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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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Ian Warren – 04-12-2017 – Amadeus Silver III Review

Amadeus River Cruises operates a fleet of ships on the rivers of Europe. One of the newest is Amadeus Silver III, which I had a good look around in Amsterdam.

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Ian Warren – 01-12-2017 – A-ROSA FLORA Review

Having never been on an A-ROSA ship before, this opportunity from Cosmos was too good to miss. I was going to be in Amsterdam anyway, as I was attending the annual CLIA River Cruise Conference, so an additional 4 nights cruising from Amsterdam to Cologne made perfect sense to me.

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Ian Warren – 22-09-2017 – Silver Muse Review

Silver Muse entered service in April 2017 as the smallest ultra-luxury ship at sea, carrying just 596 guests and over 400 members of crew.

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Helen Worthington – 13-09-2017 – Crystal Symphony Review

Crystal Symphony may be 25 years old, but Crystal Cruises has kept the vessel clean, modern and sophisticated. Helen Worthington provides her review.

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Andy Church & Olivia Chapman – 23-08-2017 – Bahamas to Port Canaveral on board Majesty of the Seas

Olivia and Andy spent the last week of July 2017 sailing around the Bahamas on a three-night sailing on board Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas.

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Ian Warren – 22-08-2017 – Crystal Symphony Review

The opportunity to see Crystal Symphony in August 2017 for a look around and to experience Crystal Cruises’ renowned cuisine was one I couldn’t afford to miss.

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Helen Worthington – 15-08-2017 – HAL Zuiderdam Review

HAL prides itself on sailing a fleet of traditional mid-size ships offering destination intensive cruises. Helen Worthington reviews the impressive Zuiderdam.

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Ian Warren – 31-07-2017 – Switzerland, Matterhorn & Glacier Express Video

I made this video to show some of the highlights from our recent holiday, which was an escorted tour through Switzerland with Riviera Travel.

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Helen Worthington – 31-07-2017 – Celebrity Silhouette review

Celebrity Silhouette is a chic vessel offering a range of relaxing and contemporary amenities that will take your cruising experience to a whole new level.

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Helen Worthington – 12-07-2017 – Norwegian Epic | Part 2

Following on from Part One of Helen's blog based on her experiences on board Norwegian Epic, Part Two offers an overview of the entertainment facilities, kids clubs and shore excursions that one can enjoy.

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Helen Worthington – 12-07-2017 – Norwegian Epic | Part 1

Norwegian Epic has come a long way since its sensational UK launch in 2010, as the 3rd largest cruise ship afloat (at the time). It was 33% smaller than the two Oasis Class ships operated by Royal Caribbean then (Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas), yet at 156,000 tonnes and carrying 4100 guests (double occupancy) it is still quite big!

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Helen Worthington – 03-07-2017 – A journey to Mechelen

I don’t suppose many people have heard of Mechelen in Belgium. I was offered the chance to attend a Conference there and what a little gem it turned out to be!

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Ian Warren – 13-06-2017 – CMV Columbus Review

Columbus is the new flagship for Cruise and Maritime Voyages, having been transferred from P&O Cruises Australia. Ian Warren had a unique chance to look around.

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Ian Warren – 12-06-2017 – MS Emily Bronte Review

Ian Warren had never been onboard any of the ships in the Riviera Travel fleet, so jumped at the chance to visit their new 5 star MS Emily Bronte.

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Jim & Julia Wallace – 08-06-2017 – One night on board Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer is often referred to as the most luxurious ship ever built. Jim and Julia Wallace were lucky enough to be able to judge for themselves.

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Andy Church & Olivia Chapman – 07-06-2017 – Holland America | Koningsdam Review

Olivia and Andy were delighted to accept an invitation to experience Holland America’s latest fleet addition – MS Koningsdam – last weekend in Amsterdam.

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Helen Worthington – 06-06-2017 – Norwegian Epic Review

Upon completion, in 2009, Norwegian Epic was then the world’s third largest cruise ship. Helen Worthington spent a couple of nights on this spectacular vessel in 2009 and following its 2015 refit has just had the opportunity to renew acquaintances on a longer cruise...

