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Swan Hellenic

The pioneers of small ship cruising Swan Hellenic has been defining the art of discovery cruising for more than 50 years. Each cruise itinerary is a unique, cultural travel experience, blending world-class sites with smaller, off the beaten track destinations. A programme of tailor-made shore excursions is included in the cruise fare, with excursions accompanied by experienced Swan Hellenic staff - including those who have planned your cruise. Swan Hellenic’s long established and renowned guest speaker programme illuminates days at sea while open seating dining means you can ponder ancient mysteries and contemporary issues with like-minded travellers as well as your fellow guest speakers.

Minerva cruise ship review

A cruise on board Swan Hellenic's ship Minerva to the Gulf of Corinth is a real sword-and-sandal adventure, discovers Sara Macefield Our ship seemed to be steaming straight towards an impenetrable wall of rock stretching...

Cruise to classical destinations with Swan Hellenic

Deborah Stone discovers a wealth of classical destinations on a Swan Hellenic cruise around the Adriatic A turtle dodged out of sight in the brackish water under the footbridge leading to the ruins of a town...

Expert Advice: Top 10 Baltic Sea cruises in 2014

Head north and you’ll find the marvels of Russia, Scandinavia and mainland Europe all rolled into one mesmerising voyage, says Nick Dalton 1. Scandinavian Treasures A luxury cruise spending three days in St Petersburg; intriguingly different...

Best Specialist Cruise Line – The Expert’s View

Been there, done that with mainstream cruising? Fed up with formal nights and looking for a break from tradition? Then allow me to introduce you to a totally different holiday at sea. One with...

RHS Garden Holidays launches horticultural cruises

RHS Garden Holidays, the dedicated travel division of the Royal Horticultural Society, has launched its first ever cruise programme: Worldwide Small Ship Discovery Cruises, with the 100th Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner. There will...
Shore Excursions Kayaking

The Ultimate Shore Excursions

Try horse riding in the Caribbean, visit a volcano in Iceland or race through river rapids in Canada- cruise excursions are reinventing themselves in a big way. Get Active Cruising offers the perfect opportunity to try...
River Cruising

How to get to Europe

Europe is comprehensively covered by all the big river cruise lines and many small ones. Whether you’re looking for a bargain break, a barge, a family adventure, the last word in luxury or an epic journey right across the continent...

All Leisure to spend £35m on ship refurbishment

All Leisure Holidays is spending £35m on expanding and refurbishing its three cruise lines – as well as launching a new river programme. The group will spend £10m refurbishing mv Minerva and will rebrand the...
Seaside on Mykonos in the Greek Islands compliments of hpschaefer

Expert Advice: The best of the Med

  More than 25 cruise lines sail the Med in the summer, offering everything from mini-cruises to grand voyages, and visiting every destination imaginable – including some you’ve probably never heard of. Jane Archer explains how...

Cruise lines increase fuel surcharges

Increases in fuel surcharges will lead to a rise in the overall costs of future cruise bookings, featured the Telegraph. Excess charges of £4 per day have been blamed upon a rise in the price...

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







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