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.

Port in focus: Rome

There is nowhere else on earth quite like Rome. A colossus among the world’s great cities, it is steeped in the grandeur of the past and present as the ancient capital of the Western World and the indomitable powerhouse of Papal magnificence. St Peter's Basilica This is a city that has lain at the heart of...

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The Caribbean is often the first destination associated with cruising. The blissful beaches. The endless exotic landscapes. It’s perfect for lounging as the sun sets and hiking as it rises the next morning. Explore the very best of the Caribbean’s islets, cays and islands with our guide on where to go for the ultimate luxury...

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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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There are many ways to save money on a luxury cruise, whether that means being flexible on your destination or your choice of cabin. Many luxury cruise lines also offer discounts and perks to customers depending on when you book your cruise and where you sail to. To help find you the best deal, here...

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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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Madeira is an island gem blooming with natural appeal. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Atlantic, this lush, rugged isle sitting more than 350 miles west of Morocco is closer to Africa than to its mother country Portugal. Discovered by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century, it flourished as a trading post, but cruise ships have now...

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As I scraped up the umpteenth 'present' deposited by a four-legged friend in the animal shelter where I was helping out, I did wonder if I’d made the right decision. My intentions had certainly been honourable when I opted for one of the voluntourism excursions offered by upscale line Crystal Cruises, but I hadn’t counted...

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With such a vast number of takeaways offering their versions of traditional Chinese cuisine, it’s easy to settle with the same-old dish rather than trying something new. Takeaways can tone down flavours and add unhealthy ingredients, losing out on the authenticity for some of China’s lesser-known dishes. However, many of these can easily be made...

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Whether you are searching for honeymoon cruises, anniversary voyages or simple romantic getaways, certain itineraries offer guaranteed l’amour. And we aren’t just talking about the Caribbean: places like Arabia, the Mediterranean and Alaska cast their own kind of magic, especially when explored during a Finest Collection cruise package. Our romantic Finest Collection packages combine unforgettable…

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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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