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Avalon Alegria

I cruised the Douro on Avalon's brand-new ship

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be one of the first people to step foot on the new Avalon ship, Alegria.

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I visited 11 ships in 48 hours

On a recent trip to Amsterdam to the annual CLIA Riverview conference I visited 11 ships in 48 hours and here are some of my favourite things on a few of the ships.

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AmaWaterways Chef's Table

Cruising with coeliac disease on AmaWaterways

I was recently diagnosed with coeliac disease, and I must admit, I was nervous about travelling abroad again.

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Wine Cruises: Wine Tasting Around the World

Wine producing is a fast-growing market here in the UK. Until we are well-established, why not explore the many beautiful wine producing regions around the world? Many of them you can visit during a luxury and ultra-luxury cruise. Our Sophie has been fortunate enough to visit some of these vineyards and I would like to share her experiences with you...

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The Retreat

The Retreat on Seabourn Ovation

I recently sailed onboard Seabourn Ovation and one of my favourite areas of the ship was The Retreat on Deck 12. I want to tell you all about it...

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Athenian Acropolis

72 hours in Athens

I have been to Greece many times but only to the islands and my first visit to the mainland did not disappoint.

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Video Tours

Here's a selection of some Sophie Pearson's fantastic video guides.