Cruise show goes beyond the brochure

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Liverpool's Exhibition Centre Cruise show © Caoimhe Harkin JMU Journalism

Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre Cruise show. Pic by Caoimhe Harkin © JMU Journalism

Some of the world’s best cruise and travel brands descended on the King’s Dock to showcase their packages at the weekend.

Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre played host to the ‘The Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show’.  It’s the second time this year the show has exhibited in a city that is well-known for its maritime heritage.

The show brings together over 50 top cruise and travel brands. Visitors get the chance to go beyond the brochure, get face-to-face advice from experts, and take advantage of show-only deals, whilst learning more about the best cruise and travel experiences from across the globe.

Events manager Michelle Daniels told JMU Journalism: “The aim of the show is an opportunity for people who are inspired by cruise or by travel to come to a place where everything is in one place. Getting additional almost insider knowledge.”

The event gave customers the opportunity to quiz the cruise lines about where they go, why they’re different and what is included to help you decide which cruise line is right for you.

The Holiday and Cruise Channel, which operates on Sky, gave its audience the chance to bring along any questions they may have about cruising for a live filming.

The atmosphere was set to cruise standard with different theatres, including a destinations theatre, a cruise line theatre, a wine-tasting theatre and even an orchestra.

Customers had the chance to see and question the different types of cruise companies which they were interested in, whether it was river cruises, small-ship adventures or ask what was the best option for families.

Daniels added: “The city of Liverpool has so much maritime heritage, it was only appropriate that we came here, it’s only our second year. The people here are very welcoming and they are very proud of their city.”

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