P&O Cruises introduces ‘once in a lifetime’ shore excursions

Posted 31 Jul 08 – P&O Cruises is offering a new collection of shore excursions for holidaymakers setting sail in 2008/09.

Designed to meet and exceed the needs of new and more adventurous cruise passengers, the programme offers a range of ‘must do’ activities and experiences on land, sea and in the air.

P&O Cruises managing director, Nigel Esdale, said: “We are now attracting more new to cruise passengers than ever before and these holidaymakers are looking for something a little different to do on shore than a guided coach tour.

“We can now offer them experiences that simply would not be possible on any other type of holiday. In a two week Mediterranean cruise they could charter a private yacht, go zip-wiring, learn to cook an authentic Italian specialities and make their very own fragrance.

“It is this breadth of choice that sets our holidays apart from any other.”

Highlights of the Mediterranean shore excursion programme are:

  • Driving a red Ferrari F430 for the day through the streets of Italy, from the port of Livorno.
  • Creating a personal fragrance with master perfumers in The Galimard Studio in Grasse, from port of Cannes (from 2009).
  • Learning how to make fresh Tuscan specialties in a farmhouse overlooking the Alps, from the port of Livorno.

In the Caribbean, highlights include:

  • Zip wiring through the rainforest, in Jamaica
  • Racing a private Beneteau 40 yacht, in Antigua.

Highlights in the Baltic / Northern Europe are:

  • Exploring glaciers and ice-fields on a snow truck, from Reykjavik.
  • Floating downstream on the River SuldalslÃ¥gen, for a 2km ‘Salmon Safari’, from Stavanger.

For more information on any P&O Cruises holidays, destinations and shore excursions, visit www.pocruises.co.uk, call 0845 3 555 333 or see your local travel agent.