P&O Cruises packs a special treat for Tough Mudders

P&O Cruises has thrown down the challenge to travellers wanting an action-packed break, with a special cruise package combining its inaugural visit to the Sunshine Coast in August with entry to the local Tough Mudder contest.

Tough Mudder is one of the world's most popular adventure challenges, featuring a 20km obstacle course designed to test the physical and mental agility of participants.

The Sunshine Coast event on August 16-17 will take place on one of the biggest Tough Mudder courses on the planet, covering more than 4000 hectares.

Sailing from Sydney on August 14, P&O guests will have time to relax and prepare for the event during four nights at sea on the Pacific Pearl.

They will also be able to do some training with P&O Cruises' Bootcamp at Sea and get expert workout tips from an onboard Tough Mudder team leader before the ship makes its maiden visit to Mooloolaba on August 16.

P&O Cruises senior vice-president Tammy Marshall said the new package offered a great way to compete in the Tough Mudder event.

"Entrants can keep training on the way to the Sunshine Coast, then after the event can relax and unwind, and soothe their tired muscles with a treatment, sauna or steam in the ship's Aqua HealthSpaFitness centre as they sail back to Sydney."

The special package includes the four-night round trip cruise, main meals, entertainment and activities as well as entry to Tough Mudder and transfers to and from the course.