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Dallas star Linda Gray heads celebrity line-up for Princess Cruises in the UK in 2018

Dallas star Linda Gray, who played JR Ewing's wife Sue Ellen in the long-running TV soap, is among the celebrity line-up of speakers revealed by Princess Cruises to sail on Sapphire Princess, one of its Southampton-based ships for spring and summer 2018.

Sapphire Princess will sail to the Mediterranean and northern Europe from May to October.

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Linda Gray will appear on two cruises on Sapphire Princess, above, in summer 2018

Linda Gray, who also starred as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate theatre production in the West End, will be sailing on both the 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise departing 28 July and a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departing 11 August.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president for UK and Europe, said: “Our UK speaker programme was very well-received by guests last year so we’re pleased to announce its return. We’ll be welcoming back favourites from last time, including Harry Redknapp and John Virgo, as well as introducing some popular new faces.”

The 2018 celebrity line-up, with names from across the world of royalty, entertainment and sport, is the second speaker programme Princess has held on one of its UK ships following its introduction last year.

The programme forms part of Princess’ Encounters with Discovery speaker series and also features:

  • The former Beatles drummer Pete Best on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departing 18 August
  • Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the former British Olympic skier portrayed in biographical film Eddie The Eagle last year, on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departing 1 September
  • John Virgo, snooker commentator and former player, on a 14-night Baltic Heritage cruise, departs 8 September
  • Harry Redknapp, former football manager and footballer, on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departing 12 May
  • Beverley Callard, who plays Liz McDonald in Coronation Street, on a 7-night Scandinavia cruise, departing 26 May
  • James Cosmo, actor in films including Braveheart and Trainspotting and TV series Game of Thrones, on a 7-night Norwegian Fjords and Summer Solstice cruise, departing 16 June
  • Jimmy McKenna, actor in A Touch of Frost and Hollyoaks, on a 14-night Land of the Midnight Sun cruise, departing 23 June
  • Paul Burrell RVM, butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, on a 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, departing 21 July
  • Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard on a 14-night Mediterranean Adventurer cruise, departing 28 July
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  • Ashley Taylor, actor and singer in Hollyoaks and Strictly Come Dancing, on a 7-night Spain & France cruise, departing 5 May

  • Each speaker will host a 45-minute talk with questions and answers, as well as a meet and greet session including photographs and book signings.

    Speakers for the remaining cruises that set sail during the 2018 UK season have yet to be confirmed.

    Princess Cruises: 0344 338 8672 or visit www.princess.com/holiday

    Posted on 27th November 2017 at 03:45 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Princess Cruises |

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