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Celebrity guests

Celebrity guests on board

We are delighted to announce that a host of special celebrity guests will be joining our river cruises.

Martin Hughes Games

Martin is one of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists and best known as one of the presenters of the BBC’s highly successful live shows Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch.

Martin trained as a zoologist and gained a BSc in Zoology before joining the BBC Natural History Unit in 1978. He moved to BBC Science and Features in 1979 and returned to the Natural History Unit in 1988 as a series producer and Head of Development until 2007. Here he produced long and short films and documentary series.

Talks: Martin will be joining Douro Discovery (April 23, 2020). With dramatic video footage, stunning photos and compelling stories, Martin will give three talks on his experiences of being a naturalist and zoologist.

Martin Hughes Games

Dr Mark Baldwin

After Dr Mark Baldwin graduated from Cambridge, he worked on a variety of engineering projects, before lecturing in the Civil Engineering Department at Imperial College, London. He moved to Shropshire to grow a book-selling and publishing business, when a chance encounter with a book about the Enigma machine piqued his interest and grew over the next 20 years to him becoming one of the world’s foremost experts in the history, human story and workings of the machine.

Talks: Mark will be joining the first seven nights of Romance of the Rhine and Main (April 30, 2020) and the first seven nights of Across Europe (April 30, 2020) and will give three talks about the Allied Codebreakers.

Dr Mark Baldwin

Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke is one of the word’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge. His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precariously early age. Since then his tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today.

Talks: Oz will be joining Majesty of the Middle Rhine (departing August 15, 2020) and will give three talks on wine.

Oz Clarke

John Suchet

John Suchet presents the flagship morning programme on Classic FM. Before joining Classic FM, John was best known as one of the country’s most popular television newscasters and reporters, and as an ITN reporter he covered major world events, including the Iran revolution. Since leaving the world of television news, John now devotes his time to his lifelong hobby, classical music, and in particular to the life and work of Beethoven. He has published six books on the great composer.

Talks: John will join our Beethoven Cruise (departing October 19, 2020) and will give three talks on Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss.

Jhn Suchet