Princess Cruises has unveiled its line-up of celebrity speakers and guest entertainers on Sky Princess’ voyages from Southampton this year. The line-up includes household names from across the world of TV, entertainment and sports.

As part of Princess Cruises’ partnership with Discovery Channel, the Encounters with Discovery at SEA series comprises:

  • Linda Robson – English actress and television presenter best known for playing Tracey Stubbs in Birds of a Feather14-night Spain, France and Portugal cruise departing April 9.
  • Rustie Lee – one of Britain’s well-known chefs, Rustie made her name and grew her reputation on her eight-year residency when she took to TV screens in the 1980s with her authority on Caribbean cuisine. 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise departing April 30 with stops in France, Spain and Italy.
  • Ricky Tomlinson – Ricky has starred in Brookside, Cracker and several films but is best known for his portrayal of the iconic Jim Royle in The Royle Family.14-night Baltic Heritage cruise departing May 14 with stops in Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Denmark and Norway.
  • Grant Harrold – joining Sky Princess for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Grant is a former member of the British Royal Household, and a leading etiquette expert, royal commentator, entertainer, and broadcaster.Seven-night cruise departing May 28 for Scandinavia and a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise departing June 4.
  • Derek Redmond – former British World and European relay champion, Derek broke the British 400m record on two occasions; he was one of the country’s best athletes during the 1980s and 1990s.14-night Iceland and Norway cruise departing June 25.
  • John Inverdale – television and radio presenter, John began his national radio career in 1986 when he became a sports reporter forBBC Radio 2. 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise departing July 9.
  • Patrick Aryee – wildlife TV presenter & documentary filmmaker, Patrick has spent over a decade working with major broadcasters, including National Geographic, Sky Nature, and the BBC. Seven-night Spain, France and Portugal cruise departing July 23.
  • Tommy Walsh – TV personality, presenter and celebrity builder best known for his DIY television shows such as Ground Force and Homes Under the Hammer. 14-night Mediterranean cruise departing July 30.
  • Simon Weston – joined the Welsh Guards in 1978, known for his charity work and recovery from severe burn injuries suffered during the Falklands War.14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise departing August 20 with stops around Norway.
  • Sue Holderness – British actress best known for her role as Marlene in John Sullivan’s hit BBC1 sitcom Only Fools and Horses.14-night Baltic Heritage cruise departing September 3 and a 25-night Canada and New England cruise departing September 24.
  • Colin McClachen – former SAS operative with more than 25 years of experience in security and high-risk environments. He starred in Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.25-night Canada and New England cruise departing September 24.
  • Graham Gooch – former English first-class cricketer and one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation. Graham was awarded an OBE for his services to cricket in 1991.10-night Canary Islands cruise departing October 19.

In addition, as part of the line’s guest entertainment programme, popstar Gareth Gates will perform onboard the 3,660-guest Sky Princess on voyages departing April 30, July 9, July 30 and August 20. Other guest entertainers include tribute band Beatback Beatles, vocalist Jenny Williams, instrumentalist Chris Watkins, vocalist Ross Hunter, ventriloquist Gareth Oliver, and comedians Jeff Stevenson, Josh Daniels and Tom Binns.

All-inclusive fares start from £799pp for a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise on Sky Princess, departing April 23, 2022, sailing roundtrip Southampton. Fare includes all-inclusive premium drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi and crew appreciation. Guests booking before February 28, 2022 can secure their cruise with a £50pp low deposit.

Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said: “Now in its fifth year, our UK-based celebrity speaker programme always receives rave reviews from our guests. Having the chance to hear from household names spanning TV, sports and entertainment during your holiday is a unique opportunity not often found at a land-based resort, and further adds to the wide range of entertainment and activities we already have onboard the beautiful Sky Princess.” 




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