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Spotlight on entertainment


A P&O Cruises holiday offers a world of entertainment to dazzle and delight. Here, we focus on five fantastic on-board shows...

Astonishing, a revolutionary magic and illusion show

Astonishing, a revolutionary magic and illusion show

When dusk falls after a busy day on shore or at sea, our ships come alive with lights, music and merriment. Our on-board entertainment ranges from West End-style shows to live music to comedy – whatever you’re into, we’ve got something to suit every mood.


Here, we preview five fabulous shows currently playing on board:



Astonishing, a revolutionary magic and illusion show produced by BAFTA-winning presenter and entertainer Stephen Mulhern and performer Jonny Wilkes, takes entertainment to a whole new level.

While the details are still under wraps, the show will combine the production talents of Stephen and Jonny with the spectacular dance moves of leading choreographer Paul Domaine and the mind-blowing trickery of master illusionist Guy Barrett, creating a multi-sensory show that’s sure to wow audiences.

P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow says: ‘As its name implies, Astonishing is an extraordinary and visionary show that is unlike anything seen before on a UK stage.’

Astonishing premieres on Azura, Britannia and Ventura in June 2018

To get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Astonishing, click here >


Dream Lover

Back in 2013, former Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe was a pioneer of Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises. Fitting, then, that she’s now working with P&O Cruises once more as the creative force behind Natalie Lowe’s Dream Lover.

Set in the 1950s, it’s a romantic tale of the trials and triumphs of young love, with a storyline that takes in Natalie’s favourite songs and dance styles in a series of 10 dramatic scenes.

‘People come on board to be taken away, swept away and entertained,’ says Natalie. ‘If I can do that through song, dance and storytelling full of emotion and energy, then hopefully I’ll have done my job right.’

Natalie Lowe’s Dream Lover is currently playing on board Oceana

Click here to read more about Natalie Lowe’s Dream Lover >



Dusty takes us back to the swinging Sixties and looks at some of the most important moments in the career of Dusty Springfield. The star is delivered to the stage in this high-energy show and, with a live band orchestrated in the period, you’ll be transported right back to the iconic Sixties. With a list of some of the greatest songs ever written, this show will be an unforgettable reminder of why Dusty was rightly called the ‘blue-eyed queen of soul’ and one of the greatest female singers of all time.

Dusty is currently playing on board Azura


Magic Moments

Magic Moments tells the story of the life and music of legendary songwriter and entertainer Burt Bacharach. Featuring 25 of his best-loved songs, the show explores his 50-year collaboration with lyricist Hal David and reveals the stories behind some of their multi award-winning songs.

Along the way, we meet Tom Jones, Cilla Black and Dionne Warwick, all of whom helped propel Bacharach’s music to international standing.

Magic Moments is currently playing on board Arcadia and Ventura

Top of the Billboards

We cross the pond to celebrate the greatest British artists who have conquered the United States. The Beatles led the invasion of the American music scene, and were followed by Sir Elton John, Queen, George Michael and Adele. Top Of The Billboards celebrates a string of trans-Atlantic hits, featuring British music at its best through the decades.

Top of the Billboards is currently playing on board Aurora and Oriana


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