Inside the 6 Most Extravagant Hotel Suites in the World

When booking a holiday, most of us are seeking relaxation and an opportunity to unwind, perhaps in luxury surroundings. Certain hotels around the world take luxury to the next level. Here are the 6 most extravagant hotel suites in the world. Continue reading Inside the 6 Most Extravagant Hotel Suites in the World

Here are the Spookiest Places to Spend Halloween in the UK This Year

Whether you’re a horror fanatic or a bit of a scaredy cat, there’s no better time than Halloween to get out and do something spooky.

There’s so much to see and do across the UK this year, and you won’t have to break the bank to experience it. Here are the best spooky attractions across the country this year:

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When in Zakynthos

I was lucky enough to visit beautiful Zakynthos in May. It is one of the many stunning Greek Islands nestled in the Ionian sea and is also known as Zante.

I was excited and interested to see what the Island offered other than the lively nightlife it is often known for.  I wasn’t disappointed!

I travelled with Greece specialists, Olympic Holidays and my journey began aboard ASL France airline, Olympic’s own chartered airline. I have to say I was impressed! From fleece blankets if we were chilly, to complimentary Wi-Fi for all passengers, nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff.

Aboard our coach transfer to the hotel was our first opportunity to see the sights of Zante. It was exactly as you’d hope from a traditional, pretty Greek Island. Individual, uniquely designed houses and villas were scattered along the rural countryside roads. Lemon trees reached up and over, almost touching the coach as we passed by. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautifully green and lush it is. You can see the local farmers working away in the fields and smell the different plants and herbs in the air.

We arrived at our hotel, a 4* family resort made up of different coloured blocks, some refurbished in a modern design, others more traditional, all dotted around the lively swimming pool and aqua park where all the fun happens! Slides, fountains, fairground rides and much more is on offer to keep children happy, even the showers are in the form of giant clowns!  There are plenty of sun loungers for parents to relax in the sun while their little ones are occupied.

Our first day touring hotels and resorts began at 10am. The list ranged from 2* traditionally Greek resorts up to 5* luxury high end resorts.

One of my favourites was the Roulla, a  2* hotel in Alykes. Nestled amongst green mountains and blue sky, Roulla has all you need for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Beautiful pink Bougainvillea decorates the white washed buildings around the swimming pool. Eleni, Roulla’s Manager, cannot do enough to make her guests feel at home. If you want to stay here you really need to book in advance as all of Eleni’s guests are repeat customers and it is more often than not fully booked! A 2* hotel with 5* service!

Another favourite is the Filoxenia Hotel, a 3* resort in Tsilivi. The Filoxenia has a modern, impressive entrance and feels very clean and welcoming. The recently refurbished rooms are spacious and have striking images on the walls giving that extra wow factor. On speaking to guests around the clean and attractive pool area, we learned that there were many repeat customers here also and they commented on the outstanding service at this hotel. The restaurant was modern with contemporary whites and creams giving it a crisp clean and spacious feel.

The St. John’s Villa resort is a luxury 5* resort made up of individual 3 bedroom family villas and adults only luxury villas, with private pools and stunning views. It has two seperate restaurants, one for families and one for adults only. This is a spectacular complex for those seeking their privacy with a touch of luxury. Car hire is recommended if you want to stay here as it is up on the hillside, perfect for that sought after view.

The highlight of our week was definitely a boat trip out to Navagio Bay, a cove on the Northwest shore, isolated by high cliffs and only accessible by boat. It is home to the 1980’s shipwreck, MV Panagiotis, which was left there by smugglers and so has gained the nickname ‘Smugglers cove’

We embarked our pirate themed Galleon at the port in front of Solomos Square, which if we’d had more time I would have loved to have explored as it is beautiful with its extravagant architecture, cafes and restaurants.

Our journey across the glistening Ionian sea was calm, relaxing and warm as the sun was shining. We passed many high cliffs topped with greenery along the way and paused to take in the wonders of the ‘blue caves’ They get their name because when the sun is shining, the blue of the ocean reflects against the white of the caves and gives the impression they are blue. They are truly beautiful. We passed a group of canoers who were sailing in and out of the caves, another excursion available for tourists.

