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P&O Cruises’ Parties Swing To a Twenties Tune

August 26, 2015 Cruise No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59P&O Cruises has launched its latest Party concept – a new Gatsby evening which is set to send guests into a flap as it swings into action across the fleet this month.

As part of the cruise line’s revamped entertainment line-up, the new Gatsby evenings take guests back in time to the roaring Twenties with all the extravagance of the era including a DJ, live music and a specially crafted menu of cocktails featuring a Manhattan, Gin Gimlet and Kir Royal.

L-R Bobbi Walters, Brett Annable, Emma Simpson and Simon Cheng

L-R Bobbi Walters, Brett Annable, Emma Simpson and Simon Cheng

Art deco theming includes a show-stopping chandelier, feather boas and even a shoeshine boy.

Elevating the existing cocktail night to a new level, the party will form part of a broader Gatsby-themed evening which starts with the cruise line’s classic show The Velvet Rope and ends with the glam after-party in the atrium with guests encouraged to frock up in flapper dresses and vintage suits.

Twenties dance lessons and workshops to make Gatsby-style headpieces are held in the lead up to the party and accessories including bow ties, hats and feather boas are available onboard.

One of four new P&O party concepts, the Gatsby evening joins the already popular ‘Bianco, the P&O White Party’, with retro Back to School nights and afternoon Vegas pool parties also launching across the fleet later this month.

Theme night: Gatsby

Theme night: Gatsby

After the debut of the first Gatsby party on Pacific Pearl last week, P&O Cruises Director of Entertainment Brett Annable said the glitz and glamour of the era ensured the evening was a roaring success.

“As we continue to move away from traditional themed cruise nights, our guests have really embraced the new P&O parties. With the extravagant chandelier, the art deco theming and everyone dressed in the spirit of the era, it’s so much more than just another night at sea – it’s a special event. Along with Bianco, the Gatsby party is sure to become one of the most popular nights onboard our ships,” Mr Annable said.

Every P&O cruise of three nights or more will feature a Gatsby party.

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