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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

  • 8 OCT, 2018 by Admin 03 Likes
    For the over-worked and perma-busy, a dream holiday can still mean locking away all electronic devices, laying in the sunshine, and tasking your brain with nothing more challenging than selecting your next cocktail. However, an increasing number of people are choosing to use their vacation time as an opportunity to learn a new skill and educate themselves about other countries and cultures. Millennials are opting for more authentic tourism, working with local people to learn about their way of life, and a rising number of parents are exploiting the freedom created by remote working and flexible hours to take their children on extended learning trips abroad dubbed ‘edventures’. By combining multiple locations with luxurious relaxation facilities, cultural enrichment programmes, and a phenomenal choice of classes, excursions, and on-board activities, cruising has become the smart holiday choice for smart people who want to return from their holiday with more than just a tan. An added bonus of cruising is that you only have to pack and unpack once to visit a wide assortment of countries, letting you maximise your holiday time. Cruise lines work hard to provide a context for each stop on an itinerary. Destination-led lectures are offered by experts in history, art, architecture, science, wildlife, food, and culture allowing guests to really connect with each locale before they arrive. Shore excursions are increasingly immersive, involving hands-on experiences such as cookery classes, and tastings at local vineyards. Tours off the beaten track are led by expert local guides who serve as cultural interpreters, answering any questions with knowledge that can't always be found in standard tourist guides. For guests who want to spend their holiday taking a deep-dive into a particular passion, there are thoughtfully curated themed cruises. One line offers a space cruise on a ship with its own planetarium where guests can learn about the last frontier from astronauts, scientists, and members of the Royal Astronomical Society. Also available are gourmet cruises which feature floating food festivals, golf cruises with ship-wide tournaments and expert instructors, and musical cruises with performances by internationally renowned artists. For intellectuals,there are cruises themed around literature, history, and current affairs featuring extensive on-board libraries and talks by authors and lecturers from the world's leading universities. The past few years have seen an increase in cruise lines partnering with globally recognised brands, public figures, and celebrities to deliver experiences which are as unique as they are memorable. One line has teamed up with BBC earth to offer on-board screenings of stunning documentaries on the natural world accompanied by scores from incredible musicians including the award-winning Hans Zimmer. Another worked with oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau who gave lectures on conservation, underwater exploration, and the legacy of his famous father Jacques. If you want to learn a new skill cruise lines offer a colourful bouquet of classes in subjects including photography, languages, art, sailing, fencing, navigation, DJing, IT, and glass-blowing. With so many ways to stimulate your brain, a cruise really can get your neurones firing.
  • 6 FEB, 2018 by Admin 65 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’
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