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Princess Cruises announces themed cruises for this summer

By Ruby Norris | 18 Jun 2021

Princess Cruises has announced it’s themed cruises set to sail this summer.

As cruise lines prepare for a return to the seas, Princess Cruises has announced three themed cruises due to begin sailing this summer. The trips are a part of the cruise line’s Summer Seacations itinerary, which will see a number of UK only voyages departing from Southhampton between July and September.

The Mind, Body and Soul and Culinary Stars themed cruises will be hosted by Radio Times TV and film critic Andrew Collins, and will feature a star line-up of celebrity speakers. Princess Cruises is to make an additional Seacation themed this year, too. The cruise line has announced the launch of a comedy cruise sailing from 7th to 10th August 2021 aboard Regal Princess.

MedallionClass ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess will roundtrips from Southampton this summer. Details on the themed cruises, which will take place on short scenic voyages that depart over the weekend, are as follows:

Culinary Stars Cruise

A three-night Seacation, departing 10 September, 2021 on Sky Princess.

Culinary experts will share their tricks of the trade during this foodie-themed cruise. Guests will hear from John Torode, a TV presenter, judge and celebrity chef, and Michel Roux Jr., chef-patron at London’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gavroche and presenter for BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Joining the line-up will be star of series 11 of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, Lottie Bedlow.

Mind, Body and Soul Cruise

Three-night Seacation, departing 21 August, 2021 on Regal Princess.

Focussed on mindfulness and self-care, this cruise will feature a number of wellness talks and events. Guest speakers include NHS clinician and TV doctor Dr. Ranj, professional quizzer from ITV’s The Chase Jenny Ryan, and The Reverend Kate Bottley, known for her time on Gogglebox and Songs of Praise, as well as co-hosting BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday.


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Comedy Cruise

Three stand-up comedians will headline Princess Cruises comedy-themed cruise, with multiple performances taking place throughout the voyage as part of a Comedy Variety Show.

The line-up comprises of:
·        Jenny Eclair – comedian and novelist, best known for her roles in Grumpy Old Women and Loose Women.
·        Tom Binns –  star and creator of BBC1 comedy series Hospital Peopleand regular guest on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
·        Jeff Stevenson – who appeared on TV shows including Only Fools and Horses and has provided stand-up comedy performances to audiences across the world for over three decades.

In addition, onboard entertainment will include an open mic night, famous comedian trivia and comedy gameshows such as Yes or No and The Marriage Match.

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Speaking about the Princess Cruises themed cruises, Tony Roberts, vice president UK & Europe, says: “Guests can experience a cruise like no other with our star-studded themed cruises, which offer a unique weekend away this summer.

“Our Mind, Body and Soul cruise offers guests the chance to nurture their well-being, while foodie fans can learn the inside tips and tricks on becoming a culinary master on our Culinary Stars voyage.

“We are excited to welcome a host of headline speakers onboard Regal Princess and Sky Princess for these themed cruises, and look forward to hearing them share their personal experiences and expert knowledge with our guests.”

All-inclusive fares for a balcony stateroom on Princess Cruises’ three-night Seacations start from £389pp. Fares include premium drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi, crew incentive and the cost of any COVID-19 testing which may be required at the time of travel.

Visit visiting for more information and to book your summer Seacation. The Summer Seacations are vailable to UK and CTA* resident COVID-19 vaccinated** guests only.