P&O Dining Information

P&O Cruises provides a variety of different dining options. Choose from formal dining rooms, restaurants created by renowned chefs, grill restaurants, food courts, tapas bars, pizzerias, and more. Club Dining and Select Dining are available on all seven ships. Club Dining refers to the traditional 5-course dinner with assigned seating at the same table and same time every night, determined at the time of booking. Select Dining allows passengers to dine at an alternative restaurant with flexible hours. Please note that a cover charge applies for Select Dining. Finally, Freedom Dining is available on the Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Ventura, and Oceana, allowing guests to dine any time and with anyone at select restaurants.

Main Dining Room Policies: P&O Cruises guests are assigned to one of two seatings in the main dining room for their evening meal, early or late. The early and late seating times can vary by ship or itinerary, but are usually at around 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.

Dress Code: There are two dress codes onboard – evening casual and black tie. Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. Smart dark denim is also fine. On black Tie nights, ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. You can also wear formal national dress and military uniform. Shorts, t-shirts and swimwear are never permitted in the main dining room.

Beverage Policy: All beverages except tea, coffee and water are at an additional cost. Juice is included with breakfast.

Special Requests: P&O Cruises will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requirements and special meals can be requested at the time of booking. P&O Cruises can provide diabetic, fat-free, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher meals. Kosher meals are ordered from an external food supplier, so it's recommended to request these as soon as possible, and no later than 75 days prior to sailing.

All dining rooms onboard P&O Cruises ships are smoke-free.


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