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.

Africa’s Big Five – the lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, black rhino and African elephant – is a bucket list group of animals that virtually every traveller on a cruise to South Africa is desperate to see. But this isn’t the only destination with must-see wildlife. From the frozen north to unlikely European wildlife hotspots, here...

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If there were ever a case of ‘go before it’s too late’, Cuba would fit the bill. Change is coming rapidly to the largest island in the Caribbean. It is being driven by a mass influx of Americans who, before the Obama administration relaxed a 50-year embargo on travel, were not allowed to come here....

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Port in focus: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a unique meeting place for East and West, blending Chinese heritage, British colonial influences, high-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. ‘Fragrant Harbour’ - the Chinese translation of Hong Kong - couldn’t be more appropriate for cruise passengers getting their first glimpse of such a frenetic, romantic, almost absurdly beautiful port. Indeed, life centres...

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Trading ships from as far back as the 12th century have plied Oriental waters, but today, floating pleasure palaces are appearing with increasing regularity on the eastern horizon. Revelling in their cultural diversity, Far East nations share a history of commerce due to their geographical proximity. Herein lies the magic for latter-day visitors - for...

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Post updated: 08/03/2019 As National Wildlife Week descends, we take a look at some of the top animals around the world and the best time to spot them. Plan a cruise around a grand migration or pinpoint breeding season to witness some of these amazing species up-close. The animal kingdom is full of spectacular sights,...

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Lush, bountiful St Lucia is famous for natural attractions that have made it one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. From the soaring twin Pitons in the volcanic south to the sweeping sandy arc of St Lucia’s main Reduit Beach in the north, its tropical mix of lush rainforest, sparkling waterfalls and secluded...

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Port in Focus: Bordeaux

Beautiful Bordeaux, which sprawls elegantly along a half-moon curve of the Garonne river, has the unusual distinction of being a port where you will see mid-sized ocean-going ships tied up alongside river cruisers. The biggest ships have to dock at Le Verdon, 60 miles away. Cruise lines offer day trips from either port to the...

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India has lost none of its mystique. This exotic land brims with ancient history, fiery sunsets and spectacular wildlife that will take your breath away. Unsurprisingly, more and more travellers are setting sail on luxury cruises to India – here are just a few reasons why this country has become the next big cruise destination....

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Singapore is known largely as a refuelling point between the UK and Australia, but there is more to this beautiful city than meets the eye. Overflowing with history, culture, fine dining and even tranquil green spaces, Singapore is the perfect place to spend a few days before, after or even during luxury cruises. Here are...

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Azamara Journey is the sea-going equivalent of a boutique hotel: a manageable size, carrying just 686 passengers with cool, stylish décor and fabulous food. This is without a doubt a luxury cruise, sitting just below the Silverseas and Seabourns of the world and including pretty well everything, from alcoholic drinks to bottled water, a stocked...

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