As if there weren’t already enough reasons to choose a UK cruise, several cruise lines have announced that they will invite guest speakers onboard this summer. From journalists and athletes to TV personalities, get some interesting insight into some of the UK’s best known household names during your cruise. Keep reading to find out more!
Known for luxury cruises that are well-loved by British guests, Cunard offers sophisticated voyages with delicious dining and dazzling entertainment. Add guest speakers into the mix with Cunard’s Insights Programme and you’re in for the perfect getaway.
Sailing: 4-night cruise from Southampton on 19th July 2021
Best known for working as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent for 14 years, Jennie Bond is a journalist and broadcaster who now appears on a variety of TV and radio shows.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 23rd July 2021
An award-winning international broadcaster, Jane Corbin has reported extensively from the Middle East, Russia and Africa, and has made more than 100 documentaries, mainly for the BBC.
Sailing: 4-night cruise from Southampton on 26th July 2021
Join award-winning actor and performer Robert Powell onboard, known for his appearances in TV, film and theatre, from Holby City and The Thirty Nine Steps to Kings Charles III.
Jonathan Haslam CBE
Sailing: 7-night from Southampton on 30th July 2021
Former Director of Communications for Downing Street, Jonathan Haslam work has also included roles in the Home Office and Departments of Education and Employment.
Sailing: 7-night cruise from Southampton on 13th August 2021
Join Grammy-nominated conductor and musical director Anthony Inglis who has made appearances with world-famous orchestras including London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras.
Sailing: 7-night cruise from Southampton on 27th August 2021
As current CEO of the Society of London Theatre and Executive Producer of The Olivier Awards, Julian Bird is a theatre expert and also radio presenter.
Sailing: 4-night cruise from Southampton on 10th September 2021
Having started his career as an RAF fast-jet pilot, John Peters is now a best-selling author who has written two books about his experiences.
Sailing: 10-night cruise from Southampton on 14th September 2021
As former Royal Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II and relations manager for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Dickie Arbiter has more than 45 years experience covering the Royal family.
Sailing: 12-night cruise from Southampton on 1st October 2021
Henry Blofield is a sports journalist and broadcaster best known for cricket commentary on tv and radio, including Sky Television and the BBC.
Dr. Hilary Jones
Sailing: 7-night cruise from Southampton on 6th August 2021
Having worked as a Naval medical doctor and NHS GP, Dr. Hilary Jones is best-known for his regular TV appearances since 1989.
Professor Turi King
Sailing: 7-night cruise from Southampton on 20th August 2021
Genetics expert and TV presenter Professor Turi King has undertaken fascinating research throughout her career, including the genetic analysis for the identification of King Richard III.
Just like Cunard, Princess Cruises is another cruise line bringing well-known household names onboard during their summer 2021 coastal voyages. Available on select Sky Princess and Regal Princess sailings, this is the perfect way to learn more about some of the UK’s favourite personalities.
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 14th August 2021
Join Former British Olympic skier, and British ski jumping record holder between 1988-2001, Eddie Edwards onboard Regal Princess.
Sailing: 4-night cruise from Southampton on 28th August 2021
Former British javelin thrower and heptathlete Tessa Sanderson is invited to sail onboard Regal Princess.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 31st July 2021
Barrister, lecturer and TV personality best-known for The Chase, Shaun Wallace will appear as a guest speaker onboard Regal Princess.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 7th August 2021
Criminal barrister and tv personality with his own reality courtroom show Judge Rinder, join Rob Rinder onboard Regal Princess this summer.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 21st August 2021
Known for presenting Blue Peter, Valerie Singleton has also presented various TV and radio shows, including the BBC Radio 4 PM programme.
Sailing: 4-night cruise from Southampton on 5th September 2021
British Army veteran who suffered severe burns, Simon Weston is known for extensive charity work to help others like him in their recovery.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 3rd September 2021
Former track and field athlete Sally Gunnel, who forged a career in TV presenting after retiring from sport, will be onboard Sky Princess.
Sailing: 3-night cruise from Southampton on 10th September 2021
Boasting a wide-reaching career as a TV personality, chef, actress, singer and former politician, Rustie Lee will sail onboard Sky Princess this summer.
Whether you’re looking for a cruise with a guest speaker, or you simply want to get away this summer, check out all our available UK coastal cruises. The ocean awaits!