Five Affordable Cruises You Have to Try

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Travel in the shoulder seasons, book in advance (or last minute), or choose your journey with an older vessel, and you could find yourself making some awesome savings. If you're cruising on a budget, here are 5 affordable cruises that you just have to try.

Surf, Sweat and Sea - 2016's Top Solo Spa Trends

Cathy Winston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Even the words 'spa retreat' sound tempting. And if you're travelling solo, some pampering as you explore the world is a pretty good combination.

Why Solo Cruising Is 2016's Top Trend

Cathy Winston | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

It's hard to believe that only a decade ago, cruising was still very definitely for the grey rinse brigade only. These days, cruise ships are fantastic if you're a bit of a foodie, if you're travelling with kids or if you fancy a few adrenaline thrills on board.

The Top Group Trips for Singles in 2016

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.

Barging With Fingal

Mike Gerrard | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Fingal is a slow mover but then he is 85 years old. Fingal is a Belgian barge that somehow ended up rusting in the Corpach boat yard in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the south-western end of the Caledonian Canal.

Top Sights in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.

Planet Appetite: Gulet Sailing Around the Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For the ultimate cruise experience, charter Carpe Diem 1, a luxury gulet, and explore the Turkish Turquoise coast, going wherever you fancy.

Cruising the Caribbean

Zahra Razavi | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Three weeks before Christmas, I board a plane to Barbados to escape the worst floods and storms Britain has seen in years. What awaits is the Caribbea...

Top Cruise Destinations of 2014

James Cole | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Cole

As we take our first steps into 2014 many people, myself included, have already started to plan our summer holidays. The unrelenting, dark, cold days of winter have begun to take their toll, and so we look towards the summer as a beacon of hope, comfort and happiness...

On Sharkwatch in Scotland

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'What's that in the water?' asks Kathleen, pointing ahead of the boat. We're standing on the deck of the Glen Tarsan, a former fishing vessel now converted to take wildlife and other cruises off the west coast of Scotland. We've left Skye behind and are sailing in wonderful sunshine towards the little island of Canna (population: 12).

Chef All at Sea

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The challenge facing this chef is that he is on board the Glen Tarsan, a converted fishing boat which now takes up to 12 passengers on wildlife cruises off the west coast of Scotland, where the weather can occasionally be, well, challenging.

Travelzoo's Tips for Finding a Cruise Bargain This Autumn

Travelzoo UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

With autumn in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities to find a fantastic cruise bargain and our resident Cruise Expert Raph Giacardi has put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you source the best deals and know what to look out for when booking a cruise holiday.

Top 5 River Cruise Destinations

John MacLachlan | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Cruise holidays are often associated with big, bold vessels sailing for miles and miles across vast expanses of open water, with floor upon floor of identical cabin rooms catering for the masses.

Unidentified Remains Found Near Costa Concordia Wreck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

Human remains have been found at the site of the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, according to the regional civil protection agency. Ital...

Singles Cruises: Advice for Sailing Solo

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Taking a cruise holiday on your own can sometimes be a bit daunting. It can also be expensive, with many cruise lines charging supplements to cover the revenue that they're missing out on by booking only one guest into a room instead of two. There are a few things that someone wanting to cruise solo could be concerned about.

Sophia Loren Presides Over a Glittering Ceremony in Genoa

Lynn Houghton | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

On 23 March 2012 I was fortunate enough to have a sneak preview last Friday of the new MSC ship, MSC Preziosa, the 12th in the fleet and one of the cruiseline's Fantasia class ships. The translation of Preziosa in Italian is precious, as in precious gems.

Divers Find 17th Body Submerged In Ship

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

Divers searching the Costa Concordia wreck have found a the body of a woman on the partly submerged ship, bringing the total death toll to 17. A sp...

Is £9,200 Enough Compensation For This?

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro and Felicity Morse | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Costa Concordia survivors have been offered around 11,000 euros or £9,199 to compensate for lost baggage and psychological trauma, after their cruise...