Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time again, The Telegraph Cruise Show time and it is taking place this weekend (October 11-12) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
If you are looking for holiday ideas, then this is most certainly going to be the place to find them! Whether you’re looking to try your first cruise or see what cruise styles, ship choices, destinations and offers are available, the show provides everything you need to discover the world of cruise and plan your perfect trip.
In all, there will be over 35 exhibitors and cruise lines in attendance will include: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard, Crystal Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ponant, Emerald Waterways, American Queen Steamboat Company and Shearings.
Eavesway Travel will also be in attendance, providing FREE coach routes for visitors!
The Telegraph Cruise Show Liverpool will allow you a unique opportunity to meet the cruise lines, find your ideal cruise style and itinerary, be inspired by Telegraph Travel experts on amazing cruise destinations and benefit from show only deals – which are often pretty amazing!!
Telegraph Travel experts will also offer insight into everything from ‘River Cruising in Europe, the US and Asia’, ‘Family Cruising in the Med’ to ‘Cruising the Caribbean’ at the Destinations Theatre. Expert one-to-one advice will also be available from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). It really is a chance to get up close and personal with cruising and have all your questions answered by the people who know best.
The Cruise Lines Theatre sessions, sponsored by Cruise Critic, include talks from Stephen Payne OBE, the British naval architect, on the ‘Making of the Grandest Ocean Liner of Our Time – the Queen Mary 2’. Eric Flounders, Cunard’s Public Relations Manager for 27 years will also share the fascinating story of Cunard’s rich history, which started in Liverpool.
There will be a series of cookery demonstrations and tasting sessions hosted by Atul Kochhar, the twice Michelin starred celebrity chef who has developed bespoke menus for P&O Cruises. The sessions will include one of Kochhar’s signature dishes Kerala Fish Curry (Meen Allepy), offering you the chance to enjoy a taste of the luxury dining experiences available at sea.
I am told there will also be wine tasting opportunities 😉
Former Liverpool FC legends, Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish, will formally open the show and take part in a Q&A session where you will be able to talk to the pair about their cruise experiences, their favourite holiday destinations as well as their illustrious careers and the new Premier League season.
If this sounds like your ideal day out, then I have a very special offer for you, my blog readers! Book before midnight on Friday and take advantage of £8 per person adult tickets (instead of £13 on the door), and use the code CRUISEMS and you will also get a FREE show guide worth £4.
You can book your tickets here.
Happy holiday hunting!