As we docked in the cove, the first thing I noticed was just how clear the water is! I have been to many places and I have to say, as yet, this was the most beautiful so far. It is so blue, crystal clear and as the sun hits it, it looks like diamonds are glistening on the surface.

We walked a small plank to the shore and explored the shipwreck. The sand here is a little rough underfoot but the sheer beauty of the place makes it hardly noticeable. I couldn’t wait to swim so was quick to enter to water!

The water was cold at first, but as you swam out a little further it was warmer, fresh and beautiful. We watched as fish swam and jumped out of the water in a long line, they looked like stones being skimmed!

We also had the privilege of visiting two wedding venues, both different yet stunning in their own right. The first was The Balcony, with its beautiful views of Tsilivi and neighbouring Kefalonia across the Ionian sea.

The second was Cameo Island. A unique Island available to hire for your special day, accessible for you and your guests across a man made bridge, or, if you like to do this differently you can arrive around the other side of the island by speed boat to surprise your waiting guests.

On the whole, my impression of Zante is that it has something to offer for everyone. Couples, families, groups of friends. It really is a little piece of heaven with so much to do and explore. I would love to go back and experience the turtle spotting tour. They breed during the months of May to October and come out of the sea on to the beach to lay their eggs!

Another little gem to add to my travel treasure collection 🙂

A room at The Filoxenia.

The Blue Caves

Smugglers Cove

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO EXPAND ITS CUBA CRUISE OFFERINGS IN 2019-20 INCLUDING THE FIRST CUBA CRUISES FROM CHARLESTON

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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO EXPAND ITS CUBA CRUISE OFFERINGS IN 2019-20 INCLUDING THE FIRST CUBA CRUISES FROM CHARLESTON 

– 3,002-Passenger Carnival Sunshine to be Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Call in Havana When It Introduces Cuba Service From Charleston Next Year –

MIAMI (May 10, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its cruises to Cuba with the addition of 23 three- to five-day sailings to Havana in 2019-20 aboard five different ships departing from four East Coast homeports – Carnival Sunshine from Charleston, Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale, Carnival Paradise from Tampa and Carnival Victory and Carnival Sensation from Miami.

The 3,002-passenger, 102,853-ton Carnival Sunshine  will be the largest cruise ship to ever call in Havana while offering the first-ever cruise to Cuba from the Port of Charleston.

These new sailings complement previously announced voyages aboard Carnival Paradise and Carnival Sensation.

With the newly added voyages, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a wide variety of Havana departures across a broad spectrum of ships and itineraries, providing consumers with unprecedented choice in visiting this fascinating and sought-after destination.

The new Cuba sailings include:

  • Carnival Sunshine (Charleston): a four-day cruise with a day-long call in Havana departing 21st November 2019, along with eight five-day cruises featuring Havana and Freeport departing 6th January; 3rd and 17th February; 2nd, 16th and 30th March; and 13th and 27th April 2020.
  • Carnival Triumph (Fort Lauderdale): eight five-day cruises featuring an overnight call in Havana and a day-long call in Nassau departing 14thDecember 2019; 11th January; 8th and 22nd February; 7th and 21st March; and 4th and 18th April 2020; and a five-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and a visit to the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay departing 20th January 2020.
  • Carnival Victory (Miami): a three-day voyage with a day-long call in Havana departing 22nd November 2019.
  • Carnival Sensation (Miami): a four-day cruise featuring an overnight call in Havana and an extended visit to Nassau departing 19th March 2020, along with two five-day sailings with an overnight call in Havana and visits to Freeport and Nassau departing 15th and 29th February 2020.
  • Carnival Paradise (Tampa): a five-day voyage departing 18th November 2019, with an overnight call in Havana and a stop at Key West.

“Cuba has proven to be extremely popular with our guests and we’re delighted to provide even more opportunities to experience and explore this fascinating destination with these new voyages departing from four key East Coast homeports, including the first Cuba cruises from Charleston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Guests sailing on Carnival’s Cuba cruises can select from nearly 20 different shore excursion experiences that showcase the island’s vibrant culture, majestic beauty and centuries-old architectural landmarks.  A variety of Cuban-themed activities and entertainment, Havana-inspired deck parties, trivia contests and salsa lessons, are also offered.  There’s also an onboard Cuba expert who discusses the country’s rich history and culture.

