Pop Idol star Gareth Gates is set to perform on a two-night cruise on board P&O Cruises Oceana departing 3 September 2011. “I’m really excited about performing on board Oceana,” he says. “I’ve never been on a cruise ship before but I’ve always wanted to and so this is going to be a fantastic experience for me.”

Gareth will perform three shows in the 500-seat Footlights theatre on board, singing his hit singles Spirit in the Sky, Anyone of Us, and his version of Unchained Melody – the second biggest selling single of the last decade. After the shows, Gareth fans will have the opportunity to meet him.

The cruise departs from and returns to Southampton and calls in Bruges, from Zeebrugge. Balcony cabins are available and priced from £406 per person based on two sharing on a full board basis including all main meals and entertainment including Gareth’s performance.

“Entertainment is one of the key elements of any cruise holiday and we are proud of our vast range of entertainment and guest appearances,” says P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow. “Gareth is a worldwide pop star and we are very excited to have him perform on board Oceana. We are sure he will be a great hit with passengers.”

For more information or to book visit www.pocruises.co.uk, call 0845 3 554 444 or see an ABTA travel agent.