Thursday, 6 February 2014

P&O Get Ready To Rumba!


Here's one for all those 'Strictly' fans out there - prepare to get even more of your favourite show at sea!

P&O Cruises have enhanced their popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, in partnership with BBC Worldwide Ltd,  for 2014, making them even bigger and better than before, with more stars and more sparkle than ever. Each of this year’s four dedicated cruises will have two pairs of the programme's professional dancers, legendary acerbic judge Craig Revel Horwood, and one of the show's past celebrity contestants, travelling at different stages to offer a Strictly experience to remember.

Passengers can also dust off their dance shoes, release their inner tango and learn to rumba with Robin Windsor, waltz with Ian Waite or cha cha cha with Camilla Dallerup. Regular dance classes will be on offer throughout each cruise and passengers can participate in a dance competition, with the grand finale performances taking place in the main theatre, judged by Craig and the special celebrity guest.

The Strictly stars will give up close and personal interviews on board, photo opportunities and signing sessions, and official Strictly Come Dancing showcases produced by BBC Worldwide. A stunning selection of costumes from the television show will also be on display around the ship, with organised fashion events to showcase them at their very best.

The Strictly cruise line-up for 2014 includes:

A 14-night Canary Islands cruise on Oriana departing April 20 from and calling at Lisbon, Madeira, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Cadiz and La Coruna. Select Price fares from £1,149pp. Stars to join the cruise include:
· Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff
· Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe
· Craig Revel Horwood
· Celebrity guest to be revealed

A 14-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Oceana departing May 31 from Southampton, with ports of call including La Coruna, Gibraltar, Alghero, Florence/Pisa, St.Tropez, Barcelona and Cartagena. Select Price fares from £1,319pp. Stars include:
· AljaĆŸ Skorjanec & Janette Manrara
· Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff
· Craig Revel Horwood
· Celebrity guest to be revealed

A 12-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Azura departing August 2 from Southampton, and calling at Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena and Seville. Select Price fares are from £1,349pp and Strictly stars include:
· Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas
· Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup
· Craig Revel Horwood
· Celebrity guest to be revealed

A 13-night Canary Islands cruise on Aurora departing September 25 from Southampton, with ports of call including Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Madeira and El Ferrol. Select Price fares are from £1,199pp and stars to join the cruise include:
· Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup
· Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova
· Craig Revel Horwood
· Celebrity guest to be revealed

More info: call 0843 374 0111 or visit www.pocruises.co.uk.

The new edition of World of Cruising is now out, and you can see the digital version online on our home page at www.worldofcruising.co.uk. To subscribe at our special offer rate for 2014, see this link.