The visits to Havana comply with regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury that permit travel operators to transport approved travellers to Cuba to engage in activities as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Carnival’s shore excursions meet all U.S. government regulations and provide a convenient means for complying with the people-to-people requirements of cruises to Cuba.

To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit www.carnival.com. For reservations, call 0808 234 0680. Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Journalists also can visit Carnival’s media site, http://www.carnival-news.com/ or follow the line’s PR department on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CarnivalPR.

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About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 26 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019 and two as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ships in 2020 and 2022.

New Horizons with Carnival Cruise Line

My Experience: Carnival Horizon

April 2018

I was lucky enough to be chosen for a two-night visit of Carnival Cruise Lines’ new ship, Carnival Horizon.  Here is the written account of my experience…

I first got a glance of the ship in port in Naples (Italy) from the transfer. My first impressions were just how simply big and beautiful it was. As I embarked, I was warmly greeted by the staff in the port, who directed us through security quickly and hassle-free onto the ship. Once on board, I was in awe of what was around every corner.

To begin with, the lifts on board were revolutionary – rather than having buttons for each floor, there was a touch-screen panel on the landing which told you which cart would come to take you to your chosen deck!

The décor across the ship is modern, sleek, and also is suited to the facilities there; the rum bar on deck 10 (Lido) had a Caribbean-feel and the Alchemy bar is smooth and modern. In the larger, promenade areas, there are incredible virtual, animated columns which just make the whole ship feel magical.

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In terms of food, the options were virtually unlimited. There were the options included in the price of the cruise, such as aspects of room service, The Market Place (buffet), Burger, Taco, Pizza, and Burrito bars on deck, Guy’s Pig & Anchor (a BBQ Smokehouse) and Meridian Restaurant and Reflections Restaurant (both á la carte). The speciality restaurants (available for an additional fee) included: an al fresco seafood restaurant, Japanese Teppanyaki, Steak House, and more!

The options for drinks weren’t limited either; there was certainly something for everyone! There’s the coffee house, a rum bar, tequila bar, cocktail bar, and the general bars located in the entertainment areas, such as Havana Bar and limelight lounge where there is nightly entertainment. Liquid lounge hosted a whole variety of entertainment – even game shows involving the guests.  You can’t forget the shopping opportunities either – even with a designer hand-bag shop, a sweet shop, and Victoria’s Secret.

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There was entertainment on board to suit all ages! During the day, films were broadcasted on a cinema screen above the Lido deck – you can sunbathe whist watching The Greatest Showman! There is also a huge theatre with regular live shows. There are also activities for everyone, such as the SkyRide, SkyCourse, Dr. Seuss’ Waterworks, the outdoor gym and running track, the sports court, an iMAX cinema, SkyBox Sport & Poker bar, the casino, and of course, the adults-only Serenity deck. There is also ZSpa for any adults wanting to relax and get pampered!

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You can also watch a movie under the stars some nights with blankets and popcorn, and others, go the hosted deck party; with themes such as White Night or an 80s Rock N Glow party.

There were a number of options for kids to do during the day to give parents a break too! For children aged 2 to 11, there’s Camp Ocean, which puts children into different age groups to enjoy appropriate ocean-themed activities and entertainment. Circle “C” is the club for kids aged 12 to 14, giving them their own space for dance parties, games, movies and more. Teenagers 15 to 17 can socialize, watch movies, listen to music, play sports and video games, and party at Club O2.

The rooms are spacious, modern, and clean. They all have TV’s which have a channel to see where the ship is too! The rooms are kept tidy by the stewards; each day they leave a towel animal for you to come back to – the staff are always friendly, and it’s easy to find someone if you need anything.

At each port of call, you can choose to pre-book an excursion before you go, or on board. You could even disembark and just go for a wonder if you’re feeling adventurous enough!

This sums up my amazing experience on board Carnival Horizon.

