Cruise1st Hosts P&O Event!


For the first time in history, P&O are celebrating a double launch. In preparation for their new Summer 2021 and Winter 2021/2022 programme, we welcomed customers in-store so they could learn more about P&O and cruising in general!

In preparation for the event, we sent fliers to approximately 112,000 customers who had never cruised before. This way, inexperienced cruisers could get a taste of what’s possible and gain a glimpse into the exciting and luxurious world of cruising.

What happened?

In order to provide a more personalised experience (and due to the number of attendees) we decided to split the presentations into time slots over a two day period.

Upon arrival, our guests were greeted with welcome drinks from a choice of prosecco, orange and apple juice and a selection of cakes, nibbles and sandwiches to enjoy.

Our store manager, Vikki then made sure to thank each customer for attending and then proceed to introduce the presenters from P&O Cruises; Debbie Fisher (account manager) and Jack Atherton (our Partnership Executive). Each presenter performed a 45-minute presentation about P&O Cruises and then the floor was open for Q&A. Customers were also able to interact with the Cruise1st staff to make enquires or book a cruise.

What was covered?

The presentations consisted of loads of really insightful and fascinating information about the brand itself and its history. They also discussed:

  • what’s included in their cruise prices, and what’s not,
  • destinations their ships sail to,
  • the different ships – and what makes them different (ie. family-friendly/adult-only),
  • the new ship launch in May 2020 – Iona,
  • videos and pictures of the new ships and what life will be like on board,
  • the new sailings on offer,
  • the new ship’s itineraries,
  • drinks packages and their costs,
  • what’s new and to be expected,
  • and the 5 best experiences between all the ships in the fleet!

Who was there?

Lowry store team – Vicki, Natalie, Nicola, Gavin & Samantha

Cruise1st Staff  – Jordan & Octavia

Product Manager – Allan

P&O Cruises – Debbie Fisher and Jack Atherton

And our lovely customers, both new and existing to Cruise1st and some who are new to cruising entirely!

What now?

Since the event, we have seen P&O Cruises grow in popularity, and every customer who enquired at the event, have now made a booking!

We really enjoyed meeting so many of our wonderful customers and helping them to discover new places, new adventures and plan their next holiday of a lifetime!

If you’d like to know more about our P&O Cruises check out our page and if you’d like to talk to one of our friendly advisors, please call us on 0808 2746 777.


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Darcy is a writer and blogger, with a passion for travel. When she's not exploring somewhere new, or writing about her experiences, you'll most likely find her on the field-hockey pitch, or indulging in a good book!

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