P&O Offering Return Travel and Special Discounts on 2012 and 2013 Cruises

P&O Cruises is offering free return travel from home to ship and discounts of up to 20% on 2012 and 2013 bookings made between September 1 and November 30, 2011.

This ‘Early Booking Spectacular’ offers passengers a more inclusive holiday option with no additional travel costs, as domestic flights, coach travel or valet parking (Cruise Connections) will be complimentary on bookings made during this three month period.

The discounts, of up to 20%, are available on cruises from the 2012/13 brochure (for full list see editor’s notes) on all seven ships in the P&O Cruises fleet.

The free Cruise Connections are offered on cruises of seven nights and more, enabling passengers to receive a discount of up to 20% plus a choice of one of the following:

· Free valet car parking in Southampton – saving up to £311 per car*

· Free return coach transfers to/from Southampton – saving up to £124pp (Glasgow)

· Free return domestic flights to/from Southampton (including coach transfers in Southampton) from Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds Bradford – saving up to £150pp (Glasgow departure)**

· Free return flights for Adonia Mediterranean fly-cruises from London Gatwick or Manchester airport – saving up to £150pp (cruise D216 departing October 19)

· Free airport parking on Adonia Mediterranean fly-cruises and Ventura Caribbean fly-cruises – saving up to £100 per car (London Gatwick airport)

· Free one-way airport coach transfer to or from Southampton on selected fly-cruises – saving up to £72pp (Glasgow departure)

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “Never before have we offered such a comprehensive booking package for our customers, transporting them from their home town to the ship at no extra expense. P&O Cruises will handle all booking arrangements and tickets will be issued with pre-cruise documentation.

“With this offer, as soon as the booking is made all our customers have to do is start counting down the days until their holiday begins. The stress and costs of getting to the ship are removed as we take care of all the arrangements.”

A 14 night Mediterranean cruise holiday on board Azura departing April 15, 2012, is priced from £1,099 with total savings of £425 per person, including: – A 20% cruise discount of £275 per person – Free flights from Glasgow, worth £150 per person.

This cruise departs from and returns to Southampton, calling in Cadiz, Cartagena, Rome (from Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (from Livorno), Villefranche, Barcelona and Gibraltar.

A family of four travelling on a 9 night Atlantic Coast cruise on board Ventura, departing August 12, 2012, will pay £3,196 with total savings of £2,296, including: – A 20% cruise discount of £250 per person – An additional 40% cruise discount for third and fourth passengers aged 16 and under sharing a four-berth cabin, of £400 per child – Free return coach transfers for four passengers from Glasgow, worth £124 per person.

This cruise departs from and returns to Southampton, calling in Gibraltar, Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisbon and Vigo.

For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 0845 3 554 444, visit www.pocruises.co.uk or see an ABTA travel agent.

Ends Editor’s notes

*Based on a 35 night cruise, E303 or X303

**Free domestic flights are only applicable to the first two passengers in a cabin.

The full list of cruises with a maximum 20% discount are: Adonia: D203 – D221 Arcadia: J202 – J218 Aurora: R202 – R221 Azura: A207 – A230 Oceana: E205 – E304 Oriana: X202 – X303 Ventura: N206 – N306 Flights are provided by Flybe.

Coach travel is provided by Eavesway Coaches.