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Stars from across Ireland have signed up to take the trip of a lifetime, on board a special cruise celebrating the best in Irish music and comedy talent.

The eight-night Christmas Market Irish Show Cruise 2014 will depart from Dublin on 10 December visiting Hamburg and Bremen before cruising up the North Sea Canal into Amsterdam and on to Bruges before returning to Dublin.

Featuring huge Irish entertainment stars including compere Gene Fitzpatrick, Ireland's own 'Queen of Country Music' Philomena Begley, comedian Conal Gallen, singer/songwriter Johnny Brady, broadcaster Hugo Duncan and country music sensation Robert Mizzell, the cruise offers an unmissable line-up for Irish music and entertainment fans.

Guests will be able to enjoy the superb facilities of Fred Olsen's Boudicca, complete with six different dining options, pool deck and Atlantis Spa, while enjoying jam-packed shows every evening showcasing the best of Irish talent.

The full star studded line-up also includes Irish country star Barry Doyle, music due Tickety Boo, five-piece band Marty Fay and the Bandidos, country solo artist Derek Ryan, singer Mike Denver, The Nooks, who are renowned for their quirky and eclectic sets, and country duo Limelite.

The cruise, exclusively available through, offers guests a range of world class Christmas markets and live entertainment every night with prices starting from just £719 per person.

James Cole, managing director at said: "This line-up is the culmination of months of hard work and planning to secure Ireland's top entertainment acts for a truly one-off cruise holiday and we're delighted with the package we have to offer. It's our third Irish Show Cruise and it's set to be the best yet.

"As well as enjoying the first class entertainment on board, guests will also enjoy the opportunity to take in some beautiful north European Christmas markets destinations – ideal for Christmas shopping and traditional festive fayre."

Although it might seem early to start thinking about next Christmas, for those booking a suite on-board before 28 February 2014, free all-inclusive drinks will be added as part of the package ensuring even more festive cheer is enjoyed on-board.

Early bookers will also receive free cabin upgrades on selected cabins, free parking at Dublin Port and a saving of £200 per couple.

James added: "We're taking passengers to the best Christmas market destinations in the world while offering a totally exclusive entertainment line-up. By day you can take in the festive sights of some stunning cities and each night a delicious five course meal will be on offer followed by entertainment from Ireland's most talented music and comedy acts.

"There are also some great incentives to book early and get Christmas all wrapped up for next year."

Departing from Dublin on 10 December 2014, the ship calls at Hamburg, Bremerhaven (for Bremen), Amsterdam (including a cruise on the North Sea Canal) and Zeebrugge (for Bruges), before returning to Dublin on 18 December. is part of the world's largest cruise retailer, with an award winning cruise concierge service dedicated to providing exceptional, personalised service.

Published in Cruise Liners

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