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Ian Warren – 15-07-2020 – Saga Douro River Cruise for Solo Travellers in November 2021

The Douro is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe to cruise along. This is a great opportunity for solo travellers to experience the Douro, and you get so much for your money, including door-to-door transport, sole use of a cabin, drinks, shore excursions, and Saga’s optional travel insurance.

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Helen Worthington – 29-06-2020 – Travellin’ in a Land Down Under

Lockdown has seen a plethora of programme repeats including those of Michael Portillo, Michael Palin, Chris Tarrant and Tony Robinson taking exotic and intriguing rail journeys worldwide. My curiosity and interest has been raised by this form of travel. So I got to exploring my next bucket list trip in AUSTRALASIA…

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Ian Warren – 14-04-2020 – 4 Fred.s in Lisbon

The Fred, Olsen Cruises Lines fleet will all come together in the Port of Lisbon on 22nd October 2021. Igive details below of the dates and itineraries for each ship, and all these cruises are now on sale.

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Ian Warren – 01-04-2020 – Saga Cruises 2021 Cruise Calendar

Saga Cruises have two modern purpose-built sister ships for their 2021 cruise itineraries. Spirit of Discovery (entered service 2019) and Spirit of Adventure (entered service 2020), each carry just 999 passengers, and almost everything is included in the cost of your cruise.

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Barry Allaway – 31-03-2020 – The European River Cruising Experience

In Europe, we’re fortunate to be right on the doorstep of some of the world’s most beautiful rivers and Brexit hasn’t made a difference to that.

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Barry Allaway – 30-03-2020 – Star Clippers – A Must For Your Bucket List

Seeing the Northern Lights, going on an African safari, writing a book or learning to play an instrument; there are certain things that a lot of us have on our bucket lists. What about the experiences we might not have thought of?

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Barry Allaway – 27-03-2020 – Here come the Summer 2021 Cruise Schedules

It’s hard to wave goodbye to summer – as the temperature drops and nights draw in – but please don’t despair! Keep a warm, sunny sense of hope and optimism in your life with the following news:

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Ian Warren – 02-03-2020 – Scarlet Lady Review

Scarlet Lady spent a very wet and windy night in a port of Liverpool in February 2020 so that selected travel agents and press could find out what life was like on board, before she headed off to her new home in Miami.

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Helen Worthington – 14-10-2019 – The Alternative Florida

Think of Florida - and Mickey Mouse, sunshine and alligators probably spring to mind – possibly even Miami and a cruise?

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Barry Allaway – 19-02-2020 – Golf River Cruises in Europe

Lush green landscapes, and rounds of golf await you on our exclusive golf cruises!

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Barry Allaway – 19-02-2020 – Presenting… Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines understand what makes a cruise holiday so special.

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Barry Allaway – 19-02-2020 – Experience A Voyage Like No Other

These days cruisers demand more than ever. That’s why Cunard are offering amazing events at sea packages in 2021. This month I showcase three cruises that capture their sweeping variety.

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Ian Warren – 04-02-2020 – Emerald Azzurra Super Yacht

Emerald Azzurra will commence cruising in July 2021, and her voyages are already available to book.

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Ian Warren – 07-01-2020 – Croatian Island Hopping on MV Katarina Exclusive Departure

Go Croatian Island Hopping, on this exclusive 5th August 2020 departure on the 5-star deluxe MV Katarina, and feel like you are cruising on a private mega-yacht.

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Ian Warren – 10-12-2019 – Spirit of the Rhine 2021 Saga River Cruise Itineraries

In March 2021 Saga will be offering boutique river cruising, on their brand-new purpose-built ship, Spirit of the Rhine.

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Ian Warren – 21-11-2019 – Virgin Voyages Announces Valiant Lady Destinations for 2021

Valiant Lady will join the Virgin Voyages fleet in May 2021. Like her older sister Scarlet Lady, which will have entered service in April 2020, Valiant Lady will be ‘adult only’ and carry up to 2,770 passengers.

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Ian Warren – 21-11-2019 – Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River Cruising with Emerald Waterways

The Emerald Harmony Star-Ship offers contemporary luxury while cruising the Mekong River in Southeast Asia.

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Ian Warren – 19-11-2019 – Leger Holidays Battlefield Tours

The following list shows the Leger Holidays Battlefield Tours with departures between February 2020 and July 2021.

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Ian Warren – 12-11-2019 – Braemar to Cruise the Corinth Canal and Greek Islands in 2022

Braemar became the largest ship to ever sail through the Corinth Canal on 9th October 2019, and she will be doing the same in 2022.

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Ian Warren – 07-11-2019 – Spirit of the Rhine – Saga’s first purpose-built river ship

Launching in the spring of 2021, Spirit of the Rhine will be the first river ship purpose-built for Saga Cruises.

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Ian Warren – 07-11-2019 – Titan Travel Solo Holidays 2020

Titan Travel already has a great reputation for their escorted tours, and often have good deals for solo travellers.

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Helen Worthington – 14-10-2019 – Exploring Le Dumont d’Urville in Liverpool

Ponant has been well known for the diversity of its itineraries, often off the beaten track or following in the wake of famous explorers.

