A tapas spread

Sun, sea and spectacular scenery, Tenerife is an incredible holiday destination. There’s nothing better than strolling along the sun-kissed seafront after a long day on the beach, with the promise of food on the horizon. What’s more is that the island of Tenerife is home to a plethora of incredible eateries, from luxurious fine-dining to local tavernas, where the best accompaniment is a cold, refreshing beverage. However, if you’re looking for something smaller, tapas is always going to be your best option.

A street in Dublin

One of 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide, Dublin is a desirable location for those wanting to discover more about their literary heroes. Whether it’s wandering around the streets of the city, visiting favourite locations of Nobel prize winners Shaw, Yeats, Beckett and Heaney, or slipping into the expanses of one of Dublin’s university libraries, it is a fantastic place to visit on a mini cruise break.

Water bungalows in Bora Bora

The turquoise waters of the South Pacific Ocean are home to French Polynesia, a collection of 118 islands divided into five archipelagos. The region is well-known for its glistening azure lagoons, tropical landscapes and vistas unlike any other, making this a dreamy destination to visit. With each archipelago offering something different, there are a plethora of things to see and do whilst on holiday here, from scuba diving with turtles and whales to off-roading in a 4X4, ensuring you have an incredible time.

The-Norwegian fjords during the evening

The beautiful country of Norway has been captivating the hearts of travellers for many years. Its picturesque towns and quaint villages are perfect for exploring and emerging yourself in its culture. According to the World Happiness Report, it is the happiest country in the world, and on a Norwegian fjords cruise, you’ll be able to see just what makes it such a fantastic place to be.

Dublin is famed for its music, art and literature and in 2010 the city was even designated as the UNESCO City of Literature, but despite Ireland’s capital being such a popular holiday destination, there are lots of hidden gems you can explore. 

From little-known museums and restaurants to unique attractions and extraordinary places, Dublin certainly has lots of secret places to explore.

So if you’re heading on mini cruises to Dublin and want to visit some of the city’s hidden gems, then check out the best places you can visit during your trip.

Norway is well known for its beautiful fjords, incredible landscapes and rich culture. When it comes to cuisine, people may know a lot less about the country than they first thought. With its traditional, warming dishes, Norwegian cuisine is really a display of the fresh ingredients and rich heritage the country has. From Fårikål, the national dish, to svele, in this article we look at the foods you need to try on a Norwegian Fjords cruise.

The Baltic region offers everything from vibrant neighbourhoods to beautifully preserved historic sites and a trip here really proves that fairytales do come true.

The region consists of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, but if you’re heading on a luxury Baltic cruise with us you’ll be visiting countries such as Sweden, Finland and Denmark, which surround the Baltic Sea.

If you’ve never visited the Baltics before you need to read on to find out the top tips for visiting the region.

When holidaying to a far off and exotic place one of the greatest excitements is the new cuisine you’ll try on your journey. When you are going on one of our Canary cruises that excitement is well placed and the amazing blend of Spanish influence and north African heat allow for some tantalising local delicacies. The conditions on the islands make for a fantastic growing environment, meaning the produce is incredible. Also, the small sub-cultures on the individual islands mean you’ll find many twists on the dishes as you travel around.

In this article, we will look at some of the dishes you simply must try when visiting the Canaries.

The Danish capital is often described as one of the most ‘liveable’ cities in the world and it is also one of the most visited. Its cobbled streets, 1,000 years of royal history and modern Nordic food movement make it a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers.

When people think of Panama, often their minds go to the canal and then struggles to go further. This unimposing Central American country is the link between North and South America and is bordered by Colombia on the south and Costa Rica on the north. This location gives it a diverse and thriving culture and is only one of the reasons why a stop at its capital, Panama City, is something you should look forward to on your world cruise.

Cruising has always been a great way to visit multiple cities and countries in one holiday, there is no better way to see the highlights of the Baltic States than on one of our Baltic cruises. A highlight for most is a stop in enchanting Tallinn where medieval and modern are fused with an energetic spirit. Estonia’s capital is a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. 

If you want to hold on to that summer feeling and continue to chase the sun, there are many destinations that can offer you the perfect autumn getaway. Don’t pack your sunglasses and swimming costumes away quite yet, as with temperatures still in the 20’s and booming sunshine all day long, you’ll be in for a real treat. In this article, we look at some of the best places to visit if you just aren’t quite ready to let go of the summer. 

Travelling and eating well go hand-in-hand and it’s part of the experience to try local delicacies in a country you’ve never been to before.

There are so many great foodie destinations all over the world and through food, you can experience a country’s culture, learn about the people and immerse yourself in what makes each place so unique.

An epic round the world cruise will take you across the globe, exploring some of the best destinations the earth has to offer. You will travel through breath-taking scenery, explore natural wonders, all whilst bedding down every night in your private stateroom. 

Tenerife

If you’re looking to get away from the crowds and want to see another side to the largest Canary Island that might not be in the holiday brochures, there are lots of things you can see and do that are off the tourist trail.

During your Canary Islands cruise and whilst you’re on land, you should consider doing some of the following activities to get a taste of the real Tenerife. 

While many countries above the arctic circle in the Baltics and Scandinavia spend much of their winters in darkness with average light hours not getting above four or five hours in total, the summer brings another phenomenon which baths them in the midnight sun, where the sun sits on the horizon for the full 24 hours of the day. With 76 days of midnight sun between May and July within the Arctic Circle and temperatures raising to temperate levels taking a Baltic Cruise, Spitzbergen & North Cape Cruise or Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise during these months is the perfect time to visit if the bitter winters of the north do not take your fancy.  

Amsterdam

There are many reasons why someone may want to book a cruise, only having to unpack once, having your own space and being able to go to multiple locations easily are just a few. But often, people think a longer cruise makes for a better holiday and can dismiss a mini cruise altogether, even though it offers the chance to have exciting weekend breaks. In this article, we look at the 8 main reasons why you should look at booking a mini cruise. 

Funchal Madeira

A holiday is an opportunity to explore wonderful new places and cultures, whilst relaxing and washing away the stresses of everyday life. As you all well know a cruise complements this philosophy and can set you up for a holiday that will live long in your memory once you are back home, however, how can you make the planning phase as easy as possible? Well, we’ve got the answers.

Situated on the Baltic Sea, St Petersburg is an impressive Russian port city. Its ornate architecture, grand museums and UNESCO World Heritage status make St Petersburg Russia’s cultural capital.

While holidaymakers might not immediately feel drawn to the city, due to political controversies, St Petersburg has so much to offer the discerning traveller. Forming part of a Baltic cruise holiday, your stopover in this lavishly-built city should be treasured, as it provides a unique opportunity to experience an entirely new culture, and see some of the world’s finest buildings.

When it comes to short breaks in Europe, Amsterdam often steals the limelight. But 45 miles southwest, the creative city of Rotterdam is well worth your time. As much of the city was sadly destroyed during the Second World War, Rotterdam has used innovative architecture to breathe new life into the area. While some magnificent original buildings remain, the city has found unique ways to introduce some of the world’s most cutting-edge design into Rotterdam. The result is a spectacular blend of old and new.