Q. What Hotels Are Available For Summer 2019?

Hotel City Stays (Extend your Holiday)

Fly-cruise holidays can be extended with a hotel stay in selected cities before or after your cruise. Cruises can be combined with a hotel package in the start or end city of the cruise to allow time for exploring the destination.

Unless early check in has been paid for, we cannot guarantee that your room will be available upon arrival and standard hotel check in times apply.  

Rooms can be booked as either single or double occupancy, twin rooms can be requested but are not guaranteed. Higher occupancy, family rooms and upgraded room categories may be available upon request and subject to availability at the hotel.

City Stays include all transfers between the ship, hotel and the airport, all local and state taxes (excluding airport departure tax) and porterage. City Stays do not include tours.


The key benefits of booking a package through P&O Cruises are:

  • Breakfast is included
  • P&O Cruises local representatives will be available on the day of embarkation to provide advice or assistance (subject to passenger numbers staying at the hotel)
  • Local agents can be contacted 24/7 in case of emergency requirements
  • Hotels and services are all selected to be fitting with the high standards expected by the P&O Cruises guest
  • Security of booking a package with P&O Cruises and ATOL protected


How to Book

To book any of these packages, you can either choose to book online when making your cruise booking, via our Customer Contact Centre please visit our website for contact details or with your preferred ABTA bonded travel agent.

If you have any medical or disability requirements, it is essential that you advise us prior to booking hotel accommodation or transfers to ensure we and the hotel can accommodate you as required. 


General Information

All hotel rooms are standard rooms (unless stated otherwise) however upgrades may be available. Please enquire at the time of booking. 

These details are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change. All hotel stays are subject to availability. 


Summer 2019

Southampton Hotels

Grand Harbour Hotel

Grand Harbour is situated on Southampton Waterfront close to the cruise terminals. The hotel is home to Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, a lively bar, and sea views from many of the rooms. The Serenity Spa offers indulgent beauty treatments and therapies. Guests can relax in the sauna, bath spa, or beside the indoor swimming pool, and there is a modern fitness centre. The Boardwalk Restaurant offers views across Southampton's medieval city walls, and serves a menu with an emphasis on British cuisine. The Hamtun Bar offers all day dining, afternoon tea and a range of cocktails.

Malta Hotels

The Grand Excelsior Hotel

located approximately 5 minutes walk from Valletta’s city walls, the 5 star Grand Excelsior, Valletta offers comfortable accommodation with a superb range of facilities. The hotel has a large outdoor pool as well as a heated indoor pool open 24 hours a day. Offering a range of treatments, the on-site spa is open to residents only and there are also several bars and restaurants, a fully equipped gym, gift shop and salon. As a P&O guest you will also receive complimentary wi-fi and a welcome drink.

NB: A yearly music festival takes place in Valletta for one evening at the end of June. This should not affect stays for P&O guests, but please note it may be busier than usually during this event.


Airport Hotels

Sofitel London Gatwick

Sofitel London Gatwick Airport Hotel is directly linked to the airport’s North Terminal via a covered walkway making it an ideal stopover before your flight. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, flat screen TV and ESPA amenities. There is a choice of 3 restaurants, bar and fitness centre. The hotel also offers complimentary wi-fi.

Hotel and parking packages are available to book online, or enquire with your travel agent or personal cruise specialist.

You may also find the following questions helpful - Will I need a visa? and Do I require any vaccinations? 

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