Your adventure begins! Home-pick up (within the first 100miles), or pick up at Southampton Central or Airport, or free parking included. From here, we’ll make our way to Southampton’s cruise terminal to board P&O's world-class Iona cruise ship.
When boarding the Iona, the Limitless team will help get your bags to check-in, after which the crew will take them directly to your accessible cabin. You’ll also benefit from Priority Boarding, so you’ll be exploring the ship before you know it!
Included: full board on the ship
As with most cruises, your holiday properly starts at sea. Today you will get time to know the ship as we head towards the Spanish coast, taking in the spectacular sea views as we go and making the most of the ship’s impressive facilities. You will have the chance to meet the rest of the group and get to grips with your new home for the next few days. Keep a keen eye out for the on board Horizon paper. This will list the venues and times of daily activities including, Games, Bingo, Karaoke, Shows, Movies and much more.
Included: Full Board
Land Ahoy! Today after a hearty breakfast you will arrive in your first port. The Limitless team will be on hand to help everyone disembark and look around this beautiful location.
While Bilbao is undeniably a bustling working city, it has long been distinguished by its vibrant old town, which traces its origins back to the 14th century. Navigate the winding alleyways of the Casco Viejo, where you can pause to savor tapas at the numerous outstanding local bars and restaurants. Notable sights in this area include the arcaded Plaza Nueva and the Gothic Cathedral de Santiago. Housing one of Spain's most significant art collections, the Museo de Bellas Artes spans works from the 12th century to contemporary pieces by artists such as Cezanne, Gauguin, and Francis Bacon.
Today has the ship dock in La Coruña. One of Galicia's major cities and a significant centre for the textiles and fashion industries, and the home the international mega-brand Zara and an array of captivating shops and boutiques
Beyond its shopping allure, La Coruña is a lively beach town renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, outstanding food scene, and some of the finest seafood in northern Spain. The ship docks just a brief seven-minute walk from the central Maria Pita square, where charming cafes, bars, and restaurants await. Additionally, you can catch a glimpse of the city's iconic Hercules Lighthouse.
Today you stay in Spain as you get the chance to visit Vigo. One of Spain's bustling fishing hubs, it is situated on the rugged west coast of the Galicia province. Throughout history, this charming town and its resilient residents have faced numerous naval attacks, including a couple led by Sir Francis Drake. Galicia's largest city is a dynamic modern metropolis, harmonising one of the world's busiest fishing ports with an atmospheric old quarter. It boasts numerous beautiful beaches at its doorstep and a vibrant nightlife scene featuring tapas bars, restaurants, and clubs.
The local seafood, considered among the best in Spain, benefits from the area's unique microclimate. Pulpo (octopus) holds the title of the local favourite, often enjoyed with glasses of Galician Albariño. For seafood enthusiasts, a visit to Ruá de Pescaderia (Fish Street) is a must, where Vigo's renowned women oyster sellers showcase their offerings.
Upon returning to the ship today, you may find yourself eager to unwind and recharge after a series of eventful days ashore. Did you know that the Iona boasts comprehensive spa facilities, including an onboard hairdresser! Additionally, there are several pools on board for those who prefer to bask in the sun and relax. One of these pools is equipped with a lift, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the waters. Please be aware that booking for this amenity may be required in advance, so reach out to the Limitless team who will gladly assist in organising this to avoid any potential disappointment.
Today marks the last full day of your cruise, however that doesn't mean you wont still be enjoying new sights with the ship making port in Cherbourg, France.
The cruise ships usually dock at Quay de France, which is a 15minute walk to the city centre. Cherbourg is probably best known for two things: its seafaring heritage and its starring role in the 1960s film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Discover the former at the Cité de la Mer (City of the Sea) museum, where you can step inside a hulking nuclear submarine and marvel at 17 incredible aquariums, including one that’s more than 10m deep.
After your last breakfast, we’ll help you check-out. Your bags will be taken down by the Iona's crew and our care team will be on-hand to assist you. From here you will join the transfers back to the pick-up points, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for your next Limitless adventure. We can’t wait to see you again!