P&O Cruises, the UK based contemporary market brand in Carnival Corp & plc group, will focus on music, food and wine next year and it will promote these themes by partnerships, said Carol Marlow, Managing Director of the Southampton based company.
The line’s 2013 programme of 200 new cruises calling at 215 ports in 84 countries will feature seven Strictly Come Dancing cruises, with a team from the popular TV show on board and a P&O Cruises Strictly Dance Competition.
On the music front, there will be five Classic FM Music Festival at Sea cruises hosted by presenters from Classic FM, the UK based commercial radio station that features classical music.
Moving on to food and wine, Marlow noted that two cruises will feature celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White and Atul Kocchar plus wine expert Olly Smith –all of whom have specialty restaurants on board P&O Cruises’ ships. In addition White will offer cooking demonstrations on six cruises and Kocchar will sail on three other cruises, with cookery demonstrations, hosted dinners and masterclasses