This page contains frequently asked questions about The Cruise Show. We hope this helps, but if any questions remain unanswered please do not hesitate to message us on Facebook or Twitter.

1. What are the opening times?

Saturday 16th September at the NEC, Birmingham

Admission: 10am

Show Closes: 5pm

Sunday 17th September at the NEC, Birmingham

Admission: 10am

Show Closes: 4pm

2. Can I get tickets on the day?

Yes, tickets are available on the door, but to avoid having to queue we encourage visitors to register for free in advance.

3. Is there an advantage to registering in advance?

Yes – Registration on the day can occasionally lead to queuing and although we have staff on hand to manage and reduce waiting times, registering for a ticket ahead of the show provides visitors with fast-track entry, allowing you to simply scan your ticket and walk straight on in.

4. Is my admission ticket valid for either day?

Yes, general admission tickets are valid for any one day, so you can choose from Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th September.

5. When will my tickets arrive?

If you have chosen to collect your tickets on the day then these will be ready for collection at the box office.
If you opt for your tickets to be delivered by post, your tickets should arrive no later than 1 week before the show. If you book within 1 week of the show, you may have to collect tickets from the box office.
If, within one week of the event, you haven’t received your tickets then please contact

6. I have lost my ticket what shall I do?

This is not a problem. If you have lost your ticket please bring your booking reference and a form of ID to the box office on the day.

7. Can I reserve a seat at one of the show talks?

We’re afraid that seating is on a first-come first-served basis so you cannot reserve seats. We suggest planning your talks in advance and showing up early to avoid disappointment.

8. Who is exhibiting?

A full list of exhibitors can be found under our What’s On section.
You can also sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be the first to know about new exhibitors.

9. What is the best way to get to the venue?

The NEC is easily accessible via car, bus or train. We have a handy guide to help plan your visit here

10. Is there car parking at The NEC?

The NEC offers onsite parking, with prices ranging from £12 - £20, all options cover you for the entire day. Special disabled access areas are also available.
For further info or to book parking visit the NEC website.

11. Are there refreshments available onsite?

Both Cruise Show and the NEC will provide scrumptious catering options for breakfast, dinner and everything in between.

12. I have a company that would like to exhibit at the show, who should I contact?

If you are interested in exhibiting at the show please contact Dave Scaife on 020 7688 6827 or email at

Remember to register for your free tickets here! Click Here