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CRUISING THE MED!
Join our Assitant Editor, Claire Oliver as she cruises around the Med!
Join our cruising journalists on a varied variety of cruises
Read their reviews and see their videos here ....
Alan reports on his recent Med cruise on the classic P&O liner Aurora. Read Alan's review here...
Queen Mary 2
Our cruise guru Alan Fairfax visits the magnificent ocean liner Queen Mary 2, read his report here ..
"The Love Boat was an American television series in the 70’s and 80’s set on board cruise liners. One of these ships was the Island Princess now named Discovery and I was about to cruise on her" read Alan's review.
It was August 2012 that I first visited Oriana. At the time I was impressed but am I still impressed after completing a 17 night cruise on the ship. Read on........
"MSC have one of, if not the newest fleet of cruise ships in the world and today I was visiting their UK summer based ship MSC Opera." Read Alan's review and see the video ......
Dave Monk from the Metro Newspaper reviews the new Carnival Sunshine cruise ship .. it's fun all the way! ...
"I was about to sample my first canal cruise aboard the Edward Elgar courtesy of English Holiday Cruises .." see what Alan thought of his first river cruise!
SeaDream II - "It's Yachting, Not Cruising"
The luxury mega-yacht SeaDream II was designed for the ultra-luxury yachting experience.
Read our review and see the film ...
P&O CRUISES - Britannia
P&O Cruises launch their latest super liner Britannia . This is the loat out celebration at the shipyard in Italy. This ship is a mega 5* floating hotel at 141,000 tonnes
The Royal Viking is the latest luxury arrival to the Viking fleet and features 68 spacious air conditioned en-suite cabins
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Mike Pickup reports on his seven day day Oceana cruise from Southampton, stopping at La Coruna, Bilbao and la Rochelle on the way ...
Azamara Journey ~ Past to Present: Normandy 70 Years Later
Alan has just returned from a 12 day cruise aboard the Azamara Journey. Azamara Club Cruises are building a very loyal following in a very short space of time. Alan describes his D Day landings cruise ....
The Norwegian Fjords are renowned as one of the most beautiful areas of the world. Alan has just spent 8 days aboard Fred Olsen’s Balmoral finding out if this is true.
Fred Olsen's Balmoral - cruising the Fjords
We review another of MSC's fabulous cruise ships .. The Splendida
Alan cruises the Med on MSC’s Splendida and finds this ship a splendid choice for families …
Jason Bradbury shares his thoughts on the latest technology innovations announced for Quantum Class smartships making them the most connected and technologically advanced ships at sea
Emerald Princess Cruise to the Norwegian Fjords
Join Mike Pickup as he journeys on the Emerald Princess from Southampton to the beautiful Norwegian Fjords ...
Waterways of the Tsars -
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Steve, brought up on old cold war movies, thought organising his own trip to Russia somewhat daunting. A Viking River Cruise seemed to fit the bill perfectly ...
THE FABULOUS MSC PREZIOSA
We take a look at the Fabulous MSC Preziosa cruise ship on a super Med Fly cruise from Venice
Read David's review .....
Blue Cruise -
Cruise and stay on the Lycian Coast, Turkey
Steve's home for a week, was the Baba Veli 7, a rather fine and luxurious traditional Turkish wooden sailing boat called a Gulet..
Read his review of the Blue Cruise ...
Britannia's naming ceremony. HM the Queen gives Britannia her name
SEE THE VIDEO OF THIS SPECIAL OCCASION
Alan takes a repostioning cruise on Royal Caribbean's Spendour of the Seas.
Read his review, find out how a repostioning cruise works and see the video ...
SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS
NORWAY WITH HURTIGRUTEN ...
Small coastal towns and villages, mountains, valleys, forests all covered in snow and ice, frozen Fjords and waterfalls, this is Norway north of the Arctic Circle in winter. Alan takes a Hurtigruten cruise to the arctic ... and what an experience!!
The Panache in Holland
The Panache is a luxury hotel barge operated by European Waterways.
We take a cruise through Holland
just one of the many exclusive itineraries in Europe.
Have a look and see why cruising with European Waterways is a perfect way to explore the many waterways of Europe.
Steve takes a small ship cruise to discover the wonderful sights and sounds of Cuba and those classic American cars of course.
Read his review on the cruise and the places he visited right here on Your Holiday TV ...
SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CUBA
Last year over 2 million people cruised from the UK and many of them were solo travellers. Having often wondered what it would be like to be a solo traveller on a cruise ship Alan decided to put it the test. Did he enjoy it?
SOLO CRUISING WITH FRED OLSEN
A fantastic sight as the three Queens leave Southampton.
Mike was on Queen Victoria the smallest of the three. Queen Victoria holds around 1800 passengers with 75% of cabins having balconies.
Read his review here on Your Holiday TV ...
Alan was on the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean's latest ship read his review here
on Your Holiday TV !
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ANTHEM OF THE SEAS
Mike was at the launch of
Anthem of the Seas
read his review here
on Your Holiday TV !
We join Alan on a voyage from Harwich to the Baltics onboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. What did he think of the ship and the destinations?
