Two of Britain’s most popular stars will be on P&O Cruises ships this winter as four new cruise breaks go on sale in May.

The cruises, of two, three and five nights, are ideal pre-Christmas breaks and perfectly timed to make the most of Christmas markets and festivities in the destinations they visit, including Bruges, Paris (from Le Havre) and Hamburg.

Arcadia, December 3, 2011, J113X

Global singing sensation, Russell “The Voice” Watson will perform on Arcadia, departing December 3. The three night cruise will call at Zeebrugge (for Bruges) and Le Havre (for Paris and Honfleur).

Fares are from £299* per person based on a double occupancy inside stateroom. Prices include accommodation, main meals, activities and entertainment including the Russell Watson performance.

This cruise will be on sale from Tuesday May 17, 2011.

Arcadia, December 12, 2011, J113Y

Illusionist Derren Brown will be performing his spectacular mind-reading show on board Arcadia’s three night cruise departing December 12, also calling at Zeebrugge (for Bruges) and Le Havre (for Paris and Honfleur).

The man once dubbed the ‘scariest man in Britain’ will perform two interactive shows on board in the The Palladium theatre.

Arcadia will feature a stylish new restaurant, Ocean Grill – by Marco Pierre White, from this cruise. Ocean Grill will showcase Marco’s passion for classic, grill dishes and the finest ingredients. The menu will feature a selection of premium meats and seafood, such as 21 day dry-aged, grass fed Casterbridge English beef, Loch Duart Salmon and Salt Marsh rack of lamb.

Fares are from £299* per person based on a double occupancy inside stateroom. Prices include accommodation, main meals, activities and entertainment including the Derren Brown performance.

This cruise will be on sale from Wednesday May 18, 2011.

Arcadia, December 15, 2011, J113Z

A two night cruise departing December 15, calling at Zeebrugge (for Bruges) will be on sale from Thursday May 19, 2011 (J113Z).

Fares are from £199* per person based on a double occupancy inside stateroom. Prices include accommodation, main meals, activities and entertainment.

This cruise will be on sale from Thursday May 19, 2011.

Oriana, December 12, 2011, X120N

Oriana has a new five night cruise departing December 12, calling at Zeebrugge (for Bruges) and Hamburg.

Fares are from £399* per person based on a double occupancy inside stateroom. Prices include accommodation, main meals, activities and entertainment.

Oriana will have two new restaurants at this time, Ocean Grill by Marco Pierre White and Sorrento. Sorrento is a stylish new, light and airy Italian restaurant with ocean views and an outdoor dining area.
This cruise will be on sale from Thursday May 19, 2011.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “These four new cruises are excellent pre-Christmas breaks just perfect for those looking to get into the spirit or to do their Christmas shopping in some charmingly festive destinations. And once back on board the ship is a perfect home from home with friendly and welcoming crew, mouth-watering menus and relaxing spa treatments.”