Buy tickets here for The London Cruise Show at London Olympia

Whether you are a cruise regular or a newbie, The London Cruise Show is for you.

Hailed as Europe’s biggest cruise showcase, the event – on Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17 – will host a variety of specialist cruise operators, tourist boards and holiday providers, offering you the chance to discover the world by sea.

Whether looking to book your first cruise, organise a round-trip sailing expedition or experience a new destination, the two-day event will cater to all needs highlighting the best of the cruising world for 2019 and beyond.

Sailing the high seas on luxury vessels, to selecting your dream destination, to meeting the experts, The London Cruise Show highlights the top five reasons to attend the event below:

  1. Types of cruises available

Home to the largest collection of world-leading cruise lines and specialist operators, including Cruise Critic, Aurora Expeditions, Radisson Blu, Star Clipper and Oceania Cruises, the show is designed to inspire cruise enthusiasts, as well as introduce beginners to what’s new and available for 2019. Industry experts will be on hand to help curate bespoke packages and advise the most suitable style of cruises available for families, solo and mature travellers, including dedicated LGBT cruises, river cruises, luxury vessels, expedition style trips and charter cruises.

  1. How to choose a destination

Travellers can choose voyages depending on what they want to see and do – be it an adventurous expedition to see the northern lights or sailing the fjords of Alaska. Taking into consideration costs, duration, luxury, exploration and excursions, The Destination Theatre is hosting talks to create personalised itineraries, including day trips to local towns, enabling travellers to explore the culture, cuisine, art and scenery. Talks at the Destination Theatre include South Africa’s Garden Route, Feel the Far East and imagine your Korea, Expedition cruising to the Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica, Chimu Adventures.

  1. New to cruise?

The New to Cruise Theatre will host free talks from a range of cruise lines and travel experts aimed at beginner cruisers over the weekend. Designed as an introduction to cruise, The New to Cruise Theatre will be the place for any new cruisers to listen and be part of aspirational talks and seminars.

  1. Meet industry experts

Cruise fans interested in hearing from Lonely Planet expert, Oliver Berry, can sign up to hear a presentation about ‘Cruises of a Lifetime’. Oliver will be presenting his ideas about six once-in-a-lifetime cruises, from wildlife spotting on the Galapagos Islands and cruising the Norwegian fjords to the ultimate seaborne adventure in Antarctica. The session will include advice on how to choose a cruise, what to expect on board, top tips for photography and ideas on ways to cut costs.

  1. Exclusive deals, competition and discounts

Visitors can save money by booking their cruise directly at the show and try their luck in a number of competitions on offer throughout The London Cruise Show.

Standard tickets start from £6.50 per person and can be booked here