Whether it’s enjoying first-class ballet performances on the open ocean or diving into the world of the culinary arts with Claudine Pépin, the world of events cruises is diverse and growing.
Live performances by actors, dancers, and celebrity chefs make a themed cruise a truly unique experience. Event cruises are becoming increasingly popular, and cruise lines are getting creative to keep up with demand. Who wouldn’t want to explore the most beautiful places on Earth with their favourite celebrity? You’ll also have a great time with the other passengers, who will likely have similar taste as you.
The chances of seeing a celebrity are particularly high on maiden voyages. The ship’s godmother or godfather, as well as other famous artists and guests involved in the ship’s christening, often stay for the duration of the maiden voyage.
Gourmets will certainly get value for money on culinary cruises. Unique culinary creations, food-themed workshops and lectures, and cooking demonstrations by master chefs are all activities guests can look forward to on culinary event cruises. Passengers may even have the chance to chat with Michelin-starred chefs about their work. And who knows – maybe you’ll even pick up some useful tips to take back home!
Event cruises 2019: ideal for fans and friends
Dance and Culture
Experience the magical world of ballet on the Silver Muse
Immerse yourself in the magical world of ballet. On the Silver Muse by Silversea, experience exclusive live ballet performances by famous dancers, including the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet from Russia. Performances include classical pieces as well as modern, experimental productions. On this cruise, you’ll even have a chance to meet the artists and talk to them over a drink. The journey goes from Singapore to Hong Kong, via Koh Samui, Bangkok, Ho-Chi-Minh City, and Da Nang.
Silver Muse, Silversea, 21.03.2019
Dancing with the Stars on the P&O Azura
Put on your dancing shoes and sail away with the stars of “Strictly Come Dancing” (the UK equivalent of Dancing With The Stars), for an exciting trip full of dance events and cultural highlights. Spend the day exploring the beautiful ports of the western Mediterranean in Spain and Italy, and your nights tearing up the dancefloor onboard the ship. Or if you’d prefer to sit on the sidelines and watch the experts at work, there’s plenty of opportunity to do enjoy the show. Meet and greets, professional performances and one-on-one lessons will make this a holiday to remember!
P&O Azura, 29.06.2019
Sumptuous Moments with Claudine Pepin on the Oceania Sirena
This one-of-a-kind culinary cruise from Oceania Cruises will take you from Rome to Barcelona, via Monaco. The ship’s godmother, Claudine Pepin, has organised a special itinerary full of unique menus, lectures, and cooking demonstrations. The daughter of the famous French-American chef Jacques Pepin, Claudine herself is an accomplished chef and became famous through a series of cooking shows on American TV. Passengers can indulge in the delights of the senses throughout the entire cruise: Thanks to a call in Monte Carlo, passengers can also discover the perfume capital of Grasse, or visit the Picasso Museum at Château Grimaldi in Antibes.
Oceania Sirena, Oceania Cruises, 15.07.2019
A Taste of Tasmania
During this cruise with the P&O Pacific Explorer, you can discover the beauty of the Australian coast and the beauty of fresh, innovative food. P&O Australia is committed to sourcing fresh and fantastic food from Australian farmers and suppliers and this is evident across the fleet. Departing from Sydney, this culinary cruise goes down to Hobart and Port Arthur before returning to Sydney. Chef’s Table: on board you will enjoy a seven-course degustation menu with wines to match and hosted by none other than the Executive Chef.
P&O Pacific Explorer, 09.12.2019
Holiday Event Cruises and Christmas Spirit
Christmas decorations and Caribbean beaches with the P&O Britannia
Combine Caribbean sun with the festive season on this exotic Christmas & New Year cruise. The Britannia, from P&O Cruises, will undertake a round-trip cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados through the Caribbean. The ship will be decorated in typical Christmas fashion, with lights, wreaths, and a Christmas tree. Guests can celebrate the holidays at sea with carols, gifts, and a traditional Christmas dinner masterfully prepared by the ship’s chef. Younger (and young at heart) passengers in particular can look forward to a visit from Santa Claus himself!
Britannia, P&O Cruises, 21.12.2019
If you’re feeling ready to experience one of many event cruises and meet your favourite celebrities onboard, browse our global cruises or local themed cruises or give our cruise experts a call on 1300 325 655.