With a themed cruise holiday you can meet like minded cruisers, indulge in your favourite interest and learn a thing or two along the way. Many themed cruises feature actors, musicians, experts and more, providing a special sailing that you’re likely to never forget.
If you are tempted by a themed cruise, consider your preferred pace of holiday and the type of themed cruise that would best suit your needs. For example a wine tasting river cruise will likely have a relaxing vibe at a slower pace, whilst a dance or music themed ocean cruise is perfect for those looking for an upbeat atmosphere. Other themed cruises can involve a traditional cruise holiday with add-ons such as world class sporting events or cultural festivals.
If you’re intrigued by themed cruising and would like to know more, check out some of our favourite themes and packages below.
Grand Prix Cruise PackageFans of Formula One will be pleased to hear about our exclusive Grand Prix cruise packages. Spanning charming destinations such as Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and Monaco these cruise packages take you right to the heart of the high-octane action. Expect track side highlights, a buzzing atmosphere and lots more. Browse our list of Grand Prix cruise packages for further information.
Star Wars (and other Disney themes)The Star Wars saga continued at sea when Disney Cruise Lines introduced a Star Wars Day at Sea. Cruisers sailed alongside iconic characters such as Chewbacca, Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Jedi Masters were born in the Jedi Training Academy and all six Star Wars films were screened onboard.
Disney Cruise Line feature other film themed cruises including the hugely popular smash hit Frozen.
Football and GolfSports fans can travel to their favourite game in style with a cruise that combines tickets to a world class sporting event. Cruise in total luxury to the 2018 FIFA World Cup or Golf Open Championship with an Azamara sports themed cruise. Or embark on a golf themed yacht adventure with Club Med.
Flowers and GardensWhether it’s a cruise that culminates in tickets to London’s famous Chelsea Flower Show, or a relaxing river cruise that visits the Netherlands during tulip season, flower fans and green fingered cruisers are catered for when it comes to themed cruising. Cherry Blossom season in Japan (that’s Spring to us) is also ideal for some unique outdoor appreciation.
Music CruisesFeel the rhythm, get in the groove or sail to the sweet sounds of soul on a music themed cruise. From Country Music cruises to Rock Legends, Classical, Jazz Cruises or Soul Train there is a music cruise to suit almost every genre. Enjoy the live concerts, memorabilia and come close to world renowned musicians.
Christmas MarketsGet in the Christmas spirit and pick up some truly unique gifts when you cruise to Europe’s charming Christmas Markets. Admire the alcoves and cobbled streets of Bruges or the festivities and traditional gifts from Ireland as the magical Christmas build-up begins on your mini cruise.
Strictly Come DancingThe stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing dazzle all who step onboard this spectacular dance themed cruise. Cruisers sailing on a P&O Cruises Strictly voyage can enjoy live dance performances with critique from the well-known judging panel. The lights, the costumes and the music make this a truly memorable experience.
Wine TastingIf you’d like to combine a relaxing cultural holiday with some wine tasting; a Chateaux, Rivers & Wine river cruise could be the answer. Enjoy the slower pace and intimate atmosphere of a Viking River cruise whilst you sail along from Bordeaux, France trying regional wines along the way.
Many luxury ocean cruise lines now also feature wine tasting onboard, sommelier recommendations and vintage collections.