Themed cruises have become more and more common in recent years, with several cruise lines including themed itineraries into their season programmes.
P&O Cruises offer a wide range of themed cruises, from the Best of British to Music Festivals at Sea, Classic FM cruises and of course, their hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing cruises. Fred Olsen has become something of an industry leader when it comes to themed cruises; examples include Sea is for Comedy, popular golf cruises and the unique ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ itinerary, with guests choosing their next port throughout their time on board. Other cruise lines such as NCL and Cunard are also known to offer one-off themed cruises on occasion.
All themed cruises offer the option of joining the itinerary but not taking part in any of the specific theme events occurring on board. These events are usually limited to specific areas on board and it is certainly possible to enjoy the same itinerary as others, even when the theme is not of interest.