Swan Hellenic Minerva : for those with a mind for travel

If learning along the way and discovering the destination and the associated culture are what matters to you – you have what Swan Hellenic would call ‘a mind to travel’ . They cater for those who enjoy discovery, learning from renowned guest speakers, appreciate the ambiance of a country house, as well as sophisticated dining and entertainment.


P&O Ventura: varied, imaginative and interesting spaces to suit your mood.

Ventura is similar to sister ship Azura but with individual elements. A big ship, but one with varied places and spaces so you can feel like you’re going out to a different venue each night.

Small style classic cruising with CMV’s Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a ship that has been sailing in a particular style for quite a while – many love her, but be sure you like small ship comfortable cruising without the thrills and facilities of the newer ships.

Shape your River Cruise with Amadeus

Amadeus, a family-operated river cruise line with a range of high quality ships sailing popular itineraries, and allowing you to tailor your experience.

What’s a River Cruise Ship Like?

The CLIA River Cruise Convention 2015 was a brilliant chance for us to get an overview of ships from Tauck, Uniworld, Amadeus, AMAWaterways, Croisi Europe, Scenic, and ARosa – exploring some of the latest facilities and ideas in river cruising.

Inaugural visit on NCL’s Norwegian Escape

Having never sailed with Norwegian Cruise Line before we were not sure what to expect.  We knew Norwegian Escape was going to be good, all shiny and new but was surprised at the elegant muted tones in the cabins and some of the communal areas. NCL are well known for their Freestyle Cruising where you can eat anywhere…

CMV’s Magellan : More Spacious Than You Expect.

The Magellan has been a new ship to Cruise and Maritime Voyages in 2015, having also undergone a mini revamp and refurbishment. She is a medium sized ship, and sails a variety of itineraries around the world, mainly sailing from and returning to the London Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Magellan is an adult only ship. At…

P & O’s Oriana – Cruising Comfortably

If you have cruised before you may well have been on one of P & O’s ships.  Even if you haven’t cruised before the name P & O probably rings some bells.  Recently we took a ship visit on one of their mid-sized ships the Oriana. She entered service in 1995 and holds approx. 1880…

Cunard Queen Victoria: A Stately Ship!

Cunard is a cruise line with heritage – 175 years of it upto 2015! The Queen Victoria still holds true to the heritage – while being equipped with modern facilities and with plenty of upto date touches throughout – she has an air of stateliness about her. For more details about Cunard voyages and ships…