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ABOUT THE SHOW

Europe's largest Cruise Show is returning to London where we will be hosting the best of luxury travel by sea and river to destinations and at prices you won’t find anywhere else. However adventurous your imagination, begin by talking to our exhibitors, cruise experts and journalists who will be on hand to share all they know and help you plan the holiday of a lifetime. Whether you're considering your first cruise or are a seasoned traveller, the Cruise Show brings the glamour and expertise of the whole industry to the Olympia and packs a host of fantastic content and exclusive giveaways included!

PLAN

Twice a year we gather the most exciting holidays from the world of cruise travel into one building, offering you the perfect first step on your getaway. Start your next voyage at the Cruise Show to uncover the hottest new destinations and latest trends from the world of cruise travel. Make your way from the calm waters of the Nile to the steps of the Taj Mahal, from the awe-inspiring ice caps of the Antarctic to tropical paradise and everywhere in between.

PREPARE

So much more than a means to an end, to cruise is to encapsulate the mantra that the journey can be as much pleasure as the destination. With each cruise unique in its own right you may have as much fun choosing your ship as your destination. Industry leading organisers present their their unique offerings; from the luxury liners to intimate river journeys. Discover your dream holiday and we'll take it from there.

PERSONALISE

Our show can transport you to the far reaches of the world but just as important is how you get there. Tailor your journey with show exclusive offers, excursions and deals. Any extra wants or needs can be organised to make your time away everything you require. We look forward to seeing you there!

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What people say

The vast range of choice that is available was really impressive!
Some good cruise companies, including a couple we'd not spoken to before!
We had a good idea what we wanted, found the cruise, spoke at length with the Co. And booked our trip, very happy.
Good location and very helpful friendly staff on each stall we spoke to!

Your Blog

  • 6 FEB, 2018 by Admin 55 Likes
    In Cruise Critic’s experience, cruises are the easiest, most reliable and least stressful holidays for those on special diets. This is because cruise lines make an effort to accommodate all passenger dietary needs and strive to provide delicious and suitable choices on request. In general, cruise lines can provide food for vegetarian, vegan, low/no fat, low/no salt, lactose intolerant/dairy free, gluten- or wheat-free (celiac), low cholesterol, diabetic, Kosher and Halal diets - as well as for those with allergies. While some diets can simply be accommodated by the extensive menu choices onboard - vegetarian options are nearly always present in all dining venues, for example - most require that the cruise line gets a heads-up in order to stock the right food items (soy milk, gluten-free bread, etc.) to alert the ship's dining staff. Cruise lines are increasingly responding to their passengers' differing dietary needs with enhanced options. Royal Caribbean recently began highlighting menu items that are gluten-free, low-calorie, lactose-free or vegetarian and have introduced gluten-free foods in all onboard dining venues. Holland America also now offers a separate vegetarian menu in its main dining rooms, and Seabourn’s 'The Restaurant' has a separate spot on every menu to list vegetarian starters and mains. Uniworld’s onboard butlers also always consult passengers prior to the evening to ask if they have any special dietary requirements, in which case other dishes will be substituted. If you or anyone in your family has any special dietary requirements, we recommend that you make sure you alert the cruise line as early as possible - ideally when you first book. Be specific about your requirements, and take a printed copy of these with you to give to the head chef onboard. Visit the restaurant manager or the executive chef to ensure they have all the details they need and that these will be passed on to other managers at other onboard restaurants. Check that any of your own special food or drinks are onboard, and find out where to locate them - perhaps they will be kept at a certain restaurant or smoothie bar. On your first visit to the main restaurant, ask the restaurant manager to accompany you so you can ask questions and pre-empt problems. Be wary of turn-down chocolates, canapes and bread baskets. They're probably standardised and not prepared especially for you. Lastly, try and book a galley tour, to see where and how your food is prepared. Cruise lines take special diets and allergies seriously and will try their best to accommodate your needs. They can't afford to make mistakes, as your health and enjoyment depend on their reputation for being meticulous and stringent. A competent food and beverage team will work cohesively and unnoticed. So relax and don’t worry about the family – you’ll all be able to enjoy your meal together. Here is an article detailing ‘10 Tips for Cruising with a Dietary Restriction - and Eating Well’
  • 1 FEB, 2018 by Admin 53 Likes
    Brought to you by  These are really exciting times for the cruise industry which continues to grow at a strong and steady pace. There are eight spectacular new ships scheduled for launch in 2018, and the UK is getting very close to reaching its 2 million cruise passenger mark. Britain is the third largest cruise market in the world after the US and Germany, and as a result of increasing public frustration with airlines – from check-in IT glitches, bulk flight cancellations to flight company collapses – more people than ever before are looking at cruises as a great stress-free holiday option. The average age of cruise passengers overall has fallen to its lowest for 20 years, and we predict that cruises will continue to prove a compelling option for millennials in the years to come – especially since so many cruise lines are now pandering specifically to meet their needs. Not only is there a significant growth in themed cruises, such as specialist food, health and fitness cruises, but cruise lines are also ramping up ship-based dance, trance and top DJ hosted music festivals - already popular in the US – for the benefit of a younger UK audience. In fact, cruise lines have even started to offer dedicated itineraries specifically for millennials, such as the world’s newest cruise line, U by Uniworld. Cruise lines are also going to continue to roll out new on-board activities and programmes to appeal to the young, fit and active traveller. From go-karting, zip-wiring, surf simulators, rock climbing and even on-board skydiving, to the very latest health and fitness programmes – cruising is undoubtedly getting a bit trendier every year. Cruise lines have not only made huge strides in technology and internet connectivity, which is so vital for a younger generation, so they can post their holiday highlights on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to keep ‘connected’ – but they are also starting to capitalise on the very latest technology trends to really enhance the customer experience and ensure cruising further appeals to all ages. We believe wearable technology will also take a strong hold next year, with Carnival and Royal Caribbean leading the way by recently announcing a program that enables passengers to do everything from getting food delivered to any part of the ship to making reservations instantaneously. Celebrity Cruises has even gone that one step further with plans to introduce a number exciting new innovations, including push notifications via mobile phone - which puts the concierge, ship map and daily event schedule in each guest’s pocket - and floor-to-ceiling windows that retract at the touch of a button, so your stateroom meets the sea. It really is an exciting time to be part of such a flourishing travel sector that continues to offer cutting-edge innovations that ensure travellers of all ages will want to keep coming back for more. Check out Cruise Critic’s biggest predictions for 2018 cruise trends here:
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We hope those of you who joined us for our 2018 London event had a good show and found the trip of a lifetime. We will be back in London February 16 – 17, 2019 and will be updating our website very soon.

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