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Self-drive cruising along the Caledonian Canal

11/11/2020 by .

Deprived by the Covid crisis of an annual trip to his ancestral home in Ireland, James Ruddy heads for Scotland’s Caledonian Canal in search of Celtic craic and stunning natural beauty.

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Narrowboating along the Llangollen Canal

Ready for a relaxing and self-isolated staycation? How about a holiday in a luxurious narrowboat along the tree-lined canal linking England and Wales? James Ruddy takes the watery high road.

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Sir Richard Branson launches new luxury Virgin Voyages ship

The ship christened Scarlet Lady, is the first of four Virgin Voyages ships which will come into service each year for the next four years. The ‘Lady ships’ fleet will offer adults-only cruising to cruisers looking for the look and feel of a boutique hotel at sea.

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Discovering Antarctica aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal

In an almost surreal moment, an immense crack echoed across the bay, and I watched transfixed as a huge chunk of ice calved off a glacier in slow motion and plummeted into the sea.

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A-Rosa Donna Danube Highlights Cruise – Bratislava

Bratislava is a gem of a city. Cobbled pedestrian streets wind through an old town displaying both Gothic and Medieval remnants as well as Baroque grand palaces

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A-ROSA Donna Danube Highlights cruise – Budapest

Back on the A-ROSA Donna, the Budapest theme continues with a culinary celebration of Hungarian cuisine.

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