Stage is Set for Azura’s Maiden Voyage

International opera star, Russell Watson, and a host of other famous British faces will perform for passengers on the maiden voyage of the latest and most sophisticated addition to the P&O Cruises fleet, Azura.

Multi-million album selling Watson often referred to as ‘The Voice’, will perform a selection of famous hits from throughout his career.

Star of British musical theatre, Gary Wilmot will have passengers ‘waving their jazz hands’ as he performs, along with Mike Alexander, an evening of music and witty reflections on a half century of careers at the top of their profession.

TV personality, and cruise ship favourite, Claire Sweeney will be joining the maiden voyage line up to add a touch of West End theatre glamour.

P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow said: “Azura will offer the classic service, quality and entertainment associated with cruising at its best. Those of us travelling on her maiden cruise will be treated to an array of excellent British entertainment to start Azura’s inaugural season in style.”

Further acts are still to be confirmed for the maiden voyage. Azura’s 16-night maiden voyage departs Southampton on Monday 12 April 2010, calling at Malaga, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Korcula and Gibraltar. Prices start from £1,502 per person*.

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