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CRUISING THE MED!

Join our Assitant Editor, Claire Oliver as she cruises around the Med!

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Join our cruising journalists on a varied variety of cruises

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P&O's AURORA

Alan reports on his recent Med cruise on the classic P&O liner Aurora. Read Alan's review here...

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Queen Mary 2

Our cruise guru Alan Fairfax visits the magnificent ocean liner Queen Mary 2, read his report here ..

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DISCOVERY

"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.

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ORIANA

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........

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MSC OPERA

"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 ......

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CARNIVAL SUNSHINE

Dave Monk from the Metro Newspaper reviews the new Carnival Sunshine cruise ship .. it's fun all the way! ...

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EDWARD ELGAR

"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!

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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 ...

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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

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DISCOVER EYGPT

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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P&O Oceana

Mike Pickup reports on his seven day day Oceana cruise from Southampton, stopping at La Coruna, Bilbao and la Rochelle on the way ...

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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 ....

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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

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MSC's SPLENDIDA

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 …

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QUANTUM CLASS

 

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

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Emerald Princess Cruise to the Norwegian Fjords

 

Join Mike Pickup as he journeys on the Emerald Princess from Southampton to the beautiful Norwegian Fjords ...

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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 ...

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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  .....

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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 ...

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Britannia's naming ceremony. HM the Queen gives Britannia her name

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Splendour of the Seas

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

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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!!

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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.

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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 ...

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SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CUBA

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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?

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SOLO CRUISING WITH FRED OLSEN

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QUEEN VICTORIA

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 ...

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Alan was on the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean's latest ship read his review here

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ANTHEM OF THE SEAS

Mike was at the launch of

Anthem of the Seas

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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?

 

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BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS

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SCENIC JASPER

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.

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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 !!! ..

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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...

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Cruising the Norwegian Fjords on Balmoral

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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

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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 ...

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FRED. OLSEN'S BRAEMAR

 

Alan takes a cruise on Fred Olsen's Braemar

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ISLAND PRINCESS

Cruise the Mediterranean to sample the best food and wine

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.

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A Norwegian Fjords Cruise on CMV’s Magellan

 

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 .....

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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

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See our film on P&O's Ventura with

Master Chocolatier

Paul A. Young

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John Gore takes his first cruise and he chose Fred Olsen's  cruise ship Balmoral. Read what he thought ....

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FRED OLSEN GOES

RIVER CRUISING !

SEE THE BRAEMAR'S SEINE RIVER CRUISING VIDEO !

 

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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

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QUEEN VICTORIA

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 ...

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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 ...

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Emerald Star

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.

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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 ...

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Tulips and chocolates cruise

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 ....

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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 ......

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MSC Opera

Warm October sunshine greeted Alan's arrival at Barcelona’s Cruise Port where MSC Opera looked magnificent, glistening in the late autumn sun.

 

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