Iona

where innovation meets exploration

Iona, our first Excel class ship, really could have done with her own TV show… Her sparkling glass-roofed SkyDome – the perfect place for relaxing days and out-of-this-world entertainment… Her luminous Grand Atrium and panoramic viewing spots of the sea, sky and shore will likely take your breath away… Her tempting choice of 30 places to wine and dine… Her elegant surrounds, exceptional range of accommodation, leisure activities and shore experiences – all make for an unforgettable holiday. And with innovation at her core, she’s the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas. But her appeal doesn’t stop there…

Explore Iona in stunning 360°

Let the adventures be-gin!

What better way to toast your holiday on Iona, than with her very own delicious Marabelle Gin? Perhaps you fancy trying this smooth, one-of-a-kind gin in a beautifully crafted cocktail; or you can even purchase bottles to take home. If you spot a gold seal on the bottle, it has been distilled in Iona’s very own gleaming gin still, Columba – this is the very first distillery at sea!

All eyes on world-class entertainment

From catching mesmerising performances in the atmospheric SkyDome, like international entertainment company Creativiva’s fantastical aerial shows, to enjoying the best seat in the house at Headliners Theatre with its stunning full-stage LED backdrop – you won’t want to miss a second of Iona’s immersive entertainment. Click here to discover all of Iona’s entertainment venues.

A world of drinks and dining

Whatever you fancy – it’s on Iona’s menu. Authentic flavours of your destination? Try out regional specialities by our Local Food Heroes, including José Pizarro in The Glass House and Kjartan Skjelde in Epicurean. Beautifully crafted gastro-pub fare? Welcome to The Keel and Cow, home to a fine selection of tipples and where you can meet (and eat) The Prime Minister (arguably the best burger at sea!). From relaxed and informal to chic and special, Iona has it all.

Welcome to The 710 Club

Curated and crafted by Gary Barlow

As Music Director of The 710 Club on Iona, Gary Barlow is set to make Iona’s intimate music bar the most exciting live music venue at sea... The stage will light up to the sounds of its talented resident band – a group guided by Gary. Yet his involvement runs far deeper; from choosing music for the club, guiding future performers and up-and-coming talent to even shaping the interiors and signature cocktails – all the special ingredients to ensure the good times roll long into the night.

Summer with Iona in the Norwegian Fjords

From kayaking crystal clear lakes to walking in the footsteps of the Vikings, Iona’s illuminating summer adventures in the Norwegian Fjords are unmissable. And if you’ve ever wondered if a cruise holiday is for you, the fjords are the perfect introduction. How else can you take in the vast beauty of tumbling waterfalls, winding waterways and snow-capped peaks?

See Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands in a new light

With Iona, say goodbye to the British weather and hello to sunshine and siestas in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. Discover tropical forests. Hike to ancient citadels. Try surfing in Gran Canaria. And with evening and overnight stays in some of the region’s finest cities, you’ve even more time to explore.

Join Iona on a stylish Northern European City Escape

The ultimate city escape with Iona calls. Explore the cool city streets of Hamburg with its multi-cultural food scene. Lose yourself in Bruges (from Zeebrugge) with its fairy-tale towers and soaring spires. And with two full days in Rotterdam, there is also time to head to Amsterdam and take in the city vibes.

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