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P&O Cruises: Discovery without the backpack

Date Posted: 03/05/2018

Eager to tick something off your ultimate bucket list this summer? Well, whether you want to sail off in search of new shores or tap into a wealth of experience on a Captain’s Cruise, P&O Cruises have got you covered. Read on to find out our favourite destinations to discover, without having to carry around your backpack! 

Ready to try something different? Get off the beaten track and unleash your inner explorer on a P&O Discovery Cruise where unique experiences await. With a variety of 14-19 night cruises calling at hidden gem locations and classic calls, you’ll have lots of stories to tell when you get home! Our pick is an 18 night voyage on Oriana, exploring Spain, Italy and Croatia. Depart from Southampton and sample some of the finest locations in the Mediterranean.  Whether it’s watching the sensational sunsets in Ibiza, taking a water taxi through the narrow canals of Venice or exploring Split’s beaches and architecture, there’s something for everyone. There’s plenty of time to explore ashore; with full days in most ports, plus you get an evening in Venice. Explore the ancient streets of Cagliari, where like many Italian cities it wears history on its sleeve. You’ll stumble across traces of an ancient past: Roman ruins, centuries-old churches and elegant palazzi. Enjoy a slice of home on Spain’s south coast in Gibraltar with red pillar boxes, fish and chip shops and seaside hotels.

On the other hand, why not try the tried and tested cream of the crop on a Captain’s Choice cruise. You’ll visit classic destinations that have endured the test of time and all for good reason. You could visit he likes of white-washed Santorini, beautiful Barbados and history-steeped Rome. We would suggest a 12 Night cruise on Aurora, discovering the Norwegian Fjords. Geirangerfjord is one of the most spectacular sights in all of Norway as you’ll be surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains with lush, green vegetation and waterfalls. Travel the glittering fjord and vast sea of Nordfjord surrounded by blue glaciers between green valleys and towering mountains. Don’t forget to look up though, as you may miss the Northern Lights. Experience the beautiful Aurora Borealis from the deck of your ship, giving you the best chance to enjoy Mother Nature’s very own light show. 

Familiar faces are encouraged to keep coming back, that’s why the Peninsular Club was created. Once you’ve sailed for 15 nights or more, you’ll automatically be added to the club, allowing you to take advantage of 5% discount on selected holidays! Benefits also include savings on selected purchases before you travel as well as on board. Treat yourself!

Discover the world with P&O Cruises and travel in style. There’s no need to lug around your luggage. Has this fired up your sense of adventure? Let us help craft it…