Talk about kicking things off with a bang. The Grange City Hotel in East London played host to the first Cruise Challenge of 2019.

Almost 50 cruise agents joined in the evening’s shenanigans where the red team got out of the gates fast to seize the early advantage. This led to a furious finish in the second half as the green and blue teams went on the hunt and ship got real – leading for one wag to even call for the video referee to determine who pressed their buzzer first!

Everyone came to win but no matter how hard they tried, the pack could never quite close the gap to topple the mighty reds who blazed a winning trail from the starting gun to the final whistle.

A great night was had by all and we would like to thank everyone who attended and give big shout out to our sponsors for the evening, without whom nights like this just wouldn’t be possible, so thank you – Craig Upshall from Aurora, Kirsty Reid from Fred. Olsen, Paul Mellon from Riviera, and Anthony Sheffield from Rocky Mountaineer.

With one challenge in the bag we have a early leader on the league table, the only real question is, how long can the capital stay on top? We have 16 more Cruise Challenges this year and if they can all live up to last night, we are in for a treat.