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Welcome to the pleasure dome – Iona will hit new heights as P&O Cruises reveals on board entertainment venues

A stunning glass SkyDome will be the crowning glory on top of P&O Cruises ship Iona, providing a new home for on board entertainment, along with a "hidden" night club and boutique cinema.


Brand new for P&O Cruises, SkyDome is a contemporary entertainment venue.  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.


SkyDome offers a unique space whatever the weather.   By day it is the perfect place for relaxation and informal dining.  By night SkyDome comes alive with spectacular aerial performances, immersive shows and deck parties.


Above it all is the glazed dome roof designed by award-winning British engineers Eckersley O'Callaghan, the team behind glass masterpieces such as London's Embassy Gardens Sky Pool and Bulgari's flagship New York boutique.


Music and cocktail lovers will feel immediately at home in the 710 Club, which is being billed as Iona's ‘secret spot'.  With the décor and atmosphere of a Covent Garden nightspot, the 710 Club has a stylish cocktail bar and is designed for live and acoustic music.  From classic and modern jazz to swing and Rat Pack covers, guests will enjoy expertly made cocktails whilst relaxing to the sound of top quality performers and special guest stars.


Film buffs will love Ocean Studios, another first for P&O Cruises.  This boutique cinema boasts comfortable seating in a premium style setting.   Four cinema screens will run throughout the day and show a mixture of classics and recent blockbuster with the latest surround sound technology creating a truly premium cinema experience. 


P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow said: ""The SkyDome will be a magical venue with views of the ocean by day and starry skies at night.  It will be an exciting home to aerial performers who will make the most of the amazing space as well as guest DJs and current performers setting the tone for memorable evenings of music and dancing under the sparkling glass dome."


Iona is currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg and will be launched in May 2020. Holidays on Iona will go on sale in September 2018.


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About P&O Cruises 


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.




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