Comedians to perform on special Kiwi cruise

Nine of New Zealand and Australia's best comedians are headed for the gangway for the first ever comedy festival at sea.

The Big Laugh will take place on board P&O's Pacific Jewel in August.

Passengers will have access to regular comedy shows throughout the cruise, as well as comedy workshops, gala shows and a comedy gong show where guests can perform and be judged by the audience.

P&O Cruises president Sture Myrmell said comedy is a huge part of Kiwi culture, and the cruise line is excited about taking it onboard.

"We're always looking at ways we can push the boundaries on what our guests can expect from our onboard entertainment. The Big Laugh will serve up many different types of comedy genres every day and night, from big marquee performances right through to intimate gigs in our many stylish bars and lounges."

Newshub Travel jumped on board to preview what guests can expect.

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