Northern lights shining above mountains and water in Tromso Few voyages offer such enchantment as cruises to the Norwegian fjords. While Norway’s rugged western coastline and Arctic latitudes offer a magnificent mix of natural splendour, it is the serene fjords that are Instagram hotspots. Created during a succession of ice ages, when glaciers carved out deep chasms, these most spectacular geological formations are long, narrow inlets that...

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Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl cruise ship on the water There is no mistaking Norwegian Pearl; the wild and wacky artwork on her hull isn’t only hard to miss, but reflects the lively, fun feel you will find on-board. The atmosphere is all very exuberant American, but not as in your face as some lines – and there are places to escape to if the...

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Norwegian Cruise Line's ship, Bliss, sailing towards camera Norwegian Cruise Line is your ultimate flexible friend when it comes to cruising. This is the company that pioneered “Freestyle” cruises and freedom dining – introducing the concept when the cruise industry was stuck in a rut of formal main restaurants with fixed sittings. But NCL blew that stuffy tradition out of the water and...

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Pastel-coloured apartment buildings in Cyprus in the Eastern Med The Eastern Mediterranean is a glittering, diverse region with no shortage of cruise destinations and stunning ports. Where to begin? History, culture and natural beauty The eastern Mediterranean, extending from Venice through the Ionian Sea to the Aegean; the Turkish coast and further south; the shores of Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon; represents the greatest concentration...

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Dish on-board Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Eclipse is a popular ship by 5-star cruise line Celebrity Cruises. Laura Wing, one of our Cruise Concierge, recently went on-board Celebrity Eclipse for a look around. Here's what she thought of the ship, along with photos that she took during her visit. First impressions My first impressions when I stepped on-board Celebrity Eclipse...

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Inside P&O Ventura

Cruise118.com’s Simon Brotherton cruised around the Mediterranean on one of P&O’s most popular ships, Ventura. Making her debut in April 2008, P&O Ventura fast became a favourite with the line and is today P&O Cruises‘ biggest ship apart from Britannia, which made her launch last year to much international fanfare. At 956 feet and featuring 14…

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Norwegian Getaway Aqua Park

We sent Cruise118.com’s Jim Taylor aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Getaway. Here’s what he made of the experience: Having read about the Norwegian Getaway for months previous to my cruise; researching the Illusionairum with an uncomfortable level of fervour (it’s Houdini crossed with gourmet food, don’t judge me), following every press release and looking over…

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Insider Access: Oceania Marina

We sent Cruise118.com’s Ryan Creeney on a voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ Oceania Marina to experience the luxury cruising lifestyle. Here’s what he thought of his time on-board: From the start, everything was smooth and stress-free. Check-in was really quick and easy, only taking about 15 minutes, and although there wasn’t very little to eat in…

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