Enjoy panoramic views from floor to ceiling windowsFloor to ceiling windows across many of the ships' key passenger spaces flood the area with natural light and provide stunning views across the English Channel as you sail.
Some of the best vistas can be seen from the Food Market on Deck 8 where we've installed double height floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the vessel.
Dine with a view!
The Pet Lounge now available on P&O PioneerThe Pet Lounge provides an upgraded experience for pet owners to travel in comfort with a bright, welcoming space, complimentary hot drinks and an outdoor exercise area which can be directly accessed from its own dedicated lift.
We are the first ferry company to offer a pet lounge on the Dover to Calais route, providing travellers with an alternative way to transport their pets.
Relax and Recharge in one of our Quiet LoungesThe two new Quiet Lounges offer a place to relax with panoramic sea views and one has direct access to an outside deck.
Guests can relax in reclining chairs, each with its own USB charging point. We are the only ferry company to offer Quiet Lounges on the Dover to Calais route.
About the ships
Built with sustainability at the forefront
The new Fusion Class ferries have been designed with a number of major innovations to reduce carbon emissions. The ship is propelled by a combination of fuel and battery power and has been designed to have the capacity to become carbon neutral in future.
The modular elements of the ship mean as technology develops and as more charging stations are brought in at ports, current generators can be removed and replaced with batteries.
The ship will also be the world’s largest double-ended ferry with two bridges meaning there is no need for it to turn, saving fuel on every trip.
Investment in customer experience
Enhanced customer experience has been considered across all aspects of the vessel's design, utilising customer feedback to deliver the spaces and features our passengers want most. Each public area has been designed to offer a unique character and atmosphere using a variety of colour palettes, high-quality materials and statement lighting.
P&O Pioneer also boasts our largest World Duty Free retail space at 588m2, bringing spectacular offers on some of the world's top brands.
Accessibility has also been considered at every turn. P&O Pioneer has two more passenger lifts (five lifts in total) aiding those with reduced mobility; all seating areas have space for wheelchairs and counters have been designed to ensure wheelchair accessibility.
P&O Pioneer will also be the first to have a ‘Changing Places’ toilet on the Dover-Calais route, which is larger and has a changing bench and hoist.
Entertainment for Kids of All Ages
Onboard our P&O Fusion Class, we have expanded our entertainment options for children and teens. For younger children, the ship boasts a bespoke maritime themed soft play area with thoughtfully placed seating areas for parents.
Older children and teenagers needn't feel left out. Onboard Pioneer, they are well catered for with plenty of tech options. Interactive digital screens, including a Digital Selfie Wall, Arcade Games, plenty of charging points and excellent Wi-Fi are just some of the perks of travelling with us.
Dining onboard has never been easier thanks to the addition of new self service tills. Queues are a thing of the past!
Passengers have multiple dining options onboard P&O Pioneer, from the Food Market on Deck 8 to The Kitchen on Deck 9.
The new Food Market layout has been designed with convenience and speed in mind (allowing you to spend more time exploring the rest of the ship) with ‘grab & go’ options, and self-serve tills serving some new additions as well as the classics you know and love. The interior design incorporates greenery and woodland scenes to create a natural, calm feel.
The bright and airy Kitchen dining area has a wider range of food and drinks, seasonal food offerings, as well as P&O’s signature dishes such as Fish & Chips with beer-battered cod and chunky chips, premium beef burgers, chicken burgers with signature sauce and the ‘Moving Mountains’ vegetarian burger.