Short Break Comedy Cruise

If there’s anything Aussies love more than a relaxing cruise holiday, it’s a good belly laugh.

That’s why P&O has brought the two together every year since 2017 with our annual comedy crowd-pleaser, The Big Laugh Comedy Festival.

With an incredible line-up of some of the best comedic talent from Australia and beyond, the comedy festival is some of the best fun to be had on the high seas. Whether you like your comedy to push the boundaries or prefer something a little more family-friendly, The Big Laugh cruise has something for everyone. Find out how you could get the last laugh on holidays that offer value for money and book in for the trip of a laugh-time today!

What to expect from a Short Break Comedy Cruise?


Over the years, comedy has slowly but surely become a key part of P&O’s Main Events series. Now, we offer an astounding 780 comedy shows across our entire fleet, with Comedy Cruises from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, and Adelaide departing year-round. Top talents have taken centre stage on all our Comedy Cruises, with previous performers including Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, and Peter Rowsthorn from Kath & Kim.

This year’s line-ups are bigger and better than ever, and feature leading lights in Australian comedy. Over three days you’ll laugh your way through a program filled to the brim with hilarious highlights, and have your pick of our amazing onboard offerings.

Fancy yourself a bit of a joker? Put yourself in the spotlight by signing up for a comedy workshop led by one of our onboard talents. At the end of the cruise you’ll put your new skills to the test at the celebrity-judged Comedy Gong show, where winners truly are grinners.

From our star-studded Comedy Cruise Gala to world-class restaurants and activities for the whole family, it’s an experience you won't forget in a hurry.

Our Comedy Cruise departs from


  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Auckland
  • Adelaide

Ready to take your laughter to the next level? Reserve your place on a P&O Comedy Cruise now!

Travelling with loved ones?

Why not make the most out of your comedy cruise by travelling in a group? Great for birthdays, family reunions, or short get togethers, our group cruising options are well worth exploring.

Taking the little ones on board?

Children of all ages are more than welcome aboard all our comedy cruises. Our onboard babysitting service lets you enjoy adults-only shows at our Sit Down Comedy Club, knowing that your kids are safe and having an equally great time at one of our Kids’ Clubs!

Not quite the cruise experience you’re after? With hundreds of other P&O cruise holidays on offer, we’re bound to have the cruise for you.

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