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Gloria Hunniford launches Magellan

CRUISE and Maritime Voyages (CMV) www.cruiseandmaritime.com 0844 998 3877 new ship Magellan was officially named on Thursday (12 March 2015) by TV personality Gloria Hunniford at the London Cruise Terminal ,Tilbury.

Eclipsing the fashion conscious ladies down in Cheltenham with a stunning bright red overcoat, she brought a packed audience to their feet with rapturous applause and laughter. In talking about a busy week for the cruise industry she said ‘I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Her Majesty the Queen for being the warm up act earlier this week!’

1200 leading travel people, the main travel and cruise media writers, CMV’s top customers and local VIP’s including the Mayor of Thurrock attended the event. Mike Hall, CMV’s Head of Marketing said “Judging by the very positive feedback we have received we got it about right. Guests were treated to a spectacular show by Luke Miller and Laura Robinson, one of the UK’s hottest Latin American dance couples, and the wonderful voice of Yvonne Howard.

All the guests enjoyed a five course meal followed by a spectacular firework display, a stunning floor show then various cabarets and entertainment. We had various look- a-likes roaming around including the Queen, Dame Edna, Del Boy, Jack Sparrow from ‘Pirates’ and David Beckham. Plus, caricaturists and magicians. So our busy smart phone guests have left with some memorable photos.’

CMV entertained 550 members of the public to lunch and a show, during both evenings more than 1000 people will go on board for dinner and a show with a majority staying on board overnight.

On Sunday afternoon 15 March Magellan departs Tilbury on a 12 night maiden cruise to search for the Total Solar Eclipse due to take place on Friday morning 20 March off the Faroe Islands whilst also visiting Scotland and Iceland.

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