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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!

Expedition cruise

Expedition Packing Guide

Expedition cruises come in all shapes and sizes, from an exploration of the polar regions to a discovery of tropical islands. With our luxury expedition cruise partners, you will often find that there is emphasis placed on wildlife encounters, contact with the environment and natural landscapes, visits to historical sites, active excursions, and overall immersion into the local life and landscape.

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Kat on board!

Christmas on the Rhine

In the midst of the new travel regulations, a lot of customers are feeling uneasy about travel, especially the ‘hoops’ we are being made to jump through to get on a plane.

I was one of these people until I got to the airport and was through to departures within the space of ten minutes. Airports are no different now compared to how they were in summer at the height of travel. Wear a mask, make sure you have read your instructions given to you by your agent, and have your paperwork in order.

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South Africa

Ultimate Cruise Extensions

A pre- or post-cruise extension, hotel stay, or tour can be one of the best ways to make your incredible cruise the best experience of your life. Why stop at an epic cruise, when you can also tick off one of the wonders of the world? Or a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Or one of your top bucket list items?

Regent Seven Seas excel at offering an extraordinary selection of land programmes which can be added to a variety of their ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruises holidays.

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Seabourn Ovation

Ultra Luxury on Seabourn Ovation

Panache Cruises' Product and Marketing Executive Natalie took to the seas with Seabourn in October 2021 and had a wonderful time on her first ultra-luxury cruise. Read on to hear about Natalie's experience on one of the most luxurious cruise lines in the world...

“I have always dreamed of travelling to the Greek Isles and this year I was lucky enough to not only travel to some of the most stunning places but to travel with one of the most elite ocean cruise lines, Seabourn.

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Amy on board!

Small Ship Ocean Cruising

With a fleet of three ships and the latest, Onward, due to join service in 2022, Azamara will firmly establish themselves at the heart of the ‘mid/small ship’ category. Recently bought by a private equity firm from Royal Caribbean – things are certainly moving forwards for this exciting cruise brand.

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Silver Nova

Brand New Sustainable Silver Nova

It's official! Silversea Cruises are debuting their first ever 100% sustainable cruise ship, and the first in their 'Nova' fleet, in summer 2023!

Ultra-luxury travel brand Silversea Cruises® has announced the name of its first ship, Silver NovaSM, developed as part of its innovative newbuild project known as Project Evolution. The revolutionary vessel, set for delivery in summer 2023, will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local emissions at port, positioning Silversea at the forefront of sustainable cruising for years to come.

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Miami USA

Spotlight on the USA

From sunny California beaches and the craggy Arizona desert to the bright lights of NYC and the national parks of New England, the USA has it all. We have had a look at some of our favourite cruise ports around the USA and want to share with you, our readers, why we think you should visit on your next Elite Ocean or Expedition Cruise!

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"Last week, I embarked on a cruise with with my colleague Amy on board Azamara Journey. This has been my first ever cruise and prior to leaving I had quite a few unanswered questions. Mainly would the seas be kind and smooth?! My last experience of being on the water in any kind of vessel was a crossing I made from Menorca to Mallorca. Nothing like the cruise I was going on but the crossing was not great and didn’t leave me wanting to experience anything like that ever again.

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King George River

8 Reasons to Explore the Kimberley

One of the most underrated cruise destinations can be found in northwest Australia in the rugged and wild Kimberley region.

Found at the northern end of the state of Western Australia, the Kimberley is a vast region of almost half a million square kilometres, yet sparsely populated and thus retaining its raw natural beauty.

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Chichen Itza Mexico

Spotlight on Mexico

Often overlooked as a cruising destination as travellers head to the nearby Caribbean islands, I thought I would put together a little guide on the best places to visit on a luxury cruise in Mexico.

Mexico is vibrant, colourful and unique, offering anything from beautiful sparse deserts, tropical rainforests and snow-capped volcanoes to bustling cities, steep canyons and inviting beaches of silver sand. Extraordinary history is found in the ancient Mayan temples, Aztec ruins and Spanish colonial towns, along with silver-mining settlements and traditional Mexican ports.

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