As we return to sailing, we’ve new health protocols in place to protect the well-being of everyone on board and things will look and feel a little different. For our entertainment venues and shows, we’ll be limiting capacity and so you’ll need to book your seat in advance. We’ll be offering more show times throughout the day in the theatres. You’ll be able to view the bookable events via My P&O Cruises before your holiday or can book once you’re on board. Some events can be booked by turning up on the day and this will be managed on board. Please refer to your daily Horizon paper when you get on board for the booking details of each event.
Yes, there’s a theatre on board each of our ships.
Arcadia – The Palladium; Located on the promenade, F & G decks with 736 seats. There is wheelchair access on all of our decks to the Palladium Theatre where you can enjoy the evening entertainment. The designated area for wheelchairs is on deck 2 along with signs for wheelchair companions. There are also signs down on the starboard and port side of deck 1 if you feel more comfortable entering the Palladium Theatre that way.
Aurora – The Curzon Theatre; Located on the promenade deck with 668 seats. There is one ramp that allows access to the port and starboard side of seck 7 with parking access for four wheelchairs and three seats on each side. These seats are labelled as reserved. Deck 6 has direct access from the port and starboard side and has 12 seats with space to fit a wheelchair next to each seat. These seats are also labelled as reserved.
Azura – The Playhouse; Located on the promenade and F deck with 788 seats. There is one ramp that allows access to the port and starboard side of deck 7 with parking access for four wheelchairs and three seats on each side. Deck 6 has direct access from the port and starboard side and has 12 seats with space to fit a wheelchair next to each seat.
Britannia – Headliners Theatre; Located on deck 6 & 7 with 980 seats. Deck 7 port side and starboard there is one ramp each for parking wheelchairs and watching the show, it’s labelled as reserved for wheelchair. Deck 6 forward has 16 seats which are reserved for wheelchair users.
Iona – Headliners Theatre; Located on deck 6 & 7 with 950 seats. All entrances to the theatre have wheelchair access and there are designated wheelchair places on the front row, accessed from deck 6 and next to the entrances on deck 7.
Ventura – Arena Theatre; Located on the promenade and F deck with 788 seats. On deck 7 there’s a centre ramp to access port side and starboard side with three wheelchair spaces either side along with three accompanying seats either side (6 wheelchairs in total). The back row has two steps to negotiate on starboard and port side are reserved for passengers with limited mobility. Deck 6 has no stairs. The end seat of each row is reserved for passengers with wheelchair companions.
Headliners Theatre Company perform incredible original shows regularly throughout each cruise. Further details of show times and how to book these performances and more can be found on My P&O Cruises and once on board, the guest portal My Holiday or Horizon newspaper.
Yes, every cruise will host a Gala Evening which has been renamed Celebration Night. Prepare for a night of spectacular dining, entertainment and a complimentary drink to toast the occasion. Black tie, your fanciest face mask, a five-course feast – Celebration Nights offer some well-deserved glitz and glamour.
Our Welcome on Board party has had to undergo a few changes to keep you all safe as you soirée. So, whilst there’s no longer a party in the atrium, we’d be delighted if you’d raise a complimentary glass to the occasion as the Captain addresses the whole ship from The Bridge. This will signal the start of a night of spectacular dining and dazzling entertainment.
We like to celebrate as we set sail. Whether you fancy live music or something more chilled, you can sail away your way. You’ll find four different experiences to choose from – your chance to reflect on the day, take in the lovely views and cap it all off.
We will be running dance classes, bookable on board. To maintain social distancing, we will be offering a reduced capacity and dance partners must be from your household or travelling group.