•   On Tuesday 30th May, Corinne drove to North Shields, Newcastle, to meet Fred Olsen’s cruise ship the Balmoral. At 5pm they set sail for Lysekil, Sweden. Other ports of call on this cruise were Helsingborg, Karlskrona & Trossö, Stockholm, and then Arendal for a visit to Gothenburg.  The guests were given a warm Swedish welcome at all the ports. At some, the ship docked along the quayside and at others the crew dropped anchor offshore where the ship’s tenders were used to travel to shore.

Corinne gave two multi-instrumental concerts in the Neptune Lounge on the long sea days and the atmosphere was electric! Several guests expressed appreciation for the Victorian Parlour music and Winifred Atwell’s ‘Britannia Rag’ went down a treat!