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Iona Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
24 reviews

Enjoyable get away, but lacking the wow factor

Review for Iona to Europe
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swimming with spaniels
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2021
balcony, forward
Cocktail in the Limelight Club
The atrium
skydome pool
one of the infinity pools
a band performing in the skydome

This was booked as a staycation cruise, we'd never travelled P & O before but thought as the ship was brand new and they were the first company to offer cruises after lock down we'd take a chance.

Iona is beautiful, she was clean and smart as you'd expect a new ship to be, however there was just something missing, the lift areas, the corridors to cabins felt very bog standard and underwhelming. However, the restaurants, dining rooms, atrium etc were elegant and more impressive.

The theatre was fantastic, with a state of the art virtual stage setting and some fabulous musical shows. We loved the entertainment in the Sky Dome, what a versatile space - however the sound system let them down on a couple of shows there, the vocals being drowned out by the instruments and the sound crew seemingly oblivious.

Cabin Review

`We had cabin at the front of the ship, this meant that the view from our balcony was the one on the bow cam channel on the tv. Glad we'd gone for the deluxe as there was plenty of room between the bed and wardrobe. The downside of this cabin is that the door to the balcony can't be left open and is very heavy, so could be tricky for children or older people to manage. Also if the fog horn has to sound every two minutes overnight, you do get to hear it clearly!

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