CLIC Sargent families enjoy Norwegian Cruise Line ship launch

Lavish casinos, beach-themed clubs, cabaret theatres and rock 'n' roll memorabilia were all enjoyed by CLIC Sargent families aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship at its launch.

CLIC Sargent families enjoy Norwegian Cruise Line ship launch

It sounds like the Las Vegas Strip but these were just some of the attractions on offer on one of the world's most vibrant cruise ships.

The Norwegian Getaway, which was docked in Southampton recently, welcomed celebrities, dignitaries and the press to get an insight into what the spectacular vessel has to offer.

Celebrities on board

Saints footballer Jos Hooiveld joined Jennifer Ellison, famous for her role in television soap Brookside, and Jo Wheatley cookery writer and Great British Bake-Off winner on board to meet children and young people with cancer who have been supported by CLIC Sargent at Southampton General Hospital.

Jennifer, who has just finished performing in a West End production of Singin' in the Rain, said: "It was lovely meeting the children and really nice to speak to their parents. Being a mum myself, God only knows what they are going through. The ship is amazing. I cannot believe how big it is!"

Saints defender, Jos, said: "There is enough to do on board, it has nice restaurants, it has everything."

Jennifer and Jo also signed a celebratory cake made by the ship's Carlos Bakery, which will be used to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

A great opportunity

Trisha Martin, CLIC Sargent social work team leader at Southampton General Hospital, added: "It's lovely and it's something the children can really enjoy. We can see the cruise liners from the hospital and just to be on board to come and have a look around is a lovely opportunity."

Nicola White, Fundraising Manager said: "CLIC Sargent have been working with Norwegian Cruise Line for two years and during this time they have given great support financially and volunteered their time. Being invited to the cruise ship launch was a great chance for families to enjoy a day out with other families and some celebrities too."

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