The entirety of my voyage was purely at sea until we arrived in Bergen on the morning of disembarkation, but we did get to see the city in full that day.
“The poles are more than just mere destinations, they govern our existence”
– Captain Patrick Marchesseau & Captain Etienne Garcia
The polar regions are incredible areas of our planet that have the ability to create huge feelings of awe and wonder for all that visit, leaving an everlasting mark upon each individual. However, visits to the polar regions have far more meaning than simply to observe the amazing wildlife and landscapes.
Scenic Eclipse. What an experience!
In so many ways this trip gave me the wow factor! As a Cornish girl, sailing out of Fowey was always going to be special for me but driving up to the harbour where I spent so much of my childhood and seeing such a sleek and stylish ship docked was really something quite unique.
I just returned from three days on board the ultimate expedition cruise ship: Scenic Eclipse. My colleague Emma and I joined the Western Europe Discovery voyage which was sailing from Lisbon to Bergen – however we just sampled a snippet of the journey and embarked in Fowey, Cornwall, and disembarked in Amsterdam three days later.
From the valleys to the glaciers, Alaska cruises are the perfect getaways for travelers who want to explore vast landscapes where picturesque views and opportunities to be up close with amazing wildlife are plentiful. The 49th state of America is home to an abundance of national parks, allowing travelers to feel at one with nature.
Two of our lucky team members were recently given the opportunity to cruise on board Celebrity Cruises' amazing purpose-built expedition vessel, Celebrity Flora, around the Galapagos Islands.
I was lucky enough to be given this amazing trip by my fantastic boss James Cole, to experience the cruise of a lifetime alongside my lovely colleague Emma Taylor.
Celebrity Cruises made the whole process seamless. When we arrived at our hotel in Quito it was explained to us that we should take it easy with it being our first night in the second highest city in the world. We were greeted by hotel staff who gave us some special tea for acclimatization to the high altitude.
Want to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings?
Head to Northern Europe for a cruise holiday steeped in fascinating history and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Perfected luxury, but whispered in a relaxed way, is a hallmark of Silversea Cruises who has been refining cruising as an art form since its founding in 1994. The vision was simple: to launch a cruise line that offered guests the chance to navigate sea lanes less travelled in unprecedented comfort. That ambition has been realised with ten incomparable ships offering a cornucopia of immersive travel experiences in over 900 destinations – more than any other cruise line.