Finnish allure for Becks

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Until this week, the Finnish city of Turku meant only one thing to me – it’s the home of the giant STX Europe shipyard where the biggest cruise liners in the world have been built.
Now it has become famous for another reason, thanks to the world’s most famous footballer.
When David Beckham’s ruptured Achilles tendon put an end to his hopes of playing for England in this summer’s World Cup, he was immediately flown to the Mehilainen sports injury clinic in Turku for treatment.
Specialist surgeon Sakari Orava operated to save his career, and Beckham is expected to leave the clinic today.
If he stays in the area, perhaps he could get Victoria to push him in his wheelchair to take a look at Allure of the Seas – the Royal Caribbean cruise ship nearing completion in the yard.
Or perhaps they could take Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz for a day out at Moominworld, a theme park devoted to those strange troll-like creatures who were essential viewing on children’s TV in the 1980s.
I suspect, however, that they will be travelling to somewhere warmer – just as Allure will be doing come October when she leaves the yard and heads to Miami.

By | 2010-03-17T11:07:19+00:00 17 March 2010|Cruise gossip|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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