Luxury Cruise Advice and Travel Inspiration

Are you planning a luxury cruise or in need of some travel inspiration to get you started? Let our expert advice and destination guides indulge your sense of wanderlust.

Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or curious about booking your first voyage, SixStarCruises.co.uk Advice has everything you could need to fully immerse yourself in the cruise experience. From local delicacies and natural wonders you would be mad to miss, to practical advice and behind the scenes glimpses into on-board life, our travel and lifestyle experts cover it all.

Walk the paths of the Shire, shop on Beverly Hills or plot your escape from Alcatraz. Relive some of the famous movie moments of your favourite films whilst cruising to these fantastic locations around the world. Lord of the Rings Escape to the blissful beauty of New Zealand and travel to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, where the…

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Wine selection at sea

The wine selection at sea has never been more comprehensive, and cruise lines are ready, willing and able to ensure there is one to your liking. Life is too short to drink bad wine Crystal cruises We have come a long way since the most popular wines consumed by Brits were Blue Nun Liebfraumilch and...

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I will never forget the thrill of spotting an inquisitive polar bear on a cruise high into the Arctic Circle. We were just 600 miles south of the North Pole amid the breathtakingly remote surroundings of Magdalena Bay in the Svalbard Archipelago, and deep into the territory of the so-called Kings of the Arctic. So...

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Port in Focus: Venice

Irrepressibly romantic and impossibly evocative, Venice stands alone as one of those rare destinations that casts a mesmerising spell over all who visit. Centuries of history roll down the maze of canals that flow between the stately squares and grand palazzos that bear testament to a colourful and turbulent history, when this city commanded the...

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Italian-owned Silversea, which operates some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious ships, is a line that is going through a big wave of investment and change. Silver Explorer At present, the line has five ‘classic’ cruise ships, including the brand-new 596-passenger Silver Muse, launched in April 2017, and four expedition ships. Between them, the...

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When it was launched in 1995, the 51,044-ton Crystal Symphony was way ahead of its time even for a luxury line, with multiple restaurants and a high proportion of balcony cabins. Crystal has kept this beautiful ship contemporary-looking through a series of clever refits, and its latest incarnation, following a multi-million dollar upgrade in October...

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When the German transatlantic liner Augusta Victoria set out from Cuxhaven on the first ever ‘pleasure cruise’ back in January 1891, it inaugurated the concept of cruising as we know it today. That historic 57-night Mediterranean cruise was conceived by Albert Ballin, chairman of the Hamburg-Amerikanische-Paketfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) – better known at the time as Hamburg-America...

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Halloween may be over for another year, but in Mexico, the festivities are just beginning. I am, of course, talking about Día de los Muertos: the Day of the Dead. What is the Day of the Dead? Many people think the Day of the Dead and Halloween go hand in hand, but they are two...

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Each country has a dish that is a culinary nod to the history and culture of the region. Foods such as French fries, bratwurst and paella are traditional dishes that always grace menus, but here are a few more unusual dishes best tried in the countries they were created. 1. Haggis, Scotland Tess Watson /...

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Buildings across the Middle East are rich in local heritage and religious culture, boasting elaborate designs and beautiful structures. From the modern styles of contemporary designers to the ancient designs featuring stained-glass windows, the Middle East is home to some of the world’s finest architecture. Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Ralf Steinberger / Flickr.com, CC...

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