In July 2011, we searched far and wide to find Australia’s ultimate landlubbers – people who have never been on a cruise holiday and never wanted to.
We think a P&O Cruises holiday is hard to beat but some people take a little convincing. We wanted landlubbers to experience everything they’d been missing about a cruise holiday especially one with us, P&O Cruises.
Six lucky landlubbers were welcomed aboard and cruised the Pacific Islands for 9 fantastic nights enjoying our famous hospitality. Click on their videos and see if we changed their minds.
The Hendersons had a lot of reservations about cruising with a family onboard. Is there enough to keep their two young boys occupied for the full length of a cruise? What types of experiences, if any would they enjoy? And will there be other families like them that they can mix with? See what's changed their minds.Read more
Lewis and Colleen
Lewis is a surfer and is used to being around the water. He enjoys travelling with good food, good beer, good company and great activities. He'd never been on a cruise although Colleen has been trying to get him to go for years. Why? He just thinks he'll be trapped without any activities to enjoy and he won't have the freedom he usually gets with other holidays. See what he thinks now.Read more
Lois and Peter
Cruising the Pacific Islands had never been Lois and Peter's cup of tea. Living nearly 500 kilometres from the coast, Lois and Peter haven't spent much time on the water. So it's no surprise that seasickness was a big concern. They were also worried about being 'trapped' onboard with nowhere to go. Watch how Peter and Lois found their sea-legs together.Read more
Mick & Jess
Mick and Jessica live an active lifestyle and thought that cruising lacked the type of entertainment that they enjoy. They thought a cruise meant they'll feel pressured to take part in group activities, and they'd much rather do their own thing. See how we gave them a good work out for 9 days.Read more
Tracey & Marty
Tracey loves to keep healthy in both body and mind. But she doesn't believe that you can maintain this lifestyle on a cruise. And being a true landlubber, Marty is concerned about sea sickness after a past experience on a catamaran in the Whitsundays. Watch how the cruise became their sea health-retreat.Read more
Natasha & Lee
Natasha and Lee have a very active life and are constantly taking up new hobbies like Kite Surfing. So they think they'll soon get bored with a limited amount of activities to do. Adding to this, they feel cruises are more suited to 'older people'. Look how we entertained them.Read more