In my book “The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook” I give advice and tips on the best way to research and find out which type of cruise and cruise line is perfect for you. One of the recommendations is to attend cruise focused travel shows. If you want to follow my advice and live in or near London then I recommend you get yourself down to the Telegraph Cruise Show at the ExCel Centre that is now open.
Here is more about the show:
Aimed at seasoned cruisers and first-timers alike, the show features over 30 leading adventure, family and ocean cruise lines as well as a dedicated river cruise pavilion. The show offers advice on all types of cruise-holiday experiences, from river, themed and luxury cruising to resort-style ships accommodating more than 3,000 passengers. Representatives from expedition and adventure cruise companies are also on hand to answer questions from visitors and provide practical information.
TheT elegraph Cruise Show is also joined by the cruise industry official body, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), who are on hand to offer impartial advice and cruise holiday planning recommendations for first-time cruisers.
Visitors can attend talks and Q&A sessions with a stellar line-up of destination experts, authorities on cruising and celebrity speakers. Topics covered at the show include everything from ‘how to choose the best cruise holiday for your family’ to ‘the must-visit destinations for 2014’.
The Telegraph Cruise Show aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding cruising from tipping to dress codes, as well as helping guests find their ideal holiday.
The Telegraph Cruise Show is running alongside the London Boat Show which is held at the same venue. Telegraph Cruise Show tickets are also valid for London Boat Show admission. For further information about the Telegraph Cruise Show and to book: telegraph.co.uk/cruiseshow. Advance tickets start from £13 and children under 15 go free.