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P&O Cruises kicks off a seriously sporty summer


It’s game time aboard the P&O Cruises fleet as we celebrate all things sport with a bumper crop of activities, including our new Legends at Sea programme

Geraint Jones, Rachel Yankey and Scott Quinell

Geraint Jones, Rachel Yankey and Scott Quinell: Three of our Legends At Sea

This summer, P&O Cruises is saluting the world of sport with an action-packed programme of on-board activities, match screenings and shore excursions. Whether you prefer to get in on the action or enjoy it from the sidelines, we’ve got you covered.


Legends at Sea

Have you ever wondered what it takes to reach the top in your favourite sport? Now’s the time to find out. New for 2018 and exclusively for P&O Cruises, the Legends at Sea programme sees top-flight professionals from a variety of sports including football, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and athletics join us on board selected cruises to share the wisdom amassed during their glittering careers.


Fun and informative for children and adults alike, the programme brings in top British sports personalities, including Welsh and British & Irish Lions legend Scott Quinnell (Aurora R813), cricketer Geraint Jones MBA (Ventura N820) and England hockey star Hollie Webb MBE (Azura A822) to name but a few.

There are a number of ways for you to get up close and personal with the stars:


  • Interactive coaching sessions Group sessions for children and families will be offered, and private coaching sessions are also available for groups of up to four.
  • Q&A with a Legend Hosted by a P&O Cruises entertainment manager, these sessions give you the opportunity to ask the Legends your burning questions and find out what it’s like to represent your team and country.
  • Hosted dinners Attend an intimate dinner with one of our sporting legends, hosted in a Select Dining venue. You’ll enjoy welcome drinks, a three-course dinner and the chance to hear the stories of your sporting hero.

The Legends at Sea programme will run on selected cruises from July to September and December 2018. Activities can be booked on board; hosted dinners (£45-£75pp) are exclusively for adults and bookable through reservations. Coaching sessions (£25pp) can be booked through The Reef.


Sport on shore

Active travellers will be keen to explore our range of sport-themed shore excursions on offer in various ports of call. Tour the Barcelona FC football stadium, test your balance with stand-up paddleboarding in Bilbao, take to the water by kayak in the fjords of Flåm or by white-water raft in Split, walk the glaciers in Reykjavik, trek up the Rock of Gibraltar and much more.


Planning ahead for 2019? If you’re travelling on Oceana E912C, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2019™. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous, breathe in the smell of scorched rubber and feel your own adrenaline pumping as the drama unfolds.

On board sport facilities

Enjoy your favourite sports at our on board facilities