Holidays Are Coming

We hate to say the ‘C’ word so soon, but if a cruise is on your Christmas list booking early is a must if you’re to avoid getting left out in the cold. The festivities may feel a million miles away as we bask in the heady days of summer, but cruising over Christmas and… Continue reading Holidays Are Coming

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The Really Wild Show

We caught up with Leon Hand, Brand Training Manager at Celebrity Cruises, to find out all about his recent once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galápagos Islands. Adventurers and animal lovers, this one is for you. Leon, thanks for chatting with Into The Blue. I think everyone shares a sense of intrigue when it comes to the… Continue reading The Really Wild Show

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Half A World Away

white horse trotting through dew covered bracken, sunlight at dawn comes through mist from behind trees, a second horse can be seen emerging from behind tree, the new forest national park, southern england, uk

It might look and feel like something from a fairy tale, but parts of the New Forest are only a 20-minute drive from Southampton. If you’re cruising from the city, England’s most visited National Park guarantees a storybook start to your holiday. The New Forest is one of those places that has you reaching for… Continue reading Half A World Away

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A Childhood In Holidays

Nothing evokes nostalgia quite like the memories of our childhood holidays. The shopping trips for brand new clothes and bright white trainers, none of which may be worn a minute before departure day. The cone of chips with a warm liquor of salt and vinegar pooled at the bottom, followed immediately by a strawberry ice… Continue reading A Childhood In Holidays

36 Hours In Budapest

The Danube flows 1,795 miles through ten countries, but it is the regal city of Budapest which most consider to be its pearl. Until fairly recently, the two cities of Budapest – Buda on the west bank of the Danube and Pest on the east – were entirely separate. Today, they are conjoined as one… Continue reading 36 Hours In Budapest

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Summer of Love

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, because celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love are in full swing. In 1967, 100,000 free-spirited young people made a pilgrimage which changed the course of history for San Francisco. Activists and dreamers descended upon Golden Gate… Continue reading Summer of Love

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36 Hours In Amsterdam

It doesn’t take long to realise that there is more to Amsterdam than ladies of the night and darkened coffee shops. Amsterdam is a law unto itself, in some ways quite literally, and no other destination is both traditional and liberal in such equal measure. Nowhere else in the world is gabled Dutch architecture illuminated… Continue reading 36 Hours In Amsterdam

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Two-Faced Destinations For 2017

Old venetian harbor with boats in Heraklion, Crete island, Greece

You needn’t venture far to find a new favourite We all have our favourite ports of call, the ones which seem to show us something completely different every time we visit and the places to which the prospect of returning never fails to excite. However, if “the world is a book, and those who do… Continue reading Two-Faced Destinations For 2017

Sheffield To Southampton In Style (and back)

Bolsover Cruise Club customer, Mr King, recently booked a cruise holiday departing from and returning to Southampton. As the client was travelling with five other family members, they decided to make arrangements for port transfers via Ports Direct. This way they could travel stress-free and all together, allowing them to make the most of their… Continue reading Sheffield To Southampton In Style (and back)

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