A full season of Dubai and Arabian Gulf cruises, an extended Caribbean season and a new Northern Lights cruise feature in P&O Cruises’ winter 2019-20 programme.

A total of 181 cruises go on general sale on March 21 with a 5% low-deposit offer for passengers booking by April 30.

Full-length cruise prices lead in at £699 per person for 12-nights from Southampton.

The line’s Dubai and Arabian Gulf fly-cruise programme has been expanded to include three 14-night voyages to India, a 12-night Christmas and new year voyage with New Year’s Eve in Dubai, two seven-night itineraries, including one which coincides with February school half term, plus a series of ten-night cruises.

Britannia and Azura will run Caribbean fly-cruises with 14-night itineraries to nine ports, with the programme extended by a week with each ship offering an additional sailing.

In addition to three cruises operated by Aurora and Arcadia in February and March 2020, an extra 12-night Northern Lights cruise has been added in autumn 2019.

Aurora will run a 55-night itinerary in 2020 to the Caribbean as well as New Orleans and Miami.

Arcadia will operate a 99-night world cruise in 2020 including the re-introduction of New Zealand with three calls, an overnight in Shanghai as well as destinations such as Sydney, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Dubai. The ship will make a maiden call into Manzanillo, Mexico, as part of the circumnavigation.

Ventura and Oriana will offer four long cruises in January and February 2020. Ventura will operate two 35-night voyages with headline destinations of the Panama Canal or New Orleans, while Oriana will operate two 28-night cruises.

Ventura and Arcadia replace Aurora and Oceana in operating five-night short breaks over new year of 2019-20.

Oriana will operate a sole western Mediterranean cruise within the winter programme. The 17-night itinerary Oriana includes Valencia, Genoa and Rome (from Civitavecchia), plus calls to Gibraltar, Lisbon and Olbia.

Ships across the fleet will run two-night weekend breaks from Southampton to Bruges from Zeebrugge.

Four-night cruise breaks to Amsterdam will be operated by Aurora and Ventura to Amsterdam.

Two five-night cruise breaks on Arcadia and Ventura over new year feature Amsterdam and Hamburg.

Aurora and Ventura will offer seven-night cruises taking in northern European cities, including overnights in Rotterdam, plus calls to Cherbourg and Bruges from Zeebrugge.

The line is making evening calls in 27 ports and overnights in 17 destinations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, New Orleans, Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.