Not On the High Street
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Europe’s leading Cruise Show officially opens tomorrow morning at The NEC, Birmingham and we couldn’t be more excited. With over a day’s worth of free talks from leading cruise lines and travel experts, brand new show features such as Happy Hour offers and the Travel Photography Gallery, plus a dazzling array of stands for you to visit, the 2017 Birmingham Cruise Show is really going to m
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Fat is a big issue and global obesity rates continue to climb. In the West we are surrounded by daily temptations to indulge and being overweight has become to a large extent normalized. For people who strive to eat healthily and to exercise on a daily basis, a holiday – ship-based or otherwise – can be a real test of willpower. The break in routine, exposure to new and exciting foodstuffs
2017 Norwegian Joy Architecture Photo Shoot
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Gone are the days when going to sea meant being cast adrift with no chance of a decent phone signal, let alone Wifi. In terms of the digital revolution, ships are catching up with their land-based counterparts, enabling technology fans to cruise the web while cruising across the world’s oceans as internet speeds gather pace and prices for using the internet on board start to come down (or dis
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Do you fancy getting away from it all to some of the remotest destinations on the planet? Then the best way to go is by sea (or river) as cruise ships can get to out-of-the-way places no one else can reach. Animal magic in the Galapagos Walk and talk with creatures that have no fear of humans in this unique Ecuadorian archipelago. Dive with dolphins, swim with turtles and strut with blue-foo
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28 Aug, 2017 14 Likes Share Post
It’s 8:45am and your head is wedged at an unfamiliar angle dangerously close to a stranger’s armpit. Using contortions that can only have been learned atop a mountain from an ancient yogi, the man to your left produces a kindle from his bag and starts reading himself elsewhere. You didn’t want to board this wheeled underground heat box but after watching three equally overstuffed trains s
25 Aug, 2017 11 Likes Share Post
Art lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Birmingham Cruise Show as drawing live at the event for the first time ever will be artist and cruising aficionado Harry Cotterill. Harry’s unique nautical artwork has become recognised across the globe, being presented and displayed on board more than 80 ships. We caught up with 23-year-old Harry ahead of the show to find out what inspires him to
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Cruising’s not just about sailing off into the sunset. Here are our top tips on how to turn just one cruise into 15 romantic rendezvous. 1) Go desert island dreamin’ with Star Clippers as you get dropped off at a solitary beach made for two. 2) Revel in Seabourn’s sumptuous Caviar in the Surf cocktail parties where caviar and champagne are served in the shallows off a tropical beach.
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Whilst the market abounds with lengthy cruises that will carry you around the world, for those of us with hectic lives who still wish to sample the life aquatic, I have three words: hello mini cruise. Mini cruises can last anything from one to five nights and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone jaunt or cobbled on to a land-based break. Sailings are available from the UK, from Southampton up to Oba
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18 Aug, 2017 08 Likes Share Post
Think you’ve travelled the globe? Well, what about the blue bits? With most of the planet covered by water, the best way to explore the world is by cruise ship; so step aboard and discover the Seven Wonders of the Waves. Transatlantic thrill It’s up there on the bucket list – crossing the Atlantic on Cunard’s classic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. Alternati
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“I can show you the world,” sings Aladdin in the eponymous Disney classic. Well, being in possession of a magic carpet, lucky old Al could travel from Aqaba to the Russian Steppes in the twitch of a camel’s tail. For those of us without any airborne Axminster, taking a cruise is an excellent way to travel far from the Madding Crowd. Yes, the cruise industry offers plenty of voyages to per
Dining, Culinary, Food, Restaurant, Main Dining Room
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Why on board is on trend A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics found that holiday cruises are now four times as popular with Brits as they were 20 years ago. Some of this meteoric rise can be attributed to the UK’s increasingly ageing population but the fact is that the cruise industry’s efforts to broaden the appeal of cruising are paying off. [caption id="attachment_
1080, Celebrity Cruises
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Despite Hollywood’s efforts to see the entire adult population of the world paired off romantically there really is very little in life that you cannot do as a single individual, and cruising is no exception. Far from being the preserve of couples and families, cruising embraces solo travellers of all ages with a number of cruises geared specifically towards those who journey independently.
