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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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Ian Warren – 28-12-2016 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Balmoral Review

While docked in Southampton in December 2016, Ian Warren was lucky enough to have a look around Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral.

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Peter Ruck – 12-12-2016 – Tauck – Polar Bear Adventure 03–09 November 2016

Tauck is renowned for offering luxury, all-inclusive tours. Peter Ruck recently embarked on a fascinating and insightful tour of Canada and describes his experience.

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Helen Worthington – 30-11-2016 – Mediterranean Cruise onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria - Part 2

Following on from her review of Cunard's Queen Victoria, Helen describes the overall cruising experience during her time on board a complementary Mediterranean cruise.

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Helen Worthington – 24-11-2016 – Mediterranean Cruise onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria - Part 1

Having won a competition, Helen Worthington and her family were able to enjoy a complementary 7-night Mediterranean sailing on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria.

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Albert Garcia – 28-10-2016 – MSC Splendida ship visit

While docked in Southampton, Albert Garcia was able to take a look around MSC’s splendid vessel, Splendida.

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Helen Worthington – 19-10-2016 – River Cruising - CLIA Plan a Cruise Month

As part of CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month, Helen Worthington is providing an overview of each type of cruising, with this week’s focus being on river cruising.

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Helen Worthington – 11-10-2016 – Discovery Cruising - CLIA Plan a Cruise Month

As part of CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month, Helen Worthington is providing an overview of each type of cruising, with this week’s focus being on discovery cruising.

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Ian Warren – 07-10-2016 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Boudicca Review

Boudicca is the only ship in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet which I have yet to cruise on, so I decided to book the 8-night ‘Lochs of Scotland’ cruise.

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Helen Worthington – 07-10-2016 – Family Friendly Cruising - CLIA Plan a Cruise Month

As part of CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month, Helen Worthington takes a closer look at the family-friendly facilities and services available with Celebrity Cruises.

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Helen Worthington – 06-10-2016 – A Venetian Merchant in Liverpool

The 800-passenger Marco Polo sails as part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet and is the perfect base upon which to embark on an insightful cruise.

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Helen Worthington – 04-10-2016 – CLIA ‘PLan a Cruise Month’ (1st – 9th October 2016)

Every October, CLIA’s Plan a Cruise Month campaign celebrates the very best of cruising, with travel agents showcasing the benefits of embarking on a cruise.

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Helen Worthington – 20-09-2016 – What is ‘Ultra Luxury’ cruising?

A handful of cruise lines go above and beyond the standard definition of luxury to deliver a redefined level of class, elegance, sophistication, and service.

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Albert Garcia – 25-08-2016 – The Wine of Europe

Europe’s many rivers offer a gateway to some of the finest wines in the world including: Champagne, Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Rioja, Merlot, and Port.

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Jill Rushby – 23-08-2016 – Oceania Cruises - Marina

While docked in Liverpool, Jill Rushby was able to have a look around Oceania Cruises' elegant ship, Marina.

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Nick Hollands – 17-08-2016 –Affordable Luxury at The Sanctuary on Royal Princess

If you have wondered what it is like to experience true luxury at sea, you might be interested to know that there are alternatives that won’t break the bank.

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Jim & Julia Wallace – 12-08-2016 – Have you been Harmonised?

Can’t believe we were lucky enough to be on board the world’s largest cruise ship! We were with 650 travel industry delegates from CLIA UK to be able to experience Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.

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Helen Worthington – 18-07-2016 – AzAmazing Azamara Quest

While docked in Liverpool, Helen Worthington was able to take a closer look at the relaxing and modern amenities on board Azamara Quest.

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Jill Rushby – 07-07-2016 – Expedition Cruising in Antarctica

Jill Rushby recently embarked on an expedition cruise to Antarctica with Compagnie du Ponant. Her five-part blog starts in Ushuaia, Argentina.

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Ian Warren – 01-07-2016 – Warner Leisure Hotels – Littlecote House

Warner Leisure Hotels offer peaceful adult-only experiences in idyllic surroundings that are ideal for a weekend break.