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Ian Warren – 02-10-2019 – Why the answer ‘No’ can be a good thing on Virgin Voyages

As we get closer to the launch of Scarlet Lady, the first ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, due in the Spring of 2020, I have been thinking about just some of the questions that sailors (also known as passengers) might ask crew members when they get onboard on one of the first 2020/21 Scarlet Lady itineraries.

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Ian Warren – 01-10-2019 – Black Watch Cruises departing from Liverpool

Cruise from Liverpool on Black Watch, on one of a great selection of itineraries in 2020 and 2021. Operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Black Watch carries around 800 passengers, and can get into smaller ports than many of the larger cruise ships.

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Ian Warren – 01-10-2019 – Cruise on Balmoral from Newcastle & Edinburgh in 2020 & 2021

These cruises on Balmoral, departing from Newcastle and Rosyth (Edinburgh), offer a great choice of destinations, including Iceland, Norwegian Fjords, Sweden, the Baltic, and French & Belgian river cruising.

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Ian Warren – 01-10-2019 – Scenic Waterways & River Cruising from Dover and Southampton

These 2020 and 2021 departures from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines give you the opportunity to see some amazing scenery, from the comfort of a small ocean cruise ship.

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Kate & Graham – 25-09-2019 – Crown Princess in Liverpool

It was a sunny day in Liverpool when we arrived for our long-awaited visit to Crown Princess. She was on day five of a 12-day Round Britain cruise and whilst most of the guests were ashore exploring the city’s famous maritime and musical heritage, we were onboard exploring the beautiful ship.

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Ian Warren – 17-09-2019 – Cruise the South African Coast with Azamara

Cruising the coast of South Africa is a special experience, and Azamara’s small ships, and destination immersive itineraries, are a great way to do it.

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Albert Garcia – 22-08-2019 – Norwegian Fjords

One part of the world that has always drawn people in are the Norwegian Fjords. Whether for its mystical past (Vikings), it's beauty or the fresh air that fills your lungs it's definitely one destination on your bucket list.

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Ian Warren – 22-08-2019 – Scenic Eclipse Video

I was unable to attend the press launch in August 2019, due to a prior engagement, but wanted to be able to add details of this beautiful ship to my website.

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Helen Worthington – 21-08-2019 – Viking Sun

Viking Cruises launched their first ocean going ship in 2015 with Viking Sun being their 3rd. There are a total of 7 almost identical ships either already sailing or in the pipe line, complementing their 72 river cruise ships.

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Martyn and Zoë Coope – 16-08-2019 – Brabant Review

We arrived at our ship, the Brabant, at the river cruise port of Koblenz around mid-day in soaring temperatures (38c) where we would be docked overnight.

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Ian Warren – 08-07-2019 – Spirit of Discovery Review

I was invited to spend two nights onboard Saga Cruises’ new ship Spirit of Discovery early in July 2019, before she entered service with paying passengers.

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Ian Warren – 24-06-2019 – Scenic Amber Review

Back in 2015 I was lucky enough to spend a few nights onboard sister ship Scenic Jasper, with a large group of travel agents, before she went into service.

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Ian Warren – 30-05-2019 – Cruise Ship Terminology Explained

I have been on more than 50 ocean and river cruises and visited numerous other ships in port. However, for anyone who has never cruised before, there are words or phrases you will come across, which you don’t necessarily understand.

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Helen Worthington – 28-05-2019 – Celebrity Edge Ship Visit

It has been mooted that the innovative and refreshing design of this new ship is what led to its name – Celebrity Edge.

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Ian Warren – 13-05-2019 – Choosing the right ship for your first cruise is very important

Cruising is becoming more of a mainstream holiday choice for the British public, with over 2 million taken in 2018. There are many reasons why cruising is becoming more popular, including the amazing diversity of new cruise ships being built, not just for the ocean but also for rivers.

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Ian Warren – 13-05-2019 – Celebrity Silhouette Video

Recently I attended the Gocruise Conference onboard Celebrity Silhouette, here is a video of my experience.

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Ian Warren – 15-04-2019 – MS Jane Austen Review

Although we have been on a Riviera Travel escorted tour before, to see Switzerland, the Matterhorn and the Glacier Express, we haven’t cruised with them before.

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Helen Worthington – 22-02-2019 – Review Of MSC Bellissima

The first weekend of March 2019 heralded the 4 day, 3 night Launch Event celebrations for MSC Bellissima (literally translated as ‘beauty’). She is the largest ship to date to be christened in Southampton, by Godmother Sophie Loren on 2nd March.

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Ian Warren – 08-03-2019 – MSC Bellissima Video

MSC, Bellissima, Ship tour with Ian made this video of MSC Bellissima in Southampton, the day after she was christened in March 2019.

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Helen Worthington – 22-02-2019 – ‘TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES’ ........

As far as Burt Bacharach was concerned, when penning ‘Trains and boats and planes ….’ these forms of transport go together and from a cruise perspective, fly cruises make up a significant part of the cruise business.

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Ian Warren – 14-02-2019 – Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Tour

Having never been to a shipyard to see a ship under construction, being at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa was a great thrill for me. I was there to visit ‘Scarlet Lady’, the first ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, and she really was amazing to see.

