If you’re after a cruise with cabaret, disco, casino and 16 meals a day don’t read on. With no disrespect to our ‘floating resort’ style cruising cousins that’s simply not what we’re about. For sure cruising should be about a little bit of luxury, good food and excellent company – but for us it’s also about a cultural journey and the opportunity to experience some of the world’s great places...Continue Reading ›
The Culture of the Canary Islands – forget the package image and enjoy the quality with FREE excursions.Published on by in Cruise Guides
The Canary Islands, put on the ocean-going traveller’s map by a certain C. Columbus in 1492, have sadly become somewhat besmirched by the image of package tourism. But the fact is that this group of volcanic islands, situated in the warm waters of the Atlantic off the coast of Africa, is every bit as rewarding to cruise as Greece or the Caribbean.
So the first thing is we promise we’ll...Continue Reading ›
Columbus came across the Canary Islands in 1492 as a port of call on his transatlantic voyage of discovery to the Americas. He named them ‘Canary’ not because of anything to do with little yellow birds but because of the many small dogs he found there (Canis being Latin for ‘dog’). Then followed several centuries of being something of a backwater, before the golden beaches and year round warm...Continue Reading ›
Fair play to President Obama, and the spirit of Caribbean glasnost, in re-opening the US Embassy in Cuba. We’re not in the least political but, in many respects, we reckon it’s about time they reconnected. After all, back in the day Havana was a playground for Americans, and it seems unfair to deny US citizens the opportunity to go somewhere so stunning, different, and virtually on their...Continue Reading ›
Turkey – on the one hand one beautiful coastline washed by a warm brilliant baby blue sea. On the other, a lean nutritious meat much beloved of festive seasons all around the world. What’s not to like about either – or indeed both?
If, like us, you are totally Turkey fans you might like this little bit of insider knowledge about how to maximise your Turkey quotient before the end of the...Continue Reading ›
A cosmopolitan gem among the Greek Islands, Mykonos combines style and substance to great effect. From its traditional cubist houses to the bustling cafe scene to its gorgeous beaches, there’s something here to suit all tastes.
Choosing to visit Mykonos on one of our cruise itineraries really gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the island’s Greek charms and nuances. Despite...Continue Reading ›