Deck parties and mini cruises - it’s all on offer at Tall Ships Sunderland

Deck parties are one  of the corporate hospitality offers at Tall Ships Sunderland 2018.
Deck parties are one of the corporate hospitality offers at Tall Ships Sunderland 2018.
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Fine dining and a deck-side seat - it’s all on offer at the fantastic Sunderland leg of The Tall Ships Races.

Corporate hospitality packages have been launched for people who are looking to mix business with pleasure at this July’s festival.

The Tall Ships are hard to beat when it comes to evening entertaining. There is something very glamorous about them – and the crew are superbly trained in looking after guests”.

Laurens Winkels

Three options are available; a short two-hour cruise, a longer three-and- a-half hour cruise and, on Saturday, July 14, the chance to sail past the crowded shoreline, alongside the ships in the spectacular Parade of Sail.

Businesses keen to celebrate into the evening can also choose to host a deck party on board a Tall Ship with bar facilities and bespoke catering, created by the event’s hospitality partner, Sail Greenwich.

Package prices for the cruises start at £99 per person for short cruises and £159 for longer cruises and the Parade of Sail.

Tall Ship deck parties start at a cost of £99 per person for a two-hour drinks reception and £159 for a longer event including a buffet.

Sunderland’s four-day spectacle starts on Wednesday, July 11, and will see a magnificent fleet of vessels arrive on Wearside.

Each day of the festival will bring a changing programme of entertainment, street theatre and live music, along with inter-ship sporting activities, parades and carnivals.

Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 project officer, Ian Flannery, said: “The real advantage of these short cruises is that they give businesses the chance to make a day of it,.

“They could explore the various entertainment zones and soak up the atmosphere in the morning and then step aboard their ship in time for a buffet lunch before sitting back and enjoying the cruise – or even learning the ropes from its international crew.”

Laurens Winkels of Sail Greenwich said: ““The Tall Ships are hard to beat when it comes to evening entertaining.

“There is something very glamorous about them – and the crew are superbly trained in looking after guests”.

“The ships also provide superb vantage points from which to enjoy the fireworks. However, with six months to go, corporate hospitality bookings are coming in thick and fast, so we would urge anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Parking is charged at £10 per car when booked in advance and coach parking is available.

For further information about corporate hospitality opportunities at Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018, call Sail Greenwich on (0191) 5612100, email TallShipsHospitality@Sunderland.gov.uk or visit www.tallshipssunderland.com.