From ship to shore, across the corporation we’re striving to be more sustainable and are continuously working hard to find solutions to help us achieve this. Food waste is just one of our focus areas.

This World Ocean’s Day (8 June) P&O Cruises invite you to share fresh ideas to help raise awareness of the serious issue of food waste. Share your suggestions as a song, poem, drawing, poster – the most creative entry will win!

Enter before 10 July 2024

Think about how you can encourage someone to waste less food? What does food waste mean to you, your family, our oceans and our planet?  When producing your entry please remember

  • Stay safe – don’t put yourself or anyone else at risk
  • Be thoughtful to our guests and do not impact their experience on board
  • Use your phone to video or take a photo – no fancy cameras needed

Prizes up for grabs include an Apple Watch, AirPods and an iPad.

To enter, email your submission to and include the subject line ‘food waste competition’. All entries must be submitted by 10 July 2024.

Terms & conditions: a) The Food Waste Hero Competition is open to all P&O Cruises Fleet colleagues at CUK, including P&O Cruises colleagues on leave (b) Entries must be submitted by an individual. Team submissions will be allowed however the prize will have to be shared.  (c) If sharing a video, please ensure you have permission from everyone who features in your entry before submitting . Please don’t feature guests. (d) Please note: Maximum entry file size for upload to the competition form is 20MB (e) If submitting a poster or graphic, a photo of this is acceptable to enter, however the original will be required if you are a winner (f) Winners will be selected by our Shoreside Hotel Services & Environment Colleagues within Guest Experience and you will be contacted directly if you are a winner (g) This competition closes on 10 July 2024 (h) The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.

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  1. Nqobani Mguni 838065 on

    Poem: Food Our Life

    In the galley, a tale is told
    Of food waste, a story old
    Scraps and leftovers, discarded with ease
    A habit harmful, a waste to please

    But what of the food that’s still good to eat?
    Thrown away, a waste to beat
    Perfectly edible, yet tossed aside
    A tragedy, that cannot be denied

    Let’s consult all nationals, far and wide
    To balance the menu, and reduce waste inside
    From savory dishes to sweet delights
    Let’s create a menu, that’s both tasty and right

    Let’s hear from the chefs, from every land
    To create a menu, that’s in demand
    No more waste, no more excess
    Just delicious meals, that everyone can bless

    From the farm to the table, let’s make it clear
    Food waste is a problem, that we must hold dear
    Let’s reduce, reuse, and recycle with care
    And make sure that food waste, is no longer there

    For a sustainable future, we strive
    Let’s save food, and keep it alive
    In every meal, a choice we make
    To waste less, for our planet’s sake

    Let’s honor the harvest, the earth below
    And cherish each bite, as we grow
    So let’s raise awareness, far and wide
    And make a change, side by side

    For a world with less waste, we strive
    And a future bright, where all can thrive
    With full bellies, and happy hearts
    We’ll reduce food waste, and never depart

    Let’s work together, hand in hand
    To reduce food waste, across this land
    With every meal, a choice we make
    Let’s save food, for our planet’s sake.

    • Patricio Salvador 817237 on

      my suggestion is that we should have an ordering machine onboard so that we know the menu that the crew and guests do not like, so that we can see what the most liked menu to be served is that it should be served and that the menu has the right recipe and flavor food sometimes there should be food served but the food is not cooked properly, lack of water and the recipe is wrong, I hope this way we can have zero food waste, I hope this will help, I suggest this, thank you

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