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Helen Worthington – 21-01-2019 – Spotlight on Croisi Europe

Croisi Europe are a French family run company with a Head Office and boat yards in Strasbourg and a fleet of over 50 ships. They predominantly sail in France on the Rhone and Saone, the Seine, the Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne in the Bordeaux region and the Loire.

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Ian Warren – 24-12-2018 – Shore Excursions in Singapore

I was in Singapore for a few days in November 2018, with a small group of travel agents, and we were lucky enough to be hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board while we were there.

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Ian Warren – 03-12-2018 – Seabourn Encore Review

Seabourn Encore was launched in January 2017, and she is an all-suite, all-balcony, ultra-luxury cruise liner. She weighs in at 40,350 gross tonnes and carries around 600 passengers in 6-star luxury.

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Helen Worthington – 26-11-2018 – When Travellers who go on Ocean Cruises are thinking of taking a River Cruise

For seasoned ocean cruisers thinking of taking a first river cruise, it may appear that all river cruises and river ships are the same – ships look a similar size and shape in pictures, the rivers don’t alter much and most itineraries visit a lot of the same ports of call...

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Albert Garcia – 05-11-2018 – MSC Opera cruise

As our taxi approached Genoa cruise terminal our ship Opera looked small to her larger and newer sister the Meraviglia. I was not interested in size, but service and a good time to coincide with our 25th silver wedding anniversary.

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Ian Warren – 01-11-2018 – MS Westerdam Review

Launched in 2004, the MS Westerdam is 81,800 gross tonnes and carries around 1,900 passengers. There are 30 grades of inside, outside and balcony cabins, and suites.

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Helen Worthington – 24-10-2018 – Cruise & Maritime Voyage's, Columbus

The opportunity to get on board Cruise & Maritime’s largest vessel to date and current flag ship, ‘MV Columbus’, as well as experiencing the journey to Tilbury from north of Watford Gap was too good to miss..

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Ian Warren – 12-10-2018 – Brabant Review

Brabant is exclusively chartered by Fred. Olsen River Cruises and has been operating river cruises for a maximum of 160 passengers, on the Dutch Waterways, Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers.

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Albert Garcia – 02-10-2018 – Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Columbus

The morning of 25th September 2018 could mirror a day in summer, the sun shone brightly and it was pleasantly warm day even though we are in autumn.

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Helen Worthington – 28-09-2018 – 2018 Heralds 30 Years of Cruises by Seabourn as well as a New Ship

Seabourn celebrates 30 years of ultra-luxury cruising this year, just as ‘Seabourn Ovation’ was launched in April 2018, with Elaine Paige as godmother.

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Ian Warren – 14-09-2018 – Captains in Cadiz

On 10th September 2018, in sunny Cadiz, the four ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet met up for only the second time ever, at the Captains in Cadiz event.

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Kevin Booth – 14-09-2018 – Star Clipper South East Asia Sailing

Over the years we have sold a number of Star Clippers sailings to our customers…often combining them with luxurious hotel stays and even train journeys on the Eastern Oriental Express.

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Helen Worthington – 13-08-2018 – Oceania Marina Review

I’m in Liverpool with 16 Picasso’s and lots of Swarovski crystal – where exactly am I? At the Pier Head on Oceania’s ‘Marina’, of course!

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Jane Bowen – 06-08-2018 – La Marguerite Review

Jane Bowen recently headed to Phnom Penh to embark on a river cruise along the Mekong aboard the luxurious La Marguerite.

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Helen Worthington – 01-08-2018 – CMV | Magellan Review

Helen Worthington was recently lucky enough to have a look around Cruise and Maritime Voyages's Magellan in Liverpool.

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Ian Warren – 17-07-2018 – CLIA Cruise Master Award 2018 at the Agent Achievement Awards

Ian Warren was both surprised and honoured to be announced as the winner of the CLIA Cruise Master Award for 2018, at the prestigious Agent Achievement Awards in London on 12th July 2018.

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Ian Warren – 09-07-2018 – Viking Ultimate World Cruise – 245 Day Voyage on Viking Sun

The Viking Ultimate World Cruise is now on sale, and will depart from Greenwich, London on 31st August 2019, and will return to Greenwich on 2nd May 2020.

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Ian Warren – 28-06-2018 – P005 Grand African & Indian ‘Escape the Winter’ Voyage on Marco Polo

Marco Polo will be departing from Bristol Avonmouth on 6th January 2020, for a 78 night Grand African & Indian voyage, returning to Bristol Avonmouth on 24th March 2020.

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Ian Warren – 28-06-2018 – Avoid or Reduce Single Traveller Supplements

Single travellers can often find it difficult to get a holiday at a reasonable price, because of high ‘single supplements’, and this can be worse with cruises.

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Helen Worthington – 24-04-2018 – Talking about Tauck

I have completed a 7-night river cruise along the Danube, travelling from Vilshofen to Budapest. Tauck is one of the most all-inclusive brands in the industry.

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Ian Warren – 13-04-2018 – Crystal Bach Video

Ian Warren recently produced a video of the Crystal Bach river cruise ship. the content was filmed while visiting her in the port of Amsterdam in April 2018.

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Albert Garcia – 15-01-2018 – Pullmantur Canary Islands Cruise

As it was the end of the summer season in the Mediterranean, I thought I would try a Pullmantur cruise aboard one their smaller ships: Horizon.

