P&O Cruises launches summer 2024 programme with 'Instagram' holidays to Ibiza, Mykonos & Amsterdam
By Claire Benktander | 23 Mar 2022
P&O Cruises has just launched its summer 2024 programme which includes Instagram-friendly cruises to destinations like Ibiza, and Mykonos and Amsterdam.
P&O Cruises‘ new series of holidays for summer 2024 will include popular “island” itineraries, the scenic Norwegian fjords and extended time in many destinations to maximise the new programme of tailored shore experiences.
“With Ibiza, Palma, Mykonos and Casablanca, as well as many other iconic skylines, the Instagram moments will be endless as well as the opportunity for making memories with friends and family and rekindling our passion for travel,” says P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow.
New ship Arvia, joining the fleet in December 2022, will offer two different 14-night western Mediterranean itineraries, each with six ports of call. One will include Italy, Spain and France with calls to La Spezia (for Florence and Pisa) and Barcelona while the other will be Spain and France with calls to Barcelona and Valencia.
Iona will continue to spend the summer season in the Norwegian fjords for seven-night itineraries of spectacular scenic cruising with calls to the world heritage port of Geiranger, as well as Olden and Alesund.
“This programme of holidays, more than ever before, maximises the time in port to ensure our guests can see and experience the very best of each destination at their own pace,” adds Paul.
“Whether a beach and relaxation break, or the opportunity for thrilling activities, exploration and adventures, each itinerary is carefully thought out to discover the heart of the places we visit.”
Britannia’s summer programme will include seven-night Norwegian fjords and 14-night western Mediterranean “island” cruises to the Balearics with extended calls to Palma and Ibiza and one itinerary including Cagliari in Sardinia.
These itineraries also include many new shore experiences to discover the beach clubs and off the beaten track vineyards, adrenaline activities and countryside of Ibiza.
Malta will be the homeport for Azura’s summer season of seven and 14-night fly/cruise holidays. The western Mediterranean itineraries include a call to Civitavecchia for Rome and to Monte Carlo from Villefranche, while the Eastern route includes selected calls to Ephesus from Kusadasi and the picturesque Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Central Mediterranean itineraries include calls to Trieste for Venice and a new southern Adriatic itinerary features Taranto, Catania and the Greek Ionian islands of Cephalonia and Corfu.
Short breaks to Amsterdam are part of Ventura’s summer programme as well as The Canary Islands, Iberia and southern cruise breaks. These holidays include longer time in the ports of Lisbon and Amsterdam to make the most of these popular capital cities.
Aurora and Arcadia, both mid-sized ships, will offer longer “discovery” itineraries for experienced cruisers. Arcadia will sail a 16-night Iceland cruise in June ’24 with an overnight call in Reykjavik and a 30-night Canada & USA cruise in September 2024 with overnight calls in Boston and New York.
Tangier and Casablanca will be part of Aurora’s 18-night western Mediterranean cruise in April 2024 while the ship’s Arctic Circle cruise in October 2024 includes Iceland and the North Cape and the chance to see the Northern Lights.
Pre-registration for summer 2024 holidays is available from March, 23, 2022, and on general sale from March 30, 2022.