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On board Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady with Julie Peasgood

Julie Peasgood swaps conventional cruising for new experiences on board Scarlet Lady, Sir Richard Branson's first foray into the high seas. I’m perched on a high stool in the innovative Test Kitchen, one of the...

Emerald Waterways Mekong river cruise review

Its troubled history and extraordinary beauty makes Cambodia one of the most compelling destinations you can visit by ship discovers James Litston on an Emerald Waterways Mekong river cruise A 4am start to the day is rarely...

The Love Boat: We renewed our vows at sea

Deborah Stone and her husband Nick were among 1,443 couples who broke a Guinness World Record presided by the Captain of The Love Boat in the Caribbean It’s not every day you get a chance to...

Avalon Waterways Danube cruise review

From an early morning jog around Vienna to cycling along the banks of the Wachau Valley, an Avalon Waterways Danube cruise is the ideal opportunity to get active, discovers Sara Macefield. Eyeing the stack of...

Viking Russia river cruise review

A Viking Russia river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg is the opportunity to experience the cultural and historical treasures of Russia, discovers Liz Jarvis. As something of a magpie, I am easily attracted to...

MSC Cruises Mediterranean cruise review

Presenter Marcus Bronzy sets sail on an idyllic MSC Cruises Mediterranean voyage and discovers just how cool exploring by ship can be. We’re sailing out of Santorini, following the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen in...

Cunard transatlantic cruise review

Sailing on Queen Mary 2 is one of the most iconic voyages you can take. In this Cunard transatlantic cruise review, Julie Peasgood reveals how she crossed the Atlantic in style. I am beside myself with excitement....

Cunard’s Literature Festival at Sea review

A special guest at the first-ever Literature Festival at Sea, author and journalist Rachel Johnson reports back on the seven-day transatlantic crossing on board Cunard's iconic Queen Mary 2. In an ideal world, would you...

Viking Eastern Danube cruise review

Gary Buchanan sets sail on a Viking Eastern Danube cruise from Budapest to Bucharest and discovers intriguing architecture, landscapes and legends. Peeking inside the former Iron Curtain is like turning back the clock, to reveal...

Norwegian Encore review

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship Norwegian Encore, the fourth and final vessel in the fleet’s acclaimed Breakaway Plus Class, is as dazzling as the bright, abstract hull art designed by Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo,...

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