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Ian Warren – 16-06-2016 – MS Koningsdam Review

MS Koningsdam is the newest addition to the Holland America Line fleet. This 2,650-guest vessel offers a range of new and exciting amenities for all to enjoy.

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Ian Warren – 31-05-2016 – Harmony of the Seas Videos

As is the case with many things, the best way to fully appreciate Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is to see it for yourself.

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Ian Warren – 31-05-2016 – Harmony of the Seas Review

Harmony of the Seas is the third addition to Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class fleet and holds the title for the largest cruise ship in the world.

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Sarah & Bjarne Thelin – 24-05-2016 – Harmony of the Seas – Royal Caribbean’s ship that wows on so many levels!

Harmony of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, stealing the crown from Ovation of the Seas after a little over a month.

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Sarah & Bjarne Thelin – 24-05-2016 – Quantum Class – Ovation of the Seas: A different scale of holiday!

There are so many things to take in with Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships – the best way to understand what’s available is simply to experience them.

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Sarah & Bjarne Thelin – 24-05-2016 – Inaugural Visit on NCL’s Norwegian Escape

Having never previously cruised with Norwegian Cruise Line, we weren't sure what to expect from Norwegian Escape. Here is our in depth review from the inaugural cruise.

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Peter Ruck – 28-04-2016 – Tauck Afternoon Tea

Following the completion of the in-depth training programme with Tauck,Peter Ruck held an afternoon tea event with a number of his clients.

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Ian Warren – 25-04-2016 – MS Serenade 1 River Cruising with Titan Travel in 2017

Following a winter refurbishment in 2017, the 4-Star MS Serenade 1 will operate seasonal river cruises for Titan Travel.

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Ian Warren – 14-04-2016 – Review of Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas is the third addition to Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class fleet. Ian Warren was able to have a look around and provides his review.

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Helen Worthington – 14-04-2016 – Ovation of the Seas Review

Ovation of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's third addition to the Quantum-class fleet. Helen Worthington was able to experience this amazing vessel for herself.

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Tracey Holt – 30-03-2016 – Five Top Tips for Travelling to Cuba

Cuba is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular Caribbean holiday destinations. Before visiting this amazing island, be sure to read Tracey Holt’s tips.

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Kevin Booth – 16-03-2016 – The Enchanting Rhine - AmaCerto River Cruise

Kevin and Ann Booth recently embarked on a river cruise along the Rhine on board AmaWaterways' AmaCerto. Here is an insightful review of their experience.

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Ian Warren – 16-03-2016 – Shore Excursions from Cape Town in South Africa

Ian Warren recently travelled to Cape Town, South Africa, and took a look at the shore excursion options available in and around this iconic city.

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Albert Garcia – 09-03-2016 – A Guide to River Cruising

There are many rivers to explore and many river cruise lines on board which you can explore them. Albert Garcia provides his guide to river cruising.

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Helen Worthington – 09-03-2016 – Patron Saints at Sea

Whilst sailing the seas of the world, you should leave nothing to chance! These patron saints will assist in safely guiding you on your travels.

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Nick Hollands – 03-03-2016 –Caribbean Cruise on board Royal Princess

Nick Hollands recently embarked on a Caribbean cruise on board Princess Cruises' Royal Princess, with Jamaica and Grand Cayman among the destinations visited.

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Helen Worthington – 02-03-2016 – Enhancing your Cruise with a Series of Good Reads

Many renowned cruise ships, offer gorgeous sanctuaries, where you can hide away and unwind in a good novel... Or a helpful travel guide.

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Nick Hollands – 26-02-2016 –Sail Across the Sun 2016

‘Sail Across the Sun’ is an annual music festival on the seas. This year, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl played host to this spectacular event.

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Peter Ruck – 19-02-2016 – Peter Ruck Completes In-Depth Tauck Training Program

Peter Ruck recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, thus joining 1% of the company's worldwide network of travel agents.

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Jane Bowen – 11-02-2016 – Croisi Europe – Lafayette

My husband and I experienced the delights of Croisi Europe river cruising for the first time, and a delight it certainly was!

