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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;metadescription=GoCruise 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 – 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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