The decade of big hair, fluro shirts and electric music will live on with P&O Cruises Australia’s new 1980’s Tribute Cruise, and guests can also rock out at the cruise line’s first Country Music Festival at Sea.
The new 1980s and Country themed cruises form part of P&O’s new 2020 program and have been selected in response to a growing demand from Australian holidaymakers for short breaks.
Since 2012, the number of guests enjoying a three or four-night P&O Cruise has tripled. This year the cruise line introduced 10 more short breaks to the market - 117 in total which is up from 107 in 2016.
The trend for shorter getaways is supported by data from Kantar which revealed more than half of Australians who travel domestically would choose a short break no longer than three nights.
P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the new 1980’s Tribute Cruises and Country Music Festival at Sea would provide guests with a quick escape full of varied activities to do onboard.
“We’re a hard-working nation and appreciate the time to switch off, have fun and relax. Long holidays are extremely valuable but we’re also seeing more people look to make the most of their annual leave and weekends by getting away for shorter periods more often,” Mr Myrmell said.
“A short break provides that holiday-feeling in just three or four days, enabling Australians to vacation more frequently.”
P&O will roll out two dedicated 1980s three-night Tribute Cruises celebrating the best of the MTV-generation’s music from pop, hip-hop, metal and rock.
Guests can enjoy performances from authentic 1980s bands, high-energy tribute acts and original pop starts from the decade when more was well, more!
The theme will extend throughout the cruise with specialty parties, fancy dress and screenings of the best TV shows and films from the decade.
P&O’s new Country Music Festival at Sea will celebrate all genres of country music from rockabilly and country rock to folk and bluegrass with unique performances from respected artists.
The inaugural Country Music Festival at Sea departs Brisbane on December 7, 2019. Fares start from $424 quad share.
The 1980’s Tribute Cruise departs Brisbane on February 1, 2020 with fares starting from $474 quad share. The second sailing departs April 3, 2020 from Sydney with fares starting from $674 quad share.