Find out here ....
BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
At an increase of 6% last year river cruising is now the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry and having just spent 5 days aboard the new Scenic Jasper Alan describes how it is not difficult to see why.
Scenic delights, sunshine and snow on a Norwegian cruise
Marion Ainge avoids being clapped in irons on Fred Olsen's Balmoral! It's a ship !!! ..
Read more here on Your Holiday TV ...
We visit picturesque Norwegian towns and cities, ride scenic railways and see some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes on a Fred.Olsen cruise .... read more and see our Norwegian Fjord cruise film on Fred.Olsen's cruise ship Balmoral...
They say there's no better way to see the Mediterranean than by ship so Alan recently boarded the luxury cruise ship Azura operated by P&O Cruises to see if this is true. Alan visits quite a few countries on his voyage .. take a look at his destinations and see his film here on Your Holiday TV
WOW BRITANNIA !
Our Editor, David Powell, takes a mini cruise on P&O's fabulous new cruise ship Britannia ...
"We were booked on a long weekend cruise to Guernsey, an excellent way to relax and enjoy the ship and all the facilities on board, or to celebrate a special occasion." .... read more and see David's film ...
Alan takes a cruise on Fred Olsen's Braemar
read more and see the film .....
The Mediterranean diet has had a lot of positive press recently so Mike and Gilly were keen to do more research on their recent Mediterranean cruise on Island Princess.
FILM - BEHIND THE SCENES
Norway - home to trolls, elves and over a thousand waterfalls; Mike and Gilly were looking forward to their cruise to the Fjords, a third visit in two years, on board Cruise & Maritime’s flagship Magellan, an adult friendly ship. Read his review here .....
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have excitedly announced that, in 2017/18, its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships will be visiting no fewer than 220 destinations in 70 countries .. Read the full story here
See our film on P&O's Ventura with
Paul A. Young
John Gore takes his first cruise and he chose Fred Olsen's cruise ship Balmoral. Read what he thought ....
FRED OLSEN GOES
RIVER CRUISING !
SEE THE BRAEMAR'S SEINE RIVER CRUISING VIDEO !
Fred Olsen's Braemar
It's all tulips and chocolates on Alan's Braemar cruise !
Read his review for Your Holiday TV and see the video
Ovation of the Seas
Cruise ships are getting bigger and for the fans of large ships Ovation of the Seas will not disappoint.
Alan's been on Ovation, read his review and see the video here on Your Holiday TV ...
Nearly 500 miles along 3 of Germanys major rivers, traversing 42 locks, lazily meandering past castles, vineyards, towns, villages and open spaces, this was Alan's voyage on Emerald Waterways ‘Star’ ship, Emerald Star.
Read more and see the films here on Your Holiday TV ...
Marion Ainge enjoyed a rocking good cruise with Fred Olsen but couldn't leave Amsterdam without seeing the infamous Red Light District !
read what she made of it here on Your Holiday TV ...
You could be forgiven for thinking that all cruise ships are mammoth entities after what is read in the press. There are however cruise lines specialising in small intimate ships and Voyages of Discovery are one with their ship, Voyager.
Read Alan's review of his recent cruise ....
Editor, David Powell, takes a river cruise on the fabulous AmaSerena through the waterways of Holland and Belgium.
Click on the link to see his video review of this cruise on one of AmaWaterways latest ships
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Queen Victoria has much to offer the cruiser who expects that little bit more. Luxurious fittings of polished wood, thick carpets and works of art give an aura of elegance from the moment you step onboard.
Read more of Alan's review of Queen Victoria and see his video here on Your Holiday TV ......
Warm October sunshine greeted Alan's arrival at Barcelona’s Cruise Port where MSC Opera looked magnificent, glistening in the late autumn sun.
Read about Alan's cruise on her ... Your Holiday TV .....
CRUISING THE RIVER SEINE ON FRED.OLSEN’S CRUISE SHIP BRAEMAR
Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines are always offering special cruise experiences for their guests and a long weekend cruise along the Seine on their ship Braemar sounded idyllic.
'Join' our Editor, David as he takes this French river cruise from the U.K. …
Alan takes a mini cruise from Southampton to Bruges on Cunard's Queen Victoria
Read about the ship and see his video here on Your Holiday TV
"The Boudicca ship stands proud in Liverpool Port, where embarkation makes you think twice about flying ever again. It’s so easy and straightforward and totally stress free!" Kate takes a mini cruise to Ireland
Read more about her cruise here on Your Holiday TV ....
Alan takes a look at Saga's cruise ship Sapphire on a recent stop at Dover in the UK. Read more here on Your Holiday TV ....
and take a look at the video & pictures
We've been on board MSC Fantasia cruising the United Arab Emirates
Take a look at our video here on Your Holiday TV ....
Steve's been cruising the Seychelles with Variety Cruises
Read more about his cruise here on Your Holiday TV ....
and take a look at his fabulous pictures
Marion joins a James Martin Cookery Club class - just one of the many highlights of her Med cruise on P&O Cruises Britannia
Read about her cruise here on Your Holiday TV ...
