Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mastering moves on P&O Britannia’s Strictly-themed cruise

Wherever we go and whatever we do, its always nice to return to our balcony cabin. Were particularly..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Travel , at June 17, 2019

Wherever we go and whatever we do, its always nice to return to our balcony cabin. Were particularly partial to the White Company toiletries provided, and charm our steward, hoping hell deliver extra bottles of moisturising lotion, which he does. This helps our skin look (and smell) as lush as the onboard Strictly stars.

Passengers constantly gossip about meeting the dancers, having their photos taken with them and watching the shows they put on in the ships theatre. And dotted around the atrium are mannequins sporting the sparkly, sequinned outfits worn by the stars and pros of the show in 2018 – Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts red dress, a skimpy number worn by winner Stacey Dooley and a gorgeous Kate Silverton robe.

Britannias entertainment manager Neil Oliver tells me why Strictly fits so well with P&O. “Were about the glamour, the formal nights and the dancing, so our guests love it. Every event is packed, and Ive already had several people ask me when the next Strictly cruise is.

Two final highlights remain. The first is a Wardrobe Experience (£10). As well as getting the lowdown on how each dress on the show is handmade in three days (including the application of thousands of stones and feathers), I get to try on the one Dooley wore when she danced the charleston.

The second is the end-of-cruise Strictly Guest Dance Competition held in Britannias theatre, complete with a judging panel, which includes the captain and professional dancer Karen Hardy.

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