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Narrowboating along the Llangollen Canal

03/08/2020 by .

Ready for a relaxing and self-isolated staycation? How about a holiday in a luxurious narrowboat along the tree-lined canal linking England and Wales? James Ruddy takes the watery high road.

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Symphony of the Seas, The world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is where, as I discover on a special pre-launch cruise, kids of all ages, parents and grandparents, can holiday together but not stick together, a truly multi-generational destination.

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Cruising around South Africa with Ponant

With just 122 cabins and a couple of hundred passengers, this is light years away from the ever-expanding floating behemoths that graze the high seas. It’s personal, informal and distinctly French. It’s like waking up in the south of France each morning

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Cruising Andalusia & the Algarve with Fred Olsen

Fortunately, the Braemar is smaller than most, at a little over 24,000 tonnes and holds only 930 passengers. I climb on board and make my way to what will be my home for the next 13 nights. 

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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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