Fred. Olsen Cruises has announced plans for a Sir Bobby Robson memorial cruise in 2013.
The Black Watch will visit three of Sir Bobby Robson's former footballing homes. Beginning with a trip to Ipswich, with the cruise departing from the nearby Harwich, on 15th June 2012, followed by an overnight in Amsterdam before finishing at the legend's hometown, Newcastle. Though, it's a shame they couldn't fit in the sunny climates and passing football of Porto and Barcelona too.
Fred. Olsen have organised the cruise in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and have already made a donation to the cause. The cruise will also feature special fundraising activities onboard as well as offering guest speakers — who are yet to be announced.
The three night mini-cruise will no doubt pay homage to the former England legend in an understated, yet elegant way and trips to his old haunts will no doubt appeal to fans of the great man.
Written by Charlie Hamilton-Beaufort