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Ian Warren – 11-02-2016 – Explore New Worlds on a Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise

Hurtigruten have announced 22 new routes for their 2017 – 2018 Explorer voyages, including amazing destinations such as the Amazon Rain Forest.

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Ian Warren – 11-02-2016 – Scenic Eclipse to be the World’s First Discovery Yacht

Due to launch in August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will be the world’s first Discovery Yacht, enabling guests to to visit some amazing destinations in 6-star ultra-luxury.

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Ian Warren – 11-02-2016 – Warner Leisure Hotels

If you are looking for a break closer to home, whether it is to relax or enjoy some great entertainment, then Warner Leisure Hotels is bound to have a break for you.

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Christina Astill – 13-01-2016 – Amsterdam on our Doorstep

Christina Astill recently visited Amsterdam, a beautiful city filled with cultural delights, colourful tulips, insightful museums and fantastic food.

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Helen Worthington – 11-01-2016 – 2016 Cruising Calendar

Helen Worthington takes us through the upcoming year of cruising, with a month-by-month account of some of the best events to look out for in 2016.

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Ian Warren – 04-01-2016 – Black Watch Review

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Black Watch is a perfect option for those who prefer small ship cruising. Ian Warren provides an extensive review of this iconic vessel.

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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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GoCruise – 12-12-2016 – Soak up the Canary Islands sun this winter

A festive cruise to the Canary Islands can take the stress out of Christmas, while also enabling you to soak up the sun in a range of stunning destinations.

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GoCruise – 05-12-2016 – Ten Mediterranean Destinations you must visit in 2017

Between August 2015 and July 2016, cruisers reviewed their favourite Mediterranean destinations. GoCruise takes a look at each of the top 10 destinations.

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GoCruise – 28-11-2016 – Embarking on a World Cruise in 2017

January marks the start of the world cruise season and 2017 will see a plethora of cruise lines embarking on a series of adventures around the globe.

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GoCruise – 21-11-2016 – Visit the Christmas markets of Europe

Enjoy the delights of Europe’s Christmas markets as your elegant and luxurious cruise vessel sails from one festive destination to the next.

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GoCruise – 14-11-2016 – Spend Christmas in the Caribbean on board a Cruise

If you are longing for warmer temperatures this winter, why no consider celebrating Christmas in the Caribbean on board a luxurious cruise.

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GoCruise – 07-11-2016 – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships gather together for the first time

For the first time in the history of the Oasis-class fleet, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas sailed alongside each other.

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GoCruise – 17-10-2016 – Cruising into Kotor, Montenegro

If you have seen the natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords and felt the luxurious elegance of Monaco, you may want to consider visiting Kotor in Montenegro.

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GoCruise – 26-09-2016 – Sail the seas in 2017 on board Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Columbus

In keeping with the theme of exploration, Cruise and Maritime Voyages will welcome a new ship to the fleet in 2017, which will sail under the name of Columbus.

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GoCruise – 19-09-2016 – Embark on a Cruise to the Canary Islands

From October to January, the Canary Islands offer temperatures that regularly rise above 20 degrees, making this the perfect region for a winter cruise.

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GoCruise – 12-09-2016 – Autumn Cruise Inspiration

As temperatures in the UK begin to get gradually cooler, we take a look at some of the best cruise escapes available around the world this autumn.

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GoCruise – 05-09-2016 – Seven Seas Explorer – The World’s Most Luxurious Ship

In July 2016, Regent Seven Seas Cruises welcomed the fourth and newest addition to the ultra-luxury fleet as Seven Seas Explorer was christened in Monaco.

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GoCruise – 17-08-2016 – Discover the four corners of the Earth with an Around the World voyage

A cruise is the best way to see the world. While relaxing in luxurious surroundings, you will visit many fascinating islands and far-flung destinations.

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GoCruise – 11-07-2016 – Embark on an Expedition with Hurtigruten

For 120 years, Hurtigruten has sailed to the far corners of the earth. In the coming years, the line will be redefined with many new vessels and destinations.

