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Experts and celebrity guests

Look who’s joining us in 2020/21

Inviting celebrities, experts and VIP guests on board is another way of giving our cruise guests something extra special to look forward to. Whether it’s a famous face from stage or screen or an acclaimed expert offering fascinating insights into the places you visit, their free talks and demonstrations make our cruises even more memorable.

A microphone on stage

Entertainers

A red carpet welcome

VIP guests

A lecturer giving a presentation

Lecturers

A mother dolphin with her calf

ORCA

Wooden spoons with garlic, paprika, basil and tumeric

Food and drink

Entertainers

VIP guests

Lecturers

ORCA

On selected cruises you will be joined by experts from ORCA, Europe's foremost whale and dolphin conservation charity. On days at sea, you can look forward to thrilling deck watches, and can even help volunteer to help collect valuable data for research. The ORCA team will give informative talks and sometimes there are opportunities to join special wildlife themed excursions.

ORCA logo

Food and drink

Conal Gregory

Conal is an international wine consultant and Master of Wine. There are only 380 Masters of Wine in the world – a qualification started in 1953 and boasting a third fewer Masters than qualified astronauts! Conal has been awarded both the Mercier Champagne Scholarship and Scotch Whisky Association Prize for his work.

For over 15 years, Conal has chaired panels for numerous competitions, including the International Wine Challenge; and has written highly acclaimed newspaper articles and books such as The Cognac Companion and the Caterer’s Guide to Drinks. Conal has also lectured at both Leith’s School of Food & Wine and the Tante Marie School of Cookery and was the wine presenter on ITV’s The Food Programme.

Conal Gregory