P&O Cruises has revealed details about the accommodation options on board its new flagship, Iona which is due to enter service in spring 2020. The ship will offer passengers some brand new accommodations options.
At 183,900 gross tonnes the new cruise ship will be the largest ever built for the British cruise market and will accommodate some 5,200 passengers.
Iona will offer more accommodation options than any ships currently in the P&O Cruises fleet, some of which will be a signature option on the new ship.
The ship will offer spacious Inside and Sea View (outside) cabins with design and choices of colours and materials which optimise the seaside feel. Porthole mirrors, blue feature walls and soft furnishings and accessories in gold and white textiles bring a sense of light and relaxation to the inside cabins, whilst Sea View cabins will feature a large picture window.
The modern and clever design of the cabins will maximise storage options and all cabins will boast personal touches that create a stylish and homely atmosphere - including tea and coffee-making facilities (with tasty biscuits provided daily), a well-stocked fridge, in-cabin TV with a host of channels to choose from, and a bathroom boasting soft cotton towels and quality toiletries courtesy of The White Company.
Iona will offer four balcony cabin options to choose from, Deluxe, Balcony, Single and Standard Balcony – all of which offer an extended private space in which to relax and unwind. From enjoying a cup of tea in the morning to watching the sun set with a drink, guests can relax in their own private area. Balcony cabins also allow greater flexibility for outdoor dining using the Room Service menu
Iona will offer luxurious suites facing aft and forward, offering guests the ultimate relaxation experience in their own boutique-hotel haven. The furniture and material selection will focus on guest relaxation and comfort: light tones create the additional spacious experience. All suites will have spacious bathroom, with double sink units set in stunning black marble are a striking focal point, surrounded by elegant white marble walls and floor tiling. All suites have direct access to large balconies and benefit from a range of exclusive Suite services, such as a personal Butler and a range of in-suite dining options.
A signature option of accommodation on Iona will be the Conservation Mini-suite cabins, a brand new choice of accommodation. The new concept for P&O Cruises brings the outdoors in with a personal and versatile conservatory-style room that forms an extension to the cabin. It offers great flexibility and creates a distinctive relaxation and socialising zone. This space, which includes stylish L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood.
By day or in the evenings, the room opens out fully onto the balcony. With a direct connection to the sea, the space is cool and shaded - and perfect for chilling out in. In the evenings, it transforms into a spacious environment for private celebrations and socialising over pre-dinner drinks with friends and family. Leading directly onto the balcony, all configurations of this flexible space offer glorious seascape views.