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At this year’s Birmingham Cruise Show we are launching a brand new Gallery feature to showcase the stunning travel photography of Samson Reddyhoff. We caught up with Watford based photographer Samson ahead of the show to chat kit and find out how to take the perfect holiday snap. Sarah: “When were you first exposed to photography, and when did you know that you wanted to be a photographe
1080, Crystal Cruises
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Expect the unexpected on a cruise. There’s an array of jaw-dropping adventures and luxury touches that await on sailings across the planet. Thrills and spills Slip on your skates to glide and pirouette across an authentic ice-skating rink or throw yourself into 100mph winds that blast you high in an exhilarating sky-diving simulator. Then relax with a Martini cocktail – shaken, not stirr
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31 Jul, 2017 11 Likes Share Post
When cruising was first launched back in 1904 the choice of destination was limited to transatlantic ports. From ocean-going round the world extravaganzas to expeditionary river cruises, to themed and immersive experiential adventures, modern cruising now offers more choice than the infused oil aisle of a Surrey branch of Waitrose. As the sun unfurls the petals of a daisy, so
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28 Jul, 2017 13 Likes Share Post
It’s food glorious food when it comes to cruises. Whether you’re a gourmand or a grazer, these sailings are enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Cook with the stars Simmer and sizzle with celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White, James Martin and Eric Lanlard on special P&O Cruises Food Heroes sailings; spice up a Saga Cruises voyage with demonstrations by Jean-Christophe Novelli; and le
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Before you go Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes from smaller river cruising vessels to ocean-going megaships. Cruise itineraries are just as diverse, varying in length, encompassing rivers and oceans around the world, and existing as stand-alone holidays or part of a ‘cruise and stay’ vacation. So, do your research and visit the Cruise Show before you book to ensure you pick the rig
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More and more cruise lines are using technology to clean up their act, building new ships with solar panels and exhaust ‘scrubber’ systems to minimize emissions, retro-fitting existing vessels; introducing recycling and energy efficient devices on-board, purchasing food from sustainable sources and training crew in waste management. [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignright" width="60
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Buffet shmuffet! Cruise food embraces the whole culinary rainbow from casual pub grub to Michelin star magic.   Generally the bigger the ship, the bigger the choice of chow with buffet-style food offered as just one option alongside cafes, 24-hour room-service, formal dining rooms and more intimate speciality restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines. [caption id="attac
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Step aboard to watch West End shows, shoot down waterslides and showcase your dance skills to Strictly Come Dancing experts – it’s all included. Go cruisin’ and get groovin’ Get some sea-going rhythm at some of the best music festivals afloat – and you don’t even have to rough it in a tent! Take your pick from Rock the Boat, [caption id="attachment_4354" align="alignright" wid
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  Cruising isn’t for children? Utter nonsense! With such a diverse range of children’s activities and facilities the problem isn’t finding a family-friendly cruise but deciding which one to book. [caption id="attachment_4305" align="alignright" width="392"] Photo Credit: Carnival Cruises[/caption]   All ages are catered for with babysitting services, nurseries, children
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  Go nuts in Brazil for the Rio Carnival Cruise into Rio de Janeiro for its famous February fiesta and join the best party on the planet as the streets come alive with exuberant samba dancers in a cacophony of music and colour. As ships stay for two days during sailings of South America, you can quite literally party the night away.   [caption id="attachment_4260" align="alig
Royal Caribbean
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Pampering heaven Spas are big business on cruises so lie back and revel in top-to-toe massages, wraps and facials, and while away hours in thermal suites amid the bubbles of thalassotherapy pools and sultry steam rooms. On Viking Cruises you can even chill, quite literally, in a snow room filled with real snowflakes.   Luxury living on deck [caption id="attachment_4245" align="ali
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  Expert advice Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned cruiser, come to the show and discover which cruise is for you. Our ‘New to cruise’ seminar session will tell you everything you need to know about booking your first cruise and what to expect on board. Meet industry experts as they cover topics including river cruising and expedition cruising in a series of panels hosted by Jo
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Think cruises aren’t for you? Think again. It’s time to throw those misconceptions overboard because cruises have changed out of all recognition.   Cruises are for old people Are you kidding? Check out the water parks, sky-diving simulators and ice-skating [caption id="attachment_4242" align="alignright" width="301"] Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean[/caption] rinks. Let you
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3 Jul, 2017 23 Likes Share Post
Maximize your holiday downtime Increase the actual time you spend relaxing on holiday by swapping the annual smattering of city breaks for a cruise. With just one packing session and one set of transfers you can visit multiple destinations and avoid airport queues and waiting times. That means more real holiday time for you to spend unwinding and having fun. [caption id="attachment_4240" ali
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You’ve disembarked and arrived in port. Whether you’re stepping off into a jam packed marketplace, quiet city streets or just to feel the sand between your toes you we’re here to help you get the most out of every precious moment. For some, half the fun of visiting ports is the thrill of exploration but, even so, a little prep helps to set you off in the right direction. Knowing that the
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Our show can transport you to the far reaches of the world. Make your way from the calm waters of the Nile to the steps of the Taj Mahal, from the awe-inspiring ice caps of the Antarctic to tropical paradise and everywhere in between. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Europe's largest Cruise Show is returning home to Birmingham. We dedicate ourselves to cruisers with a mind for exploration and host the very best of luxury travel by sea and river to destinations you can’t book anywhere else.
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