A once-in-a-lifetime cruise through Brazil’s majestic landscapes takes James Lawrence’s breath away. As first impressions go, nothing could top the moment the sun rose over Bequia, described by many as the perfect Caribbean hideaway. I can see why. It took our breath away even before we set foot on theContinue Reading

Wes Stanton takes a trip on the Regent Seven Seas SS Explorer and reports back from the Iberian coastline. Personally, I find the aging process to be, on the whole, OK. I may not be the young buck I was once, but with advancing years comes the realization that whatContinue Reading

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” Alexander McCall Smith’s eulogy to Scotland’s most enchanting city still rings true today; Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the UK’s greatest treasures, always on show, butContinue Reading

If you have thought about going on a cruise but worry that it isn’t for you, I urge you to reconsider. Like many, I was guilty of assuming that cruises are only for the older generation, but embarking on a P&O Cruises trip to the Caribbean proved me wrong. OurContinue Reading

A fjord cruise in Norway with Hurtigruten might prove to be the fresh change of scenery you need, says Torjus Roberg When it is time for a holiday, most of us tend to book our flights southbound to where the air is warm. Enjoying long days by the pool orContinue Reading

Luxury cruising is one of the most effortless holiday experiences one could have The definition of luxury – that overused word beloved of marketeers – nonetheless does fit with the upmarket cruise industry: top brands deliver personalised service, exquisite gourmet food and first-class entertainment in the most sumptuous of surroundings.Continue Reading

In the world of luxury cruising, hotel barging is a niche concept, but one where passengers can glide through secluded landscapes in style Although the term ‘barging’ may conjure up images of narrowboats or coal lighters, hotel barging is a world away from these scenes from our industrial past. Indeed,Continue Reading

A cruise around Iceland is the best way to understand its physical beauty and rich, mythological history It is said Icelanders do not talk, that they tell each other stories, continuing a grand tradition dating back to the extraordinary sagas of the 13th century and beyond. Recounted at fireside gatheringsContinue Reading

In the clear waters of the Azores you can experience some truly awe-inspiring whale watching. With the sun on our backs being pleasantly cooled by a light sea breeze, we found ourselves bobbing in a small rib, metres away from the largest animal ever know to have existed on thisContinue Reading