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ROL Cruise announces details of its major Cruise Show for 2019

Jennie Bond, guest speaker

For anyone considering a cruise, it is a ‘must visit’ – it is rare to have access to so many cruise companies under one roof

*13th and 14th August 2019, Braxted Park, Essex*

ROL Cruise, the UK’s No. 1 independent cruise retailer, is delighted to announce the launch of its packed two-day Exclusive ROL Cruise Show event, which will take place at Braxted Park Estate near Witham, Essex. Tickets are now available for the event, which takes place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August 2019, from 9.30am until 5pm.

The Exclusive ROL Cruise Show offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet representatives from the leading cruise lines to learn more about the vast array of destinations, ships, itineraries and exclusive packages available through ROL Cruise.

The event, which coincides with the 25th anniversary celebrations of ROL Cruise, offers guests the opportunity to discover more about cruising and the fantastic packages that are available for 2020, 2021 and beyond; from river and ocean cruises, to expedition or cruise & stay; to the ultimate in cruise voyaging – world cruising. A host of exclusive show offers will be available throughout the event.

Journalist, TV Presenter and Royal Broadcaster Jennie Bond will be in attendance as a special guest and Ambassador for ROL Cruise’s ‘Cruise Miles’ loyalty programme. Each day, Jennie will share her own ocean, river and expedition cruise adventure memories and advice, as well as touch upon her fascinating experiences as a royal correspondent and journalist.

Sarah Wikevand, MD of ROL Cruise, said: “Following the huge success of last year’s premier event, we are very excited to be hosting The Exclusive ROL Cruise Show at Braxted Park – particularly given the fact it coincides with the start of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

“Whether you are new to cruising, or a seasoned, experienced cruiser, there truly is something for everyone. You will be able listen to a wide variety of specialist talks that will be running throughout the duration of the show, focusing on our cruise line partners, their modern ships and hugely extensive itineraries.

“For anyone considering a cruise, it is a ‘must visit’ – it is rare to have access to so many cruise companies under one roof – and all in the beautiful surroundings of Braxted Park, which is steeped in history and set within 500-acres of stunning Essex parkland. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer any questions, plus take guests through the exclusive show offers that will be available. A warm welcome awaits.”

Confirmed cruise partners include APT, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Cruise and Maritime Voyages, Cunard, Emerald and Scenic, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Hurtigruten, Oceania, P&O, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Uniworld and Wendy Wu.

During the show, guests will also be able to enjoy wine tastings that will be available throughout from the Colchester-based independent wine specialist, Mr. Wheeler.

Refreshments, including a range of light lunches, will be available to purchase from Braxted Park for the duration of the show.

Tickets are available for GBP£5 per person when booked in advance and can be purchased online via or by calling 01206 225941 (weekdays, 9am-5pm). Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day for GBP£7 per person. The ticket includes tea or coffee, plus a slice of homemade cake for every person. Children aged 16 or under are free of charge.

Braxted Park offers all the amenities you would expect from a high level conference and event venue, while retaining the elegance and character of one of the most beautiful country estates in the East of England. It is five minutes from the A12, 50 minutes from London and a short drive from Stansted Airport. Please note, access to the free car park and the event are via a shingle driveway. A mini shuttle buggy is available to help transport guests, where required.

For more information on The Cruise Show, visit, or telephone 0800 251 1005. To book advance tickets, telephone 01206 225941.


Notes to Editors:

- For press access to the show, contact Peppa Sheridan on, to arrange for a media pass.
- Pre-event images are available to download here, including a photo of Braxted Park Estate and Sarah Wikevand, MD of ROL Cruise. Post event photos will be added from 15th August.

About ROL Cruise:
Founded in 1995 ROL Cruise is the UK’s No.1 independent cruise retailer and considered the No.1 agent by many of the world’s leading cruise companies including Celebrity Cruises, Cruise and Maritime Voyages and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. ROL Cruise is renowned for its high standards of service and extensive knowledge of the cruise market and in recognition of this has received over 25 industry awards in the last five years alone. The ROL Cruise member loyalty rewards programme, Cruise Miles, helps over 300,000 registered members make financial savings on bookings. The company is headquartered in Colchester and employs over 120 people.

Editor’s Contact:
Peppa Sheridan, Peptalk Communications
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