Things to do in Greece Cruise Ports

Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest and also perhaps the most popular of the Dodecanese islands. It’s a much-loved destination due to its abundance of beautiful beaches, diverse architecture and combination of traditional and contemporary culture.

Throughout Rhodes you can find many medieval structures, however one of the most well-preserved is the Palace of the Grand Master of Knights of Rhodes. The Palace was built in the 14th century, however a gunpowder explosion in 1856 destroyed much of the building. It was restored by the Italians in a rather grand manner between 1937 and 1940 and soon became a holiday home for the King of Italy and Bunito Mussolini. If you visit the …

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Things To Do in Spanish Cruise Ports

Barcelona

Incredible architecture and design awaits you in Barcelona. As you wander around the city, admire the work of Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí – the best-known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudi’s most famous building – the Sagrada Familia really is a sight to behold! It’s been under construction for 130 years and it’s estimated it won’t be completed until 2026. If you’ve worked up an appetite after visiting the Sagrada Familia you’ll be pleased to know the tapas bar Tossa (voted in the Guardian’s top 10 Barcelona tapas bars) is nearby and where better to have tapas than Barcelona?

If you’re interested in exploring more of the great outdoors, take …

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MSC Cruise Line Ocean Cay Port

New MSC Cruise Line’s Ocean Cay Resort Open for 2018

Ocean Cay, the one-of-a-kind beach resort and marine reserve is set to open in October 2018.

 

Lots of exciting times lie ahead for MSC Cruise Line, not only do they have several new ships on order including the MSC Meraviglia and the MSC Seaside, but they are also launching their second exclusive destination the Ocean Cay Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.

The Ocean Cay Marine Reserve will have its official opening ceremony on October 6th, when the Prime Minister of the Bahamas will also be in attendance.

MSC Ocean Cay Marine Reserve Cruise Port
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, commented: “As we sat out to …

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Crystal Cruises Northwestern Passage

Crystal Cruises Makes History with Northwest Passage Itinerary

Crystal Cruises is the first-ever luxury cruise line to make the awe-inspiring journey.

 

In an industry first and extraordinarily rare endeavour, Crystal Serenity today embarks on a 32-night journey through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic region north of Canada that was unattainable until just 100 years ago. Following more than three years of planning and preparation, Crystal’s award-winning vessel welcomed nearly 1,000 intrepid guests aboard in Seward, Alaska, embarking on what promises to be an experience punctuated with rare wildlife encounters; insightful visits to remote communities; rugged treks on land and icy waters; and immersive onboard enrichment from some of the world’s top expedition experts.

Polar bears can …

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Apokries in Athens

Top 10 Festivals Around the Mediterranean

Go deeper into the destinations you visit by visiting one of these 10 incredible festivals around the Mediterranean.

 

There’s no better way to truly experience a destination than by partaking in local traditions, events and festivals. Local celebrations can help visitors to learn more about the culture, way of life and history of the place and the people who live there. With this in mind, we’ve collated a list of some of the largest and longest-running festivals and celebrations around the cities of some of our most popular Mediterranean cruise itineraries …

 

Festa del Redentore in Venice
1. Festa del Redentore – Venice

This festival is oldest continually celebrated date on the …

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Arabian Oryx on Sir Bani Yas Island

The Best Cruise Ports for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Whether you’ve always wanted to see a Fairy Penguin or spot the snow-coloured animals of the Arctic, here’s our top choice of cruise ports for wildlife enthusiasts…

 

When we travel, we all seek different experiences. For some it’s blissful relaxation, for others it might be soaking up different cultures and histories, whilst for many  it’s the chance to spot wildlife which you would never even come close to in your everyday life. From the littlest things such as brightly coloured bugs to the giant mammals of the oceans, it’s getting a glimpse of nature that becomes our most memorable holiday moments. So for those of you who want to discover the wild …

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