Eynsford Concert Band sets sail for 40th Anniversary Celebration Cruise


40th Birthday Celebration Cruise

Throughout 2012, Eynsford Concert Band will be celebrating its 40th Birthday.

And what better way than to have a 3 day party, on a boat, and to invite all of our past and present members and audience.

With thanks to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we have managed to negotiate a great rate that we hope will allow as many of you as possible to join us for this fun weekend of music and celebration.


Our Mini Cruise departs Southampton on Saturday 25th August for a Bank Holiday Weekend Cruise to Antwerp.  The old marketplace of Antwerp, with its medieval alleyways, is captivating, as is the historic city of Ghent, home to many stunning buildings, including a thousand-year-old castle.

Our celebrations will begin with the band performing as we leave Southampton and will include a gala dinner and drinks reception.  The band will perform again as we leave Antwerp and start our journey home.

We will arrive back into Southampton during the early hours of Tuesday 28th August.

The Cruise will be on Balmoral, the largest of Fred. Olsen’s fleet, which promises to be a great venue for us to get the band and our friends and families together to celebrate this special occasion and to make some music.  We have agreed an Eynsford Band Group Price for this trip and you can find out more about the cruise itself by visiting the Fred. Olsen website.


Steve Bennett has kindly agreed to organise this trip for us and we request that you direct all bookings and enquiries to him.  Steve can be contacted on 07973 243487 or 01322 865818, or by email to [email protected]


To book, please complete the Eynsford Concert Band Booking Form, including your preferred cabin grade.  You will also need to provide a 10% deposit made payable to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.   Pleae note that if you wish to pay by credit card there is a 2% fee.  There is no charge for debit cards.  To make a payment by Credit or Debit Card, please complete the Credit Card Payment Form.  Once you have completed your forms, then please pass them to a member of the band or send them to Steve at [email protected]

The prices quoted are guaranteed against fuel surcharge for all bookings made before 25th January 2012.


The band is excited to have this trip to look forward to and we very much hope that you can join us to help celebrate our 40th anniversary.