Win a dream holiday with P&O Cruises, plus £1,000 spending money

This competition has now closed, please see all our current competitions here.

Here’s your chance to enjoy a seven-night cruise on the new P&O Cruises ship Iona with £1,000 to spend on board. Come up with a name for the ship’s gin still and you could become a part of her history.

Win a dream holiday with P&O Cruises, plus £1,000 spending money

The cruise ship Iona, which launches in 2020, will be home to the first craft gin distillery at sea, its beautiful copper still producing gin to individual tastes as part of the ship’s gin-distilling masterclasses. Tradition dictates that a gin still is given a name, often linked to the time, place or people who are using it – and P&O Cruises is turning to delicious. readers for inspiration.

The winning name for the still will be chosen by a P&O Cruises panel of experts, including delicious. editor Karen Barnes. Its creator will win a seven-night cruise for two with a choice of itineraries: the magnificent Norwegian Fjords or vibrant Western Europe, taking in the ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg.

You’ll see the still displaying your winning name and experience Iona’s gin-distilling masterclass at sea. In the class, guests can select their own botanicals, which will reflect the ship’s destinations, to create a unique bottle. Be inspired by the herby, earthy flavours of Norway or the zesty citrus aromas of Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

Designed to make sea and sky the stars of the journey, Iona will feature a stunning glass dome on the top deck,  a central atrium framed by three storey-high glass walls and 30 restaurants and bars.

The winner and guest will enjoy accommodation in a balcony cabin, two complimentary shore excursions and £1,000 to spend on board. As prizes go, they don’t get much more inspiring, memorable or refreshing than this.

To enter, tell us your chosen name for the still, plus a sentence about the inspiration behind your choice:

The personal information you provide to P&O Cruises will be processed in accordance with our privacy notice. We will use the personal information that you provide to administer this competition.

If you have chosen to receive information and offers from us, the personal information you provide will also be used for this purpose. Where necessary, we may share personal information about you with other Carnival group companies and our suppliers, agents, sub-contractors or other commercial partners, including those outside of the EU, and will use appropriate safeguards when we do so.

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For more information contact us at: P&O Cruises PR, Carnival plc, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1ST, by freephone 0800 052 3840 or via



Read what others say...

    1. Hi Michelle – the winner of this prize has been contacted and we will announce the winning gin still name in March 2020. Thanks for your patience with this.

    1. Hi Catriona – the winner of this prize has been contacted and we will announce the winning gin still name in March 2020. Thanks for your patience with this.

    1. Hi Karen – the winner of this prize has been contacted and we will announce the winning gin still name in March 2020. Thanks for your patience with this.

  1. Hi Ellie – I’ve checked the link but the winner of this fantastic competition doesn’t appear to have been posted yet. Really curious to find out the winning name for the gin still – do you know when it’s likely to be announced 👍

    1. Hi Tracy – the winner of this prize has been contacted and we will announce the winning gin still name in March 2020. Thanks for your patience with this.

  2. Hello there, I just wondered when and where the name of the still and the lucky winner will be announced. I’m so excited to hear more about it. I absolutely loved thinking of a name and can’t wait to hear what was chosen.

  3. Great idea, only been on one cruise, to South Pacific for our 25th wedding anniversary. Gin on the balcony still a standout memory 🥃🍾🥂

  4. Love the look of the ship, I have just entered the competition but the form to fill in turned into a foreign laungage Spanish or something I think so I do hope what ever went wrong my entry found its way to you?

  5. I love this competition! I would actually be more excited that I named the gin still over the prize! However, would the cruise would be a bonus! :) I hope you received my entry! Good Luck everyone! :)

  6. I think my entry “sailed” through the net ok, but the pc is suffering from the heat today so a bit slow! A fantastic prize aboard the very glamorous “Iona” – celtic queen of the seas….

  7. Hi there – having seen all the comments about checking entry confirmation, I feel I too have to ask if you have indeed received my entry! thanks! :)

  8. Great Competition. We have our little Cafe in Holyhead and see all the cruise ships come in. My dates off are reading delicious magazine for inspiration for my little Cafe..

  9. a dream come true but sadly even though ive entered i wont be able to go because im disabled and the rules state its not low to the floor enough for me its a shame cause i havent travelled since i was diagnosed 25years ago,its on my bucket list but fantastic for one of you lucky people have a fantastic time whoevers wins and keep us posted with plenty of pics ,good luck everyonex

    1. Hi Jay, this competition will close at the end of the month, on 31 July. Good luck!

  10. Have put my entry in – hopefully it has been received as didn’t see anything to say it had. Iona looks amazing and how fantastic having a distillery on board.

  11. This would be an amazing prize to win,as it would be be a belated honey moon,as we never got round to having one over 47 years ago.My god you get a shorter life sentence in prison! lol

  12. Hi Charlotte – thanks for your lovely answer. In order to enter the competition, you need to input your answer into the form in the main body of the page. Thanks and good luck!

  13. Fabulous opportunity and really excited to see what name is selected for such a grand venue. I have submitted via the link my offering The Juniper Staterooms because it sounds luxurious and describes top notch products and service and the Juniper part refers to the humble berry that is the basis of my favourite tipple gin.

  14. I love this kind of competition one minute I can’t think of any kind of answer then suddenly the penny drops and ideas flow…. mind you I’ve yet to win!

  15. My name for the still would be Garajonay, after the National park on Canary Island of La Gomera which remains gloriously unspoilt. Just how a Gin from a distilling masterclass on board Iona should be, individual, delicious, pure and unspoilt and to be enjoyed in glorious surroundings of Iona.

    1. Hi Christine, thanks for your answer. However, in order to enter you need to input your answers into the competition form at the bottom of the page. Thanks and good luck!

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