WHat happens on a Focus Travel celebrity theme cruise?
When we organise our theme cruises our intent is to allow our clients to get up close and personal with our celebrity guests, not just listen to a 40 minute lecture or talk. But to truly interact with them, learn from their knowledge and skills and perhaps even get to know them a little. We only work with celebrities that are experts in their field as well as celebrities.
Take the example of our Antiques Quest cruise for example. For the third year our returning guest is Antiques guru Tim WOnnacott. MOst will know Tim from his time on Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadshow but in fact Tim was actually the Chairman of Sotheby's auction house CHECK THIS and has a wealth of experience of the real world of antiques.
TIm not only gives guests a couple of talks about his career, but accompanies all the antiques quest excursions. During excursions a quick nod or wink from Tim will give you guidance and knowledge on your purchase - paying too much, cut it down. It's also fair to say that Tim very much joins in the purchasing process himself and tries to find some interesting items to discuss with the group.
Tim will then host the valuation sessions and assess the items that have been purchased by our guests. It is an informal fun and lively process - with some lively discourse and of course we often find some real gems.
At the end of the cruise Tim then puts his professional head on and becomes the master Auctioneer for our grand charity auction at the end of the cruise - also including becoming involved with auction nearing the ships map also.
So we very much like our guests to 'touch and feel' our celebrities and interact with them - as well of course as getting signatures & photos of course.
This is the template that we use throughout our cruises, whether psychic, interior design, football or in fact any theme.
We love to think that our guests are getting 50% theme and 50% holiday and we aim to allow guest time to themselves as well as with the group. We also do not frog march people to dinner or make them attend events or excursions, it is entirely up to you if you wish to attend or indeed eat with the group.
Our events are friendly & fun yet professionally run - with a great eye for detail.