Following the success of the second London Cruise Show, which took place this March, the organisers have decided to take it on the road to a new location. The show, which is being held on October 16 and 17 at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC), will give travellers the chance to meet face to face with cruise lines and get a general feel for holidays at sea. Mainstream operators like P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean, as well as smaller river and expedition cruise companies, will be on hand at the two-day event to answer your questions.
Here's what else you can expect:
Trip Planning Inspiration. Visit the Cruise Theatre each day for a special programme, including "How to plan the perfect family cruise" (Saturday) and "Expert advice for first-timer cruisers" (Sunday).
Destination-Focused Advice. Don't miss talks on Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, South America and European river cruises.
A Taste of Relaxation. One of the joys of cruising is getting a treatment in the onboard spa. Swing by the "Spa & Relax Zone," where you can get a massage, facial or body wrap -- great after a day of walking the show floor!
Tickets can also be booked via the show's Web site at a cost of £6 per person plus a £1.50 transaction fee per order.
To further whet your appetite, check out our slideshow from this year's London Cruise Show.
--by Kelly Ranson, UK Editor
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