The countdown to the Strictly Come Dancing final is on and we’re already thinking up ways to bring some glitz and glam into our lives once the show leaves our screens, starting with some Strictly Come Dancing fun in the sun.

P&O Cruises Strictly Come Dancing themed holidays are bigger and more fabulous than ever in 2018. The sequins are more sparkly, the dance displays are hotter, and the stars set to be welcomed on board get a perfect ten from us. Here are four reasons why you should ready your dancing shoes and go on a Strictly Come Dancing cruise in 2018.

Get closer to the stars

Fervent fans of Strictly will relish the opportunity to get up close and personal with the show’s pro dancers. Strictly super fans can live the dream on an unforgettable private one-to-one dance lesson with one of the stars of the show, brand-new for 2018. Alternatively, enjoy a more relaxing – and tasty – encounter with a glamorous hosted dinner in one of the ship’s speciality restaurants. There will be Q&A sessions sharing all the juicy Strictly gossip too. Finally, with the stars calling the ship home for the duration of the cruise, who knows who might be soaking up the sun on the lounger next to yours?

Discover the secret of the sparkles

Pack your sunnies because there will be sequins aplenty as the Strictly Come Dancing outfits are showcased in the atrium. The costumes wow us each week and they’ll look even better up close, the teams behind their creation on hand to share the secrets behind the sparkle. Past Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises have ended with a charity auction, offering the show’s most ardent fans a chance to own a piece of history and do their bit for charity by taking home the ultimate sparkling souvenir.

Watch the professionals in action

You’re used to seeing them Samba behind your TV screen, but evening performances from the Strictly professionals will bring the show to the stage on P&O Cruises ships. The Strictly Come Dancing Showcase is a highlight of every Strictly themed cruise, the hour-long show featuring a combination of stories and insights, intermingled with show-stopping performances of the American Smooth, Cha-cha-cha, Waltz, Paso Doble and a sultry Rumba finale. The show is ticketed too, so everyone on board will have the opportunity to appreciate the fancy footwork first hand.

Perfect your own dance moves

How many people can say they were taught to dance by the Strictly Come Dancing professionals? Whether you are an avid dancer or a total novice, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy classes and expert tuition from the best in the business. It’s a great way to meet new friends with a shared love for Strictly. There will be a dancing competition too, giving you the chance to show off your new moves.

With four Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises coming to the Mediterranean in 2018, celebrate the final by booking your place on board.