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Regent's Swanky New Refurbishment

Posted on Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Regent's Swanky New Refurbishment

Regent Seven Seas have just announced that they are to start a huge refurbishment programme across their entire fleet to justify them claiming to have “The world’s most luxurious cruise ships” . The entire process is estimated to cost $125 million and will take place over the next two years and it will commence at the end of March on Seven Seas Navigator , which...


Cunard Jazz Festivals 2016

Posted on Monday, 21 December 2015
Cunard Jazz Festivals 2016

It may be that you have already experienced the luxury and elegance of one of the Cunard vessels or maybe, it's something which has been considered and is on the to do list, but never yet quite happened.  Whichever it be, then for 2016, in addition to the traditional White Star Service , passengers now have the opportunity to combine their love of the sea with their love of music....


An exciting first look at Avalon Waterways’ new ships

Posted on Monday, 30 November 2015
An exciting first look at Avalon Waterways’ new ships

Next Spring, Avalon Waterways will launch two new river vessels: Avalon Imagery II and Avalon Passion . Rachel and Amy (and, of course, Bedford Bear) were recently very privileged to join a ship yard visit near Amsterdam where these vessels are currently under two different stages of construction. Both will have two decks of 200sq ft cabins with wall-to-wall windows which, when opened...


Sharon cruises the Danube with Tauck

Posted on Friday, 13 November 2015
Sharon cruises the Danube with Tauck

Sharon has recently returned from her Tauck Academy River Cruise along the Danube, during which she experienced the Tauck difference in river cruising, and also became a certified Tauck agent. Here's her diary... Day 1 - 2nd November 2015 I arrived at Budapest Airport just before midday and was met and transferred to the M.S. Treasures for my trip on the Danube, which was approximately...


Cruising the Danube with APT

Posted on Monday, 9 November 2015
Cruising the Danube with APT

I recently experienced a taster of APT’s Magnificent Europe river cruise along the Danube, between Vienna and Regensburg, aboard the Amaverde. This itinerary is part of APT’s ‘Royal Collection’ , a fifteen-day river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest, and boasts a range of inclusive features such as home-to-airport transfers by private car, return scheduled...


Ooo la la! Tracey visits Scenic Gem in Paris

Posted on Friday, 16 October 2015
Ooo la la! Tracey visits Scenic Gem in Paris

Tracey recently visited Scenic's luxurious river ship built specially for the Seine, Scenic Gem, in Paris - for one day, she enjoyed a real taste for life on a Scenic river cruise, tucking into a delicious lunch and going on a walking tour round Paris. Here's what she thought:  Bonjour! It was an early start for me as I do enjoy my sleep. Fortunately, the train from Bedford...


A Visit to Anthem of The Seas

Posted on Wednesday, 30 September 2015
A Visit to Anthem of The Seas

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean launched their brand new Quantum Class ship out of Southampton, the mega-liner Anthem of the Seas. I had never previously been on a Royal Caribbean ship, but I had seen Anthem recently at Southampton when it was sailing out the same day as I was on another mini-cruise. I was definitely curious to see for myself what Anthem was like onboard ! One of the...


A Guide to Cruise Food

Posted on Monday, 21 September 2015
A Guide to Cruise Food

One of my favourite things about cruising is the food. It’s not just that I don’t have to worry about cooking or planning what to eat, it’s also that cruise food is absolutely mouth-wateringly scrumptious! From breakfasts, lunch and dinners, afternoon teas, midnight buffets, 24hour room service, and some cafes or buffets open round-the-clock, you will certainly not go hungry...

Silver Cloud’s new adventure in 2017 - Joining Silversea’s Expedition Fleet

2017 looks set to be an exciting year for Silversea Cruises , with the addition to their fleet of a brand new luxury ship, Silver Muse , and now the news that Silver Cloud will join Silversea’s Expedition fleet that year. This news strengthens Silverseas’ commitment and interest in delivering expedition adventures to discerning travellers in style. The 296-guest luxury...


Top 10 Things to Do On A Sea Day

Posted on Monday, 14 September 2015
Top 10 Things to Do On A Sea Day

Whilst one of the advantages of cruising is that you get to visit various ports of call during your cruise, there will almost inevitably be at least one sea day as you cruise between destinations – particularly if you are doing a transatlantic, or sailing out of Britain and your first port of call isn’t French, or doing a world cruise. Some of the more modern megaliners have so...

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