Top price for Cunard charity cruise

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The privileged few who witnessed my performance on the Yacht Club dance floor on board Queen Elizabeth in the early hours of Tuesday morning will be horrified to learn that I was back in action again this morning.
This time it was in the spectacular hall of London’s Natural History Museum, where it would have been a difficult task to discern me from the dinosaurs on display.
It was all in a good cause at the London Press Club Ball in aid of the Journalists’ Charity.
Cunard had generously donated a five-day voyage on Queen Elizabeth to be sold in the charity auction, and Head of Marketing Richard Curtis was delighted to see Chris Tarrant whipping up a bidding war which saw it sell for £4,200.
That was the second highest price achieved on the night, bettered only by a brand new car, the Audi A1 Super Mini which is not yet in the showrooms, and more than twice the price raised by a five-night stay in Dubai, including flights and three rounds of golf.
The winning bidder told me he doesn’t yet know who he will be taking with him, but was determined to bag the cruise after seeing the coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s naming ceremony this week.
I hope he enjoys the voyage – he’s got 12 months to find a travelling companion.

By | 2010-10-15T15:12:12+00:00 15 October 2010|Cruise News|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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