This cruise was a charter for Cruiseco in Australia who hired it to host a Rock the Boat themed cruise 2017.
We saw the advert in the supplement in our Saturday paper and although it seemed expensive for 7 days around the UK it did have a fantastic line up of acts from our era so we decided to jump in and book it. We took the upgrade which included the drinks package and gratuities and an outside cabin which seemed ok to us.
We booked through cruise 1st who were efficient in the beginning but let us down when it came to booking parking at Newcastle.It took us weeks to sort it out and finally after saying they could not book it, CMV ended up doing so.No vouchers arrived so contact with Australia was necessary in order to get one sent by email which we printed off and all went well at Newcastle. We have never had such an efficient and quick embarkation as we had at Newcastle and the same was true on our disembarkation. Newcastle has really got it's act together, something other ports to take a lesson from.
Good size, bathroom good size, towels very small bath towels, soap and shampoo terrible, dried out our skin after 1 shower so used own and plenty of moisturiser. Comfortable beds, generous duvets on twins, had best sleep on any ship ever. Could have been cleaner, walls and doors needed a good clean.
Newcastle is the best port to embark/disembark we have ever come accress.
Tender from ship very well run pity it was raining so hard and the tender leaked like a seive.
Did own think, very short time in port so no trip for us as not good value for money.
Did own thing and enjoyed it, much cheaper than trips offered.
Organised own trip and it was fabulous at less than 2 /3rds the price of the same one through the ship.
Just went on shore for a wee while to stretch the legs and pick up some bits and bobs.