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Yangtze in Focus

The Yangtze river is the third longest river in the world after the Nile and Amazon. At 3,553 miles long it rises in the frozen glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau and disgorges into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It stretches through China‘s most enchanting historic and cultural treasures; and has been an important lifeline […]

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Cruises for Foodies

For many people, sea cruises are a long day’s journey into dinner, undoubtedly the main event of the day. As mealtimes roll relentlessly past, the captain has the good grace to deliver a number of countries to the side of the ship. Emphasising the ‘fine’ in fine dining, the cuisine on cruise ships has pushed […]

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Irrawaddy in Focus

The broad, meandering Irrawaddy was immortalised in Kipling’s poem of 1890 as ‘The Road to Mandalay’. The writer travelled through Burma in 1889 and was enchanted by the shimmering golden pagodas, misty rice paddies, and the gentle, charming people. It is these same qualities that make Myanmar so special today; a country that imprints itself […]

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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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Saga River Cruising

An introduction to Saga River Cruises

Ocean cruises take you to countries, but river cruises take you through them. These waterways are ribbons of liquid history that form physical and psychological boundaries and river cruises allow you to slip silently, unobtrusively, through the lives of people in foreign lands. Everywhere human life is intimately intertwined with the river’s flow – you […]

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The new Celebrity Edge ship

Few industry observers who watched spellbound as Celebrity Cruises revealed their transformational new ship concept Celebrity Edge on 13 March were left in any doubt that the design of this ship was ground-breaking. A new ship needs to have a ‘wow-factor’ and nobody watching the reveal in Miami or live on the internet were disappointed. […]

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P&O in the Arabian Gulf

As we emerge from winter, P&O Cruises have revealed a sure-fire way to indulge in the sunny climes of the Arabian Gulf in two years time. There will be a series of five, 10-night fly/cruise from Dubai between 10 January and 4 April 2019. In addition there’s the chance to sign up for a 20-night […]

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Cruising for the Physically Challenged

Cruises for the physically challenged are more convenient than ever with almost every ship now designed to suit specific needs, abilities and lifestyle. If you live with a physical disability or perhaps a compromising medical condition, then preparation and planning is the key to reduce unexpected problems. Today’s cruise ships offer accessible cabins and bathrooms […]

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