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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 – 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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