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Ian Warren – 02-01-2018 – P&O Cruises Aurora Review

We boarded Aurora in Southampton for a 3-night cruise which would give us a day at sea and a day in Bruges before arriving back in Southampton.

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GoCruise – 31-03-2020 – Viking River Cruises Announces New Ship To Sail Along Mississippi In 2022

Viking River Cruises has announced the latest addition to their fleet. Viking Mississippi will make her debut in 2022, sailing down the Mississippi River and will host the cruise line’s first-ever itineraries in the USA.

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GoCruise – 25-03-2020 – The Best Cocktails at Sea

Cocktails and cruises go hand in hand. Part of the enjoyment of sailing is to lay back on a sun lounger with your favourite drink. Every cruise line offers well-known fruity concoctions but you’re bound to discover some new pre- and post-dinner aperitifs.

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GoCruise – 18-03-2020 – These Recently Refurbished Cruise Ships Are Now Better Than Ever

Cruise ship refits happen all the time, whether it involves replacing the soft furnishings or giving the entire ship an internal makeover. Below are three exciting ship refurbishments that have been completed recently and will be ready for your 2021/2022 cruises.

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GoCruise – 11-03-2020 – What To Expect From P&O’s Ships In 2020

P&O Cruises has a couple of changes happening this year, including the release of the entertainment aboard Iona, a multimillion-pound refit for Azura and the celebrity line up for Britannia.

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GoCruise – 04-03-2020 – Disney Cruise Line Announces Itineraries For Summer 2021

Disney Cruise Line has announced their summer 2021 sailings, featuring itineraries that return to Alaska and Greece, and some that dock at new ports in Norway and Sweden.

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GoCruise – 28-02-2020 – Emerald Waterways Adventures into the Ocean Cruising Market

As most river cruising fans will know, Emerald Waterways has been an established river cruising operator for around seven years.

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GoCruise – 20-02-2020 – Royal Caribbean Planning Another Private Island By 2022

Adding to their portfolio of private islands, Royal Caribbean has announced their third private retreat continuing their ‘Perfect Day’ trend.

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GoCruise – 12-02-2020 – Cruise Ship Renovations and Steel-Cutting Ahead of Celebrity Cruises

Following the recent announcement of their partnership with goop and newest vessel, Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises has been very busy in booking up their new sailings.

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GoCruise – 05-02-2020 – Reasons To Choose Jamaica As Your Next Cruising Destination

Right in the heart of the Caribbean, Jamaica is a place of warmth, happiness and adventure. This beautiful island is amongst the most popular places to visit in the western hemisphere and for good reason.

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GoCruise – 29-01-2020 – MSC Cruises Predicts Cruising Trends Over The Next 10 Years

Cruising is always developing, and thanks to competitive cruise lines, we are reaping the rewards of an exciting variety of first at sea experiences.

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GoCruise – 22-01-2020 – Why Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Is Perfect For A Norwegian Fjords Cruise

With almost every operator offering the same unrivalled experience around the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, it might be hard to choose which cruise line is best for you.

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GoCruise – 15-01-2020 – Why The Caribbean Is The Perfect Destination For Your First Cruise Of 2020

With another successful cruising year behind us, we are now looking forward to the future and what better way to start than with the most popular cruising destination.

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GoCruise – 08-01-2020 – What Makes Regent Seven Seas Cruises So Unforgettable?

Founded in 1990, Regent Seven Seas has made an everlasting imprint on the way we look at luxury cruising.

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GoCruise – 01-01-2020 – What’s New for River Cruising in 2020?

Whether you have been on a river cruise before or still awaiting your first sailing, there is plenty to look forward towards in 2020.

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GoCruise – 18-12-2019 – Which Vessels Are Coming To Our Oceans In 2020?

2019 has been another exciting year for cruising; with the release of ground-breaking vessels like Norwegian Encore, Spirit of Discovery and MSC Grandiosa, the future of cruising looks promising.

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GoCruise – 11-12-2019 – Best Places To Kayak Around The World

Cruising is not only an amazingly relaxing way to travel around the world, but it also offers some incredible views all along the way.

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GoCruise – 04-12-2019 – Virgin Voyages’ Second Vessel – Valiant Lady

Virgin Voyages has been promoting their first vessel Scarlet Lady for almost a year now and, while she’s not set to sail until 2020, it’s clear that she’s well on her way to a successful inaugural season.

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GoCruise – 27-11-2019 – Reasons to Choose Fiji as Your Next Cruising Destination

Tucked away in the south pacific, the islands of Fiji are not your average cruising destination.

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GoCruise – 20-11-2019 – MSC Cruises To Become The First Carbon Neutral Global Cruise Line

With the increasing pressure for cruise lines to become more and more eco-friendly, MSC cruises is taking a large step towards carbon neutrality with its growing commitment to the cause.

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GoCruise – 13-11-2019 – Cruising Innovations That Travellers Can Look Forward To

The cruising market is always changing, with each line claiming to be the most luxurious, offer the best food or outright just the largest.

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GoCruise – 06-11-2019 – Reasons to Choose Sweden As Your Next Cruising Destination

Sweden is usually not seen as a famous cruising destination and is usually overshadowed by the more popular Norwegian Fjords.

