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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The living area of a Mariner Suite on-board Seven Seas Mariner
When the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship was launched in 2001 it was a masterpiece. Seven Seas Mariner immediately became the darling of cruise mavens who revelled in being wrapped in a silken sheath of indulgence. An extensive makeover in 2018 will raise the bar even further and give the ship a more relaxed vibe....

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Colourful buildings in tiny Ushuaia cruise port in Argentina

Port in focus: Ushuaia

Ushuaia enjoys the distinction of being the world’s most southerly city. A grid pattern of colourful, low-rise buildings huddled on the Argentinean side of craggy Tierra del Fuego island and sandwiched between snow-capped Martial mountains and the choppy waters of the Beagle Channel, this is the embarkation port for the majority of Antarctica expeditions. It...

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Contemporary glass architecture on the waterfront in Copenhagen

Port in focus: Copenhagen

Founded by the warrior-bishop Absalon in 1167, Copenhagen is a city of bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks that many ships visit on Baltic cruise routes. Nyhaven The maritime heritage of this former Hanseatic port is omnipresent. Indeed the city’s name means ‘Merchants’ Harbour’. In the 1630s, when King Christian IV decided to look...

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Alexander Palace seen from across a lake in St Petersburg
Baltic cities fuse antiquity and modernity with style and verve. A cruise here during the luminous ‘White Nights’ of the summer solstice – when the late evening sun shimmers as brightly as noon – offers a scene of such photogenic prettiness you would not dare to invent it. At other times, Baltic cruises offer enchanting...

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A sophisticated Club Veranda Stateroom on an Azamara cruise ship
Azamara Club Cruises is the refined lady of the cruise world with two identical boutique ships that combine the best of classic charm with stylish elegance. Think lashings of dark wood panelling adorned with gleaming brass; wrought iron balustrades and swanky restaurants that add to the unashamedly opulent ambience of its two midsize ships Azamara...

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