Renowned for their fine food and elegant surroundings, rather than full-on family entertainment, Oceania Cruises’ fleet of four luxury cruise ships will be serving traditional and local cuisine throughout the festivities, while festive entertainment and seasonal décor throughout the ships will add to the holiday atmosphere.
Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventure, successfully completed the first-ever passenger hot air balloon adventure on an expedition to the North Pole this week.
This week luxury cruise specialist Mundy Cruising is launching Mundy Adventures, entering a new market for people wishing to explore remote locations in style.
Offering respite from the searing summer heat – yet with plentiful sunshine and seas warmed nicely to the mid-twenties – September’s an ideal time to try an expert-led cultural tour in Turkey. With the schools having gone back, archaeological sites will be quieter, making sight-seeing even more enjoyable.
In response to growing demand for short ‘taster’ cruises, tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has added new short break cruises in the Baltics for 2013, in addition to Mediterranean sailings during 2012, including a five-night mini-cruise from Athens to Malta this October for just £999 per person, including flights and transfers.
According to new research by premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises, Brits’ top locations for enjoying a drink are either, ‘on holiday’ or ‘in the garden’, suggesting that sunshine is the ultimate accompaniment to a tipple.
Titan the escorted tour specialists, has introduced its brand new range of travel-inclusive, no-fly holidays for the UK, Scandinavia, Baltics, Mediterranean, Black Sea and even West Africa for 2012, with guests able to travel outbound or return by rail, coach or sea.
Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways christened its newest ship, the AmaCerto, on 16th May in the scenic Danube town of Vilshofen, Germany. The traditional ceremony centred on the christening and blessing of the ship by its Godmother, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) President Christine Duffy.
Quark Expeditions has reported an increase in the number of passengers during the 2011-2012 Antarctic Season.
From the Tropical North to the islands of the Whitsundays, Queensland has over 7400km of coastline inhabited by hundreds of species of marine wildlife.
With Britain in the grips of Jubilee fever, Gibraltar refuses to be left out and is gearing up for its spectacular Diamond Jubilee Flotilla which will depart from Ocean Village Marina at midday on Monday 4 June.
Escape to another world with the award-winning Majestic Line, the perfect small boat cruise for the solo traveller.
On Sunday, 3rd June, Sunvil Holidays’ 98-year-old riverboat, the Genevieve, will join a thousand other vessels, including the Royal Barge, for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant – why not celebrate a special occasion on board this vintage motor launch with a group of friends?
Those tired of arriving in port to find it crammed with giant ships and several thousand cruise passengers swarming all over town should consider cruising on a smaller ship with access to less crowded and more remote destinations.
According Silver Travel Advisor cruising is the fastest growth area of the UK travel industry with nearly 2 million British holidaymakers taking a cruise holiday each year.
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