 

By Sophie Wright

Our Experience of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Introducing Symphony of the Seas

We were lucky enough to be invited on an inaugural sailing of the latest addition to Royal Caribbean’s fleet, the Symphony of the Seas, last week.  Wondering whether the reality would live up to the hype, we made our way to the port of Barcelona where we caught our first glimpse of the largest cruise ship in the world.  First impressions certainly didn’t disappoint; 18 decks of gleaming, state-of-the-art modern engineering that had even the most ‘difficult to impress’ local Barcelonians flocking to the port to see their newest summer resident.  Local helicopter sightseeing tours included it on their itinerary and even our taxi driver got out of his cab when he dropped us off to get a selfie.

Dispelling the ‘Size’ Myth

Is big always better?  In our opinion when it comes to the Symphony of the Seas, it most certainly is.  Because what ‘big’ provides you with is plenty of choice.  Accommodation options range from entry level inside cabins (which are spacious, well appointed and of a very high standard), to suites that sleep 14 people, with a configuration of bedrooms, bathrooms and rollaway beds that would satisfy the most diverse and multi-generational of travelling companions.

Even though the ship was sailing at close to full capacity, embarkation was smooth, fast and efficient.   In a bid to eliminate queueing at terminal-side check-in desks, passengers can register using a new mobile app, which will allow them to upload a photograph to their account prior to their arrival and head directly to their cabins after a screening.

The ’passenger flow’ and navigation around the ship is incredibly straightforward with excellent signage throughout and little chance of getting lost.  What’s more, during those first few hours of ‘disorientation’, there is always a friendly crew member close by to guide you in the right direction!

Even though there were close to 5,000 passengers on board there was little, and often, no queuing for drinks, plenty of sunbeds and superb service in the main dining room.

Your Home Away from Home:  On Board Accommodation

Symphony of the Seas has a huge choice of cabins, some 34 types in all, with a focus on clean, modern décor and plenty of cupboard space.  Everything from solo studio cabins to family accommodation, accessible cabins and luxurious suites are available.  The showers are large, so you don’t get that claustrophobic feeling often so common in ship’s bathrooms, but the toiletries are basic, so bring your own hair products and body creams.

Cabins are exceptionally well appointed with flat screen tv, telephone, desk, full length mirror and a sofa.

Some of the interior cabins have a virtual balcony that feature hi-definition TVs that transmit an ocean view using a real-time feed from the ship’s cameras!  You have the added advantage of being able to listen to the sound of the sea, if you so wish.

Food Glorious Food!

The ship certainly delivers on its promise to take you on a ‘culinary journey’.  However, despite the huge choice of dining option, there is no compromise on quality, whether you’re eating in one of the six ‘free’ restaurants, or in any of the fee-paying establishments.  The buffets are huge and varied with plenty of healthy options to balance out the lunchtime steaks, pasta, Indian or Chinese dishes, pizzas mouth-watering desserts and cheese boards.  Dinner in the main dining room was superb with a choice of eight different starters, main courses and desserts.  Service was friendly and efficient, and the standard of food again exceeded expectations.

For a fee, you can eat in any one of the six speciality restaurants and there really something for everyone.  Fish lovers should try the ‘New England-inspired’ Hooked Seafood and Wonderland has a touch of the ‘Heston Blumenthals’ about it with its elaborate multi-sensory experience of never-seen-before, molecular fare.  More traditional palates may prefer the elegant 150 Central Park with its six-course tasting menu and beautiful wines, and if you’re looking for some entertainment while you eat then we would absolutely recommend the show cooking at the Japanese Hizumi.  Jamie’s Italian (needs no introduction!) and the signature New American steakhouse, Chops Grille, complete the offering.  However, you don’t need to eat in any of these to feel that you have experienced variety throughout your cruise.  The main dining options are extremely diverse and the quality and choice of food would certainly satisfy the most picky of eaters.

Never A Dull Moment!

Once again, in the case of ‘Symphony of the Seas, ‘big’ equals variety when it comes to entertainment and facilities.  From the intimate vibe of Jazz on Four (one of our favourite places on the ship) to the biggest dance floor at sea there is something to suit every age and mood.  As you would expect the ‘West End’ style shows are huge, dazzling productions but it was the ‘holiday atmosphere’ invoked by the likes of the pool side calypso group or the 1940s big band that really stood out.  The outdoor Aqua Theatre hosts a Cirque du Soleil-esque spectacular, loaded with high-flying feats, unexpected stunts, and extraordinary acrobatics.

