September 6, 2017
(2:15 p.m. BST) -- Thomson Cruises has revealed plans for a special 80s-themed music voyage called "Electric Sunsets" on TUI Discovery -- departing Newcastle on 1 September, 2018.
Music-lovers will get to see former Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox headline on the Sunday, with a guest appearance from Carol Decker of T’Pau, while Trevor Nelson will headline on the Monday.
The adults-only sailing will call at Amsterdam and Zeebrugge (for Bruges) before ending in Southampton, with special eighties-themed DJ sets playing out as the 1,830-passenger ship sails the North Sea.
Revellers can also expect Ministry of Sound sunset pool parties, featuring DJs Adamski and Brandon Block, a Guilty Pleasures Party, classic eighties movies and a silent disco.
Thomson Cruises' managing director Richard Sofer said: "I am so excited about our new Electric Sunsets itinerary; the 80s were such an iconic era, by combining classic music hits and movies onboard for a real fun vibe on one of our newest ships, TUI Discovery, weekend party goers will be able to go back in time on the perfect 80s voyage.
"The new itinerary demonstrates further our commitment to offering more choice to customers. Our wide selection of dining venues, bars, lounges and fantastic themed entertainment will ensure there is something for every music and 80s lover onboard."
Sara Cox added: "DJ'ing anywhere is amazing and onboard a huge ship will be epic. The energy will be electric and the destinations are party scenes in themselves so it promises to be a fantastic few days."
--By Kerry Spencer, Editor, U.K.