Emerald Star sails on the river Rhine

Canal bridge, Amsterdam

A river cruise with Emerald Waterways from Amsterdam to Nuremberg offers a wealth of cultural adventures, discovers Trish Burgess In 1745, after working day and night for nine months, renowned sculptor Antonio Bossi eventually completed the intricate stucco work in the White Hall of the Würzburg Residence. The aim had been to finish the decoration of the room before the visit of Empress Maria Theresa. Unfortunately, exhausted from her journey, … [Read more...]

The Cruise Awards get a mention on Countdown

Countdown present Nick Hewer

The Cruise International Awards 2015 were the talking point on C4’s Countdown yesterday when Countdown presenter Nick Hewer spoke at length about the awards and their popularity. Hewer, who hosted the Cruise Awards in 2011, told Countdown viewers: "If winter really fills you with dread there’s a big awards event tonight that might interest you – you might have to dress for dinner of course – because tonight the Cruise International Awards … [Read more...]

Cruise Awards 2015 winners revealed

Jenny Bond, Michelle Collins and Julie Peasgood

P&O Cruises Britannia, named by Her Majesty The Queen in March, has been voted Best New Ocean Ship at the Cruise International Awards 2015. Princess Cruises, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, was awarded Best Cruise Line for the second year running, while Viking River Cruises was voted as Best River Cruise Line and Best Luxury River Cruise Line. Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa was awarded Best New River Ship and Titan Travel was … [Read more...]

The Cruise Awards winners 2015

Here are the results of the Cruise Awards 2015 - congratulations to all the finalists! Best for Enrichment Cunard Line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Princess Cruises - Highly Commended Saga Cruises Seabourn Cruise Line Voyages to Antiquity - Winner   Best for Families Carnival Cruise Line Celebrity Cruise Line Disney Cruise Line - Winner MSC Cruises Norwegian Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International - Highly Commended   Best … [Read more...]

Milly Johnson is addicted to cruise

Sightseeing at the Acropolis, Athens

Best-selling novelist Milly Johnson has spent nearly £60,000 on cruises – here she tells us why she can’t get enough of life at sea I’ve just spent a blissful fortnight on P&O’s Azura. Again. I love that ship. I know it so well that it’s become a home from home for me, and the itinerary was port-rich: eight in 14 days. I have always wanted to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and it was even more fabulous than I imagined. Plus it made … [Read more...]

Celebrity travels: Jon Culshaw


The acclaimed impressionist and comedian shares his favourite destinations   My first family holiday was in 1980 to Perth in Scotland. I fondly recall my dad buying me half a shandy and feeling I’d stepped up in the world. I also played Space Invaders for the first time. My favourite cities in the world are New York, Los Angeles and Prague; I love their busyness. I also love St James in Barbados for the peacefulness. Cruising is a … [Read more...]

October / November issue out now!


Hot 2016 cruises, exclusive Jamie Oliver Italian recipes and a chance to win a Viking river cruise … [Read more...]

Win a Rhine river cruise with Viking

Bridge over Neckar in Heidelberg, Germany

You and a guest could be sailing along the river Rhine on a Viking Longship   Straight out of a storybook, the River Rhine is completely enchanting at every turn. Its banks are filled with hilltop castles, fairy tale forests, rolling vineyards, pretty villages with medieval timber-framed houses and ancient cities with glorious cathedrals. Flowing through the historic heart of Europe, the Rhine is as important as it is beautiful. Basel, … [Read more...]

New in Disney Deals with Jetline Cruise

CruiseAhoy_Sept 2015

The September edition of Cruise Ahoy is packed with lots of new offers together with popular favourites which are proving to be a sell-out. September is generally peak booking season for Alaskan cruises and towards the end of August Jetline have already seen a surge in demand for 2016 Alaskan sailings. The current market trend this month is firmly on cruises outside the summer months with one or two early bargains for next summer too. Brand new … [Read more...]

Discover Alaska with Iglu Cruise

Lake Louise

Promotional feature – One of the most breathtaking places on earth, Alaska is an increasingly popular cruise destination, and Iglu Cruise has a great selection of itineraries to excite and entice you. Home to snow capped mountains and icy fjords, Alaska is famous for its dramatic landscape and stunning wildlife. It offers an array of exhilarating experiences, from whale watching
 to zip lining. During your voyage you’ll encounter incredible … [Read more...]