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Get active this summer


We’ve rounded up our top activities to get you moving and keep you healthy on board this summer. Plus, you can muster up a healthy dose of competition with our downloadable scorecard.

Man and woman running on board a P&O Cruises ship

Did you know that you could run a marathon on board one of our ships?

Calling all future champions

We’ve got a fantastic range of activities on board to keep the whole family moving during your P&O Cruises holiday this year. On your marks, get set, go!


Table tennis

Did you know that table tennis is the most popular racket sport in the world and top players can hit balls at speeds of over 100 miles per hour? Find your home-grown champion and host your own singles or doubles competition on board. You’ll find outdoor tables, bats and balls on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura.


Run your own marathon on board and take in the dramatic sea views – cheered on by the odd seagull. To complete a marathon, you need to run or walk around the prom decks of our fleet the following amount of times*:


Arcadia: 78 times (3 laps = 1 mile)

Aurora: 91 times (3.5 laps = 1 mile)

Azura: 104 times (4 lengths = 1 mile)

Britannia: 182 times (7 laps = 1 mile)

Oceana: 81 times (3 laps = 1 mile)

Oriana: 91 times (3.5 laps = 1 mile)

Ventura: 91 times (3.5 laps = 1 mile)


Failing that, hit the running machines in the gym and pound your path to glory with electronic assistance.


*Laps approximate to the nearest mile


At 7ft 7in, Gheorghe Mureșan is the tallest basketball player in NBA history. Luckily, size doesn’t matter on our basketball courts. You can shoot hoops with a team of tall and tiny players on board all of our ships.


Make the most of any left over football fever and start your own tournament with family and friends. Round up your teams for a dramatic penalty shootout of your own. Football courts are available on all of our ships.


We’re taking tennis out on the open seas. The courts may be smaller than a real tennis court, but the play is just as intense. Test your mettle on the Sky deck sports courts on Britannia, Azura, Arcadia, Aurora, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura. Rackets and balls are supplied on board. Hawk-Eye not included.


Playing golf in the middle of an ocean may seem like an unlikely prospect, but think again. You can drive your way down a virtual fairway with Aurora’s golf simulator, or blast off into the golf nets on all our other ships.


Put your strokes and tumble turns to the test and give your entire body a great workout in one of our on-board swimming pools. Get up early to make the most of a quieter pool and get a fantastic start to your day, or unwind in the early evening with some leisurely lengths to relax your body and focus your mind.


Channel your inner cyclist and find your pedal power in one of our gyms on board. All ships are fitted out with the latest equipment, including stationary exercise bikes with a range of settings to challenge you, and instructors are on hand to show you how to use them. If you’re in the mood for a lung-busting sprint, check in to one of the spin classes, run by our qualified instructors.


We’re the support team
Of course, elite athletes need the right food, rest and wellbeing regime to enhance their performance. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re after carb-loading pasta, protein steaks or fresh-fruit power juices, we’ve got it covered. And when those muscles need a bit of TLC, our massage therapists are on standby in the spas to keep your body in peak condition.

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Get the competitive juices flowing with our scorecard

Top of the tables
Bring your Sports Day spirit on board with our downloadable scorecards. Come together with family and friends and test your limits, making sure to keep note of your points progress as you go.


With our handy downloadable scorecard you can tot-up the points and crown an ultimate champion in swimming, cycling, football, table tennis, basketball and running. Plus, there are bonus points for anything from the biggest splasher to the worst loser. The scorecards will also be available on board our ships throughout the summer period.


Download our scorecard