Ever fancied something that bit extra special? With cruising, the impossible becomes possible and that’s why you’ll find yourself indulging in some of the most amazing activities – that you simply won’t find anywhere else!

Take things up a notch with next-level cruising and head off on an event cruise – your sailing could specialise in everything from dancing to musical events, New Year, arts and literary interests and so much more. They may even chuck in a guest speaker or two just to spice up your holiday – you won’t experience anything like it!

Believe it or not, many of your favourite cruise lines even have sailings specifically for your favourite hobby. So if you love nothing more than a cha-cha or cooking up a storm in the kitchen – maybe you’re even a crossword enthusiast! With over 500 themed sailings, all you need to do is take your pick. We’ve narrowed it down to some of the most popular and spectacular themed cruises with some of our top cruise lines, giving you an insight into the endless possibilities…


Cunard know how to impress with a variety of event cruises to bring popular themes to life. Their aim is to enhance your Cunard experience – and they certainly succeed, with over 15 cruises that include expert speakers, insightful activities and exclusive events.

Be inspired by the Arts and Literary tour, where you’ll be joined by literary experts and indulge in bespoke shore excursions. It’s a great combination of relaxation and stimulation, and it’ll take you around the British Isles for the best cultural heritage. There’ll be book club get-togethers and guest appearances from acclaimed actor Robert Powell, and Jane Austin expert, Louise West. Don’t forget you can always sit back and relax with one of the 6,000 books in the library, too!

Fashion enthusiasts rejoice! You can’t beat Transatlantic Fashion Week with Cunard – full of glamour and plenty of dressing up, it’ll be unforgettable. Witness an array of fantastic fashion shows, exhibitions, special guests and hosted dinners. Not only will your sailing turn you into a fashion fanatic, but you’ll arrive into New York just in time for New York fashion week! Graduates from world-famous fashion colleges and models from leading modelling agencies will be onboard too – what’s not to love? And with a Q&A session with the Grand Dame of Fashion, Iris Apfel, and even a catwalk show from Julien Macdonald – this sailing seriously packs a punch!

P&O Cruises

If you’re a P&O Cruises fan you’ll know that one of the specialities of their sailings is their amazing cuisine. Their carefully crafted menus never disappoint! And we wouldn’t expect anything less, given the team of expert chefs they work with. Their Food Heroes program features five celebrity chefs – Olly Smith, James Martin, Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar and Eric Lanlard. Your taste buds will go wild with excitement! Better yet, you’ll get the opportunity to cook up a storm with your favourite chef, ask for cooking tips, secrets and even sample some of their finest dishes.

Is dancing more your forte? Shimmy your way around the decks with a Strictly Come Dancing sailing. That’s right, your favourite UK dance show hits the high seas with P&O Cruises every year! Your favourite dancing stars and the Strictly winner will be onboard, so you can learn from the very best. There’ll be an opportunity for classes, a live show, and even a Q&A session for you to find out all the show secrets!

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line seriously know how to host an amazing event cruise. Especially those that involve msuci – you can indulge in all your favourite artists live, with amazing themes such as classic rock, country and modern-day pop. Whether you’re a KISS fan or Pitbull lover, there’s a themed cruise just tailored to your music taste!

Do you like to take on Lady Luck? Join Norwegian Cruise Line on a Casinos At Sea® special event cruise. Practice that poker face because you’re going to need it – with qualifying tournaments that could have you winning your way to being a millionaire! You could win big with these sailings – from slot tournaments throughout the year and a poker challenge that’ll have you all in – will luck be on your side?

You can’t forget about the Summer Fest either! Sailing Miami and The Bahamas has never been so much fun – there’ll be headliners such as A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Migos and Future, just to name a few. Get ready for pool parties and trips to some amazing Caribbean islands!

Celebrity Cruises®

You movie buffs will love nothing more than Celebrity Cruises’ A Taste of Film sailings! It pairs two fantastic themes – food and films, taking you on a cultural journey on the roof top terrace. You’ll watch movies that evoke a specific cultural, culinary or destination experience and all paired with tasty treats to bring your movie to life. You’ll feast on carefully crafted menus led by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher and your favourite flicks will be brought alive to a whole new level. Just kick back and relax with a beer in hand in front of the big screen, and watch the magic happen. You won’t want to leave the comfort of your very own private cabana or lounge – and the decorative lighting will certainly set the mood.

Ready for an exclusive experience?

Not only can you indulge in a themed cruise, but you can also be sailed away to some of your favourite world events. With Celebrity Cruises signature event sailings taking you to the likes of the Monaco Grand Prix, the French Open and Rio Carnival – you’ll experience some of the world’s most iconic celebrations. Other cruise lines such as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also go that extra mile to provide you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, taking you to events around the world – your next cruise could be an experience like no other.

Take a look at our latest deals by clicking here, or give one of our friendly cruise team a call on 0800 027 8302 – they’ll help you discover an event sailing to suit you. Your next cruise is just around the corner!

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