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Onboard entertainment & activities


Boredom is not an option with P&O Cruises.

With P&O Cruises' colorful entertainment program, there is no chance of boredom. One of the highlights are the unforgettable evenings on board, when music and dancing bring our ship to life.

But there are also so many activities taking place during the day that you'll have trouble choosing. The choices range from pub quizzes to sports tournaments, dance lessons and informative lectures. Fortunately, you don't have to keep track of all the schedules - our onboard newspaper, Horizon, delivered to your stateroom each evening, will help you get started with a listing of all the next day's offerings. And if you would rather relax, you can enjoy hanging loose on our comfortable lounge chairs by the pool or in the cozy armchairs of our lounges.

Entertainment day and night included.

Our extensive range of entertainment is already included in the tour price. Look forward to breathtaking stage shows in our theaters, comedy and cabaret, live music, piano concerts, movies, dance lessons, cooking demonstrations, language courses and lectures on a wide variety of topics.

Bars & Lounges

P&O Cruises ships have a wide selection of bars and lounges:

  • Champagne Bars
  • Cocktail Bars
  • English pubs
  • Wine and Tapas Bars
  • Bars on deck
  • Poolside bars
  • Piano Bars
  • Night Clubs

Each of these bars has its own atmosphere and its own selection of drinks. So you will always find the right bar for a drink before or after dinner or a cocktail with friends.

Theaters and Cinemas
Our shows are among the most elaborate and spectacular productions at sea. Highlights from successful musicals from London's West End, cover bands and famous representatives from show business form a colorful program for every taste. In our cinemas we show classic films and modern blockbusters, which can often be seen months before their European premiere.

Come to our elegant casinos and try your luck at traditional card and table games such as poker, blackjack, bingo and roulette or at our modern gambling machines. If you don't have any experience yet, you can take part in our courses. There you will receive valuable tips and information for even more gaming fun.

If you feel like dancing, our nightclubs and discotheques are just what you need. Our DJs and live bands play the most popular hits of the past and present, the lighting and sound systems meet the latest standards, and a wide selection of popular refreshments awaits you at the bar.

Evening ashore
In some select ports, you'll have the opportunity to spend the evening ashore and immerse yourself in the local nightlife. Spend an evening at the famous St. Petersburg Ballet or experience the pubs of Dublin's O'Connell Street.
Enjoy lunch and dinner on two different continents in Istanbul.

We often stay overnight in the following ports:

  • St. Petersburg
  • Venice
  • Copenhagen
  • Hamburg
  • Acapulco
  • Dublin
  • Manaus
  • Colon
  • New York
  • Quebec
  • Istanbul
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Barbados

All evening stays and overnight stays are specially marked in our itineraries.

Relaxation and recreation on board
On a cruise with P&O Cruises, you'll find everything you need for a wellness vacation. Pamper yourself in our luxurious spas with the latest treatments for men and women, relax in the sauna or steam room, or enjoy the soothing care in our beauty salons.  If you prefer active recreation, our modernly equipped gyms with sea views, sports courts, pools and fitness programs provide ample opportunity for exercise.

Included services
Our well-equipped gyms, sports fields for soccer, tennis or basketball, swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam baths are included in the price of your stay.

Our spas are managed by an experienced team of therapists who are familiar with the latest treatment methods:

  • Massage and exfoliation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Facial treatments
  • Mud baths
  • Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Balinese massage
  • Beauty treatments with facelift and teeth whitening (not available on all ships)

Treatments especially for men

  • Hydrotherapy pool (Arcadia only)
  • Thermal Suite (Arcadia, Azura, Ventura only)
  • Swimming pools

Spas feature individual treatment rooms with showers. Some even offer magnificent views overlooking the sea.

Beauty Salon
In our beauty salons, qualified stylists will take care of your appearance if you're preparing for a gala evening or want to try out a new style.

  • Hairstyles
  • Hair coloring
  • Manicure
  • Make-up
  • Grooming programs for men

Our gyms are open to all passengers and are equipped with the latest equipment. Trained fitness instructors are on hand to help you with your exercises and, if you wish, a personal trainer will work out a personal fitness program for you. The following services are available:

  • Bike trainers
  • Treadmills
  • Cross trainers
  • Steppers
  • Rowing machines
  • Weights
  • Fitness classes
  • Trixter XDream bikes (only on selected ships)

On each ship, you'll find several pools of varying sizes and depths. Some of the pools on our family-friendly ships are designed to meet the needs of families, while others are reserved for adults. Our pools also differ in function. There are shallow pools for cooling off, children's pools with supervision, whirlpools for relaxation, pools for water games and pools for swimming and diving. To be protected from the external conditions, some pools on the three ships can even be covered with a dome.

Sports and games
All ships have a sports field where you can compete in team sports. For golf lovers, golf practice ranges and a golf simulator are available on the Aurora, and traditional games are held on deck.

  • Tennis
  • Soccer (soccer)
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Jogging track