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P&O Iona Cruise Reviews

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Spain and Portugal on a lovely new ship.
"First thoughts on this place was tatty with all the graffiti but as you get into the main square with the water fountain it has some lovely buildings but the are around the cathedral is having work done so not pleasant to walk around.The Busker was very good and we saw him one night in the 710 club and he got the audience participating and was fun BUT he needs to change some of the songs because when we saw him in different areas of the ship ie in Brodies or the Sky dome we heard the same songs...."Read More
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Needs more entertainment?

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Joncoop
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Inside cabin, small, awkward to move around, poor storage! Good size bathroom. Bathroom light does not turn fully off??? None of the “swimming pools” large enough to swim in! Boring daytime entertainment padded out with beauty and body seminars. No entertainment as such in the atrium other than a single pianist every night, good pianist but poor repertoire. Only three Headliners shows ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


First cruise on a floating giant

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Spanishfan
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I are fond of smaller ships but we chose Iona because its itinerary was perfect for us - ports we had not visited before and others, like Barcelona and Lisbon, we were happy to revisit. Iona is an impressive ship and it passed its first tests with flying colours, a force nine gale in the Channel and a choppy Bay of Biscay. It is a very stable ship and even more so as we were located ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Brilliant holiday - everything we had hoped for and more.

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mightywell
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cruise chosen for timing and for overnight in Barcelona. We were able to visit our daughter there without any time restrictions on the first day. Boarding process a little stressful given we had no guarantee of our holiday until covid results proved negative. However, we were able to get to Southampton on Saturday lunchtime, having driven to Solihull from Scotland on the Friday and stayed ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Practically perfect from an accessible point of view

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Brewscruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have previously cruised with a number of companies and feel that for us Iona is the most accessible ship we have sailed on and also the most well laid out. My husband is a full time wheelchair user. A lot of previously encountered problems have been dealt with, before struggling to enter accessible toilets, now wave your hand in front of the sensor and the door will open then close and lock ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Very disappointing cruise!!!

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ScouseA
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First of all let me give a little background on us. We are recently retired and over the last 25 years we have been on about 20 cruises but only been on P&O only once before. We have mainly travelled on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean and never have had cause to complain about anything. Obviously after being on lockdown we decided to go on the Iona and thought what could be wrong with it, after all ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


A very different ship for P & O

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03boys
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having been on P&O several times we thought we would try the new Iona. First of all we did enjoy our first break in 2 years it was wonderful to be out & about again. Past passengers of Arcadia,Ventura,Aurora etc… will find a big difference. This is a very big modern ship aimed at young people and families. Lots of loud live shows in different venues but not everyone wants to sit & drink all ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Our thoughts on P&O's new Iona

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Kacey12345
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Firstly, it was lovely to 'get away' and lovely to get away on what is (almost) a brand new ship. This was our first P&O cruise. We normally cruise with Royal Caribbean or NCL. I'll start with what we considered the good points: It's a great ship with plenty of shops and spaces to sit. Personally, we prefer the 'street layout' that Royal Caribbean tends to adopt but the layout is fine once ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Spain and Portugal on a lovely new ship.

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Technoman2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Two important things to consider when booking any cruise with P&O at the moment is firstly to book the car park early if you are not on select Fare as the CPS car park was not available one week before so we had to book a hotel package (or we chose too). Secondly trying to get through to P&O on the phone was virtually impossible all communication had to be done by email and took 4 days to get a ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Never again!

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Welsh pride
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First cruise with P&O and definitely the last! The food is mediocre at best which is made worse by the myholiday app. You will be lucky to eat in the a la carte restaurants as I’m on day 5 of the cruise and they are fully booked for the rest of the cruise. I now have to queue up every day or use the ‘buffet’ restaurant. There seems to be no set drinks policy, what you get in one bar is ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Not sure why a lot of people rave about P&O

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expos81
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This is my review of the P&O Iona Cruise sailing from Southampton on 25th September for two weeks. Firstly, this is my personal opinion, which is very similar to the other members of our party. I'm not a cruise snob, I'll never be the sort of person who "only cruises with…". I base my choices on the ship, destinations, and value for money. I'm 40, my wife is 34 and we went on this cruise ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Traveled with disabled person


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