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A stunning glass SkyDome will be the crowning glory on top of P&O Cruises’ new ship Iona, providing an innovative location for on board entertainment, along with a ‘hidden’ night club and boutique cinema. Located on Decks 16 and 17 it promises to be one of Iona’s star attractions, featuring an impressive roof and a pool with retractable stage. Offering a unique space whatever the weather, by day it will be the perfect place for relaxation and informal dining, by night SkyDome will come alive with spectacular aerial performances, immersive shows and deck parties.


Music and cocktail lovers will feel at home in the 710 Club, billed as Iona’s ‘secret spot’. This stylish cocktail bar is designed for live and acoustic music, from classic and modern jazz to swing and Rat Pack covers performed by top quality performers and guest stars. Film buffs will love Ocean Studios, another first for P&O Cruises. This boutique cinema boasts comfortable seating in a luxurious setting. Four screenings will run throughout the day and show a mixture of classics and recent blockbusters with the latest surround-sound technology creating a truly premium cinema experience. 


Culinary offerings include the Keel and Cow - a brand new concept for P&O Cruises, serving perfectly cooked steaks and British gastropub dishes. The clean lines of the design will offer incredible views through the three storey high glass walls of the Grand Atrium. The debut of a new ‘foodie’ market is another exciting development for P&O Cruises. The Quays piazza will be home to a wide range of self-service and ‘takeaway’ venues, with a lively atmosphere for sociable dining. The Quays is set to be a buzzing destination that will offer cuisines from all around the world, from Asian street food to American diner classics.


Regular guests will be delighted to discover the Glass House with small plates, charcuterie and cheese as well as wines by the glass chosen by wine expert Olly Smith; the superb British-Mediterranean specialities in Epicurean; contemporary Indian fine dining in Sindhu; and the best of British in Brodie’s are among a long list of restaurants, self-service choices, cafes and bars. With a choice of 30 different venues, many open from early morning until late at night, Iona’s guests will enjoy the widest ever selection of places to eat and drink on a ship built exclusively for the British cruise holiday market.


Iona is currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg and will be launched in May 2020. Cruises aboard the latest addition to the P&O Cruises’ fleet go on sale this month, so if you want to sign up to be a ‘maiden voyager’ then call our cruise specialists now on 0800 484 0370.

  • 15th October 2018

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.