The Bravo Cruise 2018, I Am Going On A Cruise With Alfie Boe Arghhh

It may not be as glamorous as it sounds. No actually it is! I am going on the same cruise as Alfie Boe that counts right? It’s as glamorous as it gets.

I blooming love Alfie Boe! Arghhhhh!

In May we set of to the high seas on my favourite kind of holiday in the whole world. Cruising is just the best way to travel with the offer of several new ports to explore in a week. I love embarkation day the excitement of exploring the ship and finding our cabin for the first time. As well as waking up to a new a new port with the promise of a new land and culture to explore.

The cruise we are going on is an extra special one as it celebrates almost everything I love about music. The Bravo cruise is a showcase of classical music, jazz and theatre. It’s going to be like listening to Elaine Paige for a whole week but live, giddy does not even cut it.

Bravo UK 2018 Logo

So what is the Bravo cruise of the performing arts all about?

Sailing from Southampton 19TH – 26TH MAY 2018  with Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins OBE, Wynne Evans, Ruthie Henshall, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tommy Flemming, The Celtic Tenors & over 20 other performers for a festival of the performing arts at sea!

Cruiseco and Choose Your Cruise bring you a festival of performing arts aboard ‘Celebrity Silhouette’. Sailing across the English Channel, passengers will  enjoy all the benefits of a cruise holiday, but will also enjoy a 7 day music and performing arts festival.

Celebrity silhouette Bravo Cruise

Performances and activities take place throughout the ship across several venues throughout the day and night.

There will be performances from headliners; Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins OBE, Wynne Evans, Ruthie Henshall, Mirusia, The Celtic Tenors, Julian Lloyd Webber, The National Symphony Orchestra, Tommy Flemming, Jonathan Welch & The Bravo Choir, Conductors Anthony Inglis & Guy Noble.

In addition there will be a support cast of over 20 performers ensuring the spirit of Bravo is captured around the clock. In all there are over 28 performers and many guest participation & arts activities including artist meet and greets & the passenger choir, made up of guests who join to rehearse throughout the week, singing together in a stunning end of week show.

Celebrity top Silhouette_deck

The music on The Bravo Performing Arts Cruise spans many genres.

From Jazz, Swing, Chamber, Classical, Orchestral and Choral to name a just a few. There is also the opportunity to join an exclusive tour of The Guggenheim Museum, with it’s unique architectural design, rotating exhibitions and static gallery.

‘Celebrity Silhouette’ is an incredible ship.

Offering impeccable on board service, classic design, world-class cuisine with over 29 menu selections and dining styles in the variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. For chill time, fitness centre, swimming pools, solarium, spas and relaxation centres. Also offering an  i lounge, wine cellar, children’s clubs, a range of luxury cabins, entertainment areas and retail outlets.

Unique features onboard ‘Celebrity Silhouette’ including an outdoor Lawn Club & grill.

Providing opportunities to relax, eat, drink and socialize in the fresh air. Space to unwind in a cabana-styled haven – The Alcoves, culinary adventures, an art studio, an avant-garde tree house, glass blowing and sweeping veranda views enhancing 85% of her staterooms.

The Bravo cruise departs from Southampton on the 19th May for a week at sea

Sailing to Bilbao and Vigo in Spain, and then on to Cherbourg in France, where guests can enjoy the 1000 yacht marina or the historic port and the beautiful countryside steeped in history and a popular haven for artists and writers. Informative, unique excursions are arranged at each location. Returning to Southampton on May 26th

About The Headliners

Alfie Boe ( I actually love him)

Platinum selling recording artist, with a million records sold in the Uk alone, Alfie Boe has triumphed on theatre stages, on-screen (in ITV’s Mr Selfridge) and in numerous concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic. He shared a Tony award for his role in Baz Luhrmann’s 2002 revival of La Boheme on Broadway and has recently collaborated with Michael Ball OBE, Pete Townsend on Quadrophenia at The Royal Albert Hall for The Queens 90th birthday. And completed runs playing Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway and JM Barrie in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Finding Neverland, written by Gary Barlow & James Graham.

Alfie Boe - Bravo Cruise 2018

Katherine Jenkins

Welsh Superstar Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE is officially the world’s most successful Classical Singer. Having enjoyed 12 number one albums in 12 years since signing the biggest record deal in the history of classical music. A former Welsh school teacher, Katherine’s debut album earnt her, her first number 1 and a Brit Award. She has continued to perform sell out tours all around the world. A firm favourite of The Queen and remains a National Welsh treasure.

