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Answer

When it's time to return to your cabin you will want it to be a stylish, comfortable home from home.

Standard cabin facilities in all accommodation

    Daily steward service

    TV, radio and telephone

    Hairdryer (type of hairdryer may vary dependent on cabin)

    Refrigerator

    Safe*

    Tea/coffee making facilities

    Air conditioning

    Vanity/writing desk and chair

    Wardrobe and drawer space

    Toiletries pack

    A number of coat hangers are provided in the wardrobes - the amount of which can vary, however you are welcome to bring your own should you wish.

* Safe sizes vary from ship to ship but as a guide they are approximately:
Height : 13.5 cm / 5.25 inches
Width: 24 cm / 9.5 inches
Depth : 20cm / 7.75 inches

You’ll find a multipurpose desk with chair for writing a postcard home or getting ready for the black tie evening along with wardrobe and drawer space for all your clothes.

Included in your toiletriespackin a standard cabin will be:

    100ml Shampoo

    100ml Conditioner

    100ml Hand and body moisturising lotion

    40g P&O Cruises soap

    Fixed 300ml bottle of bath and shower gel

    Shower cap (on request only)

Iona specific:

    300ml Shampoo (in dispenser)

    300ml Bath & Shower Gel (in dispenser)

    300ml Hand wash (in dispenser)

    100ml Conditioner (on request only)

    100ml Hand and body moisturising lotion (on request only)

    Shower Cap (on request only)

In Penthouse Suites and Mini Suites:

    150ml Shampoo

    150ml Conditioner

    150ml Hand and body moisturising lotion

    150ml Bath & Shower Gel

    2 x 50g White company soap

    Vanity kit

    Shower cap

    Mending kit

    Shoe mitt

Bathroom Amenities

    Towels

    Face cloths (on request only)

    Pool towels

    A rubberised, non slip bath mat (on request only once on board or can be added pre-cruise by a Team Leader or the Accessibility team)

    Towel bath mat

    Fixed 300ml bottle of bath and shower gel.

    There is a retractable drying line in the shower of each cabin.

Please note that if travelling on consecutive (back to back) cruises some elements of your initial cabin set up will only be provided when you embark on your firstof the consecutive cruises.

Arcadia

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Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit and WC

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    DVD player

    Mini stereo

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Coffee machine

    Radio player

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premiertoiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Mini-suites (Approx between 368-384 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit✝ and WC

    Sofa, chairs and table

    DVD player

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine selection

    Coffee machine

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premiertoiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Deluxe Balcony Cabin (Approx between 246-254 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Separate sitting area with two-seater sofa, chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairsΔ

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

ΔOn Arcadia the deluxe balcony doors do not slide, they open outwards

Sea View & Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Single (inside and balcony approx 130 square feet)

    Choice of either inside or balcony

    One lower single bed

    Bathroom with shower and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

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Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

Aurora

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Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit and WC

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    DVD player

    Mini stereo

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Coffee machine

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premiertoiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Mini-suites (Approx between 368-384 square feet including balcony)

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premiertoiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Deluxe Balcony Cabin (Approx between 246-254 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Separate sitting area with two-seater sofa, chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Balcony(approx between 178 - 237 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Sea View& Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Single outside (approx 130 square feet)

    One lower single bed

    Bathroom with shower and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Family Cabin (approx 137 - 317 square feet)

Our cabins are well equipped for the needs of the whole family and are not grade specific. Any 3/4 berth is suited for a family.

    Two lower beds✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

Azura

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Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit and WC

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Coffee machine

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Dailycanapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Family Suite (BE grade)

    Two bedrooms and two bathrooms

    Dressing area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

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    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Mini Stereo and coffee machine

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Superior Deluxe (Approx 317 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with full-size bath, shower, sink vanity unit and WC

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table

    Two flat screen TVs (some exceptions may apply)

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with coffee table and recliner chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine selection

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Balcony(approx between 178 - 237 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Sea View& Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Single (inside and sea view approx 130 square feet)

    One lower single bed

    Bathroom with shower and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Family Cabin (approx 137 - 317 square feet)

Our cabins are well equipped for the needs of the whole family and are not grade specific. Any 3/4 berth is suited for a family.

