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Spirit of the Rhine

Experts and celebrity guests in 2021

Joining you on board a selection of Spirit of the Rhine river cruises, will be experts and celebrities in the fields of sport, art, wine, gardening and more. Enjoy informative talks, live music and a variety of entertainment to enhance your cruise experience.

Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles are a renowned Beatles tribute band, who, since their establishment in 1980, has performed over 4000 times.

The Bootleg Beatles will be performing on board Spirit of the Rhine’s Inaugural Cruise with the Bootleg Beatles, departing March 23, 2021.

The Bootleg Beatles

Charlie Dimmock

Charlie is one of Britain’s best known and loved TV gardeners. Since her appearances on Ground Force, she has since gone on to present a variety of shows, including the Great British Garden Revival.

Charlie Dimmock will join guests on garden excursions ashore during Flowers on Parade, departing April 12, 2021.

Charlie Dimmock

Nick Nairn

Nick is a renowned Michelin-starred chef and restauranteur, famous for his TV appearances on shows such as Ready Steady Cook and the Great British Menu. Nick will showcase his culinary talent to guests at the à la carte restaurant aboard the Spirit of the Rhine.

Nick Nairn will be joining Keukenhof and Dutch Delights, departing April 19, 2021; Castles and Vineyards of the Rhine, departing October 25, 2021 and The Rhine and Glacier Express with St Moritz, departing October 21, 2021.

Nick Nairn

Raj Bisram

Raj Bisram is one of the UK’s leading auctioneers and dealers, who you might have seen on Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms on Channel 4 or as an antiques expert on BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt.

Raj will join guests on gallery excursions ashore during From Rembrandt to Rubens - Art Cruise, departing May 10, 2021.

Raj Bisram

John Sergeant

John Sergeant is a seasoned political journalist and broadcaster, who has gained popularity as a regular contributor to the BBC’s One Show, and more recently as a presenter on ITV’s Barging Round Britain among others.

John will give a series of talks during The Magnificent Rhine Main and Moselle, departing July 1, 2021.

John Sergeant

Alastair Stewart

Alastair Stewart OBE presents a range of news and current affairs programmes on the ITV network, as well as moderating debates on important topics, including Brexit and knife crime.

Alastair will give a series of talks during Castles and Vineyards of the Rhine and From Amsterdam to the Alps, both departing August 26, 2021.

Alastair Stewart OBE

Jilly Goolden

Jilly is a well-known wine critic, journalist and television personality. She co-presented BBC’s Food and Drink programme for 18 years, before branching out into other genres, including antiques and travel.

Jilly Goolden will join guests on vineyard excursions ashore during Wine Festivals of the Rhine & Moselle, departing September 9, 2021.

Jilly Goolden

Jonathan Agnew

Jonathan Agnew MBE is a former Leicestershire and England cricketer, who is otherwise known for being the BBC’s voice of cricket. He will no doubt preview the Ashes series Down Under, which starts shortly after joining the cruise.

Jonathan will give a series of talks during Castles and Vineyards of the Rhine and From Amsterdam to the Alps, both departing October 4, 2021.

Jonathan Agnew MBE

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker MBE first gained notoriety in the 1960s as a DJ on the pirate ship Radio Caroline. He now presents a series of shows on BBC Radio 2, including Sounds of the 70s.

Johnnie will give a talk alongside live performances by the resident band during The Rhine and Glacier Express to St Moritz - Sound of the 60/70s, departing October 11, 2021.

Johnnie Walker MBE