Celebrity speakers confirmed for UK-based ship
Princess Cruises has revealed its second round of celebrities who will speak on Southampton-based ship Sapphire Princess this year.
The 2,670-guest vessel will head to northern Europe and the Mediterranean from May to October.
The first round of celebrities were announced late last year and the second group comprises:
William Roache (actor, Ken Barlow in Coronation Street) on a 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise, departs June 2. His son, Linus Roache (actor, Michael Cutter in Law & Order), will also be onboard and fill a separate speaker slot
Valerie Singleton (radio and TV presenter, Blue Peter, BBC Radio 4) on a 12-night Canary Island cruise, departs October 9
Ann Widdecombe (former Conservative Party politician, Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing) on a 12-night Canary Island cruise, departs October 9
Terry Butcher (former football manager and England footballer) on a 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise, departs July 7
Rosemary Shrager (chef, This Morning, The Real Marigold Hotel, Ladette to Lady, Soapstar Superchef) on a 14-night Mediterranean Interlude cruise, departs September 22
Denny Seiwell (drummer and founding member of Wings) on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departs August 18
Allan Dennis Rich (songwriter, former Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominee) on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departs May 12
The addition of these speakers to the existing line up means at least one celebrity will appear on each Sapphire Princess sailing during the UK season, aside from a three-day Channel Islands voyage in October. They will host a 45-minute talk with questions and answers, as well as a meet and greet session including photographs and book signings.
Each voyage will also feature educational speakers who will discuss specialist subjects including history and culture, criminology, wellbeing and pop culture.
Previously announced celebrity speakers are:
·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 28 and a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departs August 11
Pete Best (former Beatles drummer) on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departs August 18
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards (former British Olympic skier, portrayed in biographical film ‘Eddie The Eagle’) on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departs September 1
John Virgo (snooker commentator and former player) on a 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise, departs September 8
Harry Redknapp (former football manager and footballer) on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departs May 12
Beverley Callard (actress, Liz McDonald in Coronation Street) on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departs May 26
·Jimmy McKenna (actor, A Touch of Frost and Hollyoaks) on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departs June 23
Paul Burrell RVM (butler to Diana, Princess of Wales) on a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departs July 21
Princess’ speaker programme is part of the line’s ‘Discovery at Sea’ partnership with the Discovery Channel.
The cruise line is offering a 7-night Norwegian Fjords sailing, roundtrip from Southampton, on Sapphire Princess from £699 per person. Departing Saturday July 21, ports of call include Stavanger, Olden, Hellesylt, Geiranger and Bergen.
To book visit www.princess.com.