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GoCruise – 30-10-2019 – A First Look At Royal Caribbean’s Latest Vessel - Odyssey of the Seas

With 2020 just around the corner, Royal Caribbean is excited to announce their 27th vessel to the fleet and, with it being the first to kick-start the highly anticipated Quantum-Ultra Class, everybody is excited to see what ground-breaking features she will provide.

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GoCruise – 23-10-2019 – The Kimberley - Australia’s Up and Coming Coastline

The best part about The Kimberley is that it’s perfect for new travellers and those who have adventured to Australia before.

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GoCruise – 16-10-2019 – Cunard To Add A Fourth Queen By 2022

With Cunard’s three queens being amongst the most popular ships at sea, there was a lot of speculation on whether Cunard would add to the existing trio.

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GoCruise – 09-10-2019 – Reasons To Choose Italy For Your Next Cruising Destination

Constantly famed as one of the Mediterranean’s and world’s best destinations, Italy has been on many travellers’ bucket-lists for centuries.

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GoCruise – 02-10-2019 – New Environmentally-Friendly Features That Are Coming To Cruise Lines

Sustainable tourism is a hot topic currently in the travel world and making sure that cruise lines are using the most eco-friendly methods to keep their carbon-footprint low is a must.

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GoCruise – 25-09-2019 – Is It Time You Tried A Different Method Of Cruising?

Cruising is growing as a method of travel every day and most cruise lines have opted for a more modern design that doesn’t encompass the old-fashioned style of rigging a ship.

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GoCruise – 18-09-2019 – Reasons To Choose Portugal For Your Next Cruising Destination

Often overshadowed for larger more well-known stops like Spain and France, Portugal has become more of a trendy destination over recent years.

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GoCruise – 11-09-2019 – Hurtigruten To Expand Its Hybrid Fleet By Three

MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken and MS Midnatsol are all to face these modifications and to reappear as MS Maud, MS Otto Sverdrup and MS Eirik Raude in 2021.

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GoCruise – 04-09-2019 – Scenic Eclipse – Scenic’s First Ocean-Going Vessel

As the first ocean-going vessel for Scenic, Scenic Eclipse is the latest ship to join the fleet.

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GoCruise – 28-08-2019 – Reasons To Choose Greece For Your Next Cruising Destination

Greece is a versatile destination; from sun-seekers to island hoppers, every type of traveller can take something away from the beautiful Greek islands.

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GoCruise – 21-08-2019 – European Cities That Can Be Seen By River Cruise

After last week’s blog on whether river or ocean cruising is more suited to you, it only seems fair if we now discuss which cities river ships can reach.

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GoCruise – 14-08-2019 – River Or Ocean Cruise, Which Is Right For You?

Both ocean and river cruising are great ways to experience the world’s best destinations and while one offers the opportunity to travel across multiple continents the other opens a gateway to landlocked capitals that can only be seen by river.

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GoCruise – 07-08-2019 – Cruising to the Gems of the Middle East

Recently, the Middle East has become a more popular tourist destination and guests have been sailing from all around the world to see why everyone has fallen in love.

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GoCruise – 31-07-2019 – P&O Cruises’ Food Heroes at Sea

Recently, Chris Mayhew who is part of the team at GoCruise head office had the chance to experience what P&O Cruises’ new dining options on board forthcoming ship Iona would entail. He spent the afternoon with new Local Food Hero Jose Pizarro to learn about the delicious jamón ibérico.

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GoCruise – 24-07-2019 – What Can We Expect From MSC Cruises’ Ocean Cay?

At the start of the year, we recapped some of the best privately-owned cruise line islands and what you can expect from them. With Coco Cay becoming somewhat of an instant success, MSC Cruises has been developing their own island that they have named Ocean Cay.

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GoCruise – 17-07-2019 – Reasons To Choose Australia As Your Next Cruising Destination

Australia has cemented itself as the most popular tourist destination in Oceania, even though flights can be up to a day long (depending on where you fly from.).

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GoCruise – 10-07-2019 – Ground-breaking Cruising Firsts

Cruising is always adapting. Every year, cruisers expect more and more from their favourite vessels, and, usually, cruise lines don’t disappoint.

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GoCruise – 03-07-2019 – Cruising with Norwegian Jade, Spirit and Sun in 2020

Looking forward to next year brings another exciting season for cruising. With the recent announcement of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2020 sailings, the spotlight has been reclaimed by some of the fleet’s older vessels.

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GoCruise – 26-06-2019 – The World’s Most Popular Monuments You Can See On A Cruise

When choosing your dream holiday destination, making sure you know what highlights you want to see during your stay can be a large factor in your decision, especially if you are hoping for an authentic experience.

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GoCruise – 19-06-2019 – Why The Norwegian Fjords Are Perfect For First-Time Cruisers

The Norwegian Fjords have been a popular cruising destination for generations and are still ranked amongst the top regions to visit whilst cruising.

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GoCruise – 12-06-2019 – Visiting Hawaii - America’s Secluded State

Hawaii has been a popular tourist destination for a long time and, while these secluded islands may not offer your typical US holiday (if there is such a thing), you are likely to fall in love at first sight.