There’s also a Sports Bar (no excuse not to travel during the World Cup!) and a huge Casino – the ship runs classes during the day so if you don’t know your Backgammon from your Texas Hold ‘Em you don’t have to worry.

You can enjoy a guilt-free, diet-ditching cruise by taking advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre – it’s the best-equipped we have ever seen at sea – and there’s also a four-mile jogging/walking track that circles the ship.  Add to that a zip wire, ice rink, mini golf course, climbing walls, surf simulator and a full-size basketball court and you’ll soon need a lie down! Or head to the Spa – it offers a full range of treatments and classes.

What About the Kids?

When Royal Caribbean set about planning Symphony of the Seas, their objective was to build the best family cruise ship in the world.  Have they succeeded?  Well we think they have.  Family or multi-generational holidays can be a minefield to plan and navigate but, thanks to huge variety that doesn’t compromise on quality, we believe that the ship hits the spot every time.  Whether your priority is having a wide choice of activities to satisfy all ages, a range of dining options to suit every conceivable dietary preference or requirement, or just an atmosphere that allows you to spend ‘quality time’ with your nearest and dearest in wonderful surroundings, then you really do not need to look any further than the Symphony of the Seas.  Needless to say, there are Kids and Teen Clubs galore as well as water slides, mini golf, video games and unlimited ice cream!

Where in the World?

Symphony of the Seas will spend the rest of the summer sailing out of Rome or Barcelona for 7-night voyages taking in Naples, Majorca, the South of France and Florence before heading over to its purpose-built home in Miami from where it will embark upon 3, 4 and 7-night cruises of the Caribbean

Cruise from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina with Princess Cruises

There is no better cruise line than Princess cruises for showing you the sights of South America.  Awarded “Best Cruise Line in South America, no one knows more about this incredible destination.  On board you’ll enjoy Broadway-style shows, their ground-breaking ‘desgined for fresh’ cuisine and a myriad of relaxing pursuits and enriching activities.  Combine this wonderful on board experience with the chance to step ashore and visit destinations such as Buenos Aires and the Falkland Islands and you have all the ingredients for a truly unforgettable holiday.

On board activities and cuisine reflect the destination and you’ll sample regional dishes, enjoy expert-led presentations and can even learn to dance the tango!

Cruising from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina will give you a chance to explore fabulous ports of calls including Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas in Chile. Tierra del Fuego and Puerto Madryn in  Argentina and the Falkland Islands.  Have your cameras at the ready as you cruise by Cape Horn and the Amalia Glacier.

Explore Your Destinations:

  • Puerto Montt- Chile:

Puerto Montt is the capital of Chile’s magnificent Lake District. Here, snow-capped volcanoes gaze down celestial alpine lakes and glaciers.  Once the main destination for German immigrants, whose legacy can still be glimpsed in villagers such as Frutillar.  It is also home to some of Chile’s finest restaurants.

  • Amalia Glacier- Chile:

Amalia Glacier extends as far as the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, comprising of the fjords of Chile’s Pacific coast.  You will be met by snowcapped mountain peaks, spectacular blue-tinged glaciers and majestic forests. The abundant wildlife, unspoiled scenery and dramatic rock formations are out of this world. Look out for a variety of seabirds, sea lions and Peale’s dolphins, to name just a few.

  • Punta Arenas- Chile:

Despite being close to ‘the end of the earth’, Punta Arenas is a friendly, warm, welcoming and remarkably relaxed holiday destination. Here you may like to take in Magdalena Island, Palacio Sara Braun, Alberto de Agostini National Park, Cape Forward, Museo Nao Victoria, Museo Regional de Magallanes and the National Reserves. The city is also the gateway to Chilean Patagonia to the north and the great frozen lands of Antarctica to the south.

