Strictly Come Dancing's Ore Oduba and dance partner Joanne Clifton © Jay Brooks
Strictly Come Dancing’s Ore Oduba and dance partner Joanne Clifton © Jay Brooks

P&O Cruises has announced its Strictly Come Dancing themed holidays will return for 2017, featuring judge Craig Revel Horwood.

P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlow said: “As the only holiday company to have this partnership with one of the country’s best loved shows, we are thrilled to welcome Craig Revel Horwood and the Strictly dancers back on board.

“We are also delighted to have last year’s winner Ore Oduba join us. These Strictly themed cruises have huge appeal – those who can dance, those who want to learn to dance or those who just like to sit back and admire the glitz and glamour in person.”

Craig Revel Horwood will once again be in charge, passing judgment on the dancers who will all be hoping to hear his famous catchphrase: “Three words: Fab-u-lous!”.

Last year’s winner Ore Oduba will join Ventura in April where he will be reunited with his Strictly pro partner Joanne Clifton. This year’s Strictly favourites also include Giovanni Pernice and Oti Mabuse, Karen and Kevin Clifton, Gorka Marquez, Neil and Katya Jones, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec and Oksana Platero.

In addition to spectacular Strictly Come Dancing showcase performances, the team will offer up close and personal interviews on board plus photo and meet and greet opportunities.

P&O Cruises will also be joined by a team from DanceSport International, suppliers of dresses and costumes to the show. A selection of these costumes will be on display around the ship, and available to buy, with organised fashion events to showcase them at their very best.

The highlight of the two-week cruises is the guest dance competition, which culminates in a grand finale performance in the ship’s main theatre, with a judging panel including Craig Revel Horwood and a Strictly professional dancer.

For more information, visit pocruises.com.