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GoCruise – 05-06-2019 – Cruising Myths – To Believe Or Not To Believe

Cruising has been a popular method of travel for over 100 years and is the perfect alternative for holidaymakers who do not want to fly. But, due to some common misconceptions, many myths have been created that might deter you from taking the initial plunge.

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GoCruise – 29-05-2019 – Reasons To Choose Japan For Your Next Cruising Destination

Famed for its traditional arts, abstract dishes and symbolic cherry blossom, ‘The Land of The Rising Sun’ has cemented itself amongst Asia’s must-see destinations, and rightly so.

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GoCruise – 22-05-2019 – Hunting UNESCO World Heritage Sites From Around The World

As great discovers of the world, there are many reasons why we would travel. Whether it's in search of new cuisine or stunning views, there is no arguing that we all want to learn a little about our history.

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GoCruise – 15-05-2019 – Iconic Features Exclusive To Each Cruise Line

When choosing a cruiseline, you might realise that many features onboard the larger vessels are similar. But recently, many cruising companies have started to branch out and make themselves unique.

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GoCruise – 08-05-2019 – Is It Time You Explored The Untouched Corners Of The Mediterranean?

When exploring the Mediterranean, you may be drawn to the more iconic locations such as Rome or Dubrovnik. But, you might be missing out on the lesser-known ports that bring a more authentic journey.

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GoCruise – 01-05-2019 – The World of Solo Cruising

Looking for a solo cruise might be somewhat a daunting challenge, but here are some tips to help you plan your trip and get the best experience possible.

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GoCruise – 24-04-2019 – Best Family-Friendly Cruise Destinations

Family cruising is becoming a more affordable option for many holidaymakers looking to get away this summer. Promising multiple countries, excellent shows and never-ending activities, there will be plenty of time to enjoy doing the things you love, with the people you love.

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GoCruise – 17-04-2019 – Easter Traditions and Treats in European Cities and Streets

Easter is just around the corner and you may be wondering how each country celebrates.

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GoCruise – 10-04-2019 – Madagascar - The Island Of Lemurs

Madagascar is one of the lesser-known cruising ports, but it can boast something that many others cannot. Isolation has helped the island to remain beautiful and hold some of the best views and most importantly lemurs.

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GoCruise – 03-04-2019 – Why You Should Start Booking Your 2020/21 Cruises Now

In the cruising world, the earlier you book your cruise the better. Cruise lines have stated over the years about how late deals might not be the best deals and there is no better time to find the right sailing for you.

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GoCruise – 27-03-2019 – Sailing In Search Of Street Food To Savour

Food is a large part of why we travel and rightly so. With so many destinations having food that complements the other sights on show, taking a culinary adventure has become the norm.

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GoCruise – 20-03-2019 – Big Or Small Cruise Ships, What’s The Right Size For You?

As a hotly discussed topic between avid cruisers, whether to choose large or small ships has been debated since the existence of passenger cruising.

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GoCruise – 13-03-2019 – Much To Do In The Cities of The Mexican Riviera

Highly famed for their excessive beauty, the cities and lagoons that line the Mexican Riviera have cemented themselves among the top destinations around the world.

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GoCruise – 06-03-2019 – The Latest And Greatest Cruise Ship Renovations

Keeping ships modern is a must for cruise lines. See which vessels are soon to enter dry dock and what improvements will be added.

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GoCruise – 27-02-2019 – Can Cruising And Hiking Go Hand-in-Hand?

Hiking has offered a variety of oppurtunities for those who seek adventure, you might be wondering how cruising and hiking can be combined. Read here to find out how...

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GoCruise – 20-02-2019 – 10 Common Misconceptions About Your Favourite Destinations

Popular destinations come with high expectations and many travellers may believe some of the common misconceptions that are tied to them.

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GoCruise – 13-02-2019 – Are World Cruises a Worthy Choice?

Choosing a world cruise may sound a daunting experience, but with some many options to find the perfect vessel and destinations for you, the idea of a world cruise may sound more relaxing.

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GoCruise – 06-02-2019 – Top 4 Bizarre Themed Cruises For 2019

Choosing a themed cruise can be the perfect option for people who are looking for something a little more 'out of the ordinary'. Whether you are a fan of a popular TV series such as 'The Walking Dead' or want to meet fellow knitting lovers, there is most likely a themed cruise out there for you.

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GoCruise – 30-01-2019 – New Technology That Could Be Coming To The Cruising World

As the world adapts to the latest technology, Cruise lines are forced to follow the demand of what cruisers expect during their holiday. So here are a few of the newest additions that could change the cruising world.

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GoCruise – 23-01-2019 – 5 Tips for First Time Cruisers

When starting to think about your first cruise, you might not know how much is on offer to you, so making sure to do your research before choosing a sailing is essential.

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GoCruise – 16-01-2019 – Why Getting Married At Sea Is a Good Idea

Cruise wedding's are becoming more popular around the world, and for good reason. There are many benefits to having a cruise wedding that you may not get with a land based wedding.

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GoCruise – 09-01-2019 – 5 Little-Known Cruise Ports That Are Worth A Visit

Starting the 2019 cruising season many travellers may be looking to get away from the 'generic' ports of call. As there are thousands of ports to choose from you might be stuck on where to go next.

