Q. What do the letters mean when referring to a grade of accommodation?
There are many stylish, comfortable, home from home types of accommodation on a P&O Cruises ship, so, to distinguish them from one another we’ve given each cabin type a two letter code called a ‘cabin grade’.
Different cabin types are given codes to distinguish them from each other. The first letter of the grade refers to the cabin type, the second to signify their location on the ship.
The codes for the grades types are as follows:
|Cabin Type||1st letter of grade|
|Superior Deluxe Balcony||D|
|Balcony||G or H|
|Balcony (Partially Obstructed View)||I or J|
|Outside (Partially Obstructed View)||M|
|Outside (Obstructed View)||N|
|B||Mid||Mid Aft or Mid Forward|
|B||Upper or Lower||Midships|
|C||Upper or Lower||Mid Aft or Mid Forward|
|E||Upper or Lower||Aft|
|F||Upper or Lower||Forward|
The layouts of our ships are broken up into different sections to help you locate your cabin of choice. There is forward, mid forward, midship, mid aft and aft. This should then be combined with the location code:
Neither of the letters in any code will relate to a specific deck. Exceptions to the guide above are:
Suites, which are graded as per below:
- Adonia - graded as B5 grades
- Arcadia - graded as B1, B2 or B4 grades
- Aurora - graded as B1, B2 or B5 grades
- Azura & Ventura - graded as B2, B4,B5 or BE grades
- Britannia - graded as B1, B2, B4 or B5 grades
- Oceana - graded as B4 grades
- Oriana - graded as B1 or B2 grades
- Family Suites (Azura & Ventura) graded as BE grades
- Penthouse Suites (Adonia, Aurora, Azura, & Ventura) graded as A1 grades
All cabins have showers. Cabins/Suites with baths have a shower over the bath or a separate shower cubicle.
Views of obstructed view cabins can be seen under the question "What do the obstructed views look like on.... <ship name>"
Further information on the types of cabins and their locations can be viewed via the links below:
- Adonia cabin types
- Arcadia cabin types
- Aurora cabin types
- Azura cabin types
- Britannia cabin types
- Oceana cabin types
- Oriana cabin types
- Ventura cabin types
Full deck plans can be seen via "Can I see the deck plans?"