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P&O Cruises announce Strictly professional dancers for 2019 cruises

P&O Cruises’ Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises have proved extremely popular with fans of the BBC dance competition. They give guests the opportunity to get close to some of the show’s professional dancers and judges through dance classes, live talks and glitzy theatre performances. There’s also the chance to see some of the stunning costumes up close. I’ve sailed on two Strictly cruises now and I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed if you love the show. Our cruises featured the likes of Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke, Joe McFadden and Aljaž Skorjanec.

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Strictly Come Dancing. Logo: BBC
Strictly Come Dancing. Logo: BBC

P&O Cruises have just announced which Strictly dancers will be stepping on board their ships in 2019. This year’s professionals include: Giovanni Pernice, Luba Mushtuk, Gorka Marquez, Karen Clifton, Amy Dowden, Janette Manc rara, Aljaž Skorjanec, Neil Jones, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse, Diane Buswell and Johannes Radebe. More names will be announced soon.

Guests will not only be dazzled by the sizzling dance displays but will also have the chance to perfect their own moves with a private one-to-one dance lesson with one of the pro dancers. Other opportunities for Strictly fans include the chance to join a glamorous dinner hosted by a pro dancer, autograph sessions, Q&A events and the chance to enter the popular Strictly Come Dancing competition, which culminates in the Grand Final in the ship’s theatre.

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.”

Strictly cruises for 2019

In 2019, P&O Cruises has four dedicated Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, in partnership with BBC Studios.

Britannia. Photo: P&O Cruises
Britannia. Photo: P&O Cruises

A 13-night Canary Islands & Portugal cruise 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.

A 14 night Spain, France & Monaco cruise 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.

Ventura. Photo: P&O Cruises
Ventura. Photo: P&O Cruises

A 14-night Spain & Italy cruise on Azura (A917) 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.

A 14-night Spain, Monaco & Italy cruise 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.

More information can be found on the P&O Cruises website.

 

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