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P&O Cruises Themed Cruises

P&O Cruises are famous for having some of the best themed cruises, with sailings focused on foodies, nature lovers, 80’s disco and musical fans, and family fun, there’s something for everyone with P&O no matter what your interests and passions are.

Even better, P&O cruise have announced the dates of their themed cruises for 2020, with special Food Heroes and Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise sailings.

Food heroes has been a popular P&O cruise them for many years now, with such esteemed celebrity chefs as – cooking up wondrous dishes and culinary classes for P&O’s happy cruisers.

Meanwhile, a variety of Strictly Come Dancing sailings are also available in 2020. Here, guests can meet their heroes, attend engaging talks and interviews with the cast, see behind the scenes, take in performances and even have a dance lesson with the professional dancers.


P&O Food Heroes Cruises

Cruises with Olly Smith

Olly believes that there is a wine out there to suit every palette and every pocket. He frequently appears as a wine expert on Saturday Kitchen Live, and makes guest appearances on ITV’s This Morning. Join Olly for a spot of wine tasting, sampling a selection of wines chosen especially by him. If you’ve always wondered what wine could perfectly pair with one of your speciality dishes, this is the opportunity to ask. New to 2020 is Olly's exclusive and immersive Bergen brewery experience onboard Iona.

Guests will enjoy:

  • Olly Smith's Wine Surgery (Britannia and Azura only)
  • Wine tasting (all Olly cruises)
  • Hosted taster dinner (all Olly cruises)
  • An evening with Olly Smith (all Olly cruises)
  • Quiz Olly Q&A Sessions (all Olly cruises)
  • Autograph events (all Olly cruises)


Cruises with Eric Lanlard

Labelled the best pâtissier in the world by Vanity Fair Magazine, Eric’s earned a reputation for his exquisite baked delights - and if you’ve ever visited The Market Café onboard Britannia, we’re sure you’ll understand why. On Eric’s Food Heroes Cruises, you can embark on a foodie adventure excursion with him, sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. Be sure to enjoy Eric's unique take on a classic English afternoon tea, featuring a vibrant blend of flavours that you'll love.

Guests will enjoy:

  • Hosted afternoon tea with Eric (exclusive to Iona)
  • Meet Eric at Market Café (exclusive to Britannia)
  • Confection Confessions with Eric (all Eric cruises)
  • Eric's hosted masterclass (exclusive to Britannia)
  • Quiz Eric Q&A Sessions (all Eric cruises)
  • Autograph events (all Eric cruises)


Cruises with Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White was the youngest person to have been awarded three Michelin stars, and has trained many well-known chefs including the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone. You can learn from Marco in a hands-on cookery class or as part of a masterclass, where he will demonstrate his tricks of the trade. Dubbed the ''Godfather of British cuisine'', this really is a special opportunity. Regardless of your skill level, all cruisers will be enthralled by the hands-on cookery classes held at The Cookery Club, a state-of-the-art kitchen where you'll fall in love with food.

Guests will enjoy:

  • The Cookery Club with Marco Pierre White (exclusive to Britannia)
  • Marco's hosted masterclass (exclusive to Britannia)
  • Hosted dinner with Marco (exclusive to Britannia)
  • Interactive cookery show with Marco (all Marco cruises)
  • Autograph events (all Marco cruises)


Food Heroes Cruise Deals


Marco Pierre White Olly Smith Eric Lanlard
25th July 2020
1st August 2020
1st August 2020
15th August 2020
20th June 2020
5th September 2020
4th October 2020
18th July 2020
29th August 2020
8th August 2020

Strictly Come Dancing Cruises

A must for any Strictly fans, there’s simply never been a better way to experience and immerse yourself in the glitz and glam of Strictly Come Dancing than a theme cruise with P&O. See behind the scenes, meet the stars, take part in a dance class and much more!

Exclusive to P&O Cruises, a Strictly Come Dancing cruise will bring the hugely popular TV show live to you as soon as you step into the Atrium, where the exquisite costumes worn on the show are displayed. Bringing much pizazz to your experience at sea, you can enjoy Strictly Showcases, where you can watch the Strictly professionals perform up-close.

A must-do while onboard the Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises include the fantastic passenger dance lessons - and if you really want the true Strictly Come Dancing experience, why not join in the passenger competition! Or, if you love the show but don't fancy dancing yourself, make the most of the intimate Q&A sessions and book signings. To get all the best gossip, and truly get to know the dancers, why not consider booking a place at one of the dinners hosted by the pros, in the speciality restaurants onboard?



Strictly Come Dancing Cruises Deals

4th April 2020- Southampton to the Canaries on Ventura
6th June 2020- Southampton to the Spain, France and Italy on Britannia
20th June 2020- Southampton to Spain, Portgual and Guernsey on Ventura
12th July 2020- Southampton to the Baltic Capitals on Azura


P&O's Astonishing Magic Show with Stephen Mulhern


ITV star and Catchphrase host Stephen Mulhern is going back to his roots with this fantastic magic show. Starting out in showbiz as a street magician himself before moving fully into TV, Stephen is one of ITV’s most loved and recognised faces today. First taught magic by his dad and performing since he was eleven, Stephens’ magical journey has gone full circle with Astonishing.



Charming cruisers on P&O ships Azura, Britannia and Ventura from the summer of 2018 and beyond, Astonishing will leave you spell bound in forty-five minutes of dazzlingly brilliant virtual reality, illusion, daring choreography and ingenious audience participation that is sure to leave you with goose bumps. Astonishing challenges its cast members to pull off classic stunts and tricks in new ways- with even a fiendishly tense stunt out of Houdini’s own magic playbook! This is no cheesy Punch and Judy show or run-of-the-mill magician magic act. Astonishing is a full-blown, arena pleasing performance that could end up on the Royal Variety after high praise by those lucky enough to see the star-studded premier in Southampton aboard Britannia.

In addition, Mulhern and Wilkes have enlisted world-renowned choreographer, having previously worked with Elton John and Kylie Minogue, Paul Domaine and his ensemble cast of dancers and performers to bring energy and mobility to magic like never before. Meanwhile, master illusionist Guy Barnett will take the reins in delivering truly astonishing tricks of the eye and mischief that’ll leave the packed audiences on P&O’s ships absolutely spellbound. It’s big, it’s ambitious and it’s truly Astonishing!