Christian Cruise Latest News August 2019

Dear Christian Cruises UK subscriber,

STOP PRESS!

Our Easter Cruise 2020 has just gone on sale!

EASTER LAUGHTER MAKERS CRUISE 2020:

Join some of the UK`s funniest laughter makers including JIMMY CRICKET & BBCTV`s `Allo `Allo Legend SUE HODGE and many more for this special Easter Celebration Cruise. Following the huge success of our ongoing Easter Themed Cruises we are thrilled to offer yet another opportunity to enjoy star studded entertainment and interviews, alongside special Easter themed church services with Rev Colin Beevers and Rev Cindy Kent. It’s the perfect combination for Relaxation for the Body; Stimulation of the mind; and Refreshment for the spirit. There is always a waiting list for this special theme.

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Book online and Further information at:

https://www.cruiseandmaritime.com/cruise/r022/easter-scottish-lochs-emerald-isle

Christian Cruise Latest News February 2019

Announcing the additional star guests joining us for our Easter Cruise!

I am delighted to announce that Former MP and unlikely Strictly Come Dancing hero Ann Widdecombe and Allo `Allo Comedy Legend Sue Hodge will be joining Dana and Friday Night is Music Night star William Allenby for this year’s Easter Cruise along with Rev Colin Beevers, Rev Cindy Kent who will be taking us on this special Holy Week journey.

I hope you can be part of yet another adventure together!

Chris Gidney – Christian Cruise Theme Producer and host.

Christian Cruise Latest News October 2018

Our next Christian Cruise is now on sale on the CMV website:

https://www.cruiseandmaritime.com/cruise/r904/fjordland-splendour

I am delighted to announce that Eurovision Singing star DANA and Friday Night Is Music Night`s William Allenby, along with `Allo `Allo star Sue Hodge will be joining us on this fabulous Easter Cruise! Rev Colin Beevers and Rev Cindy Kent will be taking us on this special Holy Week journey. I hope you can be part of yet another adventure together!

Christian Cruise Latest News September 2017

I’m thrilled to announce the next Christian Cruise will be:

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Ship: Astoria • Departs: London Tilbury • Sail Date: Sunday 25th Mar 2018 • Duration: 9 nights- Cruise Code: R802

Christian Cruise Latest News September 2017

With Paul Jones, Fiona Hendley, Syd Little, ELO`s Dave & Mandy Scott-Morgan, Rev Cindy Kent and Rev Colin Beevers.

Following the continued success of our Christian Themed Cruises we are delighted to offer yet another opportunity to enjoy star studded entertainment, moving Life Stories interviews, and great music and laughter alongside special Easter themed services and reflections. Featuring legendary music star Paul Jones; comedy legend Syd Little; TV`s ‘Widows’ & West End singing star Fiona Hendley and Electric Light Orchestra`s Dave & Mandy Scott Morgan with BBC & Premier Radio`s Rev Cindy Kent (former Settlers singer) and Rev Colin Beevers both returning to lead our special Easter journey together, with other guests to be announced. Departing on Palm Sunday from London, Tilbury, with Good Friday in Copenhagen and Easter Sunday in Kristiansand, Denmark -it’s the perfect combination of Relaxation for the Body; Stimulation for the mind; and Refreshment for the spirit, as we celebrate our 8th year of UK Christian Cruises!

The link for more information and to book is: https://www.cruiseandmaritime.com/cruise/r802/european-rivers-canals-cities

The Astoria is a more intimate, cosy ship, and a contrast to the last cruise we did on the larger Magellan & Marco Polo. The Astoria even has its own small Chapel and we are grateful that Cruise and Maritime Voyages continue to offer a Christian Cruise as part of their commercial operation.https://www.cruiseandmaritime.com/our-ships/astoria

I hope to welcome you aboard!

Chris Gidney

Christian Cruise Theme Producer and host.

Christian Cruise Latest News May 2017

Thanks for signing up to receive future news of our Christian Themed Cruises, and welcome to our latest update!

Having recently returned from our Easter Cruise to the Azores, we have been reflecting on the fact that it was certainly one of the best. Although the sun didn’t shine as much as we had hoped, we were all encouraged and delighted with the ministry of Cindy Kent, Colin Beevers and the amazing entertainment team including Tim Vine, John Archer, Sue Hodge, Keith `Paddington` Richards, katherine Mansi, Frank Williams and Dana. Many said it made their Easter very special, and a `home from home`.

I hope to be making an announcement regarding a Christian Cruise for 2018 soon, but in the meantime, be blessed and `keep looking up`!

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Christian Cruise Latest News DECEMBER 2016

Following on from the popularity of our Easter Themed Cruises we are pleased to offer yet another opportunity to enjoy star studded entertainment and interviews, alongside special Easter themed events and services led by a respected church leader. Featuring star comedian TIM VINE, Eurovision Legend DANA, TV funnyman John Archer; BBCTV & RADIO Presenter and Sixties Pop Legend, CINDY KENT MBE; Frank Williams celebrating 40 years of being the Dads Army Vicar, plus a respected Church leader, it’s the perfect combination for Relaxation for the Body; Stimulation of the mind; and Refreshment for the spirit.

