P&O Cruises is adding the first circus school at sea to its latest superliner Ventura.

When the ship launches in April it will include ‘Cirque Ventura’ which will feature a bungee trampoline and a flying trapeze area.

Skilled performers will also hold workshops on the tight wire, acro balance, clowning, juggling and stilt walking.

P&O Cruises managing director Nigel Esdale said: “Cirque Ventura is set to be  a  firm  favourite  and  is  just  one of a host of innovations onboard Ventura.  Any  guest  aged eight and over will have the chance to ‘run away with the circus’ and learn some innovative skills.”

Cirque  Ventura will  be  operated in partnership  with  circus  skills company, the  Generating Company.