Cruising – is it for you?

Find out with a guided tour

If you’re new to cruising, here’s a great way to put your toe in the water. Join us for a guided tour of one of our magnificent ships and explore all that a P&O Cruises holiday has to offer. Your guide will be an experienced and enthusiastic cruiser who will give you a unique insight and reveal the wonders of your chosen ship. Along the way you’ll see our spacious cabins, restaurants, bars, theatres and indulgent spas – so you get a real sense of how enjoyable your time on board will be. Exploration over, it’s time to savour a delicious three-course lunch with wine – well worth the £30pp price of the tour. After lunch, you’ll have more time to talk to our cruise specialists and get all your questions answered. What’s more, if you’re eager to set sail, we’ll have an exclusive offer to make your booking even better value.


A ship visit costs £30* per adult and £10 for children between 5 and 15.

The visit is free of charge for under 5’s but children must be 6 months of age or older to attend a ship visit.


Booking – have the right information handy

For each guest joining the ship visit, please provide at time of booking:

  • Full name as appears on passport
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Car registration number
  • Mobility requirements
  • Dietary requirements
  • You should have a valid passport or photographic driving licence which you need to bring with you on the day

If you need to cancel your guided tour for any reason please let us know as soon as possible. Bookings will be closed 14 days prior to the visit date. After this time refunds or transfers will not be given. To ensure the health and welfare of our guests and crew, you won't be able to visit if you have the misfortune of being taken ill with acute gastrointestinal symptoms within three days of your visit, so please let us know and we can re-arrange your visit.


*Guided tour prices for an adult as of 14 March 2018 have increased from £25 to £30.


New to cruising? Find out more >

Teenage Cancer Trust

P&O Cruises are proud to support Teenage Cancer Trust**. A donation of £5 from each adult booking will be donated to the charity to help support young people facing cancer. For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust please visit


** For each ship visit booking made between 1 March 2018 and 31 December 2020 we will donate £5 per paying adult to the Teenage Cancer Trust (

How to book

Our 2019 guided ship tours will be available shortly.


Choosing the right ship

Combining excellent facilities with an uncompromising commitment to professionalism, for which we are renowned, our fleet of ships epitomises the best of modern British cruising and offers an unrivalled holiday experience.

On board every cruise ship you'll enjoy the same P&O Cruises experience; from exceptional service and attention to detail, to delicious cuisine and outstanding entertainment. But what you'll also find is that each cruise ship has a number of unique features and facilities.

Find the right ship for you

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