offers a different experience, and each brings you closer to the charms of this unforgettable region. So relax, breathe in the fresh air and prepare to discover the beauty of the fjords, one destination at a time.
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. There’s easy access to both the Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers, plunging dramatically into the valleys below. Crystal-clear Lake Oldevatnet is set among steep mountains and roaring waterfalls. In a nutshell, it’s Norwegian nature at its finest.
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.
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, not to mention the tumbling waterfalls of Seven Sisters, The Suitor and the Bridal Veil, plus fairy-tale forests and lush green pastures.
Bergen is known as the gateway to the fjords, and there’s no end of natural beauty to marvel at here. To get a bird’s-eye view of it, take the Ulriken cable car high above the city’s colourful streets to the highest of Bergen’s mountains, Mount Ulriken, or soar to the top of Mount Fløyen in just a few minutes via the famous Fløibanen funicular for beautiful, wide-ranging vistas.
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.