Posted by Susan O’Driscoll
P&O Cruises have launched a controversial competition for anti-cruisers and the top 6 winner’s will be sent on a nine-day Pacific Islands cruise with their experience’s on board to be filmed. To enter all they have to do is upload a video explaining why they are anti-cruise.
P&O Cruises said the competition is designed to overcome the believed misconceptions people have about cruising holidays.
P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world starting back in 1837 and consists of a fleet of seven the newest being Adonia launched in May 2011:
These are the ships that make up the P&O fleet: Adonia -Acadia -Aurora -Azura -Oceana -Ventura -Oriana.
“We know from our research that some people hesitate to take a cruise because they are concerned about getting sea sick,” said Jenny Lourey, senior vice president of Carnival Australia. “Others think they’ll be bored and there are some who don’t want to spend days getting to a destination. They are exactly the kind of people we want to enter this competition.”
”The campaign will change people’s perception of cruising by dispelling common myths. We are confident that once we put people with such doubts on a cruise they’ll change their perception of cruising,” she added.
Is this competition a good idea?