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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Monster or Marvel: Symphony of the Seas takes to the water

Symphony of the Seas

With a capacity for nearly 9000 passengers and crew, the largest cruise ship in the world has finally taken to the sea for its inaugural cruise. The colossal size of this floating city is difficult to contemplate; imagine roughly four Titanic ships in volume or, if put on its end, this giant would match the […]

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Ultimate Guide: Expedition Cruising

Northwest Passage

Expedition cruising is making a big splash. As the fastest growing segment of the cruise market, the opportunities for adventurous travellers are exciting, unique and unexpected. From barren ice-covered landscapes to tropical jungles, modern day cruisers can choose to explore in luxury or skim the waves in hardy research vessels. Typically, expedition cruising involves smaller […]

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Radar: Positive move towards protecting Arctic marine environment

Bering Strait

In response to a sharp rise in Arctic shipping traffic, Russia and the US are collaborating on a new two-way shipping route in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. Increased commercial shipping traffic in the area, which notably includes a growth in the number of expedition cruise ships sailing off the Alaskan islands and coast, […]

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Radar: Specialist Yards attract Expedition Vessel Builds

Ponant Icebreaker

Consumer demand to explore the world’s remote locations by cruise ship is growing at an exciting pace. Exploration cruise vessel construction is booming as cruise lines seek to meet this need with technologically advanced, environmentally sensitive and highly customised ships for polar and tropical itineraries. Specialist shipbuilders, feeling the effects of a declining oil and […]

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Cruise Crush: Seabourn Ovation’s Art Collection

valeria nascimento

Cruise ships are becoming important art venues in their own right, with curated collections good enough to satisfy even the most discerning art connoisseurs. Seabourn Ovation, launching in May this year, will display 1600 museum-quality pieces from 120 global artists. The actual pieces have yet to be unveiled. Brought together by designer Adam D. Tihany and […]

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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

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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