P&O Themed Events

We admit, we've been known to throw a memorable event or two over the years, and depending on how long your cruise is, you'll enjoy up to three fun, themed events you won't be able to stop yourself from joining, not that it was ever an option.

Back To School

An A+ Party, this adults-only event is sure to get your toes tapping with our DJ spinning some of your favourite retro hits. You'll go back to the good old days where your biggest worry was what to have for lunch. Shocking fashion choices and bad hair is certainly encouraged! Dress up as your favourite teacher or come as your 18-year old self. It's up to you! Our Back to School Party is the perfect place to dance the night away, just like you used to.

On cruises 7 nights or longer

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Frock up and party on, this high-end cocktail party is complete with themed music, entertainment and classic cocktails. Get into the groove dress up as a fun flapper or wear a debonair vintage suit. If you don't have room in your suitcase for your costume, it's no problem. You’ll be able to purchase fabulous 20's style accessories at our onboard stores or make a stylish headband at one of our workshops. Our Gatsby Party promises a night of seductive glamour, so leave your inhibitions at the door and give in to the extravagance of the era.

On cruises 3 nights or longer (unless otherwise advised)

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White it out

Dress in your most dazzling white attire and dance the night away at Bianco, The P&O White Party. The top deck will be a complete white-out with special effects and expertly mixed white cocktails. Featuring a live band and resident DJ spinning all of the latest tunes, you won't be able to stay off the dance floor! Dont forget to take a pic or two on our Bianco media wall so you can capture this night forever.

Kids and adults of all ages welcome to attend the party. There is also a special Kids White Out Party.

On cruises 3 nights or longer (unless otherwise advised)

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Themed Cruise Parties

Everyone knows that we love a party so don't forget to check out our themed cruises. If you love big hair, shoulder pads and power ballads, check out our 80's cruise. Or, if some line dancing and cowboy boots is more your style, look at our Country Cruises. To find out more about our themed cruises go to: https://www.pocruises.com.au/articles/from-comedy-to-country-a-guide-to-themed-cruises Once you've made a booking, look out for your handy pre-cruise email from us with more info on what parties will be on your cruise.

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Anchors Aweigh Sailaway

Celebrate the start of your adventure at our Anchors Aweigh Sailaway. Think live music, cocktails, dancing and new friends.

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