Wave Season 2018 – the best cruise deals

Crystal Symphony

Wave Season – the time of year when most cruises are booked and cruise lines offer tempting incentives, runs traditionally from January to March. Although not necessarily the cheapest time to buy a cruise, the combination of enticing perks and plenty of choice appeals to many people dreaming of their next holiday. The key to […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018: Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas at Night

Debuting in spring next year, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is set to be the ‘world’s largest cruise ship’. Gargantuan in scale, this 230000GT vessel spans 16-decks and carries a whopping 5,535 passengers. Bringing together the very best of Royal Caribbean’s tried-and-tested cruise experience, Symphony of the Seas also introduces some new and exciting features. Based on the […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn, known for their small-scale luxury ships, brings Ovation to the water in May 2018. Sister to the highly-regarded Encore, this new ship is also designed by world-renowned Adam D. Tihany who is synonymous for his elegantly crafted, seductive aesthetics. The increased capacity of 600 passengers, in all-suite accommodation, is off-set by an extra deck and expanded […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss, due to launch in April 2018, will be one of the largest cruise ships in the world. As the third in the successful Breakaway-Plus class, this 4000 passenger ship will debut in Alaska before moving to the Caribbean for winter. As well as sharing the best features of sister ships, Escape and Joy, there will […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Holland America Line: Nieuw Statendam

Nieuw Statendam

This elegant cruise line combines a strong nautical heritage with 21st century design and first-class service. In December 2018 the latest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, is due to embark upon its inaugural voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in the Bahamas. The 2,650 passenger ship, which is […]

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Silversea World Cruise 2019: A Tale of Tales

Silver Whisper

A world cruise is arguably the ultimate travel experience. Crossing oceans, rounding capes, visiting the great cities and ticking off continents is, for many people, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Silversea’s Tale of Tales in 2019 promises to be one such epic voyage: 132 blissful days onboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Whisper, travelling from San Francisco to London, […]

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Radar: Silversea partners with iconic photographer Steve McCurry

Silversea Steve McCurry

Silversea has announced an exciting partnership with renowned photographer Steve McCurry to document the ambitious expansion of their fleet and destination portfolio. The creative pairing with this legendary master of visual storytelling promises unique insights into the authentic and immersive experiences Silversea offers guests. Silversea’s purpose-built fleet of nine ultra-luxurious vessels, including the recently added […]

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Cruise Crush

Celebrity Eclipse Atrium

The Celebrity Eclipse atrium is spectacular. There are great views from below, above, the glass elevators and the library. Read a full review of this wonderful ship here, and take a look at our photo tour of Scandinavia and the Baltic region for an insight into this fabulous itinerary.  

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Viking Ocean – Trade Routes of the Middle Ages

Viking Spa

The Viking Ocean Cruise line is a world-leader in luxury voyages focusing on cultural enrichment and authentic experiences. The Trade Routes of the Middle Ages itinerary traces medieval commercial trade routes and includes overnight stays in some of Europe’s most picturesque cities In 2018, the 15-day cruise, from Apr 14 – Apr 28, starts in Barcelona and ends […]

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Best River Cruise: Mekong River with Scenic

Scenic Spirit Pool deck

The Nine Dragons River flows 2,700 miles from the snowy Tibetan Plateau through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam where it disappears into the South China Sea. As one of Asia’s least developed waterways, the Mekong is abundant in wildlife, history and culture. With a biodiversity second only to the Amazon, this precious river is […]

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Cool Places: Kirkwall – Gateway to the Orkney Islands

Cruise Orkney Puffins

  The Orkney archipelago is a place of magic and mystery; a stunning coastal landscape steeped in ancient history. The chain of 70 islands, separated from Scotland’s rugged north coast by the formidable Pentland Firth, are grassy-green and flat-topped. Rich in marine life and seabird colonies, the islands are also home to a wealth of prehistoric sites, standing stones, Viking relics and […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018

Eden Magic Carpet

2018 promises many exciting new cruise ships. Here are our top picks: Seabourn Ovation Seabourn introduce Ovation in 2018. Sister to the stunning Encore, this new ships offers the same pleasing design and first-class service, along with some new developments. Read our full preview here. Nieuw Statendam In December 2018 the latest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, is due to […]

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