Cruising Reviews

Cruising Andalusia & the Algarve with Fred Olsen

02/01/2018 by .

It’s November and it’s with a certain amount of trepidation that I arrive in Southampton. First I’m worried about the weather at this time of year but second this will be my first cruise on a large boat.

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PONANT to build electric hybrid icebreaker

Luxury French cruise line PONANT, which specialises in adventure and expedition cruises, has ordered another cruising first. Following on from its ground-breaking Blue Eye lounge, it has announced it is to build the first electric hybrid icebreaker propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas.

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PONANT unveils Blue Eye

Cruise line PONANT which specialises in luxury expeditions to some of the remotest places on Earth has announced a global first. Its new Explorer series of luxury cruise ships will be equipped with Blue Eye an underwater passenger lounge showing spectacular seabed and marine life views.

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Regent names Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced Seven Seas Splendor as the name of its new ship, looking to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.

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Saga Azores and Canaries Cruise

I joined up with Saga Pearl II at Fuerteventura, a week into her 21 day Azores and Canaries in Spring cruise. A flying visit to perhaps lay a few preconceptions to rest.

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Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Encore

Billed as one of the world’s most luxurious cruise operators, it’s reputation is reinforced as Seabourn takes delivery of Seabourn Encore during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

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