Iona Review

An Impressive Ship, Lots to Do, But Dining Was Not Relaxing!

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Iona
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2022

This was our second Norwegian cruise with P&O, the first being on Britannia in 2018, and our third cruise overall. Our adult son accompanied us this time, and we chose a spacious interior cabin with a sofa-bed, mid-forward on Deck 4, which I'll describe in more detail later, but suffice to say we were very happy with it.

Iona is an impressive ship, with lots to see and do; it's still got that new feel to it - it was immaculately clean everywhere, the décor is fresh and bright (albeit a bit "beige" for my taste) and the carpets soft and plush. There was so much we enjoyed, but there were one or two aspects that let the cruise down.

We arrived at Southampton well prepared with the required paperwork and found the on-boarding process hassle-free and speedy; we were directed straight to our muster station, checked in there and then made our way to our cabin (where our luggage had already arrived by the time we found it!).

Cabin Review

We had a three-person interior cabin with double bed and sofa-bed, mid-forward on Deck 4. It was always quiet, and we were very happy with the space, layout and storage space (lots of shelves, useful nooks and crannies and plenty of wardrobe space for three adults). Our son slept well on the sofa-bed. The bathroom was really nice, too, with plenty of shelves for toiletries, a great shower and a proper glass-sided shower cubicle. Our steward, Rocky, kept the cabin spotlessly clean and tidy for us.

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