5 reasons why you need to take a cruise

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway, then look no further and hop aboard a P&O cruise. With a range of exciting holiday destinations and 60 onboard activities every day, our cruises offer a convenient, cost-effective way to make the most of your time off.

Still not convinced a cruise is right for you? Consider this: What other holiday will take you to stunning destinations, and give you access to a smorgasbord of activities and entertainment programs, and when in port, connect you with knowledgeable local guides on a range of shore tours to suit every taste and budget? The cruise experience is truly unique, and unlike anything you’ll find anywhere on land. Whether you’re cruising in Australian or New Zealand waters or heading to destinations afar, you’ll see the world like never before.

Sound like your kind of holiday experience? Read on for our top 5 reasons why you should go on a cruise and book your ticket aboard a P&O cruise.

1. Get your dream holiday without the hassle (or the cost)

Planning a holiday should be exciting, but the hassle of bookings, transfers, and travel documents can sometimes mean more stress than smooth sailing. Booking a cruise is a great way to bypass all of these things and head straight for a holiday that ticks all the boxes.

Our all-inclusive cruise fares cover your accommodation, most onboard activities and entertainment, and meals at designated restaurants, and travel to amazing destinations. All of this makes cruising perfect for budget-friendly holidays. From the instant you board to the second you step back on shore, all you have to worry about is having the best time possible.

2. Choose from a range of destinations

P&O offers something to suit everyone’s idea of a holiday. Relax on sandy white beaches in the South Pacific, discover scenic sights in New Zealand, or explore the many wonders Australia has to offer. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy a relaxed holiday experience from the minute you step onboard a P&O cruise to the second you arrive back home.

To make choosing a cruise that lives up to your dream holiday expectations easier than ever, P&O cruises are divided into 5 distinct categories.

P&O Australia & New Zealand

P&O Short Breaks

P&O Main Events

P&O Islands

P&O Voyages

3. Make the most of your annual leave

With P&O cruises ranging from 2 to 32 nights, you can cruise for as long or as little as you like! Hop aboard a Short Break cruise for a quick getaway that doesn’t compromise on excitement, or book a P&O Voyages cruise for an extended holiday. On every cruise you’ll enjoy delicious dining, non-stop entertainment, and a variety of activities the whole family will love.

When you book a P&O cruise, you can choose from one of the many stunning destinations we visit. From picturesque Lifou in New Caledonia to unspoiled nature in Hobart, our cruises give you a chance to explore exotic holiday destinations in safety and style.

4. Enjoy plenty of cruise activities

If you’ve ever wondered why cruises are so popular, it’s largely because of how versatile they are. With more than 60 cruise activities on offer every day, P&O cruises give you the chance to slip into a relaxing holiday routine or try something new every time you hit the deck.

Feeling adventurous? The Edge Adventure Park will get your heart racing as you explore the ship from a completely different angle, whether you’re ziplining across its length or taking a leap of faith from the flying fox. Afterwards, unwind with a relaxing trip to our onboard spa, or stretch out your muscles with a yoga class at the gym. While you make the most of our activities at sea, little ones will love hanging out at our Kids Clubs, where they’ll make new friends and take part in endless fun activities.

5. Explore distant shores

One of the best things about P&O cruises is that the fun doesn’t stop once you step off the ship. P&O Shore Tours give you an opportunity to explore your destination safely and with the expertise of a trusted local tour guide. Simply book into a Shore Tour onboard or via Cruise Control and we’ll take you on the experience of a lifetime.

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, history buff, or foodie with a passion for local produce, our range of Shore Tours has something for everyone. By booking with us, you’ll get to experience your destination like a local, without worrying that the boat might leave without you! Better yet, our Best Price Guarantee means that if you find the same tour cheaper through another provider, we’ll refund you 110% of the price difference in the form of non-refundable onboard spending money. How’s that for guaranteed good value?

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Discover plenty of reasons to cruise

Between our amazing onboard activities, delicious dining, all inclusive fares, and Shore Tours, there are endless reasons to cruise with P&O - our list is just the beginning. Discover the joy of cruising first-hand by booking one of our cruises today.

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