Country music fever is hitting the high seas with three of Australia’s latest and greatest country music stars confirmed to headline P&O Cruises’ first country music themed cruise.

P&O’s exciting line-up announcement follows the hugely popular Groundwater Country Music Festival which broke records last weekend with more than 70,000 attendees soaking up the sunshine on the Gold Coast.

“Country music is on trend right now and many of our guests are fans of the genre and enjoy the festival vibe that goes with it”

Brett Annable, P&O Cruises Head of Entertainment


Who will be performing?

Gold Coast star Casey Barnes, who has performed alongside big international names such as Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams, will take a break from his sell-out tour to perform his hit songs to more than 2000 guests onboard.

The home grown success story will be joined by Country Music Awards Hall of Fame inductee James Blundell and The X Factor Australia singer-songwriter Caitlyn Shadbolt.

Each of the three artists will take to the ship’s main stage for a spectacular solo performance before coming together on the final evening for an epic finale at the late night Country Music Jam Session.

Casey, James and Caitlyn will be supported by many more country musicians and singers including well-known comedian Rusty Berther and Award-winning entertainer Donna Campbell.


What else is on offer?

The country theme will extend throughout the cruise with line dancing, ukulele lessons, bush poetry and the cruise line’s first Country Music Sailaway Party, as the ship leaves Brisbane.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to sit back and enjoy the music, feast on the huge selection of delicious food, sip a cocktail on the sundeck, take a dip in the pool or unwind in one of the ship’s many bars or lounges.


Can we book our clients right now?

Bookings for this year’s cruise are now available. Fares start from $479pp for a quad share cabin on the three-night cruise departing Brisbane on December 7, 2019.

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