    Two lower beds✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

Britannia

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Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, vanity unit and WC (The vanity mirror is fixed, but can rotate forward & backwards)

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Mini stereo

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers*

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Senseo coffee machine (pods replaced daily)

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Superior Deluxe(Approx 317 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with full-size bath, shower, sink vanity unit and WC

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table

    Two flat screen TVs (some exceptions may apply)

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with coffee table and recliner chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine selection

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

    Canapésonce a week- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Balcony(approx between 178 - 237 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Family Cabin (approx 137 - 317 square feet)

Our cabins are well equipped for the needs of the whole family and are not grade specific. Any 3/4 berth is suited for a family.

    Two lower beds✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

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    Inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Single (inside and balcony approx 130 square feet)

    Choice of either inside or balcony cabin

    One lower single bed

    Bathroom with shower and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

Iona

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Suites

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, vanity unit and WC (The vanity mirror is fixed, but can rotate forward & backwards)

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Mini stereo

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers*

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Senseo coffee machine (pods replaced daily)

    Bose radio system with Bluetooth functionality

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolateson arrival

    Fruit bowl and daily canapés

    Luxurious White Company toiletries

    Mineral water on arrival

Conservatory Mini Suites

    Two lower beds convertible to king-size bed

    Bathroom (shower only) and WC

    A hairdryer

    A sofa, chair and table

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs

    Magazine Selection

    Atlas and binoculars

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

Special Touches

    Luxurious premier toiletries pack

    Dailycanapés

    Fruit Basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival

    Mineral water on arrival

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Separate sitting area with two-seater sofa, chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

Balcony

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Sea View & Inside

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Daily canapés

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Mini-suites (Approx between 368-384 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit✝ and WC

    Sofa, chairs and table

    DVD player

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine selection

    Coffee machine

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Daily canapés

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    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Balcony(approx between 178 - 237 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Sea View & Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Sea view cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

Family Cabin (approx 137 - 317 square feet)

Our cabins are well equipped for the needs of the whole family and are not grade specific. Any 3/4 berth is suited for a family.

    Two lower beds✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

Ventura

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Suites (approx between 449-753 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with full-size whirlpool bath✝, separate shower✝, dual sink vanity unit and WC

    Dressing Area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Mini stereo

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Coffee machine

    Bose Wave CD cum Radio player (the radio will only work when in port)

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premier toiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Family Suite (BE grade)

    Two bedrooms and two bathrooms

    Dressing area✝

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and table

    Floor to ceiling glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs and steamers✝

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine and newspaper selection

    Mini Stereo and coffee machine

Special Touches

    Butler service (inclusive but optional)

    Mineral water on arrival

    Luxurious premiertoiletriespack

    Daily canapés- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Superior Deluxe(Approx 317 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed

    Bathroom with full-size bath, shower, sink vanity unit and WC

    Lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table

    Two flat screen TVs (some exceptions may apply)

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with coffee table and recliner chairs

    Atlas and binoculars for use during your cruise

    Bathrobe and slippers for use during your cruise

    Magazine selection

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

    Canapés once a week- typical canapés include Chicken and Mango barquettes and Duck pâté on toast (may vary depending on ship)

    Fruit basket

    Flowers, Champagne and chocolates on arrival- typically 10 chocolates in a box (subject to change)

Balcony(approx between 178 - 237 square feet including balcony)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed**✝

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Chair and table

    Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and reclining chairs

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

Sea View& Inside (approx between 137-181 Square feet)

    Two lower beds convertible to a king size bed✝**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

    Outside cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletriespack

Single (inside andsea view approx 130 square feet)

    Choice of either inside and balcony cabin

    One lower single bed

    Bathroom with shower and WC

    Outside cabins have a window or portholes, inside cabins have a mirror

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

    Toiletries pack

Family Cabin (approx 137 - 317 square feet)

Our cabins are well equipped for the needs of the whole family and are not grade specific. Any 3/4 berth is suited for a family.

