P&O Introduces Cover Charge For Show on Pacific Explorer Cruise Ship

June 14, 2017
Black Circus

(3:35 p.m. AEST) -- One of the shows on Pacific Explorer will cost from $15 to $29 per person. P&O has confirmed to Cruise Critic that ‘Love Riot’, an adults-only cabaret held in the line’s new Black Circus supper club, will incur these cover charges.

"$15 is general admission and includes a complimentary cocktail and souvenir glass. $29 is VIP and includes dinner, a complimentary cocktail and souvenir glass," a company spokesperson clarified by email this afternoon.

It is understood to be the first time an Australian ship has charged passengers for onboard entertainment. All other shows in the Marquee on P&O ships are included in cruise fares. 

'Love Riot' was created by internationally acclaimed producer Scott Maidment exclusively for Pacific Explorer, which launches next week on 22 June.

--By Louise Goldsbury, Australia Editor