Your Cruise Handbook 

Our comprehensive Cruise Handbook has answers to everything you want to know about your P&O Cruises holiday. Even if you've cruised with us before, it's worth another glance! Whether it's all the exciting entertainment and relaxation choices on board, or simple questions about what to bring. There's important information about insurances, documents and safety on board. And to help everyone get the most from their cruise, there are also hints on travelling with children. It's all here at your fingertips.

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Cruise Control

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Cruise Control lets you update your pre-cruise information and see a summary of your booking at a glance. 
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Nautical Glossary

Above board
On or above the deck, in plain view, not hiding anything.
Abaft the beam
Further aft than the beam: a relative bearing of greater than 90 degrees from the bow: "two points abaft the port beam".
Abandon ship!
An imperative to leave the vessel immediately, usually in the face of some imminent danger.
Beam ends
The sides of a ship. "On her beam ends" may mean the vessel is literally on her side and possibly about to capsize; more often, the phrase means the vessel is listing 45 degrees or more.
Handy billy
A loose block and tackle with a hook or tail on each end, which can be used wherever it is needed. Usually made up of one single and one double block.
Hand bomber
A ship using coal-fired boilers shoveled in by hand.
Dog-watch
The watches from four to six and six to eight in the evening.
Lee-side
The half of a ship, lengthwise, which lies between a line drawn through the middle of her length and the side, which is farthest from the point of wind.
Shallow, not deep.
Shoal
Fresh away
When your ship increases its velocity.

Need Help?

Find answers to all your questions.

What payment options do I have to pay for my cruise?
Accepted payment with selected credit cards (1.5% surcharge applies). More info here.
Once onboard, how do I pay for extra items?
Multiple ways of purchasing goods onboard are available to you - from Credit Cards to cash. More info here.
I have kids. What facilities do you have for children?
Qualified staff run a great choice of awesome activities for kids of all ages, giving you the option to spend the day child-free. Here's how it works.
What's actually included in the cruise price?
Accommodation, all main meals, entertainment and use of facilities such as swimming pools, gym, spas, table tennis, children's centres (excluding late night group child-minding) and library are all included in your cruise package.
What are the different types of cabins available? What's the difference between them?
Choose from outstanding balcony cabins with ocean views, great-value internal cabins, 4-berth options to share with family or friends or outside cabins with windows. Click here for more information.

For the answers to many other questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions

Internet Access

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Internet access is available on all P&O Cruises ships in our on-board Internet Café.
Internet Access