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The Horizon Magazine on Iona Cruise: Your Daily Navigator

by Paul Hadley

Settling into the rhythm of a cruise involves the joy of exploring the ship, sampling its many offerings, and embracing the sheer volume of activities at hand. For many who step on board the Iona Cruise, the Horizon Magazine becomes an essential part of their daily ritual. Here’s why.

What is the P&O Iona Horizon Magazine?

The Horizon Magazine is a daily publication available to guests on the Iona Cruise. Posted outside each cabin door every day, it’s more than just a piece of paper—it’s a comprehensive guide to everything happening on the ship for that particular day. It’s your itinerary, entertainment guide, weather forecast, dining schedule, and so much more all rolled into one.

What Does It Include?

From a quick glance at a copy from our September trip, here’s an idea of what you can expect:

  1. Weather Forecast & Ship Information: A brief of the day’s expected weather conditions, sunrise and sunset times, and any important ship announcements.
  2. Entertainment Schedule: Details of all the shows, games, movies, and events happening around the ship, from ‘Wavelength’ game shows to presentations about Tanzanite gemstones.
  3. Dining: A list of the day’s restaurant opening times, special menus, or any dining-related events like the “Captain’s Welcome” celebration.
  4. Special Announcements: Whether it’s an introduction to the ship’s features, details about an upcoming port, or a recommended tour in a destination (like the “Old Town & Beer Tasting” in Stavanger), Horizon has got you covered.
  5. Miscellaneous Activities: Other miscellaneous activities, such as seminars on acupuncture for pain relief, or a “Turtle Tots – Pirate Adventure” for toddlers.

Benefits of Using the Horizon Magazine

  1. Daily Planning Made Easy: Instead of being overwhelmed by the vast array of choices, you can conveniently plan your day after a quick read every morning.
  2. Stay Informed: The Iona Cruise is a vast ship with a myriad of offerings. The Horizon ensures you don’t miss out on anything, from special offers to must-attend events.
  3. Flexibility: The magazine gives you the freedom to decide how you want to spend your day without the need for exhaustive pre-trip research.
  4. Saves Time: Instead of wandering around trying to find out what’s going on, you have all the information at your fingertips.

A Snapshot of Entertainment on the Iona Cruise

The Iona Cruise promises a medley of entertainment options:

  • Interactive Game Shows: “Wavelength” tests how well you know your partner.
  • Arts and Crafts: Dive into the artistic world with explorations into the lives of 20th-century masters like Picasso and Dali.
  • Themed Activities: From the charm of the “Turtle Tots – Pirate Adventure” to a “Tanzanite Renaissance Presentation”, there’s something for everyone.
  • Live Shows: The Headliners Theatre promises a range of performances throughout the cruise.
  • Casino Fun: Challenge your luck with games like the Blackjack Tournament.
  • Educative Seminars: Like the ones about acupuncture.


The Iona Cruise, with its vast offerings, ensures that there’s never a dull moment. But with so much happening, the Horizon Magazine becomes indispensable, ensuring you make the most out of every day on board. With detailed listings and timings, it truly is your compass in the sea of entertainment and activities that the Iona Cruise offers. So, the next time you’re on board, make sure you start your day with a cup of coffee and your copy of the Horizon, and set sail for a day of unforgettable experiences!

Download a sample issue here or take a look at the sample images below.

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