Princess Cruises has just released its 2018 lineup of onboard speakers, which includes actors, musicians, athletes and Princess Diana’s former butler.
Following the success of the first Encounters With Discovery season in 2016, it is back with eleven individuals who will appear on select Sapphire Princess sailings next year.
Each speaker will give a free 45-minute talk, followed by a question-and-answer session and guests will even have the opportunity to attend complimentary meet-and-greets, as well as book signings.
“Our UK speaker programme was very well-received by guests last year so we’re pleased to announce its return,” stated Tony Roberts, Princess’ UK and Europe vice president.
“We’ll be welcoming back favourites from last time … as well as introducing some popular new faces.”
The 2018 programme lineup includes:
–Linda Gray (actress, Sue Ellen in Dallas and Mrs Robinson in The Graduate theatre production in the West End), on both the 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise departing July 28th and a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departs August 11th
–Pete Best (former Beatles drummer), on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departs August 18th
–Eddie ‘The Eagle Edwards’ (former British Olympic skier, portrayed in biographical film ‘Eddie The Eagle’ last year), on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departs September 1st
–John Virgo (snooker commentator and former player), on a 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise, departs September 8th
–Harry Redknapp (former football manager and footballer), on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departs May 12th
–Beverley Callard (actress, Liz McDonald in Coronation Street), on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departs May 26th
–James Cosmo (actor, films include Braveheart and Trainspotting, TV includes Game of Thrones), on a 7-night Norwegian Fjords and Summer Solstice cruise, departs June 16th
–Jimmy McKenna (actor, A Touch of Frost and Hollyoaks), on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departs June 23rd
–Paul Burrell RVM (butler to Diana, Princess of Wales), on a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departs July 21st
–Nick Pickard (actor, Hollyoaks), on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departs July 28th
–Ashley Taylor (actor and singer, Hollyoaks, Strictly Come Dancing), on a 7-night Spain & France cruise, departs May 5th
Princess fans should note that other speakers for various sailings will be added and announced at a later time.
In other recent Princess news, Carnival Corporation has just completed a multi-million re-design on Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The upgrade means that guests can now instantly connect with their cruise line through the new Ocean Medallion technology.
What do you think of the guest speaker line-up? Who would you be most excited to see? Are you due to go on any of the above sailings? Leave us your comments below!
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