This weekend Europe’s largest cruise show returns to Olympia London for two days of cruise themed exhibits, from small specialist ships and out of the ordinary destinations to those once-in-a-lifetime experiences and expedition voyages.
This year’s show will be packed with inspiration on where to go on your next cruise or for those of you who have never been on a cruise before, you can meet with many of the best specialist cruise operators and holiday providers who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
The show has the biggest collection of the world’s leading cruise lines and specialist operators, including Aurora Expeditions, Cruise Critic, Oceania Cruises, Radisson Blu and Star Clippers, to name just a few.
Experts in the industry will be on hand to advise you on the type of packages available and most the suitable type of cruise to suit your requirements, be it for solo travel, families or mature or younger couples. And whether you are looking for a luxury cruise, expedition style cruise, to the Arctic or Alaskan fjords for example, or a charter or a more relaxed river cruise down the Rhine.
This year will see a brand-new ‘New to Cruise Theatre’ with a selection of free talks from both cruise line and travel experts, all geared towards newcomers to the world of cruising. So, if you have never been on a cruise before, be sure to pop in for a few of the talks to learn about why cruising is becoming the fastest growing sector in the travel industry at the moment.
The show’s ‘Destination Theatre’ is there for those people who are looking for a particular destination voyage and will be highlighting available cruise options in specific countries or continents.
Event Director Matt Gatfield says that “The London Cruise Show is a fantastic place to discover what’s new in one of the most important pillars of the travel industry. Our thriving community of specialists alongside our new to cruise theatre will no doubt inspire and inform the next generation of cruisers for 2019 and beyond.”
Everyone who attends this year’s show will take away with them a complimentary goody bag filled with an assortment of exciting products worth over £10.
The London Cruise Show, Olympia London, West Kensington, London, W14 8UX, England.
When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019
Tickets for the show start from £6.50 and can be booked via www.theticketfactory.com
Simon Burrell is Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of The London Cruise Show