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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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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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 – Hurtigruten: MS Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen, launching in 2018, is one of two hybrid cruise ships on order from leading exploration cruise line, Hurtigruten. Pioneering a more sustainable approach to cruise travel, the MS Roald Amundsen is designed by Rolls Royce and currently in construction at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. The hybrid technology, which cuts emissions by sailing with electrical […]

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Scenic Eclipse: Countdown to Launch

Eclipse Antartctica

Billed as ‘The World’s First Discovery Yacht’ the Scenic Eclipse promises to bring something very unique to the ocean cruising experience when it launches in August 2018. This intimate, ultra-luxury ship will carry no more than 228 guests (200 in the Arctic and Antarctica) with an almost 1:1 staff ratio . The 114 private verandah […]

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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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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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Radar: Azamara Club Cruises announce Alaska season

azamara quest visits Alaska

Azamara Club Cruises will embark on it’s first season to Alaska in 2019 with a selection of 11 cruises. The Azamara Quest is due to sail on 8 to 10 day voyages between May and September to include the popular AzAmazing Evenings, land tour options and late nights in port. Highlights include stops in Icy Strait Point, Sitka, […]

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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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