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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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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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: 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 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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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 River Cruise Ships for 2017 – Crystal Bach

Crystal Bach River Cruise Top Deck

June 2017 sees the launch of Crystal Bach, one of four new luxury river yachts being introduced and an integral part of Crystal’s ambitious evolution to become ‘The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™’. The all-balcony, all-suite ship accommodates 106 guests on tours of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, taking in spectacular UNESCO sites, historical towns, […]

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New river cruise ships for 2017 – Uniworld S.S. Joie de Vivre

  An exciting new season beckons this year for the supremely successful river cruise market. Top operators bring original destinations, itineraries and a collection of stunning new ships. Amongst these, Uniworld, the boutique river cruise line, launches a spectacular addition to their fleet; The S.S. Joie de Vivre. Destined for the beautiful Seine river, this ‘Super Ship’ […]

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