Love a dress up? Why party cruises are the next big thing

By Olivia Sandelin | Oct 11, 2017 |
Ready to set sail on a layby cruise dressed as Elvis, or in your favourite footy colours?

Themed cruises are fast becoming one of the most popular layby holiday options for passengers wanting to combine their love of cruising with a passion or personal interest.  

Whatever your interests we can almost guarantee there’ll be a cruise to suit you. Themed holiday cruises often set sail around major public holidays and events including Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, Melbourne Cup, State of Origin and the Australian Open. 

As far as sporting cruises go, P&O’s Australian Open 5-night cruise, serves up the following aces: 2 days in Melbourne to attend the Australian Open, general admission tickets included in your fare (2 day and 1 night session), return transfers between the ship and Melbourne Park, main meals and entertainment, as well as the opportunity to mingle with tennis personalities! Sounds like game, set, match … right?



If tennis doesn’t excite you, what about a day at the Melbourne Cup? Departing from both Brisbane and Sydney, passengers on board P&O cruises are given General Admission tickets to Flemington Racecourse and transfers to and from Flemington. You’ll also stay 6 nights away from home with an all-inclusive food package on board. Sounds like a fine bet!



Attention footy fans, don’t miss out on epic rivalry between NSW and QLD during the State of Origin! Save your seat at the game with tickets included in your fare, transfers from the ship to the stadium, and cruise with league legends to enjoy everything NRL with footy themed entertainment. Go on, give it a try!



If sport isn’t your thing, how about a music cruise? One of the most popular cruises is the P&O Tribute to the King, also known as the Elvis Presley Cruise. On board the Pacific Eden boat, for 3 jam packed nights, passengers will be able to experience parties, karaoke, trivia, a movie and concert marathon, the largest Elvis memorabilia collection at sea and of course a stellar line up of tribute artists and performers.  



Fancy a laugh? One of our favourite cruises available to LayAway travellers is the comedy cruise. P&O Cruises offer a variety of different comedy cruises departing from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney for a period of 3 nights. From as little as $4.28 per week, (yes, we mean per week!!) you could be laughing your way to the bank, quite literally, as you immerse yourself in the best display of comedy possible. 

As far as public holiday’s go, LayAway travellers can also experience Christmas cruises, New Years cruises and even an Australia Day cruise. There’s no excuse to stay at home on these holidays anymore! 

Jump on board and layby a cruise today.  


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