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GoCruise – 03-01-2019 – Top Cruise Line Privately Owned Island’s That You Can Visit

When holidaying in an archipelago such as the Canary Islands or Balearics, there’s always the option to take a moment to lay claim to a small island after adventuring out by boat, though few can say that they have actually been on a privately owned island.

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GoCruise – 19-12-2018 – 7 Sights To Visit Before They Disappear

As we look into the future of cruising, there are many changes that are impacting the experiences of certain destinations. So to make sure that you don't miss out on what's on offer, here are some sights that you need to see before that disappear.

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GoCruise – 13-12-2018 – Ships That You Can Look Forward To For 2019

After a successful 2018 cruising season, we are now looking forward to what is happening during the 2019 season. So here are the new ships that are coming to 2019.

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GoCruise – 05-12-2018 – Alaskan Cruises And What They Can Offer

When you think of traditional ocean cruise destinations, Alaska may not come to mind. But don’t let the cold temperatures put you off, as this “last frontier” is one of the more awe-inspiring pieces of North America, bringing quaint towns, tranquil hiking and so much more.

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GoCruise – 28-11-2018 – Could MSC Bellissima Feature Some Of The Best Entertainment At Sea?

With 2019 just around the corner we are likely to be seeing many new ships enter the oceans. To keep all of the passengers entertained cruise lines have to go the extra mile, see what MSC Bellissima will feature while you sail from port to port.

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GoCruise – 22-11-2018 – Destinations To Escape Christmas This Festive Season

As the build-up to Christmas is well underway, many of us see it as an exciting event that brings families together to eat vast amounts of food and exchange gifts. While this is all very exciting, se travellers prefer to escape the bustling high streets in search of a quiet retreat in a remote location.

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GoCruise – 14-11-2018 – What Makes Spectrum of the Seas A Quantum Ultra Class Ship?

The latest addition to the ever-growing Royal Caribbean fleet, Spectrum of the Seas, is the first of a brand new class of vessel for the cruise line – Quantum Ultra Class.

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GoCruise – 07-11-2018 – 4 Spectacular Viewpoints From Which To Admire The Norwegian Fjords

Chris Mayhew, one of the team at head office, has been chosen as a P&O Cruises Iona Insider and recently got the chance to visit the Norwegian fjords. Here are some fantastic viewpoints that cruise visited and that you can enjoy on an Iona cruise in 2020.

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GoCruise – 31-10-2018 – Most Underrated Destinations For Foodies

When looking for the best destination for foodies, you may be tempted too look at the more generic destinations. But, here are some of the most underrated destinations for foodies that you can go to by cruise.

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GoCruise – 24-10-2018 – Reasons To Choose The United States For Your Next Cruising Destination

The recent rise in the number of cruisers looking to sail to North America shows that the United States not only provides spectacular scenery but is also home to some mesmerising ports. Here are some excellent reasons to choose a cruise itinerary that sails to the USA.

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GoCruise – 17-10-2018 – How the Cruise Operators of Today are Protecting the Oceans of Tomorrow

Cruise lines are looking into better way to preserve our delicate oceans with the growing issue of climate change on everybody’s mind. Here is how the cruise lines of today are helping to protect the oceans of tomorrow.

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GoCruise – 11-10-2018 – 5 Unmissable Destinations On A Southeast Asia Cruise

Southeast Asia can offer a number of perfect opportunities to explore a range of diverse culture, exquisite cuisine and historical architecture.

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GoCruise – 04-10-2018 – Best Destinations for Festive Fun This Winter

With Christmas rapidly approaching, there is still plenty of chance to book your 2018 festive sailing on a variety of destinations. Here is a list of some of the best destinations for the 2018 festive season.

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GoCruise – 25-09-2018 – 4 Reasons why Dubrovnik is the perfect winter sun destination

Dubrovnik is not only the perfect summer destination, with culinary delights and amazing historical sites, there is plenty to do in the winter season too.

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GoCruise – 14-09-2018 – Celebrity Apex to launch in UK

Following the success of Celebrity Edge with the UK market, Celebrity Cruises has announced their next ship, Celebrity Apex, will launch in Southampton in 2020.

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GoCruise – 04-09-2018 – P&O Cruises reveal details of Iona’s maiden season

The eagerly anticipated Iona is set to join the P&O Cruises fleet in 2020 and details have been revealed this week of her first itineraries.

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GoCruise – 21-08-2018 – Enchanted Princess to join Princess Cruises in 2020

Princess Cruises is renowned for offering luxurious cruising experiences. Their new ship, Enchanted Princess, will offer brand new experiences from 2020.

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GoCruise – 13-08-2018 – Iona to sail in Norwegian fjords for her first season

Throughout Iona’s first season with P&O Cruises, she will sail through the Norwegian fjords and take passengers to a range of beautiful and scenic destinations.

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GoCruise – 08-08-2018 – Visit 56 UNESCO World Heritage sites in 117 nights

If you have a long bucket list of must-visit destinations, Regent Seven Seas 117-night world cruise in 2021 may be the perfect holiday option for you.

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GoCruise – 31-07-2018 – Azamara Pursuit completes transformation in Belfast

Having undergone an extensive refurb in Belfast, P&O Cruises’ former ship, Adonia, is now ready to join the Azamara Club Cruises fleet as Azamara Pursuit.

