Event Cruises 2019 – Where the stars meet the sea


Dancing with the stars of “Strictly Come Dancing,” enjoying first-class ballet performances, discussing current events with Oprah Winfrey, and diving into the world of the culinary arts with Claudine Pépin; the world of events cruises is diverse and growing.

Live performances by entertainers, dancers, and celebrity chefs make a themed cruise a truly unique experience and these types of cruises are growing in popularity. Who wouldn’t want to explore the most beautiful places on earth together with their favourite celebrities? And of course it’s likely that you’ll have a great time with the other passengers, who probably have the same taste and hobbies as you.

Meet people with same tastes and hobbies

The chances of seeing a celebrity are particularly high on maiden voyages. The ship’s godmother or godfather, as well as other famous artists and guests involved in the ship’s christening, often stay for the entire maiden voyage.

Gourmets will certainly get their money’s worth on culinary cruises. Unique culinary creations, food-themed workshops and lectures, and cooking demonstrations by master chefs are all things guests can look forward to. Passengers may even have the chance to chat with Michelin-starred chefs about their work and who knows – maybe you’ll even pick up some useful tips to take back home!

Event Cruises 2019

Dance and Culture

Girl’s Getaway aboard the MS Nieuw Statendam – Cruise with Oprah Winfrey

Fans of Oprah Winfrey can look forward to interesting discussions and live talks on the Girls’ Getaway Cruise with Oprah Winfrey. The American TV icon, talk show host, and founder of O, the Oprah Magazine, is the godmother of the MS Niew Statendam from Holland America Line. On this three-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, sail the seas with Oprah and other special guests and enjoy a trip full of performances, events, and a relaxing day on the island Half Moon Cay.
MS Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line, 30.01.2019

Experience the wonder of ballet on the Silver Muse

Let yourself be swept away by ballet. On the Silver Muse by Silversea, experience exclusive live ballet performances by famous dancers, including the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet from Russia. Performances include classical and modern pieces as well as experimental productions. You’ll even have a chance to meet the artists and talk to them over cocktails. The journey goes from Singapore to Hong Kong, with calls in Koh Samui, Bangkok, Ho-Chi-Minh City, and Da Nang.
Silver Muse, Silversea, 21.03.2019

Meet famous dancers onboard of cruise ships

Dancing with the Stars on the P&O Azura

Put on your dancing shoes and sail away with the stars of “Strictly Come Dancing” on an exciting trip full of dance events and cultural highlights. Spend the day exploring the beautiful ports of the western Mediterranean in Spain and Italy, and your nights on the dancefloor onboard the ship. Don’t worry if you’d prefer to sit on the side-lines and watch the experts at work, there’s plenty of opportunity to do that too. Meet and greets, professional performances and one-on-one lessons will make this a vacation to remember!
P&O Azura, P&O Cruises, 29.06.2019

Culinary Cruises

Scrumptious Moments with Claudine Pepin on the Oceania Sirena

This unique culinary cruise from Oceania Cruises will take you from Rome to Barcelona, via Monaco. The ship’s godmother, Claudine Pepin, has organized a special itinerary full of unique menus, lectures, and cooking demonstrations. The daughter of the famous French-American chef Jacques Pepin, Claudine is an accomplished chef in her own right and became famous thanks to a series of cooking shows on American television. Passengers can indulge in the delights of the senses throughout the entire cruise and, thanks to a call in Monte Carlo, can discover the perfume capital of Grasse. If art is more your thing, you can use the time to visit the Picasso Museum at Château Grimaldi in Antibes.
Oceania Sirena, Oceania Cruises, 15.07.2019


Wine Time with Olly Smith on the P&O Ventura

The weather’s getting warmer and the flowers are beginning to bloom. During this wine-themed cruise with the P&O Ventura, you can discover the beauty of the Canary Islands as well as the beauty of Spanish wine. Wine expert and TV personality Olly Smith will guide you through the local vintages and share the secrets of Madeira wine. Onshore, explore the beauty of the “Flower Island” Madeira and the charming old city of La Coruna on the Spanish mainland. Onboard, enjoy a wonderful one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience with dinner with Olly at the onboard restaurant “The Glass House.”
P&O Ventura, P&O Cruises, 24.05.2019

Hill on a seashore and empty wine glasses

Festive Cruises and Christmas Cheer

Christmas ornaments and Caribbean beaches with the P&O Britannia

Combine Caribbean sun and festive spirit on this exciting Christmas & New Year cruise. The Britannia, from P&O Cruises, will undertake a round-trip cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados through the Caribbean during the holiday season. The ship will be kitted out in full Christmas decorations, with lights, garlands, tinsel, and a beautifully-decorated Christmas tree. Guests can celebrate the holidays at sea with song, gifts, and a traditional Christmas dinner masterfully prepared by the ship’s chef. And younger passengers in particular can look forward to a visit from Santa himself!
P&O Britannia, P&O Cruises, 21.12.2019

Sunset on the beach/ Santa giving gift to a child

Sports and Motors

Formula 1 in Melbourne on Ovation of the Seas

Powerful motors, challenging racetracks and talented drivers – you can take the pole position on this world-famous sport event and get a close-up experience of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. Explore the beauty of Australia and New Zealand with Ovation of the Seas before diving into the world of professional racing on this one-of-a-kind cruise.
Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 26.02.2019

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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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