2018 River and Ocean Luxury Cruise Show

15 Mar 2018 | by Ellen Jones

The River and Ocean Luxury Cruise Shows are back for 2018!

On Thursday 8th March 2018 we held our first River and Ocean Luxury Show of 2018 at the stunning Old Thorns Golf and Country Estate in Liphook, and fortunately we were graced with perfect weather for the perfect venue.




The event was free for all to attend, and guests received either a complimentary cup of tea, coffee, glass of Prosecco, or orange juice upon arrival, while being able to take in the beautiful surroundings of the hotel’s estate.

We saw representatives of over 18 of our partnered river and ocean luxury cruise lines attend the show, all of whom were on hand to educate our guests on their brands and spark up some valuable and insightful conversations. As well as this we had our very own Planet Cruise weekly presenter, Keith Maynard, with us to provide guests with some very helpful and inspirational talks.

Highlights of the day included expert presentations, exclusive show discounts, and a prize draw competition in which entrants were in with the chance of winning a cruise - courtesy of Saga Ocean Cruises.




Schedule of Expert Talks

10:30 – What to look out for in the world of river cruising: with AmaWaterways, Uniworld River Cruises, APTouring, Viking Cruises, and Keith Maynard as moderator.

11:30 – Silversea Expeditions beyond the ordinary: with Silversea Cruises.

12:45 – Why is river cruising the fastest growing sector in the travel industry today?: with Riviera Travel.

13:45 – The Luxury Difference: with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, Saga Cruises, Ponant, and Keith Maynard as moderator.

Final Comments

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on the day, and we hope that you all enjoyed what the show had to offer. We would also like to congratulate Peter and Catherine Loveland from Guildford, who are the lucky winners of the prize draw. They will be enjoying that brilliant Saga Cruise in the not too distant future. From all of us at Planet Cruise, we hope you have the most amazing experience and we can’t wait to hear all about it.




Upcoming Events

If you were unable to attend this River and Ocean Luxury Show, don’t worry as we have our Planet Cruise Holiday Show coming up. This will be taking place on Sunday 24th June at the popular AMEX Stadium in Brighton. This is one show we’re sure you’re not going to want to miss, not least because attendees will have the chance to meet Planet Cruise presenters Keith Maynard and Shaun Ryan.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletters and keep checking the cruise events page for updates on The Planet Cruise Holiday Show, and future events coming up throughout the year.

See you again soon!
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