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The Throwback Experience
Superstar Headline Concerts
Each night, our headline acts Marc Almond, Jimmy Somerville & The Jacksons Salonga will perform in the largest auditorium on the ship, The Royal Theatre. Artist shows are approximately 50-60 minutes long and performed three times across the cruise so that every guest will see every headline show. Seating is not allocated but runs festival style in terms of a first come first served basis. There is no need to book in the shows, as they will be allocated around your dining time and your show schedule will be communicated closer to the festival.
The Seaplex turns into a concert venue by day where star tribute acts will perform and keep the party going! The 2021 concert series features 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?', a celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner, as well as 'Whitney: Queen of the Night', a stunning tribute to Whitney Houston, coming directly from the West End.
Throwback Festival At Sea features Club Tropicana - A Disco Like No Other! It is the hottest ticket onboard featuring non-stop Live party bands, 80s Tribute Groups, Celebrity DJ's, The Magic 8 dance crew, and a host of surprises each and every night!
There is a different theme every night over 3 nights making the most of your Throwback experience. You can dress up as much or as little as you like, however Throwbackers know how to party and everyone gets into the spirit dressing up in incredible outfits to celebrate going back in time with some of the best fashion of all time!
Sailing away from our destination port is always a massive party onboard Throwback. With live bands and celebrity DJ's, the deck party rocks! Whether it's on the dance floor, in the pool, or at the bar, the party kicks off prior to sail away and then sets up the big night ahead. With celebrity look-alike appearances and the Magic 8 getting the party started, it's one of the features of a Throwback festival!
Celebrity DJ's Martin Kemp and Gok Wan feature on Throwback 2021 and will be performing all over the ship, from the main theatre, Club Tropicana, and on the pool deck at our sail-away parties. The Makeover Maestro Gok Wan will also be presenting a unique fashion show which will be a one of a kind for Throwback festival, and an event not to be missed!
Not only do we rock the Main Theatre and Club Tropicana with awesome artists, but all the venues around the ship also feature the very best party bands! From rock to retro, and pop to funk, the party will be pumping for the entire 3 nights onboard!
Celebrity Artist Q&A's
Enjoy intimate stories and insights at our several Artists Q&A sessions held throughout the cruise. In this casual and fun environment, you will hear never been told tales from the road and get the industry secrets from the movers and shakers from the pop world. Selected audience members will also get the chance to ask their own questions at these 45-60minutes sessions.
Bonkers Bingo has become a phenomenon on Throwback and continues to be one of the hottest must-see events of the festival. Hosted by a celebrity comedian, it is Bingo unlike anything you have seen before. It's madness and mayhem from the opening drop and fun and frivolity to the very end. The previous 2 years Bobby Davro has been court jester and made the event his own. With giveaways, prizes, celebrity appearances, and a luxury suite with drinks packages to give away, you don't want to miss this hilarious event!
Standup Comedy Showtime
Not only will you enjoy awesome headline shows from iconic pop artists, but also get to enjoy late-night comedy shows from one of the best comedians in the business. 2019 saw the legendary Bobby Davro steal the show with his hilarious performances and pop up shows at the Schooner Bar, and calling Bonkers Bingo! Will Bobby be back in 2021? We want to hear from you Throwbackers...tell us do you want to see Bobby's Balls again...for the bingo fans out there :-).
The Silent disco was a huge hit on Throwback 2019 and will be back bigger than ever in 2021 on Anthem of the Seas in an incredible venue Two70. Guests wear headphones provided at the event and can choose between 2 playlists where 2 Throwback DJ's battle it out to win over the crowd. It's fun, free and another party not to miss...Which playlist will you choose?
The Magic 8
Cast from over 1400 applicants, 8 of the most talented performers are cast each year for 'The Magic 8' specifically for Floating Festivals. Bringing together the best talent from around the globe, The Magic 8 feature throughout the festival, whether it be pop up performances on the deck, around the ship, or in the main theatre before headline artists. The Magic 8 are supported by a London's best team of stylists, hair, make-up and body artists to create cutting edge dance performances and unforgettable experiences for our guests!
Throwback Retro Trivias
How well do you know your 70's, 80's or 90's? With multiple quizzes hosted daily, test your wits against your fellow guests in everything from Name that Tune, movies and music, and the celebrity's from way back when. With Throwback merchandise prizes to be won, and even more laughs to be had, these day time activities are a must-see.
The Velvet Lounge
The Velvet Lounge enables Throwback guests to get make-up done by some of London and the leading make-up artists. Whether it was a touch of sparkle, neon make-up or a splash of glitter, guests can book in an appointment with our make-up artists and enjoy feeling the glitz and glamour of finishing off your incredible outfits for the respective theme night,
Top of the Shops
Our very own Top of the Shops allows you to grab all your Throwback merchandise and memorabilia. With over 10,000 items on sale, grab a Throwback branded souvenir, such as Thermal Cups, Pens Christmas Baubles, T-shirts, Polos, Hoodies, Tote Bags, Notebooks, Tea Towels, Laminates & Lanyards, Wristbands, Bottle Openers, Magnets and many more items to take home with you, or perfect for a gift for a family member or friend.