Back to the 80’s Cruise 2018

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Pack your neon swimear and set sail with Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Sara Cox, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Go West, Mike Read & so many more! Back To The 80’s is the largest, retro music cruise at sea!

For the very first time Cruiseco is delighted to bring you the inaugural ‘Back to the 80’s Cruise 2018. Over 60,000 passengers have now attended Cruiseco & Choose Your Cruise’s world famous music festivals on 31 life changing cruises. This is not a typical cruise, it’s a music festival with much, much more...

With prices starting at £1099, aboard The Navigator Of The Seas, passengers will set sail from Southampton on May 6th and head to Bilbao & Vigo in Spain, then on to Lisbon in Portugal before returning to the UK a week later. Exciting excursions at each port are organized, along with a full on board multi venue entertainment festival package, that includes performances from some of the 80’s biggest stars, Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox who will be hosting her 80’s disco and Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, hosting his chat show – ‘In Conversation With’.  

Passengers will be treated to a fully immersive 80’s experience and encouraged to participate in Neon/ Glow Parties, 80’s poolside work outs on deck, 80’s throwback dress parties, Group photos, artist signings, 80’s merch for sale and the usual on board luxuries including; A relaxing spa, Kids club, fitness centre and for the more adventurous a rock climbing wall overlooking the sea, a surf simulator, video arcade, cocktail lounge, internet café, Art gallery and exhibitions, Pools, Basketball, Golf, Ice Skating, Outdoor movies and an array of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.

About The Headliners


Former, lead singer with pioneers of the New Romantic movement Spandau Ballet, Tony’s voice is one of the most familiar and best loved of a generation. With chart topping singles all around the world, that included the seminal; Gold, True, Through The Barricades and Lifeline to name only a few. Tony also provided vocals on the original ground breaking Band Aid single, which remains to this day the biggest selling song of all time. Tony continues to have a long standing and critically acclaimed solo career, that has seen him perform at ‘Night Of The Proms’, ‘Proms in The Park’, in the West End Musical ‘Chicago’, orchestral performances at Royal Albert Hall & global tours, aswell as his personal favourite performing swing with some of the greatest jazz orchestras in Europe. Tony has his own Radio show on Absolute, has released a fascinating autobiography, is a staunch charitable campaigner and even did a stint on Im A Celebrity! 


ABC have enjoyed a glittering career to date. Very definitely one of a number of groups who came along and kick-started the Eighties with their own brand of pop for a ‘new decade’. On it’s release in May 1982, their debut album The Lexicon of Love crashed straight into the UK album charts at number one. Showcasing the hit songs  Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love and All Of My Heart. A ground-breaking collection of modern love songs, with a majestic production from the legendary Trevor Horn it remains a classic to this day. Voted by many as the best British album of the decade.


Kim Wilde burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the classic ‘Kids In America’, a worldwide hit. This lead to a stunning career with over 30 million record sales, spanning 12 albums and some of the most memorable hits of the 80s. Kim also supported Michael Jackson on his ‘Bad’ tour in Europe, playing to over 2 million people over 5 months and supported the legendary David Bowie across Europe on his 1990 Greatest Hits stadium tour. She has her own show on Magic FM and in 2012 she went viral on Youtube when a video of her singing on the London Underground after the Magic Xmas party hit 2.5million views.


One of the most beautiful and iconic women in pop, former teen punk singer in the GoGos’s, during the 80’s Belinda went solo and rocked both sides of the Atlantic, storming into the number 1 slot with her distinctive vocals on Heaven Is A Place on Earth and hits such as Leave a Light On.


Go West are an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox and rhythm guitarist / backing vocals Richard Drummie. They enjoyed their peak of popularity between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s and are best known for the international top 10 hits We Close Our Eyes, Call Me and King Of Wishful Thinking. They were named Best British Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards. 

Published on 21 February 2018 by Ben Robinson

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