Themed cruises

An added sense of occasion... try our themed holidays.

Perhaps you have a fondness for food, a desire for dance, or an obsession with sport? You can find foodie heaven in the Fjords or Mediterranean with our Food Heroes. Or shimmy at sea on a Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise - get ready to Rumba near Rome, strut your stuff in the Bay of Biscay, or Foxtrot to Florence! With so many dream experiences on offer, it’ll be a tough call to choose just one, but we’re certain you’ll find something to hit the spot.

Food Heroes

We know that great food lies at the heart of a great holiday. That’s why we work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences. New for 2020, our Food Heroes are also bringing their talents to the restaurants of Iona. You can taste Marco’s five-course Gala menus on our Gala Evenings, indulge in Eric’s decadent delights in Vistas Café Bar, and Afternoon Tea in The Epicurean, and drink in Olly’s sumptuous food and drink experiences in The Glass House and Cellar Door, as well as enjoy the beers hand-selected by Olly in Iona’s gastropub, The Keel & Cow.

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Music Festivals at Sea

Mainly of a classical nature, our guest artists include some of the world's most talented musicians and singers performing a range of recitals, opera and operetta. There will also be entertaining music quizzes, interviews and much more, hosted by well-known personalities from TV, radio and stage. You can even join the guest choruses, led by some of today's leading choral directors. And the enjoyment continues ashore with concerts and music-related activities.

Legends at Sea

Ever wondered what it takes to reach the top in your favourite sport? Now’s the time to find out. With Legends at Sea, you can learn what makes elite athletes tick and even take part in coaching sessions with them. Exclusively for P&O Cruises, topflight professionals from a variety of sports including football, rugby and athletics join us on board to share the wisdom amassed during their glittering careers.

Strictly Come Dancing

If you’re a fervent fan of fab-u-lous Strictly, then our Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises are sure to dazzle and delight. Be wowed by the slick and sizzling dance displays, and enjoy so much more... a chance to trip the light fantastic with private one-to-one lessons. Or have dinner hosted by one of your favourite Strictly pro dancers in a speciality restaurant. Both bookable, with a fee, on board. You can enjoy the action from the audience or don your dance shoes and take part yourself*. Either way, this is your chance to get closer to the pro dancers, the sequins and all the sparkle of Strictly.

Strictly Come Dancing Cruises

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Christmas and New Year cruises

Make merry with a delightful short break, or try a calypso Christmas in the Caribbean. Whichever cruise you opt for, you’ll enjoy a winter holiday with festive cheer.

Our top Festive cruises

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What's included in your cruise?

At an additional cost