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Mother's Day Gift Guide

3rd March 2016

Updated March 2018

 

Give your mum the best she deserves with an extra special gift this year, one she can treasure not just for Mother’s Day but for years to come. Whether it’s the gift of an upcoming holiday or you’re both already onboard and need a little inspiration, we have the gift guide you need.

 

 

Something to look forward to

 

Cruise with celebrity chefs


For the love of food! Popular British cruise line P&O Cruises have their very own team of Food Hero’s onboard, ready and willing to welcome you to foodie heaven. Featuring the famous faces of Britain’s incredible culinary scene, P&O Cruises Food Hero cruises invite guests to join cookery masterclasses, exclusive chef’s tables, and expert Q&A sessions onboard. Treat mum to a Mediterranean cruise on the beautiful Britannia alongside famous faces Marco Pierre White and Eric Lanlard. *Food Hero activities may need to be booked in advance.

 


Sail with Strictly Come Dancing


Tell mum to grab her dancing shoes for a dazzling Strictly Come Dancing cruise. The music, the costumes, and the dances all come to life and light up the atmosphere onboard this spectacular and unique cruise. Fans of the show will love the live experience, with special guests such as Craig Revel Horwood and celebrity dancers Kevin Clifton, Aljaz Skorjanec, and Janette Manrara. Those who fancy it can even enter onboard dance competitions.


 

Wine tasting with Celebrity Wine Experts


Celebrity Cruises have one of the largest and rarest wine collections at sea. Their new partnership with ITV's international hit, The Wine Show - which will see Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer onboar -elevates the guest experience even further. Joe Fattorini uses his 25 years of experience providing captivating expert talks at conferences, writing for leading magazines, and hosting unforgettable wine dinners. Amelia Singer has her own business in the wine market and has worked with well known importers, retailers, and fine wine merchants. She hosts interactive wine tastings, dinners, and events.

If your Mother has a taste for wine, see our advice on the best cruises for wine lovers.

 

A taster cruise or a mini break


From weekend breaks to Dublin to short Christmas market cruises, there are plenty of mini breaks that any mum would love. We think mini breaks are a fantastic option for anyone who is new to cruise, or simply can't always commit to longer length holidays.

If your mother or even you are in need of a spa break, AquaClass Balcony staterooms with Celebrity Cruises have complimentary access to the Persian Gardens Spa. These staterooms are also available on taster cruises. 

 

Onboard and Ashore

 

A spa fit for a princess

 
Spa treatments have long been well received gifts for Mother’s Day, giving mum the opportunity to relax completely, put her feet up and enjoy some quality ‘me’ time. If you know that a spa treatment or even an indulgent day-trip to the spa is guaranteed to make her smile, make sure she gets her gift even if away on holiday. Most cruise lines feature excellent spa facilities; Princess Cruises boast one of the best spas at sea with an attractive range of treatments on offer and Celebrity Cruises host the award winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub. If you already have a cruise to look forward to, our Concierge Team can help you pre-book and save money.

 


Wine and dine with speciality venues

 
Make Mother’s Day dinner extra-special and reserve a table in one of many speciality restaurants at sea. Cruise and cuisine go hand in hand with many cruise lines collaborating with culinary experts, celebrity chefs, and leading restaurateurs. Treat your mum to an afternoon tea like no other onboard Britannia, delicately designed by Master Patissier Eric Lanlard. Savour the authentic Italian flavours with Princess Cruises Sabatini’s, or enjoy the expertise of Nobu-trained chef’s in Crystal Cruises Silk Road and The Sushi Bar.



Something completely different

 
Destination rich itineraries give cruisers the opportunity to experience new cultures and local life in an array of exciting ports of call. Cruise lines are answering the demand for shore excursions with programmes for Destination ImmersionR (Azamara) and exclusive experiences (Celebrity ExclusivesSM). Make mum’s cruise even more memorable by booking a unique shore excursion like Celebrity Cruises Slovenian Truffle Hunt, or a Caribbean rail and sail trip.


5 Cruises Dad Will Love

12th June 2015

Updated June 2017

Make father’s day remarkable this year and treat your Dad to a cruise holiday that he will never forget. With totally unique cruise packages now tying in with popular events, amazing experiences and bucket list destinations, you can make his dreams come true with a great gift and holiday in one.




F1 Grand Prix and Cruise

Tying in a Formula One racing event with a cruise holiday is a sure fire way to please any motorsport fans in the family. With the famous F1 Grand Prix now taking place in several appealing destinations worldwide, you can treat dad (and yourself) to an unforgettable F1 cruise and stay package. Choose your Grand Prix cruise holiday from a superb selection including Singapore, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and more.

 

 

Terracotta Warriors

Few sites in the world leave an impression like that of the Terracotta Army in China. This magnificent display remains a defining discovery of the 20th Century and attracts thousands of visitors daily. Created to guard the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xi’an, some 7,000 life-size statues stand proudly unearthed in the mausoleum, now a UNESCO world heritage listed archaeological site. It is believed that many more statues remain undiscovered and so far around 600 sites make up the magnificent burial grounds. History fanatics and those wanting to know more of ancient civilisations will be enamoured with a cruise to South East Asia uncovering rich Chinese histories and more.

 

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Rail & Sail

Treat dad to the trip of a lifetime with an ultra-luxurious rail and sail holiday. This excellent journey features a deluxe Mediterranean itinerary and combines a classic Cunard cruise with an overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Featuring vintage carriages, fine wine, refined cuisine and breath-taking views; this is first class travel at its finest.

 

Calgary Stampede & Alaska

The rodeo world’s elite come together for the annual Calgary Stampede, prepare to be thrilled by death defying stunts and jaw dropping action. Hailed as the greatest outdoor show on earth, this gripping event is bursting with excitement and welcomes all to the wildness of the west. Visitors can enjoy entertainment from the main events to the music festival (one of the largest in Canada), First Nation cultural events, theme park rides and so much more. Experience the Calgary buzz and make this a once in a lifetime adventure with a combined Alaska cruise and Rocky Mountaineer journey through Canada.

 

 

South Africa Discovery

South Africa captivates like no other country can; with cultural diversity, buzzing districts, astounding natural landscapes, exotic wildlife and world class cuisine. It’s easy to see why a trip here is a bucket list moment for many. Fans of food and wine will be wowed by South Africa’s tantalising cuisine and the chance to taste a vast selection of exquisite wines in sensational surrounds. Awaken all senses with a stay in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, before exploring South Africa's coastline on a cruise.

 

Find the perfect treat for dad! Browse our unique selection of Handcrafted Holidays or check out our Themed Cruises.


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