New shows, new talent and new movies on P&O Cruises newest ship Iona

P&O Cruises ship Iona is set to premiere a spectacular new show Festival this summer, created and produced by Jonathan Wilkes and renowned creative director Paul Domaine.

Festival will be an interactive, evocative show which will include feel-good anthems, stomping wellies, arresting choreography and the latest LED technology.

“Festival is the perfect uplifting show about two groups of friends who meet at a Festival. It takes the audience on their journey, transporting everyone to those heady days of summer and will make you want to party the night away long after the show ends” said Jonathan Wilkes.

P&O Cruises ship Iona

Other entertainment highlights on Iona include:

The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow, the 710 Club on Iona is a sophisticated cocktail and music bar crafted to Gary’s creative vision. Atmospheric and low-lit, The 710 Club, with its unmistakably vintage vibe will feature live music from the resident band as well as showcasing new talent.

Aerial shows

P&O Cruises has collaborated with international entertainment company Creativiva – specialists in aerial stunts, acrobatic acts, unique sets, elaborate costumes and avant-garde storytelling for bespoke live shows in SkyDome and the Grand Atrium.

Three new shows are planned for Iona’s maiden season entitled Rise; Triboo and Dream. Iona’s stunning design, featuring a two-deck glass SkyDome, designed to bring the outside in, has been the inspiration for Rise and Triboo with the shows specially created to reflect their performance environment.

Themed around transformation, Rise is set in an aviary, home to a collection of brightly coloured birds and features amazing costumes. Triboo is an adrenaline driven spellbinding battle performed in Iona’s SkyDome between two tribes. In Dream, guests will be able to experience a surprising show popping up in the Grand Atrium, which blurs the line between magic and reality.

All three shows will be performed in the round providing a truly immersive experience for guests.


Located on decks 16 and 17 SkyDome promises to be one of Iona’s star attractions, featuring an impressive roof and a pool with retractable stage. Relax poolside by day, then at night, enjoy a change of pace as SkyDome showcases spectacular aerialist displays, live performances and party nights under the stars. SkyDome also hosts IGNITE, an upbeat party starter with a laser show and a killer DJ set produced by Alex James.

Ocean Studios

Film buffs will love Ocean Studios, another first for P&O Cruises. The four cinema screens, running throughout the day will show a mix of classics and recent blockbusters with the latest surround sound technology creating a truly premium cinema experience.


Iona also offers a full range of entertainment to appeal to all youngsters, from toddlers to teens. The Reef onboard activity programme keeps children aged six months to 12 years happy and entertained throughout the day and evening while Scene gives teens aged 13 to 17 their own cool place to hang out and test their skills with the latest gaming technology.

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Other family activities across the ship include archery; beat boxing; character appearances; silent discos and theatre shows with children’s television presenters.  There will also be Academy programmes to learn the skills to become a radio DJ, scientist or games designer.

For more information or to book call P&O Cruises on 03453 555 111, visit www.pocruises.com or contact a travel agent.

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