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What information do I need to know if travelling on a back to back cruise?

When a guest books on back to back (consecutive) cruises, there is a 10% back to back discount applied to each booking. Applicable to the P&O Cruises Select Fare only. This discount is called a "Combination Saver".

The combination saver does not apply to:

  • World Cruises
  • Classic Southern Hemisphere Journeys
  • Exotic fly-cruises
  • Seven nights Fly – Europe Fly / Caribbean / Atlantic Islands
  • Consecutive cruises across different ships
  • If one, or both of the cruises are of five nights or less
  • If one or both cruises are 41 nights or longer (applies for all other cruises) Please note however, the combined length of both cruises can exceed 41 days and still be applicable for the B2B discount, as long as each cruise is 40 nights or less.
  • The 10% reduction does not apply to regional flight supplements, premium flight seats or other holiday add-ons. The 10% Combination Saver will apply after the Past Guest Saving (if applicable) has been applied. There may also be certain promotions which would not allow a further "back to back" discount.

Please note: 

  • If travelling on back to back cruises, some elements of the initial cabin set up will only be provided when guests embark on the first of their consecutive cruises.
  • The 10% reduction is still applicable if only one of the guests is travelling on both cruises - @CCO, the process for this is different - please see internal information below.  


For how to book a back to back cruise please visit - How do I make a back to back booking? 

On board spending money

If on board spending money is only on one booking and not the other, it can not be transferred to the next cruise. It must be used on the cruise that the credit has been applied to. 

Check in and embarkation

In our home port of Southampton, there is no need to disembark and check in again if travelling on back to back cruises. Guests should simply visit Reception to re-register and activate their on board account for the second cruise.

They can, of course, disembark in Southampton should they wish to take in the sights or do a little shopping before returning to the ship and setting sail on their second cruise. 

Guests should collect their new cruise card from Reception on board the ship first and ensure they show this at the cruise terminal once they return. They will still be required to go through a security check every time they board.

In the interests of safety on board, guests will be asked to attend both muster drills at the beginning of each cruise.

International ports

If the embark/debark port is overseas, some ports require a face to face Immigration Inspection. These will either be conducted on board the ship or ashore, details of this will be provided once on board and are subject to operational requirements.

US ports

All guests must disembark regardless of nationality and whether they are in-transit or not to pass through the Immigration and Customs Inspection with CBP (Customs and Border Protection). CBP relates to US cruises only. 

The zero count, requiring everyone to disembark is a CBP requirement.

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