2 Day Event from Hull to Amsterdam / Mar 2nd – Mar 4th 2018

Tales from Topographic Oceans?…

Well not quite, more a quick jaunt across the North Sea to the Netherlands and back! We would like to welcome you on board the ‘HMS Prog’ for 2 days of the best the ‘Prog World’ has to offer. Not only will be entertaining guests with some of the finest progressive artists playing unique sets. Our very Special Guest will be Geoff Downes, who will be appearing on both legs of the journey, playing live as we as hosting a Q&A Session (lots of juicy stories no doubt!).

There will also be guest appearances and exhibitions by legends such as artist ‘Roger Dean’ and ‘Prog Magazine’ Editor Jerry Ewing. If this wasn’t enough, we will also be showing some ‘Classic’ Film Footage of Prog Greats in our on board cinemas (including a special feature on the recently departed John Wetton). If this is not enough top of this, there will also be a collectors fair and full artists merchandise on sale. To make things extra special, there will also be a ‘secret’ gig taking place in Amsterdam during the daytime on the Saturday. The price includes ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, accommodation onboard and return transfers to Amsterdam, what’s not to like!

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This 2 day event will sell out fast so be sure to get your tickets now to avoid disappointment

An Awesome Line-Up Featuring…

Line Up Announcement

We have been informed by FOCUS that due to contractual issues with another event they will now not be able to appear on HMS PROG. While we are desperately disappointed and hope to see them again on one of our next journeys. We are absolutely delighted that we have secured the services of legendary Italian Prog Giants PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi) as headliners for our return journey on 3rd March. Fresh off the back of their first new English Language album in some years Emotional Tattos, we cannot wait to welcome the ‘Chocolate Kings’ on board HMS Prog.

Geoff Downes

Keyboard Player and Producer. From the Buggles to Yes, via ASIA and Icon. Geoff is a True Legend!

Roger Dean

Album Art Legend joins us for an Exhibition and a Q&A session.

Jerry Ewing

Author and Editor of Prog Magazine, will be spinning the ‘wheels of steel’ as well as hosting Q&A.

Richard Macphail

Richard will be giving a presentation, answering questions and signing copies of his book on the cruise.


Quintessential British Prog, from Canterbury legends and lovers of all things ‘Grey & Pink’.


The pioneer of Italian Progressive groups, PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI is one of the leaders of the 70s prog movement. PFM developed a style which is uniquely Italian while maintaining links with the rest of the prog world. A lyrical, romantic and delicate music, full of fineness. A great melodic and instrumental richness, sumptuous compositions and arrangements.

Pendragon Acoustic with Nick Barrett and Clive Nolan

Vanguards of the ‘new wave’ of British Prog from the mid 80’s and still going strong.

Martin Turner

Founder Member of Wishbone Ash playing both legs of the journey, featuring full album renditions of ‘Argus’ & ‘There’s the Rub’


New band from keyboard player Rob Cottingham – touring in support of their new Album ‘Say’ – we can’t wait!

Comedy Of Errors

Emerging from the Mid 80’s British Prog scene, Comedy Of Errors are back with a new Album and we are delighted to have them on board.

VIP Upgrade : £60

A strictly limited number of VIP Tickets are available for HMS Prog (100 tickets in total). This Ticket covers both legs of the journey. Ticket are £60 in total and can only be purchased as an upgrade with a full price tickets

VIP includes all of the items listed below.

Free Car Parking in Hull (cost = £14)

Free Drinks Vouchers x 2 per Person

Free Exclusive Prog Laminate & Lanyard (Cost =£7)

Welcome Drink on arrival

Priority Disembarkation in Europort and/or Hull (usually £6)

Priority Access to Meet & Greet and Artists signings.

Free use of exclusive VIP Balcony Area (seating/standing)

Free Exclusive Prog T-Shirt (Cost = £20)

Free Exclusive ‘HMS Prog’ Print.

Schedule – Approx Times

Friday 2nd March

15:00 – Check in begins

20:30 – Ship departs hull

Saturday 3rd March

9:00 – Disembark ship and catch transfers to Amsterdam/Rotterdam

20:30 – Ship departs Eurooport

Sunday 4th March

8:00 – Passengers depart ship in Hull​

Leaving the port of Hull on March 2nd – March 4th 2018

‘All aboard – for the inaugural journey of HMS Prog’








Grab Your Tickets Now!

This 2 day event will sell out fast so be sure to get your tickets now to avoid disappointment

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