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Spirit of the Danube

Experts and celebrity guests in 2022

We are thrilled to present this fantastic line up of guests for Spirit of the Danube’s inaugural season. Their stories, experience and expertise are sure to add another dimension to your whole river cruise experience.

Sir Roddy Llewellyn

Sir Roddy Llewellyn is a renowned horticulturist and landscape gardener. He is also a regular contributor to some of Britain’s most high-profile publications including Country Life, The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday, and has appeared in television shows including Gardeners World.

Roddy will be joining Gardens of the Netherlands, departing March 28  2022.

Sir Roddy Llewellyn

Mark Sargeant

Mark Sargeant is a Kent-based Michelin-starred chef, restaurant owner and presenter of ITV’S popular show Saturday Cookbook. We were delighted when Mark agreed to work with us to create a regional-themed menu and unique signature dish for the a la carte restaurant on Spirit of the Danube.

Mark will be joining Reflections of the Rhine and Main, departing April 4 2022, Reflections of the Rhine and Main for Solo Travellers, departing April 4, 2022, Across the Continent, departing April 4, 2022 and Journey through the Iron Gates, departing October 16, 2022.

Mark Sargeant

Terry Waite

An English humanitarian and author, Terry Waite was an envoy for the Church of England and was kidnapped and held captive in Lebanon from 1987 to 1991. Despite his ordeal Terry has great warmth and a strong sense of humour, and has fascinating tales of his life before, during and after captivity.

Terry will be joining Danube Splendours, departing April 18, 2022, Grand Voyage to the Black Sea, departing April 18, 2022 and Through the Carpathian Mountains to the Land of the Bears, departing August 24, 2022.

Terry Waite

Martin Hughes-Games

Martin Hughes-Games is a well-known former presenter on BBC television programme Springwatch and has 30 years of experience as a wildlife producer.

Martin will be joining Birdwatching in the Danube Delta, departing June 18, 2022.

Martin Hughes-Games

Eric Knowles

Eric Knowles is probably best known as an antiques expert and regular on the BBC’s long-running Antiques Roadshow. As well as presenting and appearing on radio and TV, he is also a respected writer and lecturer whose talent and enthusiasm make him a natural speaker and an engaging guest.

Eric will be joining Danube Discovery and Vienna, departing July 3, 2022.

Eric Knowles

John Suchet

Before presenting the flagship morning programme on Classic FM, John Suchet was one of the country’s most popular television newscasters and reporters. Now John now devotes his time to his lifelong hobby, classical music, and in particular to the life and work of Beethoven.

John will be joining Classical Music on the Danube, departing November 3, 2022.

John Suchet