P&O Cruises has invited its guests and the general public to be part of this historic occasion and suggest a suitable name for this magnificent ship. READ MORE >>>>
Gilly Pickup joined the christening ceremony in the French port of Le Havre, to see what the biggest ship built by a European-based cruise line has to offer
Read her report for Your Holiday TV ... and see the Meraviglia video ...
Alan's been cruising around the British Isles on Fred.Olsen's cruise ship Black Watch Want to know how the cruise went and his thoughts on the ship?
Read more and see the video on Your Holiday TV ... here
See the latest video's of Fred.Olsen's new river
cruise ship ... Brabant !!
European Waterways Offers 10% Off Hotel Barge Cruises in France During 2017 Grape Harvest Season
Fleet-Wide Selection of Last-Minute Specials applying to Cabins and Whole Boat Charters !
Princess Cruises boutique cruise ship PACIFIC PRINCESS recently visited Dover .
David was on board, see the pictures!.. take the tour!
Broadcaster and cruise expert Laura Penn gives her top 3 reasons to go on a cruise .....
Silver Muse, delivered to the company in April 2017, has raised the bar in luxury travel.
Alan's been onthe ship recently Read his report and see the film slideshow
on YOUR HOLIDAY TV ...
Azamara Club Cruises began life in 2007 with two ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey since which time they have established a firm hold on the premium sector of the cruise market.
Both ships were extensively refurbished in the last 18 months and Alan steps onboard:
Celebrity Cruises are recognised worldwide as a cruise line who go the extra mile to provide their guests with experiences which become memories long after they arrive home. One of these experiences and one for the guest to become part of is “CHEF'S MARKET DISCOVERIES”.
Join Alan and Celebrity around Borough Market, London
See the latest video's of Fred.Olsen's new river
cruise ship ... Brabant !!
Leading travel writer, Kate Morfoot sets sail with Sail Croatia to discover the Dalmatian coast.
Sailing and island hopping on a luxury Yacht for 7 days,
Kate gives us an insight into small yacht cruising
A warm Variety Cruises welcome aboard, a cool drink and it was off to our cabin to unpack.
Steve's been cruising around the Med on a Variety Cruises yacht - what was it like? Find out here ......
David spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy. The Burgundy canal is one of the most attractive canals in France, winding its way through the heart of renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant chateaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets.
Read David's review and see the video here on Your Holiday TV ...
David Powell takes a short cruise break to the Dutch capital on Black Watch… Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines are always offering special cruise experiences for their guests and a long weekend cruise from Dover to Amsterdam sounded ideal – time to relax and enjoy life ...
read David's review and see the film ....
Marion Ainge sets sail to Scenic Spain on
Fred Olsen's Boudicca
Thinking of taking a Princess Cruise?
Alan takes an indepth video tour around
Royal Princess in Southampton
Take a look before you book!
A pre-Christmas long weekend cruise on MV Columbus, Cruise and Maritime Voyages new flagship recently re-named by Angela Ripon at Tilbury.
See Alan's review and watch the short video of his voyage and the ship
Dazzled by the sunlight bouncing off the turquoise sea and the white sandy beach, Steve's been to The Seychelles on a super Variety Cruises yacht!
Read about his visit here ......
There is something special about arriving in Barbados, see the video and read Alan's review here ......
Marion Ainge goes star spotting in Cannes and steals a kiss in Jerez - all on a Fred.Olsen cruise!
High above the harbour, from Monaco's palace square, I hear the roar of the engines, the excited French commentary ... read more! ....
The world is full of beautiful places and one of them, without doubt, is the Norwegian Fjords in spring. Glass smooth blue waters mirroring waterfalls and snow capped mountains, quaint villages nestling beside fast flowing rivers where the waters turn to dazzling white foam as they thunder across rocks. Read about Alan's cruise on MS Magellan .....
The Lochs and Isles of Western Scotland rate as some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and there is no better way than to experience them than by boat. Alan has been on a St Hilda's Sea Adventure!
Read his review ..... and see the video ...
David Wishart cruises the canals of France with European Waterways
"My journey begins at Dover on boarding Fred Olsen’s cruise ship Boudicca, my home for the next 10 nights. Being late July, the sun is still high in the sky as we slip our berth and head into the English Channel to begin the 36 hour sailing to our first port of call, Malmo."
Read about Alan's cruise ..... and see the video ...
Read about Alan's cruise with CMV here .....
Alan takes another wonderful cruise with CMV -- firstly to Amsterdam and then over to Scotland.
Take a look at his video and read his review .....
Vasco da Gama
Gala night to welcome CMV's Vasco da Gama to the fleet. Steve reports from London Tilbury
Read about his visit here.....
Join Alan as he recalls his latest cruise on Fred.Olsen's Braemar
Cruising Braemar for
Wine & Tapas
The Christening of Saga's boutique cruise ship in Dover in July
Spirit of Discovery -
a special day in Dover ...
Saga Sapphire & Iceland
Gilly Pickup joins Saga Sapphire in Iceland. Read about her visit and Saga Sapphire's farewell season