  • Falkland Islands:

See colourful houses, rich bird and marine life and rockhopper penguins in the remote Falkland Islands.  The islands are also home to a number of important historic sites, including a trun of the century Anglican Cathedral and, of course, many maritime relics.

  • Buenos Aires

The land of Gauchos and the Tango, Buenos Ares’s is  one of the liveliest and most vibrant cities in the world.

  • Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)- Argentina:

The southernmost extreme of the Americas, Tierra del Fuego was named by Magellan and literally means ‘the Land of Fire’.   Once an Aregentine penal colony it is now the gateway to snow-capped mountains and the icy waters of the Beagle Channel.

Transpacific Cruise from Tokyo, Japan to Seattle, Alaska on Norwegian Cruise Line

Holidays are all about spending quality time with friends and family and trying new experiences off the beaten path.  Our Norwegian Cruise Lines holiday offers you the unique opportunity to experience two holidays in one as you sail Transpacific from Tokyo, Japan to Seattle in Alaska.

A Norwegian cruise features an exciting range of on board entertainment venues along with live lounge music, inspired theatre shows and comedy acts, as well as all the facilities you would expect from a world-class cruise line. Cruising from Tokyo to  Alaska will not only allow you to explore these fascinating nations but also gives you the opportunity to explore other port of calls.  Your cruise includes stops at Shimizu, Aomori and Hakodate in Japan, Petropavlovsk in Russia and the must-see destinations of Icy Strait Point­, Seward, Juneau, Ketchikan in Alaska and Seattle

Explore Your Destination:

  • Shimizu- Japan:

The most beautiful port affords you spectacular views of Mount Fuji and is a nature lover’s paradise.  Take a cruise in the bay or visit the world’s first, and maybe only, Sushi Museum!  Visit the archaeological site of Toro to get a glimpse of feudal life in 200 BC Japan.

  • Aomori- Japan:

Immerse yourself in history as you take in extraordinary archaeological sites, ancient villages and cultural museums. If you’re looking for a taste of local food, then head to Furukawa Fish Market and create your own donburi!

  • Hakodate- Japan:

Ride the gondola to the summit of Mount Hakodate and take in the stunning views of the city.  Hakodate is world-famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms and its fresh seafood.  Visit the preserved Old Fort and immerse yourself in history at the site of many battles that have transformed Japan into the country it is today.

  • Sapporo – Japan:

Sapporo is one of Japan’s youngest and was transformed following the Winter Olympics of 1972.  Catch a chair lift to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below  Alternatively head to neighbouring Hokkaido which has been preserved as a typical Japanese fishing village.

  • Seward- Alaska:

Your first stop in Alaska is a scenic historical town and a lively harbour featuring unparalleled natural beauty. The major attraction here includes the National Park exhibiting spectacular fjords, abundant wildlife, and one of the oldest and most scenic communities of Alaska.

  • Ketchikan, Alaska

In its original form, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.”  There is a very good chance that you will spot one of these magnificent birds during your visit to Ketchikan so have your cameras at the ready!  Look out for other wildlife as Ketchikan is home to some of the most abundant wilderness in Alaska.

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Cruise from Singapore to Dubai, UAE with Celebrity Cruises

A Celebrity cruise is synonymous with modern luxury and unsurpassed levels of comfort.  Delicious gourmet dining comes as standard and there are a wide range of bars, clubs and lounges to suit your every mood. Their cruise holiday, from Singapore to Dubai, UAE, gives you the opportunity to visit some of the most exotic destinations in the world from the comfort of an award-winning cruise line.

Cruising from Singapore to Dubai, UAE with Celebrity is an experience you will never forget. From innovative spaces, modern luxury, unique speciality dining restaurants and sophisticated onboard facilities, prepare to be pampered! You will have the chance to experience different ports of call such as Colombo in Sri Lanka, India’s Goa, Mumbai and Cochin, Phuket and Muscat, Oman.

Explore Your Destinations:

  • Phuket- Thailand:

Phuket is home to stunning, golden beaches lined with palm trees and crystal-clear azure seas.  It really is a beach lover’s paradise with a plethora of water sports available, including sailing and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature buffs should venture inland to explore the lush tropical forests.

