Back to the 80s cruise

What is the Back to the 80s Cruise?

Date published: 30 Nov 17
Back to the 80s Cruise

Departing from Southampton on 6th May, our Back to the 80s Cruise combines the magic of a retro 80s music festival with the splendour of a European cruise vacation.

Life on-board

When Belinda Carlisle was singing ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’, she must have had the extravagant Navigator of the Seas in mind. On-board this luxury liner, you will enjoy delicious cuisine, impeccable service and world-class comfort. With plenty of restaurants to choose from, including everything from a classic three-storey à la carte dining room to an Italian trattoria, you will be spoiled for choice.

Sara CoxThe ship also offers a wide range of on-board activities that will cater to any taste. Those wanting to relax and unwind can visit exquisite art galleries, take a dip in one of the nine swimming pools or even indulge in a little pampering at the VitalitySM spa. For thrill-seekers, the ship also offers an exciting surf simulator and an incredible rock-climbing wall that reaches 200 feet above sea level.

But this is not just a regular cruise – it’s also a music festival. For seven unforgettable nights, you will be entertained by the best line-up of 80s favourite ever assembled on water. Featuring headline performances from Tony Hadley, ABC and Kim Wilde, the full line-up includes 100 iconic 80s artists, including Belinda Carlisle, Sara Cox, Go West and many, many more. 6 venues 10am-1am every sea day. And the entertainment doesn’t stop there – with dress up parties, exclusive meet and greets and - of course – karaoke, this is truly the trip of a lifetime.

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Tony Hadley - Spandau BalletAfter leaving Southampton, our first port of call is Bilbao - Spain’s sixth largest city. Home to the world-famous Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, which showcases the works of Andy Warhol and Picasso, this city is a stunning hub of culture and contemporary art. It provides the perfect base for holidaymakers to explore the Basque country, sampling delectable regional specialities like cured ham and apple cider.


Once you’ve explored Bilbao it’s time to travel to another Spanish hotspot. Located just north of Portugal, Vigo has a rich cultural history that dates back to the Roman Empire. With stunning coastline panoramas, this is the perfect spot to soak up some Spanish sun. Don’t forget to check out the famous coastal church, which is covered entirely in seashells!


The final destination on this cruise experience needs little introduction. Lisbon is Portugal’s capital city and offers a unique blend of cobbled streets, undulating hills and a thriving nightlife. From this hotspot, you can explore the historical Maritime Museum, the aristocratic palace of Sintra, or even just peruse the city’s picturesque architecture on foot.

With the perfect combination of unmissable entertainment, on-board luxury and sublime Iberian ports, this is a week-long festival on water unlike any other. Twin share prices begin from £1,099 per person and include all main meals, entertainment and on-board gratuities.

Cabins are selling out fast, so hurry and guarantee your place today!
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Kim Wilde, Martin Fry (ABC), Belinda Carlisle

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  • canoe
    8 months ago
    A great party
  • Lottie
    9 months ago
    This sounds like a fun trip with a great collection of 80's artists.