#LONDON SHIP SHOW - The 2012 London International Ship Show, will be held on Saturday 27th October at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The show organised by the Ocean Liner Society, will have exhibitors stands in the Galleon Suite of the central city hotel. Among the exhibitors will be maritime booksellers, maritime artists, maritime model makers, traders in maritime memorabilia and ephemera postcards.
In addition there will be a Talks Programme held off the main exhibition hall. The theme for the lectures is P&O, which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary. The first speaker, Ian Gibb, will provide a personal link with the cruise era of the line. A popular Master and Commodore and a highly distinguished merchant mariner he will be known to a generation of cruise passengers.
Bringing the story up to the present, P&O's Operations and PR Departments will give an inside view of this year's spectacular 'Grand Event' from Southampton, where a seven-strong cruiseship fleet included Arcadia (2005/83,781grt) as previously reported on Afloat.ie In the report there is a photo link to the maritime spectacle. The Arcadia is the third vessel seen from the front as she sailed down Solent waters heading for her first port of call that was to be Dublin Port.
For further details about the London Ship Show (opening hours 10am-5pm), click HERE, noting admission is £5 for non- members of the society and £3 for members.