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Tracey Holt – 02-06-2017 – Oceania Insignia

Oceania Cruises represent a pinnacle of luxury on the seas. Tracey Holt was recently able to embark on a three-night journey on board Insignia around the southern coast of Spain.

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Albert Garcia – 09-05-2017 – Ponant - Le Boreal ship visit

Earlier this month, Ponant’s luxury super yacht, Le Boreal, docked by London Tower Bridge and Albert Garcia was lucky enough to tour this spectacular vessel.

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Tracey Holt – 02-05-2017 – Amadeus Rhapsody Review

Tracey Holt recently embarked on a river cruise along the Danube on board the luxurious and elegant Amadeus Rhapsody.

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Helen Worthington – 12-04-2017 – What do orchids & Uniworld have in common?

Although known for delivering luxury river cruising experience, Uniworld is attempting to branch out to a wider audience, as Helen Worthington explains.

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Ian Warren – 04-04-2017 – MS Serenade I Review

The MS Serenade 1 has been exclusively chartered by Titan Travel for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. This ship is very popular with British guests, many of whom will be pleased to see her available again from the UK.

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Peter Ruck – 27-03-2017 – The beautiful Viking Sky

Peter Ruck was recently able to enjoy the delights of Viking Sky. His experiences on board this fabulous ship have been outlined in his descriptive diary.

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Nick Hollands – 24-03-2017 –AMA Prima in Amsterdam

Ama Prima has been rated the 'number one' river cruise ship in Europe, and Nick Hollands was lucky enough to have a look around this luxurious vessel.

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Carole Sandler – 23-03-2017 – A river cruise on the Irrawaddy and stay in Yangon

The Irrawaddy is one of the most beautiful rivers in Far East Asia, able to take you to beautiful temples and exotic cultures.

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Helen Worthington – 20-03-2017 – Amadeus Silver II | As good as gold

With fabulous food, luxurious interiors and gorgeous scenery, Amadeus’ Silver II offers the pinnacle of elegant European river cruising. Helen Worthington was lucky enough to experience this elegant vessel for herself.

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Helen Worthington – 03-03-2017 – Is there a cruise to suit your star sign?

A unique way of establishing whether or not a cruise is right for you is to examine the qualities associated with star sign.

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Helen Worthington – 05-01-2017 – The Tauck Difference

In November 2016, Helen Worthington was fortunate enough to spend two nights on board Tauck's elegant new vessel - MS Grace.

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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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GoCruise – 19-12-2017 – Exciting new ships set to launch in 2018

Every year, some of the most renowned cruise lines unveil their newest vessels. 2018 will certainly be no exception, with many exciting ships on the horizon.

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GoCruise – 11-12-2017 – A Guide to the Most Extreme Shore Excursions Available

When considering excursions, walking tours and beach trips spring to mind. This is only the tip of the iceberg and we look at some of the more lavish options.

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GoCruise – 04-12-2017 – Royal Caribbean to offer year-round sailings to Cuba in 2018

Cuba is one of the most culturally vibrant destinations on earth. In 2018, you can enjoy an immersive experience of this gorgeous island with Royal Caribbean.

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GoCruise – 27-11-2017 – Enjoy a festive sailing to the Canary Islands this winter

Sail away on a blissful escape this winter with a cruise to the Canary Islands, which offer warmer temperatures and plenty of isolated golden beaches.

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GoCruise – 20-11-2017 – Azamara Pursuit to be christened in UK

Azamara’s new vessel, Azamara Pursuit, is set to join the fleet from P&O Cruises in August 2018 and will receive the line’s first official christening ceremony.

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GoCruise – 13-11-2017 – Royal Caribbean to enter new age of digital cruising

Royal Caribbean has unveiled tech that will revolutionise the cruise industry, with futuristic apps and RFID bands that will enhance the on board experience.

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GoCruise – 06-11-2017 – New details announced for Virgin Voyages

3 years have passed since Richard Branson stated his intention to join the cruise industry. Last week, new details were finally revealed at a keel-laying event.