    Two lower beds**

    Bathroom with shower over bath or shower only and WC

Special Touches

    Mineral water on arrival

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    Toiletries pack

✝ - please see the cabin notes on thedeck plansfor exceptions

**when 3/4guests share a cabin with upper berths, for safety reasons the two lower berths cannot be pushed together.

FAQs

Is there a free phone number for P&O Cruises? ›

What is the best position on a cruise ship? ›

You want to be as close to the pivot point as possible to feel the least movement. Avoid cabins near the front (bow) or back (stern) and on decks higher than the middle deck of the ship. So, on a ship with fourteen passenger decks, your best options are below deck seven.

What questions are asked on P&O health declaration? ›

You must complete a Health Declaration 1-3 days before your holiday. You can do this via My P&O Cruises. It's quick and easy to complete and asks a few simple questions such as, 'have you shown symptoms of COVID-19 during the last 10 days? ' (you don't need to have your full medical history to hand!).

What pillows do P&O Cruises use? ›

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Do cruises give free food? ›

Is food on a cruise free? You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for free on a cruise. This includes access to all complimentary food venues onboard. Main dining restaurants feature versatile menus that cater to a variety of tastes and dietary preferences, which comes included in your cruise fare.

How can I communicate for free on a cruise? ›

It is possible to text on a cruise ship for free. On certain ships, you can use the cruise line's app to send messages to others on the same ship. Alternatively, you can use wifi. You can sometimes get a free wifi package as a special offer when you book your cruise.

What is the most important part of a cruise ship? ›

They want to eat better than they do at home, receive better service than they typically do in their day to day life, and want to be comfortable. Dining, cabins and service are the three pillars of the cruise experience, and if they're not done right, the rest doesn't matter.

What is the most stable part of a cruise ship? ›

Low and midship: Best cabin location to avoid seasickness

The best cabin location for those worried about seasickness is midship on a low deck. As a ship rocks and rolls in the waves, it is most stable at its lowest, most central point.

Are doctors free on cruise ships? ›

Who pays for treatment. Cruise ship doctors work as independent contractors and may charge a basic hourly fee. There will be additional charges for medications and tests. All must be paid for at the time of service and will be billed to your shipboard spending account.

What happens if someone tests positive on a cruise ship? ›

If you or your travel companions have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive at embarkation, the cruise ship may deny you from boarding. If you are allowed to board, you may be required to isolate or take other precautions, depending on your symptoms and test results.

Are doctors required on cruise ships? ›

Cruise lines' requirements vary, but the brands -- including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Holland America, Princess, Celebrity, Disney and others -- that follow the ACEP require cruise ship doctors and nurses to have valid licenses to practice, along with certifications in both cardiac and basic life support, ...

What is the best floor to stay on a cruise ship? ›

The lower and more central you are in a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balcony room, choose a low level and a room closest to the ship's center. The higher decks and cabins at the front (forward) or back (aft) of the ship will rock and roll the most.

Can you sleep outside on a cruise? ›

There are no rules that say that passengers on cruise ships can't sleep on their balconies. That said, cruise lines do generally advise against it. Despite this many people enjoy sleeping on their balconies and you won't have any problem doing so if you want to.

Can you wear jeans to dinner on a cruise? ›

On formal nights, proper attire includes tuxedos, suits or slacks (jackets required) for men and evening gowns, cocktail dresses or dressy pantsuits for women. Jeans are welcome in all dining venues during the day, but they're not appropriate in any public venues for dinner or cocktail hour.

How many times can you eat on a cruise? ›

Can you eat whenever you want on a cruise? For the most part, food is available around the clock on most ships. Even in the middle of the night, you can order room service (for a fee) or pick up free late-night nibbles at the buffet or from the 24-hour pizza shops found on many vessels.

Can you eat all day on a cruise? ›

Is There Somewhere Open 24 Hours to Eat? Yes. Every major ship will have at least one place where you can get something to eat around the clock. For some it is a sit-down restaurant, such as The Local on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Do cruises provide condoms? ›

But there was bad news for those feeling frisky but failing to pack that essential for safe sex – 70% of cruise liners don't sell condoms. The company found that sexual encounters at sea is on the increase, but that cruise lines are failing to rise to the occasion.

