Posted October 1st, 2018
We Have An ‘Insider’ In Our Midst
Back in August, P&O Cruises launched an agent competition that offered the chance to be an ‘Iona Insider’. Six lucky winners would get the chance to be part of their brand new ship Iona’s journey from the early stages of construction all the way through to her maiden voyage.
There has already been plenty of excitement about the forthcoming largest ship for the UK market (scheduled to arrive in 2020) and so the competition represented the chance to see the launch of a vessel from a different perspective and to be privy to exclusive information along the way before anyone else.
To be in with a chance, agents had to upload a video to an online platform of their choice saying why they thought they should be chosen. This could include anything from love and passion for the cruise line/ship to simply wanting the chance to visit the Norwegian fjords (the region to which Iona will sail during her first season).
So, why is any of this important?
Well, having watched all the entries, P&O Cruises announced the six winners last week and one of the team here are Fred.\ Cruises was amongst the names. Chris Mayhew, a member of our online team, sent in his ‘out of the box’ entry just before the deadline and was delighted to learn he had won this fantastic prize. If you want to view his parody of ‘My Sharona’ for yourself, you can enjoy it here. Be warned, though, the song will be stuck in your head for days.
Chris will soon be jetting off to Norway to experience some of the things Iona’s guests will have the chance to do in 2020. Over the course of the next 18 months, you can look forward to reading some exclusive updates and inside information about this amazing new ship, right here on the Fred.\ Cruises blog. So, stay tuned.
In the meantime, Iona is now on general sale and space during her inaugural season is running out fast. For more information or to book your cruise, call our team today on 0808 252 0099 or contact us through the website.