Cruise control: a more sustainable alternative in Croatia

‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and the guitar, “Rod Stewart, Sailing. Together, please!”The welcoming committee was waiting on the quayside as our ship drew in. Behind the musicians – at this point battling bravely through John Denver’s Take me home, country roads on the accordion – a small crowd had started […]

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10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwide

The first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil Cambodian side in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw is still doing the trip today. The 24 teak-and-brass cabins have panoramic windows, and complimentary ice-cream is served from dawn to dusk on the sundeck.• Pandaw’s four-night Saigon-Phnom Penh trip […]

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Music festivals and mixology: how cruises got cool

aThink of cruise holidays and a whole host of images spring to mind. Endless buffets. Crushed velvet upholstery. Sex on the beach (the cocktail, obviously). His and hers dressing gowns. Jane McDonald. And, most of all, lots and lots of older people, from well-heeled fiftysomethings to time-rich retirees. Millennials? Not so much.That may be changing, […]

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