Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood © BBC/Ray Burmiston
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood © BBC/Ray Burmiston

P&O Cruises has revealed new 2018 sailings featuring stars from Strictly Come Dancing.

Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, said: “As the only holiday company to have this partnership with one of the country’s best loved shows, we are delighted to welcome our Strictly Come Dancing friends onboard once again next year.

“These cruises are incredibly popular as they appeal to everybody, whether they can already dance, want to learn to dance or are simply fans of the show, and they provide guests with a unique experience and a truly memorable holiday.”

Some of the Strictly favourites from 2017 cruises include Janette Manrara, Aljaz Skorjanec and Giovanni Pernice.

P&O Cruises also welcomes new dancers including Dianne Buswell, Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis, while Craig Revel Horwood will return to join all the dancers on board.

New for 2018 are private one-to-one dance lessons with pro dancers from the show.

And guests can enjoy an exclusive dinner hosted by the show’s dancers for the first time in one of the ship’s selected dining restaurants. These will be available to book on board.

The themed cruises will feature all the glamour  of the TV show and will host four of Strictly’s professional dancers.

In addition to spectacular Strictly Come Dancing showcase performances, the team will also offer up-close and personal interviews along with photo meet-and-greet opportunities.

Another highlight of the two-week cruises is the passenger dance competition, which culminates in a grand finale performance in the ship’s main theatre, judged together by a Strictly judge, a pro-dancer from the series and the captain of the ship.

For more information, visit pocruises.com.