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GoCruise – 23-07-2018 – Virgin Voyages announce details of first ship and UK visit

New details of Virgin Voyages’ first ship were unveiled last week, with ‘Scarlet Lady’ set to offer features with a unique focus on health and well-being.

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GoCruise – 10-07-2018 – Oriana to leave P&O Cruises fleet in August 2019

Adonia’s departure from P&O Cruises will be followed by Oriana in August 2019, as the line looks to the future with the construction of new larger vessels.

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GoCruise – 25-06-2018 – Sail to Mamma Mia filming locations with Star Clippers

Mamma Mia has become one of the most popular films of all time. In 2019, you can travel to some of the locations that feature in the film with Star Clippers.

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GoCruise – 19-06-2018 – MSC Seaview christened in Genoa ahead of huge expansion plans

With bold plans in place to launch ten more vessels before 2026, it is likely we will be seeing much more of MSC Cruises in the years to come.

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GoCruise – 11-06-2018 – Top five breathtaking landmarks in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is home to an array of charming towns and cities, many of which hold an array of fascinating historical landmarks that await your discovery.

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GoCruise – 04-06-2018 – Introducing Iona - P&O Cruises’ New Flagship

In 2020, the newly announced Iona will join the P&O fleet. Powered by liquefied natural gas, she represents the future of cruising for British passengers.

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GoCruise – 21-05-2018 – Relive the 80’s and the sounds of the musicals on board a festival cruise

Whether you are looking to relive the 80’s or enjoy your favourite songs from the musicals, these themed Royal Caribbean cruises enable you to do just that.

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GoCruise – 14-05-2018 – Three of the best guest speakers currently at sea

While many people see a cruise as a chance to see a number of ports in a short amount of time, it can also offer a uniquely insightful holiday experience.

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GoCruise – 01-05-2018 – Seabourn Ovation joins Seabourn fleet

Seabourn Ovation is the newest vessel of the Seabourn fleet. We take a closer look at what passengers will be able to enjoy aboard this ultra-luxury ship.

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GoCruise – 24-04-2018 – Experience the new and improved Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas returns to Southampton this summer complete with a whole host of new and amazing features to enjoy.

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GoCruise – 17-04-2018 – Top three charming Mediterranean destinations to visit in summer 2018

The Mediterranean is home to many impressive ports and choosing the perfect one can prove tricky. We offer some inspiration with three of our favourite ports.

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GoCruise – 09-04-2018 – World’s largest cruise ship begins maiden season

Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis class ship, Symphony of the Seas, is finally here, complete with twisting slides, dazzling amenities and divine new dining venues.

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GoCruise – 27-03-2018 – Three new destinations to visit with Cunard in 2020

Cunard recently unveiled their new range of 2020 sailings. The Three Queens will travel to many exotic destinations including a number of maiden ports.

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GoCruise – 20-03-2018 – You can now see all seven continents in one sailing…

Departing out of Fort Lauderdale in 2020, Silversea will operate a 140-day world cruise taking passengers to 62 ports across 32 countries in seven continents.

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GoCruise – 12-03-2018 – Ritz-Carlton to offer pinnacle of ultra-luxury cruising

Ritz-Carlton is one of the newest names in the ultra-luxury cruising sector. This week, we take a look at what you can enjoy on one of these fabulous cruises.

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GoCruise – 05-03-2018 – Celebrity Edge to become a foodies paradise

At an event last week in New York, Celebrity Cruises confirmed that their newest and most exciting build to date will feature 29 dining venues on board.

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GoCruise – 27-02-2018 – Celebrate 170 years of Fred. Olsen in Cadiz

On September 10th 2018, all four of the Fred. Olsen ships will gather in the Spanish port of Cadiz for a special 170th year celebration event.

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GoCruise – 20-02-2018 – Explore the British Isles in luxurious style with Cunard

While many cruise ships will operate sailings out of the UK in 2018, Cunard will be offering a traditionally luxurious way to see the British Isles.

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GoCruise – 13-02-2018 – Experience the WOW-Factor aboard Symphony of the Seas this March

With 45 days to go until the arrival of Symphony of the Seas, we take a look at what you may be able to enjoy on Royal Caribbean’s first new build since 2016.

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GoCruise – 05-02-2018 – Royal Caribbean pledges to abolish all single-use plastic

Royal Caribbean has unveiled plans to cut all use of single-use plastics on board its ships in a bold new step to becoming more environmentally friendly.

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GoCruise – 29-01-2018 – P&O Cruises confirms order of second new ship

P&O Cruises will lead the way in terms of greener cruising following the announcement of their second Excellence-class vessel, which is due to launch in 2022.

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GoCruise – 23-01-2018 – Celebrity Silhouette to be modified specifically for British passengers

Prior to her arrival in the UK, Celebrity Silhouette will be redesigned for a British market and will be fully stocked with popular British foods and condiments.

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GoCruise – 15-01-2018 – What is U by Uniworld?

River cruising offers an elegantly relaxing experience that often appeals to the older generation. U by Uniworld, however, looks set to shake things up in 2018.

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GoCruise – 08-01-2018 – Three reasons why Sicily is the must-visit Mediterranean destination for 2018

The Italian island of Sicily is located just south of the mainland and offers plenty of sunshine, delicious cuisine and historical landmarks.

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