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GoCruise – 04-07-2016 – Staying Connected with Friends and Family

In the 21st century, many passengers consider being able to have the internet at your fingertips an absolute must. We take a look at some of the best packages available.

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GoCruise – 27-06-2016 – Immersive Cruises to Japan

Japan is home to glittering cities and cultural landmarks. Princess Cruises offer immersive experiences which enable you to appreciate this beautiful nation.

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GoCruise – 20-06-2016 – Explore Croatia

Croatia is one of the most impressive nations of the Adriatic. P&O Cruises can take you to Dubrovnik, where you can embark on a range of shore excursions.

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GoCruise – 13-06-2016 – Experience the Islands of the Indian Ocean

Blissful beaches, stunning natural landscapes and vibrant towns await with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ first fly-cruise to the islands of the Indian Ocean.

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GoCruise – 06-06-2016 – How well do you know your Cruise Ships?

Whether you know cruising like the back of your hand or are simply looking for a little holiday inspiration, our image quiz will provide a good background of what to expect from the world of cruising this summer.

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GoCruise – 16-05-2016 – New Destinations to Experience in 2018 with Cunard

Cunard’s newly announced circumnavigation itineraries for 2018 feature 17 maiden calls. We take a closer look at each of these stunning destinations.

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GoCruise – 09-05-2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line introduce new Resort Port in Belize

From November 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line will offer passengers the chance to experience the private island of Harvest Caye, located off the coast of Belize.

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GoCruise – 25-04-2016 – Visit the Wonders of the World

In January 2017, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will provide a fantastic opportunity to visit five of the Modern Wonders of the World with a unique world cruise.

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GoCruise – 18-04-2016 – Introducing Ovation of the Seas

Amenities such as the North Star, Bionic Bar, RipCord by iFly and much more feature on board Royal Caribbean’s third Quantum Class ship, Ovation of the Seas.

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GoCruise – 11-04-2016 – Exciting New Features on board Harmony of the Seas

Colourful water slides, multi-deck thrill rides, climbing walls, surfing simulators and an ice rink are a few of the features on board Harmony of the Seas.

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GoCruise – 04-04-2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line unveil plans for innovative new ship

NCL’s newest vessel will feature a go kart course, open-air laser tag, a lush green garden, hover bumper cars, fine restaurants and much more.

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GoCruise – 21-03-2016 – Celebrity Cruises buy Galapagos Islands Tour Operator

Following the purchase of specialist tour operator, Ocean Adventures, Celebrity Cruises will increase their presence in the Galapagos Islands by 65%.

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GoCruise – 14-03-2016 – Four Breathtaking Cruise Destinations to Experience in 2016

Whilst European and Caribbean destinations remain as popular as ever, we look at four off-the-beaten-track locations you can experience to during a cruise.

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GoCruise – 07-03-2016 – Experience China with Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld is renowned for providing luxury boutique river cruise ships. A cruise along the Yangtze with Uniworld will provide a truly mesmerising experience.

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GoCruise – 22-02-2016 – Titanic II to sail in 2018

A replica of the ill-fated Titanic is currently under construction in Jiangsu, China. From 2018, the Titanic II will be scheduled to complete itineraries from Jiangsu to Dubai.

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GoCruise – 04-02-2016 – Embark on an adventure onboard Ovation of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class vessels are renowned for providing unique experiences. In spring 2016, the third Quantum Class ship will be unveiled.

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GoCruise – 18-01-2016 – The Times David Bowie Embraced Cruising

David Bowie gained fans around the world, but a fear of flying meant he had to look to other options in order to travel. He quickly fell in love with cruising.

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GoCruise – 11-01-2016 – Getting Married on board a Cunard Cruise

Marriage is a momentous occasion in any two peoples’ lives. Cunard offer a range of wedding ceremonies on the seas that you and your guests will never forget.

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GoCruise – 04-01-2016 – Four of the Best Cruise Destinations to look out for in 2016

Whilst cruising regions such as the Mediterranean and Caribbean remain as popular as ever, 2016 will be a year of new destinations, ships and itineraries.

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