Is the first voice you hear in the morning BBC Radio 2's Terry Wogan?
If the television and radio personality cheers you up early in the day while you are eating your cereal or toast then we have something that may be right up your street...
Terry will be taking his breakfast show to the seas this November as part of a special fund raising voyage with Cunard Line. Wogan and his pals-- also known as TOGs (that's Terry's Old Geezers or Gals to those of us not in the know!) have organised a special charity cruise onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria this November.
The TOGS (Terry's listeners) will sail on the "Ancient Wonders of the Mediterranean" voyage on November 17 in aid of BBC's Children in Need-- which raises funds through various events for disadvantaged youngsters in the U.K.
Those onboard will raise money through their various activities organised for the special event.
And Cunard is also planning to do its bit-- the line will be donating 10 percent for every TOG booking made -- which will be around £150 per person booked.
The ‘Ancient Wonders of the Mediterranean’ voyage will depart Athens on 17 November 2008 and call at Volos, Dikili, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Port Said, Malta, Messina and Naples before ending in Rome.
Radio 2 personalities and a number of special guests including mascot Pusdey the Bear and Janet and John Marsh (who regularly broadcast chapters from the original children's books on the radio with a little more humour!) are planning to join the trip and entertain travellers. And logistics permitting, Terry will broadcast his breakfast show back to Britain live from the ship.
The voyage includes return flights and transfers and is designed to appeal to fans of The "Togmeister's" (his words, not ours!) show.
Here's a list of what the trip includes:
-- A special TOGs champagne reception
-- An intrepid TOGs land excursion at one of the ports
-- Deadly’s pub quiz extraordinaire
-- The Loose Cannon Karaoke
-- Janet and John Live
-- The Return of Blankety Blank (popular U.K. quiz show hosted by Wogan in the 1980s)
-- A leading musical artist live
Fares start at £1,499 per person.
To find out more information on prices and to book, visit The TOGs website, www.togscalender.org
--by Kelly Ranson, Associate Editor
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Terry Wogan Hits the High Seas!
April 2, 2008