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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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Sailboat charters in Campania

“Where are we going today then Marzio?”  “We go wherever the wind takes us, my friend.” So says Marzio Cuoco, former RAF Tornado pilot and now a charterer of luxury sailboats based in the charming port of Agropoli in Campania

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Symphony of the Seas, The world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is where, as I discover on a special pre-launch cruise, kids of all ages, parents and grandparents, can holiday together but not stick together, a truly multi-generational destination.

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Cruising around South Africa with Ponant

With just 122 cabins and a couple of hundred passengers, this is light years away from the ever-expanding floating behemoths that graze the high seas. It’s personal, informal and distinctly French. It’s like waking up in the south of France each morning

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Cruising Andalusia & the Algarve with Fred Olsen

Fortunately, the Braemar is smaller than most, at a little over 24,000 tonnes and holds only 930 passengers. I climb on board and make my way to what will be my home for the next 13 nights. 

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PONANT to build electric hybrid icebreaker

Luxury French cruise line PONANT, which specialises in adventure and expedition cruises, has ordered another cruising first. Following on from its ground-breaking Blue Eye lounge, it has announced it is to build the first electric hybrid icebreaker propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas.

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PONANT unveils Blue Eye

Cruise line PONANT which specialises in luxury expeditions to some of the remotest places on Earth has announced a global first. Its new Explorer series of luxury cruise ships will be equipped with Blue Eye an underwater passenger lounge showing spectacular seabed and marine life views.

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