hamburg

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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Cruise Holiday Tips

Why You Should Book Your 2020 Cruise Now

Cruises can be quite expensive and therefore it’s always worth trying to save a bit of money where you can when booking your cruise.  One of the ways you can save money on your cruise is to book up to twelve to fourteen months ahead of the time, as soon as the itineraries are announced.  We investigate all the reasons why booking early may be the best thing you can do for your cruise. Save Some Money Many cruise lines offer the best prices for their cruises when the itineraries are first announced and goes on sale for the first time.  They then tend to raise prices as time goes […]

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Far East Cruises

Things to Consider when Booking a Hot or Cold Weather Cruise

While most people associate cruises with sunny Summer weather, winter cruises are becoming more popular as well. Therefore, when planning your cruise, one of the first things you should consider is whether you want a hot and sunny cruise where you can enjoy the outdoors, swim and sunbathe or a colder one where the emphasis would be more on exploring new destinations. Deciding Between a Hot and Cold Weather Cruise Unless you have a very restricted holiday period, we suggest you first decide where you want to go and then look at what times are best to go there.  For instance, you can go to hot destinations like the Mediterranean, […]

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Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship

The Top 5 Tips for First-Time Cruisers

So, you’ve finally decided to tick off one of your bucket list items and go on a cruise adventure.  Congratulations!  It’s probably one of the best things you have ever done.  Your first time at sea can be a bit daunting, so we have compiled a list of tips on how to get the best bang for your buck and to help you find your sea legs. Planning your Cruise Destination This is the most fun part before embarking on a cruise for many people.  Where do you want to go?  What would you like to see?  The areas of the world with the most cruise ships and therefore the […]

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Valentines Day

Why and How You Should Book an Adult-Only Cruise

While its fun for most people to enjoy a family-friendly cruise, there are times you just want to get away on a romantic break or an opportunity to relax and unwind. Adult-only cruises may be just what you need to guarantee some peace and quiet while being surrounded by stylish facilities and activities geared up towards grown-ups. Why Choose an Adult-only Cruise? There are many adult-only cruises available, whether you want a mini break in Europe or a sunny Mediterranean cruise. Apart from the fact that there are no children on board, there are many reasons why people choose these cruises. While it’s a great way for couples to relax […]

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Iceland

Five of the Most Relaxing Off the Beaten Track Cruise Destinations

There is nothing quite like a luxury cruise to forget about your worries, while you chill out and have fun.  Some cruises can however end up being quite stressful in that they have stops almost every day, are jam packed with activities, or those who have a multitude of kids if you’re simply looking for some peace and quiet. While we all have different ideas of relaxation, there are a few destinations that will definitely give you more tranquillity than most other cruises.  We list the top five relaxing off the beaten track cruise destinations, so you know where to go when you need a real break. Iceland Iceland is […]

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