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Hamburg – A Story of Survival

From the second you step foot in this stunning city you will feel an air of resilience, not only in the time-worn buildings, but in the people too. And it’s little wonder – the port city of Hamburg has done its fair share of rebuilding to get to the place you see today. Standing at the point where the rivers Elbe, Alster and Bille meet, the early foundations of Hamburg were (and still are today) penetrated by canals and waterways that allowed for lucrative trade between local residents and neighbouring settlements. But the easy access also made it a prime target for attack – and in the 9th century came […]

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Your guide to Mini Cruises & Taster Cruises

Sometimes we just want to go away on a mini cruise for a couple of days of relaxing on-board a cruise ship and seeing places close by. Luckily, the UK is ideally located for short cruises between two and five nights. Whether you want to wander the scenic canals or stroll along golden beaches, there are several cruises to choose from. And while on your cruise you can also go for a massage, enjoy a drink, soak up entertainment or dance the night away. These mini cruises are perfect for doing as much or as little as you like. 2 Night Cruises Where Can You Go from the UK for […]

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Sailing the Atlantic in style

A transatlantic sailing has remained a mystery to many, seven nights at sea, no ports of call, what could make this sailing so remarkable? From the moment you step foot onboard the world’s only true ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, you honestly feel like you’ve been transported to a different time. Elegant yet contemporary the liner is one of a kind, the luxuriousness is deafening yet you still wouldn’t feel out of place in shorts and a t-shirt. It can be as smart or as casual as you want it to be, but the evenings call for glamour as everyone dons their finest attire to eat and dance. a sailing […]

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10 Best Cruise Ports for Natural Attractions

10 of the Best Cruise Ports for Natural Attractions

Looking for a cruise which features some amazing natural attractions along the way? Take a look at these 10 ports which offer spectacular scenery…   Flaam Flaam is situated at the innermost point of the world’s deepest and second longest fjord – Sognefjord. Surrounding the tiny village of Flaam you’ll find epic mountains and thundering waterfalls and as you cruise into port you’re welcomed with pastures of possibly the greenest grass you’ll ever see. Flaam is a great starting point for many excursions. For starters there’s the Flamsbana railroad which is world renowned for the beautiful scenery you’ll witness along the route. The train journey, which was named the ‘Best […]

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Top Six Shopping Destinations for Cruisers

Shopping abroad has a glamour that can’t be matched by pounding the pavements of your local high street. In these heavenly shopping hubs, you’ll want to browse and barter your way from gleaming mega-malls and exclusive designers to late-night markets. And the best and most convenient way to visit these destinations is to book a cruise to one or two of your favourite destinations. Here we look at our top six shopping destinations, which you can incorporate into your cruise. 1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates This metropolis is home to the biggest mall in the world which has 1 200 stores spread across four stories! The United Arab Emirates’ showcase […]

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Hong Kong

“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” – Nury Vittachi Never mind New York, Hong Kong is truly a city that never sleeps.   A glittering metropolitan city, set against majestic mountains, aching with tradition yet with an undeniably modernity, Hong Kong has something for everyone.  There is always something going on and you will have to decide which sites to see if you want to explore every corner of this tiny yet incredible island in under a day. Top Five Tours to Do in Hong Hong We looked into everything there is on offer and compiled a list of exciting tours/activities to choose from in Hong […]

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