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Cruise with P&O to the 2020 Holden State of Origin game

Extend the Origin celebration beyond the game with P&O Cruises’ Holden State of Origin games cruise on Pacific Dawn as she departs Brisbane on June 19 to catch Game II in Sydney.

Footy fans will be joined onboard by a selection of former Blues and Maroons greats who have all made their mark in Origin history, as part of the game’s 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Past players, referees and commentators will host a jam-packed itinerary of rugby league themed activities including Origin trivia, Q&A sessions and photo and autograph opportunities.

Departing on Friday June 19, the cruise will arrive in Sydney on Sunday ahead of the second clash of the series, where Queenslanders hope to take back the trophy from New South Wales and make new records. All guests will receive transfers to the stadium and entry to the game as part of their cruise fare.

The ship will spend the full Sunday in Sydney before arriving back in Brisbane on Tuesday, June 23. On the return leg guests will enjoy a panel-style post-game wrap session hosted by Origin personalities onboard.

“Next year marks a very special State of Origin milestone and to celebrate, we’re bringing our fellow rugby league fans another action packed cruise to the second game in the series,” P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell said.

“To mark the 40th anniversary guests can experience an even bigger line up of the best names in the business and take a trip down memory lane for a look back at the highlights from Australia’s biggest sporting event in the calendar.“

Bookings for next year’s cruise are now available. Fares start from $619* per person quad share for the four-night itinerary departing Brisbane on June 19, 2020.