The water didn’t look at all inviting, and as I reluctantly took the plunge into its icy embrace I let out an involuntary scream of shock. But within minutes, my momentary discomfort was all but forgotten as a pack of penguins popped out of nowhere, shooting towards me through the waves like a hail of bullets....

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There's no stopping Celebrity Cruises at the moment, with the recent launch of the long-awaited Celebrity Edge; a multi-million dollar transformation of the full fleet in the Celebrity Revolution; and brand new ships on the way - it's the perfect time to get an inside perspective of what makes this cruise line so special. We...

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Expedition cruise guests driving away from a glacier in Zodiacs
Sailing to the top of the world to discover isolated landscapes where polar bears roam is one of the ultimate thrills of luxury cruises into the Arctic Circle. Yet this isn’t just the icy realm of the so-called Kings of the Arctic, but an unforgettable setting of snow-covered fjords, vertiginous cliffs teeming with seabirds, and...

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The infinity pool in the spa on-board Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Billed as the world’s most luxurious ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer was already making waves long before ever setting sail. It arrived on the cruise scene in July 2016 as upscale line Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ flagship, oozing grandeur and opulence at every turn. No expense has been spared to turn this $450 million craft...

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Silver Explorer - Silversea Expedition
In wake of the cruise line's 10th anniversary, Silversea Expeditions are an enthralling and enriching cruise experience like no other. Back in November 2017, two members of our Cruise Concierge team - Emma Taylor and Katie Smith - managed to experience Silver Explorer for themselves. Read on to learn more of this stunning, purpose-built luxury...

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Crystal Esprit cruise ship sailing by Eden Island
Crystal Cruises, operating some of the most beautiful ships in the world, is a company that constantly raises the bar in luxury cruising thanks to the deep pockets of its Hong Kong-based owner. The line’s best-known ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, have always been synonymous with ultra-luxury, offering all the trappings of six-star cruises...

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Pool deck - Oceania Marina
Oceania Cruises are refined and sophisticated, offering a luxury experience across her fleet of intimate, mid-size ships. Join members of our Sales and Customer Relations teams, Hannah Riding and Sharon Briney, as they enjoy a trip on-board Oceania Marina, exploring the decks and enjoying her facilities. Initial impressions The embarkation process was very smooth, with...

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Excursion and cruise ship - Silversea Expeditions
First noted as an up-and-coming trend, expedition cruising is now the trendsetter. With Zodiac excursions, sailings to untouched shores and adventures around every bend - expedition cruising has pioneered a shift in the cruising industry. With such a change and sudden growth, it seems more and more cruisers are longing for bucket-list getaways and adventurous...

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Santiago, Chile - South America

Port in focus: Santiago

Sandwiched between the snow-capped Andes and rolling green wine country, the Chilean capital is a regular feature on South America itineraries. It’s also a starting or finishing point for a lot of cruises; Buenos Aires to Santiago or vice versa is a popular route, all the more convenient for British cruisers since British Airways started...

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