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P&O Cruises launches summer 2024 programme

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P&O Cruises has unveiled its itineraries for summer 2024.

The cruise line said it will offer “extended time in many destinations to maximise the new programme of tailored shore experiences”.

New ship Arvia, which joins the fleet in December 2022, will offer two different 14-night western Mediterranean itineraries, each with six ports of call.

One will include Italy, Spain and France with calls to La Spezia (for Florence and Pisa) and Barcelona, while the other will be Spain and France with calls to Barcelona and Valencia.

Sister ship Iona will continue to spend the summer season in the Norwegian fjords for seven-night itineraries, visiting the world heritage port of Geiranger, as well as Olden and Alesund.

Britannia, meanwhile, will operate seven-night Norwegian fjords and 14-night western Mediterranean island cruises to the Balearics.

Malta will be the homeport for Azura’s summer season of seven and 14-night voyages, including western and eastern Mediterranean cruises, while Ventura will operate short breaks to Amsterdam.

Aurora and Arcadia will offer longer “discovery” itineraries, said P&O. Arcadia will sail a 16-night Iceland cruise in June 2024 with an overnight call in Reykjavik, as well as a 30-night Canada and USA cruise in September with overnight calls in Boston and New York.

P&O Cruises to ‘maximise’ time in port

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “This programme of holidays, more than ever before, maximises the time in port to ensure our guests can see and experience the very best of each destination at their own pace.

“Whether a beach and relaxation break, or the opportunity for thrilling activities, exploration and adventures, each itinerary is carefully thought out to discover the heart of the places we visit.

“With Ibiza, Palma, Mykonos and Casablanca, as well as many other iconic skylines the Instagram moments will be endless as well as the opportunity for making memories with friends and family and rekindling our passion for travel.”

Pre-registration is open now and cruises go on general sale on 30 March 2022.

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