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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Molokaii island in Hawaii The magical isles that arc across 1,500 miles of the Pacific Ocean are sensuous and surreal. Each Hawaiian island is unique, but all are stirred by trade winds and scented by frangipani, illuminated by flaming sunsets and caressed by silvery moonrises. Nature has bestowed a romantic bounty; but it is the charismatic islanders who have...

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Lawn Club on-board Celebrity Flamboyantly retro yet state of the art, Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium-class and Solstice-class ships raised the bar by offering oodles of space. They appeal to a broad range of passengers who revel in the company’s unique take on luxury, as well as those seeking a cruise with lots of activities. One feature that immediately sets Solstice-class...

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Remote, rugged and starkly beautiful, Iceland is a country where nature unashamedly calls the shots, and a cruise is one of the best ways to see it. Visitors can taste true wilderness at its most unadulterated in a tempestuous landscape that beats to the island’s volcanic pulse with steaming hot springs, vast smouldering lava fields,...

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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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