Cunard’s new Canary Islands cruise in winter 2021 boasts shows from Russell Watson, Lulu and Jimmy Tarbuck OBE – and ship Queen Mary 2 has plenty more luxury in store for passengers
Cruise holidays are back, and if you’re looking for an excuse to stave off those winter blues come December, then you may want to check out a new star-studded sailing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.
We’re talking exclusive performances from Russell Watson, Lulu and Jimmy Tarbuck OBE, alongside a whole host of glamorous entertainment already onboard.
The line-up is part of Imagine Cruising’s 12-night Canaries Sailcation departing in December on a round-trip from Southampton, with a sun-soaked itinerary that spans the likes of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Cadiz, Lisbon and Madeira.
Major wanderlust right there. Imagine Cruising is known for its signature entertainment and it’s pulled out all the stops for this new holiday- courtesy of the shows from Russell, Lulu and Jimmy.
So, what are some of the best highlights awaiting passengers? We take a look at 7 of the best things to do onboard the Canaries Sailcation
1. Exclusive concert from Russell Watson
The beloved tenor will be showcasing his talents with a special classical concert for passengers. So far his career has included 10 studio albums as well as performances for the Queen and the late Pope John Paul II, so we can’t wait to see what he’s got lined up for this special sailing.
2. Powerhouse performance by Lulu
The music icon has been in the business for over 50 years, counting the likes of Eurovision and Glastonbury in her list of dazzling performances. The singer, who also recorded Bond theme The Man with The Golden Gun, will be taking to the stage during the Canaries sailcation to once again dazzle an audience with her incredible vocals.
3. Comedy show from Jimmy Tarbuck OBE
Famed for his distinctive style, Jimmy Tarbuck has been working the stand-up comedy circuit for over 50 years. This December he’ll once again be showcasing some of his incredible talent, and will no doubt have the audience in hysterics!
4. Fine dining
There’s a reason why Queen Mary 2 is said to have some of the best dining at sea. The ship offers plenty of options if you’re looking for several-course gourmet meals, from the finest steak and seafood at The Verandah to British and European dishes in the main dining room. Looking for something a little more casual? The Golden Lion’s classic pub fare could do just the trick.
5. Gala ball in the Grand Ballroom
Dressing in your most glamorous outfit and waltzing the night away in a grand ballroom accompanied by an orchestra sounds like something out of a film, but for Cunard passengers it’s very much a real – and enchanting – evening. Cunard’s gala balls are world-famous and often boast some glamorous themes with everything from masquerades to the Roaring Twenties.
6. Afternoon tea
Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or you prefer savoury treats, Cunard’s iconic afternoon teas are sure to tickle your taste buds. Oh, and with white-gloved waiters serving your food as well as live music, there’s something very Downton Abbey-esque about the experience.
7. The Mareel Spa
Holidays are all about indulging and relaxing, after all. The Mareel Spa’s treatments are inspired by the oceans on which you sail, and there’s something for everyone whether you want to pamper your mind, body or soul. (Treatments come at an additional supplement).
Book the holiday
Prices for Imagine Cruising’s 12-night Canaries Sailcation start from £1,399pp, based on a December 1, 2021 departure and sailing on a roundtrip from Southampton. Price includes the cruise and star-studded entertainment. You can find out more and book at imaginecruising.co.uk.