Magazine article The Spectator

Notes On. the First Spectator Cruise

Magazine article The Spectator

Notes On. the First Spectator Cruise

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It's a complete recipe for disaster of course. By which I mean being trapped at sea with The Spectator 's 'Low life' correspondent for an entire week. That's seven whole days. At sea. Crikey!

Not that Jeremy Clarke isn't the best of company (he is -- everyone adores him) and not that we won't all have the hugest of fun. After all, Cunard's Queen Victoria has at least a dozen different watering holes to keep us (and JC) happy, from the Golden Lion pub to the swanky Commodore Club for pre- and post-prandial cocktails.

No, it's just that I fear hangovers of Wagnerian proportions, appalling damage to my liver and -- even more -- the socking great bar bill. I mean, even poor Jeremy can't put it all on expenses.

The Spectator , in association with our friends at Cunard, is launching its inaugural readers' cruise later this year with a magnificent trip around the Mediterranean from Saturday 22 August to Saturday 29 August. Now that we can all cash in our pension pots, I highly recommend that you do so forthwith -- and pronto -- and earmark yours for a week's spin around the Med in the genial company of like-minded souls. As well as Jeremy Clarke and your fellow Spectator -reading guests, you will be joined on board by our business editor, Martin Vander Weyer, and myself, your humble drinks editor.

We will start in glorious Venice and then head to Athens, stopping off on the way at Korcula in Croatia, Heraklion in Crete, Rhodes and Ephesus. …

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