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A place where we step away from the offers and deals and itineraries for a moment, and take a look at the wider world of cruising. Here you will find tips, advice, cruising news, and a whole bunch of our favourite destinations, excursions, ships, and the best of our luxury cruise lines.

Want to know the Top 10 Activities on a Caribbean Cruise? The Best New Expedition Ships? How to Pack for a Luxury River Cruise? You will find the answers here, plus more!

Aurora Expeditions

Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions

Antarctica, the 7th and least-visited continent, is on many intrepid travellers' bucket list, ours included. Whenever we discussed it though the one thing that put us off was crossing the Drake Passage, so a voyage incorporating flying to Antarctica one way and sailing back seemed the perfect solution, giving us the opportunity to experience the Drake Passage without it affecting our outward journey.

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Regent Seven Seas Voyager

Living the Suite Life on Seven Seas Voyager

A couple of weeks ago, three Panache team members were invited on board Regent Seven Seas Voyager for her 'shakedown' - after not being in operation for two years due to the pandemic, Voyager was finally sailing again and our team were there to see firsthand how it went. 

The ladies were treated to three of the best suites on board - the Voyager Suite and two Penthouse Suites - and Lyndsay has reflected on how the luxury and comfort of these suites enhanced the overall experience with Regent Seven Seas. Read on for more details from Lyndsay...

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Pasteis de Nata Lisbon

The Pursuit for AzAmazing Food

Sophie was on board Azamara Pursuit last week, sailing around the south of Portugal and Spain! When asked to document the food experience on board, she didn't disappoint...

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Capri, Italy

Why cruise the Mediterranean this summer?

From the idyllic beaches of Croatia to the breath-taking views of the Amalfi coast, the Mediterranean is sure to provide the ultimate summer holiday. On a Mediterranean cruise in the height of summer there are endless opportunities to explore the coast or try the finest delicacies, both of which will be something to remember for a lifetime. The Mediterranean is always a perfect pick for summer cruising but will 2022 be the summer you decide to take the plunge into the crystal waters of the Med?

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Silver Dawn Otium Spa

Silver Dawn Shakedown: Behind the Scenes

Last weekend James and Neil were fortunate enough to be invited on board Silversea’s newest ship, Silver Dawn, for a 3-night sailing from Lisbon down to the Algarve, before her inaugural sailing over to Barcelona. Both having been on many ships, this was right up there in terms luxury, service, and indulgence.

Here’s how they got on…

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Regent Seven Seas Splendor

10 Reasons to Cruise with Regent

Having just returned from a cruise on board Regent Seven Seas Voyager, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share the highlights of this fantastic ultra-luxury cruise line. It really was the epitome of all-inclusive luxury cruising and I can't wait to get back on board one day! Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more updates from my trip. But for now, here's my top 10 reasons to go on a cruise with Regent...

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Cape Verde

A Cruise a Month in 2023

After two years of living with the pandemic, travel is finally opening up again and every week we are hearing more positive news about travel restrictions coming to an end and more countries opening up their borders to international tourists.

With the excitement of cruise travel returning to normal, we decided to plan the ultimate cruising diary for 2023. Check out each of our recommended sailings and destinations and let us know what you think!

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Passau

Green River Cruising

We are all aware that climate change is an issue in our lives and the need to be more sustainable is ever growing. This is why many cruise lines have taken the initiative to make themselves ‘greener’ and even strive for carbon neutrality in the coming years.

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Sailing the Nile

Cruising the Nile in Luxury & Style

Never having been to Egypt before a Nile river cruise is one of those iconic bucket list cruises that we knew we wanted to do at some point and the Uniworld voyage seemed to offer us the best of both worlds with a pre and post cruise stay in Cairo sandwiching a cruise down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.

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New Zealand

12 Reasons to take an Expedition Cruise

Are you curious about expedition cruising? But not sure whether to take the plunge and step out of your comfort zone?

Well, we are here to tell – and show – you why your next cruise should be a luxury expedition cruise.

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