A "foodie" market, gastropub and laid
back cocktail lounge will be among new dining and
drinking options on board P&O
Cruises new ship Iona.
The Keel and Cow will be a brand new
concept for P&O Cruises guests to enjoy, serving perfectly cooked steaks
chosen from a glass fronted dry aging fridge 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 and will also be open for quick and convenient
breakfasts, perfect for guests looking to be first off the ship on a port day.
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
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
These imaginative new venues join P&O
Cruises favourites that are already guaranteed a home on board Iona. Regular
guests will be delighted to discover The Glass House with small plates,
charcuterie and cheese as well as around 40 wines by the glass chosen by wine
expert Olly Smith; the British-Med specialities in Epicurean; contemporary fine
dining Indian in Sindhu and the best of British in Brodie's among a long list
of restaurants, self-service choices, cafes and bars.
As part of a new approach to dining,
Iona will exclusively offer Freedom Dining in all of its main restaurants, a
first for P&O Cruises. The move is designed to give more flexibility to
each and every guest. They can choose
just where and with whom they want to eat, and when they will sit down for
breakfast, lunch or dinner.
P&O Cruises senior vice president
Paul Ludlow said: "Iona will bring new innovations and choice for our guests,
but will also celebrate the best of P&O Cruises dining and drinking
traditions. From intimate meals for two, to gatherings of friends and family,
each day of a holiday on Iona will deliver an exciting journey of discovery
through our widest ever selection of restaurants."
P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven ships offering holidays tailored to
British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to
detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.
Britannia, a design-led 141,000 ton ship, was named by HM The Queen on March
10, 2015. Iona, a new180,000 ton LNG-powered ship is on order for delivery in
2020 with a similar ship on order for delivery in 2022.