P&O Cruises is offering exceptional value cruises during the traditional "wave" peak booking period from December to February with its best ever value holidays from only £599 per person for a seven-night Vantage Fare, to include a Price Promise protection and a low deposit of 10% for bookings until February 28, 2013.

Designed to give added peace of mind to holidaymakers, especially to those booking early in 2013 to secure the cruise of their choice, the Vantage Fares from P&O Cruises have a range of great benefits included in the fare. These include a choice of cabin, the flexibility to make amendments to, or even change, the choice of cruise or cabin up to 90 days prior to departure, along with one of the following; on board spending money, car parking in Southampton or return coach travel to Southampton.

The Price Promise protection ensures that should the price of a cruise reduce, passengers will automatically be awarded the difference in price with on board spending money or a cabin upgrade. If, however, the price of a cruise should rise after the booking has been made, passengers are assured they have received excellent value by booking early.

A low deposit offer of 10%, down from the usual rate of 15%, also applies to Vantage Fare bookings made by February 28, 2013.

Vantage Fare offers include:

Best value cruise: A seven-night European cruise break on Oriana (X306) departing April 14, 2013. Vantage Fares from £599 per person. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call are Vigo, Lisbon, Oporto and La Coruna.

NEW Classic FM music themed cruise: A 14-night Iceland cruise with Classic FM on Aurora (R307) departing June 4, 2013. Vantage Fares from £1,499 per person. A repertoire of opera, operetta and recitals will be hosted by acclaimed Classic FM presenters and passengers can enjoy interviews and musical quizzes, along with the usual mix of entertainment from P&O Cruises.

NEW food and wine themed cruise: A 28-night Caribbean cruise with Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard on Adonia (D318) departing November 22, 2013. Vantage Fares from £2,439 per person. This brand new food and wine themed cruise will be joined by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and master pâtissier and ‘Cake Boy’ legend, Eric Lanlard. Together they will offer their expertise and provide on board demonstrations, private masterclasses, hosted dinners, book signings and Q&A sessions in the theatre. They will also host a range of shore excursions to restaurants and markets.