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Four Themed Cruises Ideal for Short Getaways

Posted September 15th, 2015


Themed cruises are a fantastic way to combine something you love with a relaxing escape. Whether you’re looking to laugh through a festival of comedy, embark on an exciting adventure, expand your knowledge of food and wine, or are simply looking for an excuse to try something different, there is a cruise available to suit your style this year.

Comedy Cruises

Available on P&O Cruises with vessels Pacific Jewel, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Eden
Take a short break from the stress of city life and find out whether or not laughter is the best medicine on a three to four-day cruise with one of P&O’s Comedy cruises. Guaranteed to be a carnival of hilarity and laughter, see some of Australia’s best comedians bring their wit and humour to the stage each night. Invite the whole family with G-Rated performances available or get a bit cheeky at the adults-only shows. If you’ve got a bit of a funny bone, why not attend a Comedy Workshop with tips from the pros before testing out your wits at the Gong Show? P&Os celebrity comedians rotate regularly - make sure you check the schedules so you don’t miss out on seeing your favourites!

Food and Wine

Available on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel vessels
Spend three nights eating and breathing all things gastronomic on this insightful journey through Australia’s agricultural wonderland and culinary world. Wine tastings from the Hunter Valley, cheese tastings with Victorian cheese makers, live cooking demonstrations and even coffee appreciation courses and cocktail master classes are sure to keep your itinerary full. It is estimated that 97% of all food and wine served on the P&O Food and Wine Cruises is Australian, from Victorian grass-fed beef and locally fresh-caught seafood auctioned off at the Sydney fish market, to grains harvested from Western Australia. Discover the incredible tastes Australia has to offer on one of P&O’s Food and Wine cruises.

Christmas and New Years Eve

Available on Royal Caribbean International, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises
Do something a little different this festive season and treat yourself and the family to an exciting holiday on the high seas. Let your all-inclusive cruise take care of everything – from the tinsel and the tree to the Christmas Day feast! You may even find carollers spreading the Christmas spirit across the decks while your favourite festive films and performances keep the family entertained. Otherwise, ring in the New Year on a festive getaway over the glistening ocean with a glass of champagne, as balloons drop from the sky. Continue the celebrations at one of the bars or restaurants on board before making the short (and crowd-free) walk back to your cabin before the sun comes up.

Action and Adventure Cruises

Available on P&O SeaBreaks to various destinations along the Australian coastline
Cruise holidays can be anything you want them to be – from relaxing getaways to short breaks packed full of action and adventure. P&O SeaBreaks offers a range of four-night cruises to exciting destinations such as Moreton Island and the Whitsunday Islands where you can find yourself hand-feeding wild dolphins, snorkelling along shipwrecks or diving through coral reefs. Raise your heart rate with an exhilarating ocean sky dive, let the wind throw you up on a parasail, or find adventure on the sand on a thrilling quad bike tour. Otherwise you can hire a rod for a spot of fishing, go bird spotting or simply work on your tan under the Queensland sun!

Ready for your next ocean adventure? To make a booking or to find out more about our themed cruises, call us on 1300 954 661 and one of our friendly consultants will be happy to help you!

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