Friday 10 March 2017

Carry On Cruising with the Carry On Girls


If you fancy a Carry On themed break this May bank holiday, this trip up the Seine might be just the ticket. Cruise and Maritime Voyages run special cruises featuring appearances from some familiar faces. This May, three of your Carry On favourites - Anita Harris, Jacki Piper and Valerie Leon - will be taking part in a very special trip.

This from the Cruise and Maritime Voyages website:

Celebrate the cheeky comedy of the legendary Carry On Films with this dedicated cruise featuring some of the stars from the classic films and TV series. Meet Carry On legends including; Anita Harris; Valerie Leon; Jacki Piper and other special guests. With the news of Carry On returning to the big screen after an absence of nearly 25 years, this is a cruise celebrating British Film Comedy at its best.

Sail to delightful Antwerp, with its impressive cathedral, medieval buildings and delightful boutiques. Magellan then navigates the Scheldt River before cruising the River Seine to historic Rouen and discover this ‘city of a hundred spires’. Finally, opt to visit charming Honfleur from Le Havre, at the mouth of the Seine, which will delight you with its cobbled streets and old harbour or choose to visit Monet’s House and Garden at Giverny.


Anita Harris is best known as a singer and stage performer, first rising to prominence in the 1960s. Anita starred in two Carry Ons in 1967, first of all the supporting role of Cork Tip in Follow That Camel before returning to play Nurse Clarke in Carry On Doctor.

Valerie Leon provided glamorous support in six Carry Ons, beginning with Up The Khyber in 1968. Returning for a featured role in Camping later the same year, Valerie would go on to play Deirdre in Again Doctor, Leda in Up The Jungle, Jane Darling in Matron and finally, in 1973, Paula in Carry On Girls.

Finally, Jacki Piper was the only actor ever to sign a contract with Peter Rogers to appear in the Carry Ons. Jacki starred in four Carry Ons, first of all appearing as June in Up The Jungle in 1969. She played Sally Martin in Loving, Myrtle Plummer in At Your Convenience and finally Sister in 1971's Carry On Matron.

The Medieval Cities and River Seine Experience will depart from London Tilbury on Sunday 28 May and last for 5 nights. Further information can be found here

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