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P&O Announce Themed Cruises for 2013

P&O Cruises has partnered with some of Britain’s best-loved brands for 2013, to offer a host of themed cruises for those passionate about music, dance, food and wine.

The programme will feature the greatly anticipated ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ cruises, a new collaboration with Classic FM to host the popular Music Festivals at Sea and new food and wine cruises with celebrity partners Atul Kochhar, Marco Pierre White and Olly Smith.

The themed cruises, available on selected sailings between March 2013 to April 2014, was announced by P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, who stated:

“Next year we have a really broad programme of cruises and it’s not just the best selection of ships, itineraries and prices, but also a carefully considered range of on board experiences and themes that we know will be real highlights to our holidays. This choice is in addition to the exceptional service, fine dining and attention to detail that our passengers receive, no matter which cruise they choose with us."

Dancers from the BBC’s hit show, Strictly Come Dancing will join seven Canary Island and Mediterranean Cruises, offering guests the chance to watch professional dance performances, view the original glitzy costumes from the show and participate in a special Strictly Come Dancing competition judged by the Strictly panel.

The Strictly Come Dancing Cruises will available on the following cruises:

13 night Canary Islands onboard Azura, departing May 11
17 night Central Mediterranean onboard Azura, departing May 31
17 night Central Mediterranean onboard Aurora, departing June 18
12 night Canary Islands onboard Ventura, departing July 1
17 night Central Mediterranean onboard Arcadia, departing August 4
14 night Western Mediterranean onboard Oceana, departing September 1
17 night Central Mediterranean onboard Azura, departing October 1

The Music Festival at Sea programme presented by Classic FM will be available on the following cruises:

17 night Central Mediterranean onboard Aurora, departing April 28
14 night Iceland onboard Aurora, departing June 4
16 night Baltic onboard Adonia, departing July 3
14 night North Cape onboard Oriana, departing August 5
17 night Central Mediterranean onboard, departing September 20

New for 2013 cruises, renowned chefs Atul Kochhar, Marco Pierre White and wine connoisseur Olly Smith will be joining two food and wine themed cruises to offer their local knowledge and expertise on a range of shore excursions to vineyards, distilleries, breweries, markets and restaurants alongside a variety of onboard activities.

Olly Smith and Atul Kochar will join the following Food and Wine themed cruise:

14 night Western Mediterranean onboard Azura, departing April 27

Marco Pierre White will be hosting the following Food and Wine themed cruise:

28 night Caribbean no fly onboard Adonia, departing November 22

Read more: P&O Cruises, Themed Cruises, Celebrity Chefs at Sea