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GoCruise – 30-10-2017 – World Cruises: Top five tips

January marks the start of the world cruise season, with many lines offering a range of fabulous itineraries. Our tips will help you find your dream holiday.

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GoCruise – 23-10-2017 – Four digital features that will redefine cruising

As cruise ships continue to grow, many digitalised services are likely to be introduced on board. We look at four of the most intriguing and likely additions.

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GoCruise – 16-10-2017 – First look inside Royal Caribbean’s newest ship

Royal Caribbean has a reputation creating a big impression. Next year, the line will unveil Symphony of the Seas – offering many new and exciting amenities.

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GoCruise – 09-10-2017 – Five of the best ships for foodies

Many foodies will say that some of the best restaurants in the world can be found at sea. With the wide range of options available, it is easy to see why.

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GoCruise – 02-10-2017 – New ships announced for Azamara and Cunard

Last week, two lines confirmed new additions to their fleets, with Azamara acquiring Adonia from P&O Cruises and Cunard receiving an entirely new build.

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GoCruise – 25-09-2017 – Want to see the world? These cruises allow you to just that…

A journey around the world is the Holy Grail for many intrepid explorers and a number of cruise lines will enable you to do just that in January 2018.

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GoCruise – 18-09-2017 – The suspense of a mystery cruise

Not knowing where you are going on your holiday may sound strange, but these mystery cruises from Fred. Olsen offer a unique sense of discovery and exploration.

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GoCruise – 11-09-2017 – Quiz: Which ultra-luxury line is right for you?

Can’t decide which luxury line to travel with? Our interactive quiz will help you to discover the perfect option to suit your personal requirements and desires.

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GoCruise – 04-09-2017 – CMV to offer industry-first ‘Vegan cruise’

CMV are set to become the first line to offer a vegan-themed cruise, with all-vegan meals, insightful themed talks and wellbeing activities to look forward to.

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GoCruise – 21-08-2017 – Five of the best destinations to visit on a cruise in 2017

Cruise lines are continuing to add exotic destinations to their itineraries and, this week, we take a look at five of the best destinations to visit in 2017.

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GoCruise – 14-08-2017 – Enjoy go-kart racing on Norwegian Bliss

NCL’s new Norwegian Bliss looks to follow on form the success of the innovative and ground-breaking Norwegian Joy, which has been based in China.

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GoCruise – 08-08-2017 – Five of the best bars on the seas

At the heart of every cruise ship is a relaxing bar or lounge in which to put your feet up and enjoy your favourite tipple. We take a look at five of the best.

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GoCruise – 31-07-2017 – The best European ports to visit in 2017

Cruise review site, Cruise Critic, has released a list of the most popular ports around the world based on the number of positive reviews received.

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GoCruise – 24-07-2017 – Around the world in 180 days with Oceania Cruises

At 180 days in duration, Oceania Cruises ‘Around the World’ cruise is the longest itinerary of its kind, taking passengers to destinations across 5 continents.

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GoCruise – 17-07-2017 – Exciting new features to be added to Independence of the Seas

2018 will mark the tenth anniversary of Independence of the Seas. As part of the celebrations, she will receive a range of new and exciting features.

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GoCruise – 10-07-2017 – New Eden area revealed for Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge marks the beginning of a new era for the luxury cruise line. Their newly-revealed public area, Eden, will take you on a journey of the senses.

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GoCruise – 03-07-2017 – Explore the delights of the Middle East and India in luxury

Sail to the cosmopolitan cities of the Arabian Gulf and western coast of India on board a luxurious ship with Celebrity Cruises this winter.

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GoCruise – 27-06-2017 – Experience the highlights of the UK on a summer cruise

While many holiday-makers will head to the Mediterranean and Caribbean this summer, Fred. Olsen will be offering a range of UK circumnavigation itineraries.

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GoCruise – 19-06-2017 – Hidden Gems of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean may be a popular cruising region this summer, but many cruise lines are incorporating a range of hidden gems into their itineraries.

