Q. What am I not allowed to take on board?

The safety and security of our ships is paramount and, as such, you are prohibited from carrying certain items onto our vessels. Security screening of you and your baggage will be conducted each time you board the ship and if you are found in possession of any of these items they may be permanently confiscated. This list is not exhaustive and any other items may be refused at the discretion of either the Port or Ship security staff.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones

Samsung has now withdrawn all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from sale globally after a spate of fires involving perceived safe replacements. In a statement issued late on Monday 10th October 2016, Samsung requested that consumers with original Note 7 devices or replacements obtained after the recall should turn off the power and seek a refund or exchange them for different phones.

In light of the above, P&O Cruises respectfully request passengers whom have the aforementioned affected phone not to bring onboard.

If you have not seen the Samsung request or have inadvertently brought your Galaxy Note 7 onboard we respectfully request that you power down your device and do not charge or use for the duration of your cruise.
It is suggested that the cabin safe security box is used for storage.

Whilst we emphasis and understand this is not ideal, safety is our priority and we therefore thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


The following items (this is not an exhaustive list) will not be permitted on-board:

  •  Any illegal narcotics/drugs
  • All firearms including replicas, imitations and their components
  • Air, BB or pellet pistols or rifles
  • Any other projectile-weapon (e.g., paint ball guns)
  • All ammunition
  • All explosives, including imitation explosives and devices
  • Fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics
  • Sharp pointed weapons including throwing stars
  • Knives with a blade longer than 4 inches/10.16 cm
  • Open razors
  • Skean Dhus or Kirpans
  • Spears or spear guns
  • Crossbows, crossbow bolts and long bow arrows
  • Blunt weapons including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, coshes, batons, flails or nunchaku
  • Items containing incapacitating substances (e.g. gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and  other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable)
  • Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals
  • Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon
  • Stun devices
  • Large batteries
  • Items not supplied by the Company containing any kind of heating element, such as but not limited to: immersion heaters, heating blankets, clothes irons, water heaters, coffee machines with heating / hot plates, etc.
  • Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones
  • Self-balancing hover boards, air wheels, scooters, or Segways
  • Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), ham radios, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers
  • Inflatables – with the exception of children’s swimming aids
  • Fancy dress, novelty clothing and clothing personalised with images or slogans, effective from 1 January 2018. (This policy does not apply to children 16 years and under.) The only exception to this is official P&O Cruises theme nights, where guests are invited to dress up in line with the theme.


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