GED ROBERTS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017.
Hope this letter reaches you fit and well.
Here are a couple of updates for you!
The first relates to the CHRISTMAS DATES for music at LA TORRE DEL MIRADOR.
We will close the restaurant ( up and down) on Sunday 10th December for staff holidays, and reopen on FRIDAY 22nd.
There will be no music on SUNDAY 24th as this the traditional family evening at Christmas here in the Canaries. In fact the restaurant will close at about 4pm that day.
We are then OPEN on CHRISTMAS DAY and every day of the holiday until probably SUNDAY 7th January.
Those of you who have been here before at this time will know the routine very well.
It’s always a very good idea to book tables in advance to avoid disappointment.
The CHRISTMAS PARTY at Blunsdon House, Swindon, on Dec 11th is fully booked.
Sorry to say there is no Party at Shaw Hill this Christmas…
I’m off to Slovakia on the 12th for 5 nights at the Hotel Slavia, Kosice , with Phil Gibson and guitarist Terry Bloomfield.( there’s more about Terry later in this letter)
THE GED ROBERTS RIVER CRUISE …. was a massive success, and we are looking to arranging a 2nd CRUISE for September 2018.
I know lots of you have been enquiring about this year’s cruise, and there are some beautiful photos uploaded on my website
Here is the itinerary for the 2018 CRUISE.
The 2nd Ged Roberts River Cruise will be from 14-20 September, 2018.
It will embark at Cologne, as we did before, but this time our route will take us beyond where we went on our first trip, to enjoy the Rhine into the Black Forest region.. and this trip even includes Strasbourg!
Here is the itinerary we have from Saga::
Day 1. 14th…Travel to Cologne ..Embark at Cologne…
First night party on board!
Day 2. 15th..Cologne to Koblenz.. this is the furthest we travelled on the first cruise.. this time all in one day…!
Dancing on board at night.
Day3.. 16th travel from Koblenz to Rudesheim. At Rudesheim we are planning a ” different” night.. in a local restaurant or “wine tavern” with some authentic German music and a knees-up & a night off singing for Ged!!!
This will be exclusively for our group.
Day 4. 17th travel from Rudesheim to Speyer, which boasts one of Europe’s great Romanesque churches, plus lots of historic interest…
Party night on board… back to work, Ged…..!
Day 5. 18th From Speyer to Rastatt in the Black Forest, a trip into the Black Forest for those who want , and an optional excursion to Strasbourg. This day sounds fabulous..!!
Authentic Black Forest Gateaux…??
Music on board as usual after dinner..
Day 6. 19th Ged’s birthday .. OMG!
And from Strasbourg to our last stop , Breisach.
Ged’s Birthday party night on board..H
Day 7. 20th. After breakfast, leave the ship for Basle airport. Approx 8.30 /9.00 am.
We have done extensive research into the choice of ships available to our group, and we have come to the understanding that the ONLY ship within our price range which has facilities for dancing( i.e. a proper dance floor) is the one we were on before, REX RHENI.
Now I know we all enjoyed the food, the service and that wonderful lounge area, and that the only qualms people had related to the size of cabin and the ” 3 in 1″ bathroom.
But all in all the majority of our group were very happy with the accommodation, and in my questionnaire they said it met most if not all of their requirements.
So, the 2nd Ged Roberts River Cruise is now taking PROVISIONAL bookings… i.e. Please tell ME if you would like to book and I will put your names on our GROUP list.
Once we get our quota, we will submit our list to Billy, then the arrangements with Saga can begin.
The cost of the trip..
This costing is NOT including transport to and from the ship.
There will be different tariffs as there were for the first cruise, depending on where you’re travelling from..and how…,etc
SO… for now we are just giving the cost of 6 nights on board with a FULLY INCLUSIVE bar service as we had on the first cruise.
Here are the the different prices..
Passenger deck ( rear) ..£799
Main deck… £929
Promenade deck (rear)..£929
Cruise Controller Dave Rogers is looking into prices for flights to Cologne and from Basle.
He will be giving his recommendation in a future letter.
Remember , on this trip we are leaving Cologne and disembarking at Breisach.
First of all , we need to calculate how many of you are up for Cruise2.
If you’re still interested in coming on the next cruise, please get back to me asap…
To recap.. all aboard the Rex Rheni on Friday 14th September..
6 nights on board……
Leaving the ship on Thursday 20th September for return flights from Basle airport.
Oh yes, and lots of you will be thrilled that my wife Ljiljana is hoping join me on Cruise 2. !!
Just to recap….
If you THINK you might be interested in the 2018 CRUISE ,
PLEASE get back to me via email ASAP… so we can get a rough idea of how many places to reserve on the boat.
We will have EXCLUSIVE choice of cabins.
I’ve had a number of people asking about a NEW CD….
GOOD NEWS…it´s ready!!!!
STUCK ON YOU
WALK ON BY
BROWN EYED GIRL
TEARS IN HEAVEN*
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
CAN´T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
THAT´S THE WAY I LIKE IT (medley)
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY
I´VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU
MOVE ON UP
* tracks featuring Terry Bloomfield.
Those of you who were here at the beginning of October would have had the privilege of hearing guitarist Terry Bloomfield , who joined Phil and myself for 6 nights.
Terry is coming back from 14-21 November, so will be on stage with me that week.
Plenty of Dire Straits and Pink Floyd…!!!
His next visit will be from 4th -13th JANUARY 2018
SUMMER TOUR 2018…..
I know it’s a long way off, but I’m already getting bookings for the summer of 2018..
If you want a private booking just email me.
There will be the usual SUMMER PARTY nights at SHAW HILL, Chorley, and at BLUNSDON HOUSE, Swindon. And I’m hoping there will be a couple of nights at the GEORGE ON THE GREEN, Holyport.
Check the SUMMER TOUR 2018 link for planned and provisional dates.
That’s about it for this newsletter….
Wishing you all the very best for the winter months..
See some of you here…!!