A circumnavigation of Iceland is the best way to understand its rich and detailed mythological history, says Richard Tarrant It is said that 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. RecountedRead More →

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 orRead More →

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.Read More →

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,Read More →

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 gatheringsRead More →

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 thisRead More →