Explore California with exciting new expedition cruise ship – National Geographic Venture

Golden Gate Bridge

Lindblad Expeditions introduce the exciting new National Geographic Venture with two new and unique itineraries to California. These inaugural voyages explore the Pacific coast, before Venture begins her season in Baja, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The first inaugural voyage, COASTAL CALIFORNIA BY SEA, departs from San Francisco on December 2nd 2018. Joined by Sven Lindblad, CEO […]

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Radar: Mariner of the Seas offers mini-cruise breaks and lots of fun

Mariner of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas takes to the water on June 25th following a $120 million refurbishment. Embarking on a series of 3 and 4 night mini-breaks from Miami to the Bahamas, this thrill-packed cruise ship hopes to entice Millennials on board with the promise of fun and adventure. By offering short holidays to tropical […]

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5 Reasons to Cruise the Baltic

Stockholm

I am delighted to be featured today on Helm – the Cruise Cotterill blog. Click over and discover my 5 Reasons to Cruise the Baltic. Last summer I enjoyed a fabulous 14-day tour of this fantastic region with Celebrity Cruises on the superb Celebrity Eclipse. Read my full review here.

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Melting Away: Kimberley is the Hot Choice for Cool Expedition Cruising

Kimberely Expedition Cruise

Good news for sun-loving adventure junkies … expedition cruising doesn’t have to be cold! Despite the growing popularity of cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, the stunning north-west of Australia is emerging as a hot spot in more ways than one. As well as the reliable sunshine and high temperatures, Kimberley is also a remote […]

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In Photos: Scandinavia and the Baltic

The Winter Palace

After our recent trip with Celebrity Cruises to the Scandinavian and Baltic region we can reflect on the experience; looking at photos of the places we visited and contemplating the positive (and sometimes negative) aspects of these destinations. This particular itinerary on the Celebrity Eclipse visited Zeebrugge, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Warnemunde over 14 days. Pictures do […]

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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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Radar: Lindblad adds more Antarctic value

Lindblad Antarctica

Lindblad Expeditions are offering flights direct to or from The Falkland Islands on two select voyages on National Geographic’s Explorer later this year, removing a full day at sea. Guests can enjoy the extra time either on the life-changing Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia, depending on which trip they have chosen.  A one way direct flight […]

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Best River Cruise: Russian Volga with Viking

Viking River Volga Cruise

Despite some political and social instability surrounding Russia, the region remains a popular and exciting river cruise destination. Tensions have led to a reduction in the number of cruise companies operating in the area, but some, most notably the world-leading Viking River Cruise line, still maintain a significant presence in the market. Their established Waterways of the Tsars is a […]

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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: Iceland

Iceland Cruise Hot Springs

The Land of Fire and Ice is a place of legends and seemingly on everyone’s bucket list at the moment … and it’s easy to understand why. The landscape is a stunning combination of midnight sun, glaciers, active volcanos, geysers, fjords and thermal waters. In summer the island is green and fertile, bathed in near […]

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Best Cruises: Iceland

Iceland Cruise Godafoss

Following on from our feature on Iceland we pick our top cruises to the Land of Fire and Ice. Windstar: Around Iceland – Reykjavik to Reykjavik Windstar, the niche provider of yacht-style ultra-luxurious cruises, takes the graceful Star Legend to Iceland on a circumnavigational tour of this magical place. With the cruise line’s ethos firmly rooted in […]

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