Ocean cruising

Smooth cruising - 8 classic boat journeys
Travelling by boat is an excellent way to experience a country or  destination. From cruising down the mighty Amazon using local boats or lazy days spent on a houseboat on Australia’s Murray River,...

Antarctica: Cold Feat
How often have you seen postcards or photos of some fabulous travel destination only to be disappointed when you finally see it in real life? And if that destination is also marketed as a legendary last...
Last UpdatedSeptember 16, 2018
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What’s all the fuss about Antarctica?
The great frozen continent divides travellers and even the greatest explorers. Repeat offender, Roderick Eime, buys into the debate. We all remember the two most famous of Antarctic names: Scott and Amundsen....
Last UpdatedOctober 16, 2018
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How to travel to Antarctica on a budget
The frozen continent is a dream destination for many travellers, however, the cost of even a short trip is so high that few are able to make it a reality. The strict legislation in place is to help protect...
Last UpdatedAugust 14, 2018
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Cruising the Mediterranean by tall ship
There’s something unbelievably majestic about a tall ship silently leaving port under sail for the deep blue of the ocean. No motor noise fills the air, just the low burr of ropes pulling through winches...
Last UpdatedSeptember 10, 2018
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On top at the bottom: Exploring Cape Horn
Here in the Strait of Magellan, at the bottom of South America where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet, it’s all about the weather. The captain and crew of the Ventus Australis have said repeatedly...

Wood and water - cruising Norway's fjords
With some of the planet's most beautiful natural scenery and empty spaces, the Norwegian fjords make a great first choice for a European cruise. Not an easy place to get to, its remote location is served...
Last UpdatedJuly 6, 2018
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Volcanoes and humpbacks - a circumnavigation of Iceland
It’s small, it’s clean, it’s empty, it’s safe – excluding the odd erupting volcano. But then the volcanoes are one of the attractions in Iceland, along with lava fields, pools of bubbling mud,...

The master storyteller to Patagonia
Bruce Chatwin is an impossible act for a travel writer to follow. His classic 1977 travel book 'In Patagonia' is packed with astonishing experiences and memorable observations. Who could top a chapter-closer...

Paradise found on the Adriatic - cruising in Croatia
“Those who seek paradise on earth,” wrote George Bernard Shaw, “should come to Dubrovnik.”  Dubrovnik is simply exquisite, a perfect walled city surrounded by rolling green hills and a sparkling...
Last UpdatedJuly 13, 2018
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Cruising to Cuba
Until the late 1950s, Havana had a daily plane from Miami, many of the passengers heading for the show at the Tropicana, its stage and bars built up into the trees, its roof the open sky. A byword for...
Last UpdatedJuly 13, 2018
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Cruising the Baltic - on foot
Walking on water (or cruising with the Ramblers). The sea is in the blood of the Baltic cities. Every one of them has a history of formidable sea battles, the creation of navies or medieval trading empires....
Last UpdatedJuly 13, 2018
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