P&O Cruises has released its new collection of voyages for winter 2025/26 featuring new ports of call and itineraries, along with more extended stays in port to experience more of the activities and culture in a destination.
In winter 2025/2026, P&O Cruises will return to 12 ports for the first time in five or more years. These include cities such as Los Angeles, Melbourne, Bali, as well as awe-inspiring Bodø in Norway and Dunedin in New Zealand.
P&O Cruises will be releasing the full range of itineraries on October 18th, and cruises booked before December 4th, 2023 will also include a 10% saving, a 10% deposit offer, and a further 5% saving for members of the cruise line’s loyalty programme Peninsular Club.
Although P&O Cruises will not be homeporting in Dubai again, as it did prior to the pandemic, the cruise line will be returning to Dubai with a port call on Arcadia’s 2026 World Cruise.
In January 2026, for the first time in nine years, Arcadia will embark on a 100-night Eastern Circumnavigation World Cruise calling at 28 destinations including Dubai, Singapore, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Dunedin, Auckland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Seville (from Cádiz), Valletta, transit Suez Canal, Sharm el Sheikh, Muscat, Dubai, Colombo, Penang, Kuala Lumpur (from Port Kelang), Singapore, Bali, Perth (from Fremantle), Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Auckland, Tauranga, Lautoka, Fijie, Suva, Fiji, cross international date line, Honolulu, Oahu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Manzanillo, transit Panama Canal, Curaçao, Barbados, Ponta Delgada and Azores.
Prices start from £9,599 per person, and in Dubai P&O Cruises will be offering a new shore excursion called “Arabian desert morning safari”. The experience includes an adrenalin-filled 4×4 ride through scenic dunes to an Arabian Desert Campsite, where guests will receive a traditional welcome with ‘Gahwa’, Arabic coffee and local dates.
While there, they can also try sand boarding, enjoy a camel ride, meet the UAE’s national bird, the falcon, and relax with a Shisha and delicious Arabian breakfast.
New cruise itineraries for the 2025/26 season
- Britannia will offer new Caribbean fly-cruise holidays in winter 2025/26. The two exciting new itineraries feature calls in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. Ports of call are Barbados, Grenada, Curaçao, Aruba, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Grand Turk, Tortola and Dominica. Prices start from £1,399 per person (B528).
- In December 2025, Aurora will go on an extended 14-night northern lights cruise to search for the natural phenomenon, as well as calling at medieval towns set against spectacular landscapes. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Åndalsnes, Bodø, Narvik, Tromsø and Haugesund. Prices start from £1,199 per person (R522).
- In January 2026, Aurora will embark on a 75-night Grand Tour around South America, adding 10 additional days compared to previous years to explore the continent, including returning to São Paulo (from Santos) for the first time in 10 years. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Gran Canaria, St Vincent, Recife, Salvador, Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo (from Santos), Montevideo, Port Stanley, Punta Arenas, Santiago (from San Antonio), Coquimbo, Arica, Lima (from Callao), Manta, Fuerte Amador, transit Panama Canal, Cartagena, Aruba, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Maarten, Ponta Delgada and Azores. Prices start from £6,249 per person (R601).
- In December 2025 Arcadia will go on a special Christmas markets cruise with overnight calls to Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Hamburg Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. Prices start from £1,149 per person (J520).
- Azura will visit maiden port of call, Tangier, Morocco on its Canary Islands fly-cruise itinerary. Departing from Valetta, Malta, ports of call are Cartagena, Tangier, Lanzarote and Tenerife. Prices start from £579 per person (A539).
- P&O Cruises newest ship Arvia will continue with its popular 14-night Caribbean fly-cruise itinerary from Barbados or Antigua. Iona will continue to offer guests a programme of Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands holidays.
All prices quoted are for the Early Saver fare type and based on an inside cabin.
Other example shore experiences in ports
Singapore – Gardens by the Bay
- Gardens by the Bay spans over 250 acres and boasts more than 250,000 rare plants, housed in giant domed conservatories. Guests will be able to explore the Flower Dome and the mist-veiled Cloud Forest, home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and plant life from the tropical highlands. Guests will also be able to walk along the 22-metre-high Skyway suspended from the iconic Supertrees.
Adelaide – Barossa Valley Wine & Scenery
- Guests will travel into the heart of Australia’s important wine producing region to enjoy wine tasting and gourmet food at The South Australian Company Store. Located in a refurbished historic army barracks, guests will be able to sample gourmet cheese, dried fruit, crusty bread, olive balsamic and chutney paired with matching wines.
Melbourne – Wildlife & Wineries
- Guests can soak up the stunning scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, en route to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to over 200 native species, including platypus, wombats and koalas. Later, at the Rochford Winery guests can also sample award-winning premium wines, along with a delicious lunch.
Sydney – Sydney Harbour Bridge Evening Climb
- A qualified guide will lead a small group to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. At the top of the bridge, guests will be able to take in the evening lights of Sydney Harbour before descending to celebrate their experience at a local pub to enjoy a beer, wine or soft drink.
Los Angeles – Sights of Hollywood
- Setting off by coach, guests will explore some of the most eclectic areas of the city, including downtown LA and trendy bohemian Echo Park. Arriving in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre, guests will be able to visit Hollywood’s Walk of Fame before exploring the residential areas of Beverly Hills. While there, guests will pass by the mansions of the rich and famous, as well as the world-famous Rodeo Drive, housing the Beverly Wilshire Hotel that featured in ‘Pretty Woman’.