  • Goa- India:

Palm-fringed beaches and azure waters welcome you to the sunshine state of Goa.   Here coconut groves, lush forests and fertile plantations provide just a few of the area’s natural riches.  A reminder of the area’s Portuguese colonial past can still be glimpsed in the whitewashed mansions and baroque churches.  Inland you will experience the real Goa where farmers tend the same fields that have been in their family for centuries.

  • Mumbai- India:

Boasting a blend of cultures and nonstop energy, it’s hard to believe that ‘Bombay’ began as an integral part of the cotton trade.  With a host of exciting experiences, it is home to lush green natural parks, an old city with a fascinating heritage collection, colourful bazaars, hidden temples and some of the best colonial-era architecture on the planet.  You can also indulge in a little ‘celebrity spotting’ as it is also home to Bollywood and India’s prolific film industry.

  • Dubai- UAE:

Dubai is the epitome of old and new.  The home of sand, sea and sun it also features beautiful mosques and minarets as well as the must see Gold and Spice Soukhs.  The glittering modern architecture, which includees the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, is jaw-dropping.  But for a sense of the traditional Dubai take a boat trip along the Dubai Creek or venture into the desert for a genuine Bedouin experience or an adrenaline-fuelled jeep safari.

  • Muscat- Oman:

Muscat offers a more traditional experience than some of its UAE neighbours.  Although the city boasts a few skyscrapers, it is the original domes and minarets of Muscat architecture that dominate the skyline.  Must see sites include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, National Museum and Royal Opera House

Cruise from Hong Kong to Dubai, UAE with P&O Cruises

If you’re ready for a new experience then why not embark on a P&O to some of the most exotic destinations around the world.  Ranked as one of the best and friendliest cruise line, they are proud to present their sensational cruise from Hong Kong to the Dubai, UAE.  Experience a welcoming environment, a fabulous itinerary and endless fun onboard activities all combining to make your holiday memorable in every sense.

Cruising from Hong Kong to the Dubai you will also have the opportunity to explore multiple ports of call including Singapore, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Goa, Port Klang and Langkawi, Malaysia and Nha Trang in Vietnam.

Explore Your Destination

  • Hong Kong:

With its iconic skyline, colourful traditional vibe, diverse and unique flora and fauna, Hong Kong is a must see holiday destination. Explore the world-famous including sights and, for one of the steepest journeys, try the tram which takes you to the top of Victoria Peak, 1,300ft above the harbour. Food lovers should head to Aberdeen Floating Market for the ultimate taste sensation.  To see Hong Kong at its most dazzling, why not take a night time harbour cruise and see one of the world’s most iconic harbours from the water as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner.  If you’re travelling with children, don’t forget that Hong Kong is home to a fun-filled Disney Theme Park.

  • Colombo- Sri Lanka:

The gateway to Sri Lanka, colombo is packed with Buddhist and Hindu temples, colurful bazaars and also houses the fascinating National Museum, packed with cultural artefacts from all over the country.  From Colombo you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle, relax on a fabulous beach or try the best cup of tea you’ll ever drink on a Ceylon Tea Plantation tour.

  • Mormugao, India:

Palm-fringed beaches and azure waters welcome you to the sunshine state of Goa.   Here coconut groves, lush forests and fertile plantations provide just a few of the area’s natural riches.  A reminder of the area’s Portuguese colonial past can still be glimpsed in the whitewashed mansions and baroque churches.  Inland you will experience the real Goa where farmers tend the same fields that have been in their family for centuries.

 

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

Dubai is the epitome of old and new.  The home of sand, sea and sun it also features beautiful mosques and minarets as well as the must see Gold and Spice Soukhs.  The glittering modern architecture, which includees the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, is jaw-dropping.  But for a sense of the traditional Dubai take a boat trip along the Dubai Creek or venture into the desert for a genuine Bedouin experience or an adrenaline-fuelled jeep safari.

  • Port Klang- Malaysia:

Port Klang is the gateway to Kuala Lumpur, home to the world-famous Petronas Towers and incredible historic areas such as Chinatown.  To get a real sense of Malaysian history and culture, visit the National Museum or visit the Mah Meri cultural visit to experience life within an indigenous tribe.