P&O Cruises has released its summer 2019 programme with a focus on the Fjords and discovery.

The line hopes to attract new and returning customers with a brochure of nearly 180 itineraries.

The cruise line announced the launch of the 2019 programme with a YouTube video which saw its sales team dress up as parachuters and appear to dive from a plane to deliver the brochure.

Itineraries include a weekly seven-night Norway Fjords cruise on board Britannia, Ventura and Azura between April and September and fortnightly 14-night western Mediterranean cruises on the same three ships between May and October.

A fly-cruise sailing from Malta on Oceana will offer three itineraries: western, central and eastern Mediterranean.

Discovery-led itineraries on Oriana will include an 18-night cruise to the top of Norway and beyond, sailing by the North Cape while a 12-night ‘immersive’ cruise to the north of Norway on board Arcadia and Aurora is also offered.

Theme cruises include Strictly Come Dancing, where the show’s professional dancers will perform on-board, and the option for passengers to add tickets to the Monaco Grand Prix as part of a 14-night central Mediterranean cruise from Valletta in May.

Food Heroes cruises return, promising book signings and Q&A sessions with celebrity chefs who will be cooking for passengers.

Maiden calls for the 2019 programme include Le Verdon (for Bordeaux) in France and Fredericia, Denmark.

Other returning options include Atlantic islands, Iceland, Atlantic coast, the British Isles, north America, the Arabian gulf and no-fly options in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

P&O Cruises’ senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “I don’t believe there is another cruise line or travel company which offers this breadth of holiday choice with exhilarating, memorable celebrity trips.”

Pre-registration opens on September 4 and the programme will go on general sale from September 12 this year. The lead in price for a seven-night Fjords cruise on Ventura on May 5, 2019, is £649 per person, departing Southampton.