Travel: Laugh out loud on the high seas

HIGH SEAS FUN: Don't miss this fun cruising travel idea for easy laughs.
HIGH SEAS FUN: Don't miss this fun cruising travel idea for easy laughs.

LAUGHING out loud is said to be the best medicine so why not do it while chilling out on a short-break cruise in the company of some great comedians.

Dave Hughes, Harley Breen and Claire Hooper kick off the laughs with a three-night comedy cruise on Pacific Explorer departing Sydney on December 14.

Then on June 20, departing from Sydney, P&O Cruises provides the place to be when it holds the first of its The Big Laugh comedy festivals at sea, onboard the Pacific Explorer. Fares will start from $529 per person quad share.

A cast of 14 big-name comics including Jimeoin, Matt Okine, the Scared Weird Little Guys and Dave Callan will deliver 36 shows and a combined 2,000 minutes of jokes during a four-night festival.

Throughout 2018 and 2019 P&O Cruises will continue to host its biggest seasons of comedy comprising 72 dedicated comedy cruises.   

In 2018, 34 comedy cruises will be offered - a mix of two, three and four-night SeaBreaks departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, and Auckland. 

In 2019 the laughs will continue with the largest number of dedicated comedy cruises in P&O history and 38 itineraries running from January to October.

P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said the introduction of the biggest comedy festival at sea aimed to build on the already extremely popular comedy entertainment offering. 

"Aussies and Kiwis are renowned for their great sense of humour and our guests love comedy," he said.

"It's been a hugely successful part of our itineraries, with 650 shows now performed across our fleet each year. That's nearly two comedy shows a day - a figure to rival comedy clubs around the country.

"We're always looking at ways we can push the boundaries on what our guests can continue to expect from our onboard entertainment. 'The Big Laugh' will serve up many different types of comedy genres every day and night, from big marquee performances right through to intimate gigs in our many stylish bars and lounges. There really will be something for everyone," said Mr added.

For more information, go to or call 13 24 94, or visit your local travel agent.

Topics:  comedy travel travel-australia travel-international

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