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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, and this can be on separate P&O ships within the UK fleet. 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

7 night Mediterranean Fly cruises

If one, or both of the cruises are of 5 nights or less, or 41 nights or more in duration

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 your initial cabin set up will only be provided when you embark on the first of your consecutive cruises.

If your back to back cruise holiday is on different ships please speak to reception prior to disembarkation of your first cruise, who will be happy to arrange transportation for you.

Please note that the cost of transportation between ships is the guests' responsibility.


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 & Embarkation

In our home port of Southampton there is no need to disembark and check in again if you are travelling on back to back cruises. Simply visit Reception to re-register and activate your on board account for the second cruise.

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

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

In the interests of safety on board, you 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 you are 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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