How do you speak on a cruise? ›

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Can I use my cell phone on a cruise ship? ›

Do cell phones work on cruise ships? It's a common question with varying answers. Guests are free to utilize their cellular data or connect to our onboard Wi-Fi on any ship. But, please be aware that cellular data used on the ship or in certain ports of call will result in charges from your cell phone provider.

Is WhatsApp free on cruise ships? ›

By default, WhatsApp is not free on a cruise ship. You need to be online, and most cruise lines charge for internet access, unless you have a special fare that includes WiFi access.

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How do I contact P&O by phone? ›

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If your query is of an urgent nature, or if you depart within the next 48 hours, please call our Contact Centre on 0344 338 8003, where one of our Cruise Experts will be happy to help. If you have booked with a Travel Agent and have a question about your booking please contact your Agent directly.

Can you make a phone call on the cruise? ›

Yes, you can make calls, text, and even video chat from a cruise ship. In port, you can connect to local roaming networks. At sea, you can either make calls via a satellite connection or pay for the ship's Wi-Fi (also via satellite) and make Wi-Fi calls, text or video chat via the internet.

How much does it cost to make a phone call on a cruise ship? ›

How much will it cost to make calls? Making calls on-board a cruise ship is a luxury service and the costs associated with it reflect that ranging from $2.50 – $10/minute, however it is often cheaper to make calls once you arrive at port using the local networks.

What is the telephone number for cruise com? ›

Just give us a call at 800-288-6006 and we'll be happy to assist you.

How do you text on a cruise? ›

If you want to text while on a cruise ship, you have the option of either connecting to the ship's Wi-Fi network or its cellular service so you send an SMS over the Internet for free. Most modern ships are built with “Wireless Maritime Services” or 'Cellular at Sea” services to provide cell signal for those aboard.

What does P&O stand for? ›

The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) first offered voyages known as 'excursions,' when passengers from England travelled with the Royal Mails to ports on the Iberian Peninsular and the Mediterranean, returning home on other P&O mail voyages.

How many P&O Cruises are there? ›

How Many Cruise Ships Do P&O Have? P&O have 6 cruise ships in service the newest being Iona who launched in 2021, and Arvia who is due to launch in 2022. P&O are a brand who celebrate all things British and as such have a huge British audience and following of cruisers who will only ever cruise with P&O.

Is there Wi-Fi on a cruise? ›

Wi-Fi on cruise ships will never be as fast (or reliable) as home. Yes, all cruise ships today offer an internet connection, but it might not be the seamless experience you've come to expect on land.

Can I use WhatsApp while on a cruise? ›

Can you use WhatsApp on a cruise? Yes, but bear in mind video calling services such as Skype or messaging services like WhatsApp will use your onboard data if you're connected to the cruise ship's Wi-Fi.

Can you hear your neighbors on a cruise? ›

Sound travels easily through cruise ship cabin walls, especially when there's an interconnecting door. It's nearly impossible to relax or sleep when your neighbors routinely slam doors, allow their unruly kids to run up and down the corridor or have sex loud enough for the entire hallway to hear.

Can you call room to room on a cruise ship? ›

If you are trying to reach a guest onboard the ship, you can make a call to their stateroom and optionally leave a message. Use of the phones for calls to a guest's stateroom is complimentary. Of course, it requires the guest to be in the room to answer the call and/or check the voicemail.

How is there electricity on a cruise ship? ›

New cruise ships feature "diesel electric" propulsion. So rather than being connected to the propeller shafts, the main engines are connected to large generators in order to produce electricity. This electricity is sent to electric motors, which powers the propellers and moves the ship.

What should you not bring on a cruise? ›

Prohibited items:
  1. Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
  2. Sharp Objects, including all knives and scissors. ...
  3. Illegal Drugs & Substances.
  4. CBD Oil / CBD Products.
  5. Candles, Incense, Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, Travel Steamers & Hot Plates. ...
  6. Hoverboards.

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