Win a pair of Tickets to the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition at the V&A

Date published: 01 Feb 18

Titanic in dry dockTo celebrate the upcoming Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, sponsored by Viking Cruises UK, we’re giving away 10 pairs of tickets to Silver Travellers.

The exhibition will explore the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel on an international scale and runs from 3 February until 17 June 2018.

It is the first ever exhibition to explore the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner on an international scale, and will explore all aspects of ship design from ground-breaking engineering, architecture and interiors to the fashion and lifestyle on board. 

Highlights include a precious Cartier tiara recovered from the sinking Lusitania in 1915, as well as a panel fragment from the Titanic’s first-class lounge, returning to the UK for the first time since its doomed maiden voyage in 1912.

Normandie in New York 1935-39 ® Collection French LinesAlso on display will be the Christian Dior suit worn by Marlene Dietrich as she arrived in New York aboard the Queen Mary in 1950, and a striking Lucien Lelong couture gown worn for the maiden voyage of Normandie in 1935.

Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, said: “A Viking journey is all about exploration and discovery, and we are committed to providing culturally enriching experiences to our guests, both on board our ships and on shore. We are very pleased to partner on this very exciting exhibition celebrating ocean travel, past and present.” 

How to enter

To win a pair of tickets, simply post a comment on this page or on Facebook, telling us about your favourite port of call on an ocean or river cruise, or the port of call that you have always longed to visit.

The winners will be drawn in early March 2018 and notified by email, and the results will be posted on this page. Good luck!

Viking Star


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  • Elrel
    3 days ago
    The short trip from Scrabster to Kirkwall opened a new world to me! So exciting to see the Old Man of Hoy then to arrive in such an historic place. I’ll never forget the atmosphere of St Magnus Cathedral. Wonderful opportunities for bird watchers and artists abound!
  • Timetraveller
    3 days ago
    so many favourite ports to choose from but it has to be Singapore. Not enough time to see it all. Must go back. But then again, I did love Stanley in the Falklands, Hong Kong....
  • sefalleyne
    5 days ago
    I would love to visit Kirkwall in the Orkneys and then on to Lerwick.
  • JanMF
    6 days ago
    Liverpool.....what a brilliant, interesting, vibrant and friendly city to arrive at !!!
  • fragole
    9 days ago
    Helsinki, as I travelled from Stockholm to Helsinki overnight and it was magical to enter this Nordic port which is rich in history and where so much architecture of Alvar Aalto can be seen everywhere in this amazing city!
  • Ozdevon
    12 days ago
    Porto is a favourite of ours. From either side of the Douro, there is a feast for your eyes in all directions, day & night. It could be the lively evenings on the Ribeira, the views of Porto's iconic bridges or the views back to Porto from Vila Nova De Gaia on the opposite bank.
  • Silverexplorer
    12 days ago
    Love the V&A, love their exhibitions. Clothes, cruise, history, excitement! All my favourite things in one place.
  • clarkb2
    12 days ago
    Leningrad as it was back in the days of Reina Del Mar but St Petersberg now... :-)
  • SilverTravelUser_4258
    12 days ago
    My favourite port of call (so far) in my cruising experience has been Maputo, Mozambique. I have wanted to visit this country for many decades, so when I finally managed to get there last month, it was a dream come true. Tatty round the edges but full of what obviously was incredible architecture for its time, the city operates at two speeds. The fast hustle, designed to engage the visitor in a modest business transaction and the slow, balmy pace of the rest of every day life. Wonderful city. Would love to win some tickets to the V and A exhibition.
  • Rowsie
    13 days ago
    I am fascinated by Cruise Liners, they just seem to get larger and more luxurious all the time! It would be great to visit the exhibition!
  • Ruth
    13 days ago
    Fantastic opportunity to visit these magnificent places in style!
  • SueH53
    14 days ago
    A river cruise on the Danube is right at the top of my bucket list - would love to see the beautiful imperial cities of Vienna & Budapest.
  • Margaret_112
    14 days ago
    My dream is a cruise to visit St Petersburg - when I went to college in 1967, our Russian lecturer had been brought up in Leningrad as it was then called. I have always wanted to visit, mostly to see the Hermitage - and to see if I still remember how to speak and read Russian! It would be a dream come true to visit for me and my husband!
  • SilverTravelUser_2403
    15 days ago
    My favourite port of call is Stockholm, approaching via an amazing archipelago of islands and arriving at a beautiful city, lots to see and do there - but expensive!
  • Joodles
    15 days ago
    I would love to win this brilliant prize. It would be something that my partner and I would both enjoy.
  • davebbwood
    17 days ago
    Looks like a great exhibition - never been on a cruise but always wanted to. As Venice is my favourite Italian city I think I would love t arrive on a cruise liner, go it alone for a day on the canals, grab a cocktail or two knowing my comfortable cabin awaits at the end of the day !
  • June-B
    19 days ago
    This should be an amazing exhibition - full of the glitz and opulence of a glorious past age that was out of the reach of most of us. A different world we could only have dreamt or read about.