There are just a few places left for this unique Easter voyage. Booking information at: www.cruiseandmaritime.com/cruise/p708/springtime-in-the-azores-madeira

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Christian Cruise Latest News SEPTEMBER 2016

Thanks for signing up to receive future news of our Christian Themed Cruises, and welcome to our latest update!

Dear Cruise Family,

We have recently returned from our latest Christian Cruise aboard the new MV Magellan around the UK. Sadly, a bad weather front prevented us from our plans to visit Iona, but there was plenty of other activity and the sun came out soon enough in more ways than one. Eurovision star Dana sang in cabaret and then chatted about her faith amidst the struggles of life, Syd Little entertained us with an evening cabaret of his musical heroes and then talked about how the death of his son revitalised his faith, Ann Widdecombe fielded a lively `no holds barred` question and answer opportunity for passengers and talked about her strong beliefs. BBCTV`s Pam Rhodes presented her own Songs of Praise on board in celebration of her new book Saints & Sailors which was based on our Christian Cruises. Dave & Pat Bilbrough treated us to an afternoon concert and led us in some reflective worship whilst Sunday Services and a daily reflection were inspirationally presented by Very Rev Andrew McLellan. Our journey with the Celtic Saints was quite fascinating, and we must say a big thank you to all the passengers who joined us for what was a memorable cruise together.

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NEXT CHRISTIAN CRUISE DATE:

I am thrilled to announce that we now have a confirmed date for a Christian Cruise next year which will be:

EASTER CRUISE – Springtime in the Azores & Madeira aboard MARCO POLO 4th April 2017

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Following the popularity of our Easter Themed Cruises we are pleased to offer yet another opportunity to enjoy star studded entertainment and interviews, alongside special Easter themed events and services led by a respected church leader. Featuring TV funnyman John Archer, Dads Army Vicar Frank Williams and a host of other celebrities to be announced, it’s the perfect combination for Relaxation for the Body; Stimulation of the mind; and Refreshment for the spirit.

The CMV new brochure link is: http://fliphtml5.com/ygsu/ntrc (pages 18-19)

Booking information at: www.cruiseandmaritime.com/cruise/p708/springtime-in-the-azores-madeira

Perhaps I will be able to welcome you aboard in 2017?

In Him,
Chris Gidney

Christian Cruise Latest News JUNE 2016

seatingHaving just arrived back from a weekend trial on the new ship Magellan, I am looking forward to our next Christian cruise aboard this larger ship, and found it to be very comfortable. Its roomy enough to have space but cosy enough to enjoy a chat with friends. The theatre is impressive and I know that Dana and Syd Little will enjoy singing with the ships orchestra, and offer us some excellent evening entertainment. Pam Rhodes will be presenting her Songs of Praise in the Magellan theatre too, joined by Dave Bilbrough who will also be presenting a special afternoon concert there.

theatreI am am very much looking forward to our Life Stories interviews when we get to hear about personal experiences, faith and inspirations. I just hope that Ann Widdecombe won`t ask me to take her to the dance floor!

We will be enjoying more of those wonderful Sunday services in the theatre, led by Very Rev Andrew Mclellan and Rev. Rosemary Taylor joins him for their regular `Saint or Sailor?` inspirational reflections which will be held in one of the cosy lounges.

shipIf you are joining us for this special cruise to celebrate Pam Rhodes new book, I will look forward to welcoming you aboard and I hope all the months of planning will enable you to rest and recharge on many different levels. Can we pray for good weather?
I have also been meeting with CMV who have agreed to another Christian Cruise next year, probably around Easter time. I will let you know details as soon as they are confirmed.

In the meantime, thank you again for your interest and support in our Christian cruises!

Chris Gidney – Christian Cruises Producer

Christian Cruise Latest News MAY 2016

We had an excellent time on our Easter Cruise, and although the weather wasn’t always in our favour, it was a good excuse to enjoy some great fellowship and fun aboard the Astoria as we meandered our way around Scotland and Ireland. We even slotted in some extra events including a JukeBox Jam session in the late night bar featuring special guest TV actor and musician Al Meechen, as well as a hilarious `Celebrity Just A Minute`.

One of the passengers sent me the following email which I think sums it up really well:

Just had to write to say Thank You.  We really enjoyed spending Holy Week with all of you on the cruise.   A pity about the weather…but the Christian services and fellowship more than made up for it.  It was a truly memorable Easter.  So please pass on my thanks to everyone involved. Ann Reynolds.

Here are some pictures from the cruise with Cannon Rodney Matthews and our Christian Guest Performers, Yazz, ELO`s Dave & Mandy Scott-Morgan, Tommy Cannon, Pam Rhodes and Piano a Deux, with Katherine Mansi and myself on our knees!

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I look forward to welcoming old and new friends on the next Christian Cruise aboard Magellan in August!

Yours,

Chris Gidney – Christian Cruises Producer

Christian Cruise Latest News NOVEMBER 2015

I’m delighted to confirm that our Church Leaders for our two 2016 Christian cruises are:

Canon Rodney Mathews will be joining us for the Easter CruiseMarch 21st aboard Astoria, and Very Rev Andrew Mclellan and Rev Rosemary Taylor are joining us for the Saints & Sailors Cruise August 3rd. We are thrilled to have such eminent leaders on board our cruises and with all the star-studded entertainment alongside, I am sure we all enjoy very special times of relaxation, fun and spiritual refreshment.