Princess Cruises announces star speaker line-up for 2020 - Cruise International

Princess Cruises announces star speaker line-up for 2020

By Rebecca Bradbury | 9 Dec 2019

Princess Cruises has unveiled the first round of celebrities who will speak on its Southampton-based cruise ship, Crown Princess, next year.


Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said: “We are thrilled to announce the return of our popular UK-based speaker programme for a fourth year.

“We’ll be welcoming back some familiar faces including Linda Gray and Eddie The Eagle, as well as introducing several household names for the first time.

Crown Princess will sail on a number of voyages to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and northern Europe from May to November 2020.

During this time the 3,080-guest ship hosts stars from across the world of TV, entertainment and sport as part of Princess’ Encounters with Discovery speaker series.

Other names on the line-up include gardening expert and TV presenter Charlie Dimmock, who will be on a seven-night Scandinavian cruise in September, and TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan, who is joining a seven-night Spain and France cruise in October.

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Singer and actor Duncan James, ex Gardeners’ World presenter Toby Buckland, former BBC cricket commentator and sports journalist Henry Bloefeld, OBE, and Nik and Eva Speakman – therapists known for their TV work – also form part of the programme.

Each speaker will host a 45-minute talk with questions and answers, as well as a meet and greet session, which includes photographs and book signings.

“The speaker programme showcases our continued commitment to offering one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences which can only be found on a Princess ship.

“By offering our guests the chance to hear from such a well-known group of speakers, we are sure that they will head home from their holiday with lasting memories and a great story to share,” added Roberts.

More speakers will be announced soon.

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