Katherine Jenkins - Image 1 Credit David Venni

Wynne Evans

Wynne Evans is the opera singer known to millions throughout the UK as the face and voice of the GoCompare.com ad.  The multi-million pound advertising campaign has made him a household name, having made over fifty radio and television commercials for the company. As a radio and television personality, he now presents his own daily show for BBC Radio Wales as well as making numerous appearances presenting on TV for S4C and BBC.

 Ruthie Henshall (omg arghhhhh)

Star of The West End and a firm favourite amongst lovers of musicals. Ruthie has starred in a variety of long running theatre shows on Broadway and The West En, such as; Chicago, Cats, Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Crazy For You, Billy Elliot, Oliver! and many more. She is also a judge for Dancing on Ice and her book ’ So You Want To Be In Musicals’ is essential reading for anyone looking to create a feature treading the boards!

 

Ruthie Henshall - Image 1

Julian Lloyd Webber, Mirusia, Guy Noble & Anthony Inglis 

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation. He played at the Olympic closing ceremony and is a fellow of the Royal College of Music and a patron of The Arts.

Mirusia has gained world-wide fame as a soloist with Andre Rieu.

And Guy Noble is an all-round musical entertainer, who conducts, speaks and writes about music. He has worked with such international performers as Harry Connick Jr , The Beach Boys and Randy Newman. He has also  appeared on stage with the Sydney Symphony as Darth Vader.

Grammy nominated Anthony Inglis, the conductor is said to have featured more times at London’s Royal Albert Hall than anyone else in the building’s history.

Check out this little vlog to get a feel for The Bravo Cruise, prices start from £799

 

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26 Comments

  1. 1st April 2018 / 6:22 pm

    That sounds so amazing Sarah. I can’t wait to see your trip. I’ve never been on a cruise but I keep wondering whether we should book one!!

    • SarahJChristie 3rd April 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Tas you totally should you would love it, the food is incredible lots of new ports to explore its right up your street x

    • SarahJChristie 7th April 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Ah thanks Stevie I am beyond excited I love cruising x

  2. 6th April 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Sarah I am so happy for you hon, I really hope you get to meet Alfie!! Looking forward to following your cruise. It’s not long until you go!

    • SarahJChristie 8th April 2018 / 6:27 pm

      OMG Lisa I will be like a total fan girl if I do. I am so excited for the cruise x

  3. Angharad paull
    9th April 2018 / 8:27 pm

    wow what a line up!! I’ve never really considered a cruise, but can massively see the appeal. Putting it on the bucket list! #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie 10th April 2018 / 9:35 pm

      I know I adore theatre so this is the dream for me x

  4. 10th April 2018 / 11:30 am

    Wow what a line up and at sea! Looks a lot of fun 🙂 #MondayEscapes

  5. 10th April 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This sounds amazing Sarah! Such a fabulous lineup and totally get your enthusiasm. Enjoy! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie 10th April 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Jenny I cant wait I will be in my element x

  6. 11th April 2018 / 2:19 am

    Sounds like so much fun! I have yet to go on a cruise but have been reading more and more about them lately and am becoming more tempted! Hope you have an amazing time! #mondayescapes

    • SarahJChristie 15th April 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Oh I love cruising we have done 6 so far and there is so many more things for us to see, cruising is a wonderful way to see the world x

  7. 11th April 2018 / 9:00 am

    Sounds incredible! I’ve never done a cruise…it’s on the list..but this sounds double Wow! #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie 15th April 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Zoe I am so excited I am beside myself it is going to be amazing x

  8. 12th April 2018 / 12:50 am

    Oh wow this cruise sounds amazing and yes very glamorous!! I bet your super excited, what an experience, cannot wait to read all about it

    Laura x

    • SarahJChristie 15th April 2018 / 5:42 pm

      Ah thanks Laura I am so so excited I just adore cruising x

    • SarahJChristie 15th April 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Ah thanks Bryan I know I cant wait it looks so amazing x

  9. 14th April 2018 / 4:20 pm

    This sounds like it’s going t be incredible! I’d love to see Katherine Jenkins live! I can’t wait to hear what you think of cruising with celebrity too!

    • SarahJChristie 15th April 2018 / 6:46 pm

      Oh Claire I am beyond excited about this cruise all the things I love in life rolled into one holiday, Music, theatre, cruising and travel x

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