As The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis’s homage to the sixties hey-day of pirate radio opens in cinemas this week, Tony Blackburn is busy planning his own return to the ocean waves in the summer.
The one-time Radio Caroline DJ is hosting a seven-night Smooth Radio cruise on board Ocean Village, sailing round the Western Mediterranean from June 2.
OV’s head of marketing, Gill Haynes, says: “Tony will go down a storm on board. His mix of charm, charisma, corny jokes and classic tracks make the perfect ingredients for a great holiday night out.”
Not sure you should be talking about “going down a storm,” Gill . . . it can get quite rough on board ship during a storm. I’d be hoping for calm weather if I were you.
Tony sounds a bit more optimistic. “I always feel at home on the ocean and I can’t wait to get back behind the decks at sea and share some quality time with my listeners as well as reconnecting them with some of my favourite tracks.”
The seven night cruise starts with a flight to Palma, Majorca and then Tony and his fans will be able to explore Tunis, Rome, Genoa, St Raphael and Barcelona. Prices start from £715 per person for an ocean-view cabin, including flights, transfers, buffet meals on board and tips.
The Smooth cruise is available exclusively through Cruise Thomas Cook on 0800 975 6099 and callers must quote Smooth to ensure they are part of Tony’s exclusive group. For further details go to the Ocean Village website