When it comes to holidays that promise a barrel of laughs for every guest, it doesn’t get much better than P&O comedy cruises. Our comedy cruises are the perfect short getaways for those who take their laughter seriously, and offer front row seats to shows by the best and brightest comedic talent from Australia and beyond.
Celebrate comedy in all its shapes and forms, from the dry and droll to the provocative and politically incorrect. No matter what tickles your fancy, our star-studded program is sure to have something to put a smile on your face. Laugh yourself silly at The Big Laugh Comedy Festival, our flagship comedy festival at sea, or set sail for the comedy capital of Australia with our Melbourne International Comedy Festival Cruise. Consider yourself a bit of a comedian? Hop aboard one of our Short Break Comedy Cruises, where you’ll have a chance to hone your craft in expert-led comedy workshops and perform for your fellow guests.
Deciding to join a comedy cruise is the easy part: The hard part is picking which one is best for you!
Short Break Comedy Cruises
The Big Laugh Comedy Festival
Our flagship comedy festival is the perfect way to sample P&O's cruise offering in a laughter-filled, laidback environment. Fill your schedule with shows from homegrown heroes and international comedy heavyweights, then use your downtime to explore our many onboard facilities and entertainment options.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Arrive at Australia's biggest cultural festival in style with our one-of-a-kind Melbourne International Comedy Festival Cruise. Start the party at one of our many onboard bars, clubs, and restaurants, then kick on with an exclusive comedy show for P&O guests at Melbourne Town Hall.
Things to do onboard
Ranging from 2-5 nights, our comedy cruises are the perfect light-hearted lark and a great way to get a taste of all the things P&O cruises have to offer. In between cosy, intimate gigs at our smaller venues to dazzling headline shows at The Marquee, you’ll get to make the most of our many onboard facilities.
Catch some sun by the pool, challenge yourself at a fitness class, or feed your inner foodie at one of our numerous dining options. With restaurants from celebrity chef Luke Mangan and award-winning Melbourne chef Johnny di Francesco to exciting Asian fusion and classic Italian venues, there’s something to delight every set of taste buds.
Forget about hotel transfers, taxi bookings, and carting around your luggage: One of the best things about cruise holidays is how much you can see and do while only unpacking once! Our spacious suites and rooms have all the essentials, and are the perfect place to kick back after a long day of laughter and relaxation.
Get the last laugh on holiday planning
Offering all-star line-ups, a chance to meet living legends in the comedy world, and a range of great value inclusions in your fare price, our comedy cruises will have you laughing all the way to the bank. Pack your bags, prepare for a good time, and we’ll do the rest - we promise you’ll be relaxed from the minute you arrive on deck to the moment you step back onshore.
Fun for the whole family
Most things are better enjoyed with friends and loved ones, and our comedy cruises are no exception! If you’re planning a large family holiday or group getaway, be sure to learn more about our cruise options for groups.
Children of all ages are welcome aboard our comedy cruises, where you can take advantage of our Kids’ Club and babysitting services to enjoy an adults-only night out.