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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!

Sustainable Cruising

The tourism industry as a whole is evolving and adapting to accommodate our changing perception of the Earth and how we travel around it. Travel is evolving – for the better. Many cruise lines are beginning to look towards a more sustainable future; environmentally, economically, and culturally. While this might not be a priority for some, we at Panache are interested in how this might change the industry, and how major luxury cruise lines will approach and adapt to this new consumer demand.

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Best of the British Isles

It may not be an exotic, faraway destination, but there are many reasons why a cruise around the British Isles should be at the top of your cruising bucket list.

First of all, the fact that you don’t have to fly or get a train anywhere makes it so easy! Not everyone enjoys flying or spending hours in airports, so a British Isles cruise is a great way of exploring your own back garden while feeling relaxed in a comfortable environment.

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Kyoto Japan

Spotlight on Japan

Japan is my favourite place I've ever visited. A mystical land where ancient traditions and diverse cultures rub shoulders with ultra-modern cities. Few countries possess the kind of allure that makes Japan sui generis. Whilst the waft of street food and the sweet aroma of cherry blossom blanketing oriental gardens takes a hold of your senses, the vibrant culture awakens something deep in your soul.

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Top 10 Things to do on a Caribbean Cruise

Jan 27, 2021Emma Taylor

From the hip jiggling salsa beats to the infectious sounds of reggae, the inimitable sprit of the Caribbean is defined by its distinctive music, mesmerising scenery and centuries-old culture. What better way to experience all of this than on a luxury Caribbean cruise? 

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New Expedition Ships

Year on year luxury expedition cruising has grown exponentially and over the next decade it is set to become a forerunner in the industry, especially in light of the pandemic and a growing demand for long-haul, ‘bucket list’ trips.

When ships set sail again, it's likely that cruisers will want to book life-changing voyages offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It's expected that regions like the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Galapagos Islands will become the next expedition hotspots, and we can see why.

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Below the Blue

One of the best activities on a cruise is to take to the water on an exciting excursion. Snorkelling around the tropical islands of French Polynesia, scuba diving in the Indian Ocean, or simply floating in the warm waters of the Dead Sea top many cruisers’ bucket lists in warm climates. Alternatively, exploring frozen islands by Zodiac or kayaking amongst mountainous icebergs are thrilling activities for a colder climate, expedition-style cruise.

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Cruising with Special Dietary Requirements

Finding a satisfactory selection of food to cater to particular dietary requirements on board cruise ships can seem daunting and difficult – whether you are vegetarian, have health requirements or allergies, or adhere to a specific cultural diet.

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North vs. South Pole

Sail among icebergs, glaciers and snowy peaks that plummet into the icy waters below as you voyage to remote polar regions. Expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica take you on a thrilling journey to some of the most astonishing places on earth. But which destination to choose: the North or South Pole? Here we’ve provided the highlights of both ends of the earth, so you can decide which one’s for you!

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Amazing Alaska

Home to eight national parks and 20 of the highest mountains in the U.S.A., Alaska is arguably the most epic state. But when you visit Alaska, somehow epic just doesn’t seem to cut it. If you long to explore places with natural wonders that leave you feeling insignificant in their presence, then you should opt for luxury Alaska cruises.

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Packing for a Luxury River Cruise

So you’ve booked your river cruise and counted down the days until your departure…now it’s time to pack!

Packing for a holiday can be a daunting process, but no fear, we are here to help.

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