Scottish landscape For those residing in Scotland, Southampton's cruise port is quite a distance if you're looking to sail from the UK. However, all is not lost! Situated close to Glasgow, the port of Greenock comes in handy for UK sailings from Scotland. Just 25 miles from Glasgow, Greenock offers the perfect chance to explore Scotland's largest...

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Sunset over Malta landscape Fought over by invaders ranging from the Carthaginians to Napoleon, Malta’s strategic role in the Mediterranean has been a meeting point and melting pot for the three continents that surround it. As you sail into the sandstone-hewn Grand Harbour in the capital Valletta, its magnificence and significance unfolds – little wonder this became the headquarters...

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The Metropol Parasol installation in Seville on the Costa del Sol The Costa del Sol, Spain’s sunniest corner, stretches out along the southern coastline of Andalucia. For centuries, the whole region was under Moorish occupation, the legacy of which remains today in glorious mosques, palaces, gardens and fortresses. As such, some of Spain’s biggest attractions are accessed from ports along the Costa del Sol. The Alhambra...

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A tunnel in the middle of Madrid during winter For those looking to get away to warmer climes and escape the chills of the later months, Europe has some of the best destinations to visit and melt away the winter blues. From Spanish seas to Italian hills, catch the shining sun and pack your sunglasses for these ultimate winter cruise destinations. Barcelona Surprisingly, Barcelona...

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece Not only is Santorini one of the most popular of the Greek isles, it is also one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With a stable climate of warm and unbroken sunshine during the day, Santorini provides the perfect weather for exploring every c­­­­­­­orner of the island. Santorini is part of the Cyclades Islands...

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Reykjavik seen from the top of Hallgrimskirkja Church during a cruise to Iceland As the epicentre of Icelandic cultural life – and the world’s most northerly capital city – Reykjavik is small, but charmingly formed and buzzes with quirky chutzpah. Nearly half the country’s population reside here, but even so there are barely 123,000 inhabitants, ensuring that the city’s streets remain refreshingly uncrowded. Sun Voyager - Reykjavik harbour While...

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