The Jade Wellness Centre on-board Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Maro Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages is proud of its particular British style of cruising that is perfectly attuned to the tastes of its customer base. Marco Polo - Columbus lounge Entertainment, drinks and food are British through and through as part of the line’s determination to provide a good, solid product that ticks the right boxes...

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A rocky inlet in Ibiza in the Balearic Islands Packed with history, culture, superb food and gorgeous scenery, the Balearic Islands are made for cruising. Picturesque Palma Mallorca Palma, the elegant capital of Mallorca, takes the lion’s share of cruise calls. It is one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean, visited by lines ranging from MSC Cruises, NCL, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises...

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Panorama of Barcelona beach and skyscrapers sitting under a blue sky Barcelona is a pulsating, passionate hub which revels in the colourful Catalan culture that gives this city such a distinctive flavour. Regarded as Spain’s capital of avant-garde, this Mediterranean metropolis enjoys an enviable reputation for sassy style and good looks underpinned by an unmistakably flamboyant spirit. Overflowing with art and aesthetic glories, Barcelona’s mix of...

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A Viking Ocean cruise ship sailing into Venice When river cruise giant Viking Cruises turned its attention to wider horizons by launching its first sea-going ships, charismatic owner Torstein Hagen promised to restore elegance to the world of ocean cruising. Penthouse Junior Suite Even though it was virtually unheard of for cruise lines to cross the divide from rivers to oceans, Viking was...

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A couple kayaking on choppy water in Alaska 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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