Guest post by Superbreaker Kathryn Pipes…
With me having a soft spot for Take That and my friend for Westlife when we found out the party cruise to Amsterdam had tribute bands for both these groups we jumped at the chance to go.
Arriving at Hull dock the check in was really busy, but organised; we were issued with a VIP band for entry into the tribute band bar. First port of call was the cabin; this was a 2 bedded room with bunks and a small bathroom with shower. After dropping our bags off we headed off for a wander round the ship, going on deck, checking out the restaurant and bars and finding where the duty free shop was for perfume offers.
After a quick freshen up, change of clothes and grabbing a bite to eat we were ready to party with the Take That tribute band. The night began with some music and the dance floor started to fill up. When the band came on stage the floor became packed with people merrily singing and dancing along to all Take That’s classics; the atmosphere was brilliant. After the boys departed the stage the disco carried on and so did the majority of people dancing the night away.
After a very late night we had an early morning wake up call for the bus ride from Rotterdam port into Amsterdam city. Another plus was that our luggage stayed in the cabin so we didn’t need to carry it around Amsterdam with us. We found a café to grab a coffee and some breakfast before wandering around the streets of Amsterdam looking in the shops and taking in the sights. There were so many cheese and sweet shops allowing you to taste before buying which I took full advantage of! We ended up having a late lunch before taking a walk over to see the famous Red Light area which was an eye-opener to say the least.
We boarded the coach to Rotterdam for our return back to Hull on the ferry; this was an ideal time for a little cat nap before the night’s music with the Westlife tribute band began. Because of the previous manic party night many people looked too tired to party again. The band came on stage and sang all the old Westlife’s favourites with a few of Take That’s songs thrown in. Tiredly, but not as late as the previous night we went to bed looking forward to a smooth crossing and arrival into Hull around 8am.
I loved this weekend away and even though the singing wasn’t exactly like the originals the tribute acts were brilliant, such a highly entertaining time! I would recommend a party cruise to Amsterdam to anyone who is looking for something different on their next short break.
You can now book tickets for the 2014 Take That, Robbie, Westlife and Michael Bublé mini cruise!