repositioning cruises

Repositioning Cruises

From the very beginnings of transatlantic travel, when the paddle steamer Britannia set out from Liverpool bound for Boston in July 1840, competition across the Atlantic became intense. Each new ship was built to be larger, faster and more luxurious. The North Atlantic became a showcase for national rivalries as nations vied for supremacy. By […]

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Mekong in Focus

Back in 1955 Graham Greene compared Vietnam’s polished illusions to a lacquered table: lovely, but so tough it takes no scratches. Today he would scarcely recognise Ho Chi Minh City with its designer boutiques along Dong Khoi Street exuding a glistening 21st Century patina. This metropolis is also the southern starting point of a cruise along […]

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Staff Travel Diaries: Silver Muse

Francesca Barone is one of our Brilliant Travel Homeworkers who specialises in cruise and luxury holidays. She was recently invited on board the Silver Muse, the newest ship in the SilverSea fleet. Here’s her blog on the ammenities found on board. Recently I was one of the fortunate few to receive an invitation onto one […]

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10 movies filmed in Vancouver

If you’ve ever experienced déjà vu while flicking through photos of Vancouver, it might be because you’ve seen the city in your favourite film. Vancouver has earned the nickname Hollywood North thanks to its status as the third largest centre for the film industry in North America. Part of this is accredited to how scenically […]

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7 places to visit in Costa Daurada

Costa Daurada is one of mainland Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. Located along the stunning Mediterranean shoreline it’s the perfect blend of Catalonian culture, family-family attractions, rich history, golden beaches and sun-drenched weather. With other Spanish holiday hubs (such as Barcelona) only a short distance away it’s also the perfect base for exploring some of […]

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Exploring Alaska from a cruise ship

Scottish naturalist John Muir made the first of his three trips to Alaska’s Panhandle in 1879. Alaska may be America’s ‘Last Frontier’, but when it comes to untamed natural beauty its first without equals. A cruise isn’t just the best way to experience the rugged landscape of America’s 49th state; it’s practically the only way. […]

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