Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Meet West End stars Charlotte Wakefield, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones on a Danube cruise
The romantic Danube is the perfect setting for our musical-theatre-themed luxury river cruise – and musical stars don’t come much bigger than Charlotte Wakefield, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones, who will join you during your trip.
The trio have appeared in every notable musical in the West End and on Broadway, from Les Miserables, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera to The Sound Of Music and Mamma Mia!
On this exclusive eight-day Danube river cruise, you’ll be treated to a special private performance by the three stars in the majestic setting of Vienna’s Palais Liechtenstein, as well as having an opportunity to ask them about their lives and careers in a talk and Q&A session.
Light entertainment: The magnificent parliament building in Budapest, where you’ll spend two days on our musical-themed Danube cruise
MEET OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
Charlotte Wakefield has twice been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the Olivier Awards and has appeared in shows from Oklahoma! and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Mamma Mia! Her television credits include The Royal, Holby City and Waterloo Road.
Bonnie Langford won Opportunity Knocks aged just six. At 13, she starred as Violet Elizabeth Bott in TV’s Just William before becoming a Doctor Who companion, a Dancing On Ice star, a Masked Singer and an EastEnder. Bonnie’s theatre credits include Chicago, 9 To 5 and Pirates Of Penzance.
John Owen-Jones is a record-breaking and award-winning West End and Broadway performer who has released six studio albums as well as working extensively in theatre and appearing on television, radio and in concert all over the world.
Sailing on board a five-star Scenic Space-Ship in all-inclusive luxury, you’ll start your journey in beautiful Budapest.
Next, you’ll head to Vienna, the home of music and culture, from where you can take a Scenic Freechoice excursion to the spectacular Slovakian capital, Bratislava.
There’ll be a musical-themed disco and a waltz lesson on the ship, plus a piano concert.
In Salzburg, more musical-themed experiences await.
Based on the timeless film of the same name, the exclusive Best Of The Sound Of Music & Salzburg Show will wow you with its stage sets while you enjoy a delicious Austrian lunch.
REASONS TO BOOK
Watch Charlotte, Bonnie and John perform: In the opulence of the Palais Liechtenstein, while enjoying a glass of Austrian bubbly, you will be enchanted by a private live concert of musical theatre featuring Charlotte Wakefield, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones.
Meet the stars: Enjoy an exclusive talk and Q&A session with our special guests as they share anecdotes about their lives in theatre and discuss their favourite musicals.
Sail in style: Sailing on a luxury Scenic Space-Ship, you’ll enjoy a five-star experience, including a three-to-one guest-to-staff ratio, all-inclusive premium drinks, several fine dining options and new salt therapy rooms for relaxation.
Early-bird discount: Book a musicals cruise before February 18, 2022, and take advantage of a special discount of up to £1,500 per couple*.
Learn from the experts: You will have an opportunity to flit around the floor during a waltz masterclass aboard your Space-Ship.
See the best of the Danube: Take a tour of Budapest and the Old Town in Bratislava, and travel through Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley.
You’ll also visit Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a Unesco World Heritage site.
Extend your stay: Explore the highlights of the Czech capital, Prague, including the medieval Astronomical Clock, the castle, Jewish Quarter and the fabulous food and drink, by adding a three-night city break to your cruise (supplement from £480pp**).
- Exclusive performance by Charlotte Wakefield, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones in a Viennese palace.
- Private talk and question- and-answer session with Charlotte, Bonnie and John.
- All-inclusive trip on an all-suite, five-star Scenic Space-Ship.
- Up to five dining options, plus all-inclusive premium drinks.
- A vast selection of Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich excursions.
- Flexible booking policy.
- Deposit protection plan.
- Butler service and pillow menu.
- Use of e-bikes.
- Taxes and transfers.
- Tips, gratuities and free wi-fi on board.
- Extend your stay with a three-night Prague city break (from £480pp**).
YOUR ITINERARY: DAYS 1 & 2 Budapest DAY 3 Vienna DAY 4 Bratislava visit and Vienna musicals concert with Charlotte, Bonnie and John DAY 5 Durnstein to Melk DAY 6 Linz to Passau DAY 7 Regensburg DAY 8 Nuremberg to Munich and return home to UK
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: September 29 to October 6, 2022. The price: Eight days from £2,595pp*.
Call 01615 160 184, quoting MOS MUSICALS. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/musicals.
Terms and conditions: * Prices correct at time of going to press and are per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabin, and include relevant discounts. Early-bird discount (£550 per person) valid for new bookings made by March 31, 2022. Additional £200pp Early Payment Discount also available when full balances are paid by February 18, 2022. Supplements apply for single travellers and cabin upgrades. Drinks are included, except a selection of rare, fine or vintage wines and champagnes. Deposit: £750pp. Full balance due 120 days before departure. For booking conditions, visit scenic.co.uk. ** Based on twin/share. Extension is optional. Itinerary and experts subject to change. Experts will be on board from October 1 to 3, 2022. Scenic Cruises is ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected. Holidays are operated by and subject to booking conditions of Scenic Cruises.