Families on Film for P&O Cruises

Posted February 20th, 2013

Families travelling aboard P&O Cruises can fancy themselves the Spielberg of the seas or the Cameron of cruising with an innovative new concept just for kids.

The cruise line is introducing an animated movie-making programme which uses some of the technology seen in movies such as Wallace and Gromit. The programme named Broad Shorts is a partnership between P&O, Sony and animation software developer Stop Motion Pro, giving kids the chance to create their own animated short movie while at sea.

Broad Shorts will be the first holiday programme of its kind, teaching kids aged 11-17 how to make their own animated movies. They will be involved in all parts of the process, from designing the puppets, to writing a script, filming and even voicing the characters. The short films will then be shown to their families and other passengers at a special screening during their cruise.

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P&O are putting family first with various initiatives this year, recognising that family cruises represent a third of all their passengers. The second phase of the Broad Shorts programme will be rolled out later this year, giving kids the opportunity to film their own content for movies around the ship.

In addition, all P&O cruise ships offer four kids’ clubs with activities designed specifically for their age group - Turtle Cove (3-6 years), Shark Shack (7-10 years), HQ (11-14 years) and HQ+ (15-17 years).

For more information on family cruises with P&O Cruises please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 14.

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