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GoCruise – 12-06-2017 – Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is on the way

Although 2017 may be a quieter year for Royal Caribbean, construction of the brand new Symphony of the Seas marks a new direction for the line.

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GoCruise – 05-06-2017 – The rise of wearable technology on cruise ships

Wearable technology has made ripples within the cruise industry in recent years, with more and more lines offering RFID-based services on board their ships.

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GoCruise – 22-05-2017 – Introducing Fred. Olsen River Cruises

Fred. Olsen River Cruises will enable passengers to enjoy everything that is quintessential of the ocean-bound vessels while sailing the rivers of Europe.

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GoCruise – 15-05-2017 – Try a taster cruise in 2017

If you are new to cruising, it can be difficult to determine which ship is right for you. Therefore, we have outlined five of the best taster cruises available in 2017.

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GoCruise – 08-05-2017 – Three alternative cruising options available this summer

While the Mediterranean certainly appeals, many cruise lines will also be operating itineraries to other destinations around the world throughout summer 2017.

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GoCruise – 24-04-2017 – Could Cunard transatlantic services return to Liverpool?

In the 19th century, Cunard ships regularly sailed from Liverpool to North America. Now, these services could return for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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GoCruise – 10-04-2017 – Three family-friendly ships set to sail out of UK ports in 2017

Some of the most impressive ships in the industry will be sailing out of the UK in 2017 – each offering a range of amazing amenities for the family to enjoy.

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GoCruise – 03-04-2017 – Were you fooled? A round-up of the weekend’s April fools’ stories

The cruise industry has seen its fair share of fake news over the April fools’ weekend and we take a look at some of the strange and unbelievable news stories.

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GoCruise – 27-03-2017 – Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with Pullmantur Cruises

When it comes to family-friendly cruising, there are few lines that provide better value than the all-inclusive offering available with Pullmantur Cruises.

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GoCruise – 20-03-2017 – Celebrity Cruises reveals details of exciting new vessel

Last week, Celebrity Cruises announced plans for an exciting new build known as Celebrity Edge, which is set to revolutionise the cruise industry.

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GoCruise – 13-03-2017 – Embark on a journey around the world with Fred. Olsen

Last week, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launched a new series of itineraries for 2018 and 2019 including a world cruise that features a New Year visit to Sydney.

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GoCruise – 06-03-2017 – Could new Fred. Olsen ships be on the way?

With 2017 marking ten years since Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines added a new ship to their fleet, the line has confirmed that plans for new additions are on the table.

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GoCruise – 27-02-2017 – A closer look at MSC Cruises’ brand new Meraviglia

Meraviglia is one of 11 new MSC Cruises vessels which are set to launch over the next 10 years, marking the beginning of a new era for the family-friendly line.

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GoCruise – 20-02-2017 – The gratuities guide of the cruising world

Gratuities are often viewed as an optional charge. However, cruise lines apply a range of systems to ensure crew members are adequately compensated.

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GoCruise – 13-02-2017 – Five ex-UK cruises available in March 2017

March marks the beginning of the Mediterranean and Europe cruising season. This week, we look at five of the best ex-UK Europe itineraries available throughout next month.

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GoCruise – 06-02-2017 – Top Cruise Destinations to visit in 2017

Cruise lines continue to add new and exotic destinations to their itineraries, offering one of the best ways to see a vast number of places over a short period of time. We take a closer look at five destinations which are set to receive a tourism boost in 2017.

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GoCruise – 23-01-2017 – Embark on a cruise on board Royal Princess – Star of ITV’s ‘The Cruise’

Princess Cruises' Royal Princess is the Star of ITV’s second series of The Cruise. This elegant and luxurious vessel enables passengers to sail the world in style.

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GoCruise – 16-01-2017 – A Closer Look at Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore is the fourth and largest addition to the ultra-luxury Seabourn fleet, with intricately designed public areas and elegant features.

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GoCruise – 09-01-2017 – New Cruise Ships launching in 2017

This month saw the introduction of new luxury vessel, Seabourn Encore. She is the first of nine brand new additions set to join the industry throughout 2017, offering holiday-makers a range of new and exciting cruising options.

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