Strictly Come Dancing fans, it’s time to dig out some dancing shoes and your best sequin-covered outfits, as P&O Cruises’ popular themed cruise is back!
The cruise line has revealed the itienraries on offer for this year’s Strictly themed sailings, in partnership with BBC Studios, which will include a whole host of fun surprises for fans.
For a start, the show’s professionals from Giovanni Pernice to Karen Clifton will be on hand to teach dance classes and mingle with guests, and there’ll even be an appearance from judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Expect dazzling dance shows, one-on-one lessons with the Strictly pros, and even a glamorous dinner hosted by them for an unforgettable night.
Then there are the autograph sessions, Q&A events, and of course the chance to enter the ship’s popular Strictly competition, culminating in a grand final in the on board theatre.
Sound like your thing? You can already book on the P&O Cruises website but for a dose of inspiration, check out the itineraries below…
- Canary Islands & Portugal: Sailing 13 nights on Britannia (B909) departing April 7, 2019. Strictly stars: Giovanni Pernice, Luba Mushtuk, Gorka Marquez, Karen Clifton, Amy Dowden and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood. Prices start from £999 per person.
- Spain, France & Monaco: Sailing 14 nights on Ventura (N914) departing June 2, 2019. Strictly stars: Janette Manrara, Aljaž Skorjanec, Neil Jones, Katya Jones and Oti Mabuse. Prices start from £1,499 per person.
- Spain and Italy: Sailing 14 nights on Azura, departing June 29, 2019. Strictly stars: Neil Jones, Katya Jones, Amy Dowden, Diane Buswell, Johannes Radebe and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood. Prices start from £1,449 per person.
- Spain, Monaco & Italy: Sailing 14 nights on on Azura (A919) departing July 20, 2019. Strictly stars: Neil Jones, Katya Jones, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Luba Mushtuk and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood. Prices start from £1,529 per person.
Strictly Come Dancing professionals confirmed so far include Giovanni Pernice, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Gorka Marquez, Amy Dowden, Oti Mabuse and Dianne Buswell, as well as the likes of Luba Mushtuk, Janette Manrara, Aljaž Skorjanec and Johannes Radebe.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: "Holidays are all about making memories and having extraordinary experiences away from the daily routine. Our Strictly cruises are the epitome of this.
"With nearly 13 million viewers tuning into the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing final, it’s very clear that the show continues to be a firm favourite with the British public.
"As the only holiday company to have this partnership with Strictly Come Dancing we are delighted to welcome Craig Revel Horwood and the pro dancers back on board to add some Strictly pizzazz and enduring memories to our guests’ holidays."
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