PRESS RELEASE: November 2010
Discover your perfect cruising experience at the CRUISE
The Daily Telegraph presents CRUISE 27-28 March 2010, Olympia, London
With 16 new ship launches in 2010, the choice of cruise styles and destinations has never been greater. In 2009
around 1.550 million Brits will have booked a cruise and it is easy to see why this exciting holiday travel trend
will continue to grow as consumer interest continues to rise.
There are over 300 ships already cruising around the world, so there is bound to a ship type and cruise style
that will suit you. With the major cruise lines and specialist cruise lines exhibiting at the show, CRUISE offers
you the chance to check out the hottest destinations, newest ships and latest itineraries; from fun-filled family
holidays on state-of-the-art resort ships, ultra luxury ships with more intimate options, a slow travel experience
on the rivers and waterways of the world and expedition cruises to the Polar regions or the Galapagos Islands.
There are short taster cruises, transatlantic crossings, small ships voyages that visit smaller ports not suiteable
for bigger cruise ships, tall ships for cruising under sail to exotic river cruises along the Amazon river.
Whether you’re planning your first holiday at sea or are a seasoned cruiser wanting to learn more about the
exciting new ships being launched, CRUISE will inspire and inform you, and guide you effortlessly in the right
direction. Cruise lines big and small will be on hand to help with your decision-making and there will be a
packed programme of talks, lectures and Q&A sessions.
The Daily Telegraph presents CRUISE is the only travel show that is dedicated to bringing the whole industry
together to provide an exciting and informative showcase for the consumer, not to mention some special deals
and exclusive offers that can’t be found anywhere else!
Attractions at CRUISE include:
Sky Travel Travel Cruise Theatre – practical and impartial advice from the experts to help you get the
most out of your next cruising adventure. The Sky Travel Cruise Theatre will cover informal cruises,
days at sea, long haul and short haul cruise destinations. Over the weekend you can find out all there is
to know about cruising, straight from the mouths of those in the know. Some of the speakers already
confirmed include; Simon Calder, Sky Travel’s Steve Read, the Telegraph’s Jane Archer and Carolyn
Spencer-Brown from Cruise Critic.
New Ships Travel Theatre – the cruise lines will be presenting their new ships. So you will hear all
about; Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Oasis of the Seas, P&O’s Azura, MSC’s Magnifica, Cunard’s Queen
Elizabeth, Celebrity Cruises’s Eclipse, Holland America Lines’s Nieuw Amsterdam, Seabourn’s Sojourn
River and Specialist Cruising Theatre – meet the river cruise lines and hear talks by experts on
destination hostspots such as Russia, Europe, China and the Amazon.
Spa & Relax Zone – MSC Aurea Spa and relax to the rhythms of the waves… and find out more about
Rock-climbing wall – have a go at one of the most exciting activities available on Royal Caribbean
Golfing feature – try your driving skills on the Fred.Olsen Cruis Lines virtual golfing feature.
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CRUISE takes place at London’s Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14, on Saturday, March 27, from 10am-
6pm and on Sunday, March 28, from 10am-4pm.
Tickets cost £6 purchased in advance and £10 on the door. Under 16s are free.
For full details and to book tickets call visit www.cruisingshow.co.uk or call 0871 230 7147.
How to get there:
By tube: Kensington Olympia (District Line).
By train: Kensington Olympia (Silverlink and Southern Trains).
By bus: Buses number 9, 10, 27, 28 and 391 stop near Olympia.
By car: Parking spaces available by calling 0871 871 9809
A stunning collection of photographs is available for press use.
For further information please contact Emma Dowson
on 020 8543 7436/ 07726 321622 or firstname.lastname@example.org