Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Holiday-makers now have even more reason to lose themselves in a book while onboard a P&O Cruise with the cruise line launching Australia’s first book club at sea.
Chapters Book Club gives passengers the opportunity to turn pages with like-minded cruisers with guest authors sailing onboard selected cruises to lead book club discussions and showcase their books.
Sture Myrmell, Vice President, Hotel Operations at Carnival Australia which operates P&O Cruises, said a book club is perfectly suited to the pace of a cruising holiday.
"When people go on holidays they want to relax and do things they don’t normally have time for, which often means reading a book and lounging in the sun," Mr Myrmell said.
"We trialled the book club concept with our passengers in June and it proved very popular and generated great feedback so we have made it a regular activity in our entertainment line up."
P&O Cruises recently hosted guest authors on both Pacific Dawn and Pacific Sun. Tony Park sailed onboard Pacific Dawn with his latest novel, Silent Predator, while Graeme Lay, author of The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific was onboard Pacific Sun.
Chapters Book Club will run on every cruise across the P&O Cruises fleet and the selected books are available to purchase onboard.
Sydney-based superliner Pacific Dawn features 11 decks with two swimming pools, a choice of five evening dining areas, nine bars and lounges, "The Dome" entertainment area, a two-storey show lounge and fitness centre.
Meanwhile, Australia’s favourite ship, Pacific Sun, now features a new child-free Oasis spa retreat, ocean-view gym and coffee bar, as well as five restaurants and cafes, multiple bars and lounges and two pools for the adults.

Photo Caption: Graeme Lay, author of The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific sailing onboard Pacific Sun.

1 comment:

tonypark said...

I had a ball on board Pacific Dawn and had a great reception from the passengers. The stock of books on board sold out by the second day of the cruise.

I'd recommend this experience to any author.

Nice blog, by the way!

Tony Park