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A balance between contemporary and ancient designs, modern styles and early religious connotations, the Middle East is home to some of the world’s finest architecture. Burj Khalifa, Dubai The world’s tallest structure, measuring a sky-scraping 2,723 ft from the ground level to the tip, the Burj Khalifa is a phenomenal building to see in the...

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Ventura was christened in spectacular style by Dame Helen Mirren in 2008. Britain’s screen siren commanded a team of Royal Marine Commandos to abseil down the side of the ship and, within seconds, the bottle of champagne shattered triumphantly into a million pieces. This 3,092-passenger ship ushered in a more contemporary look for P&O Cruises. Rising...

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One of the best holidays I’ve had was taking my entire family on a cruise -  eight of us in total; three generations on a swashbuckling Star Clippers cruise around the Aegean. We scrambled up the mast to the crow’s nest (teenagers and grandparents included!) sunbathed in the hammock-like bowsprit nets at the front of...

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Alaska – famously America’s 49th state – is a place where nature calls the shots; welcoming visitors to thousands of miles of remote, unspoiled terrain and spectacular scenery along with an awe-inspiring range of mammal species, birds and sea life that few other destinations can match. Here, whales and dolphins come to feed in the...

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The Day of the Dead, ‘El Dia de los Muertos’, is a popular Mexican tradition celebrating the life and death of lost family members and loved ones on November the 1st and 2nd. Rooted in Indigenous beliefs and religious teachings, this celebration is about so much more than sugar skull makeup. Origins Paul Simpson /...

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Renowned for spooky sights and horrible haunts, Halloween is a worldwide event. Each culture and country celebrates the dead differently, from walking the streets of America in fancy dress to lighting lanterns on the river in Japan. Read on to see where you can see these wonders for yourself. Barriletes Gigantes, Guatemala Josue Goge /...

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Princess Cruises is every inch the American sophisticate, priding itself on showcasing the good things in life in a more tasteful fashion than its brasher Stateside counterparts. In fact, this cruise line is something of a quiet revolutionary; debuting innovative features that inevitably flow out across the cruise industry to become the norm. Pacific Princess -...

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The Cunard experience is the ultimate in luxury. Elegant and classic, this cruise line is a timeless British institution sailing the sea to wonderful destinations. But don’t go thinking this makes Cunard stuffy and outdated! Let us show you five reasons why guests from all walks of life visit Cunard ships. 1. You can dine...

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Although it is part of the giant Anglo-American Carnival Corporation, P&O Cruises is a quintessentially British line. Its home base is Southampton and the vast majority of passengers are from the UK. Whichever of the eight ships you choose, you can be sure of British tea, proper bacon on the buffet, British beers and entertainment...

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The world is full of superstitions, whether they involve walking under ladders or stepping onto cracks in the pavement. Some of the weirdest superstitions, however, involve animals, and I’m not just talking about black cats. From half-man-half-bat demons to fatal moths, here are five weird animal superstitions you have probably never heard of. Aye-aye Frank...

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