MSC Virtuosa UK cruises

MSC to offer UK cruises from £499pp

MSC has revealed its UK cruises will start at less than £500 per person for a four-day sailing. The Italian cruise line will operate a series of cruises from Southampton onboard its newest flagship, the MSC Virtuosa. The cruises were originally due to be on MSC Magnifica. Anyone who has already booked will be transferred …

Disney UK cruises

Disney to offer UK cruises this summer

Disney Cruises is to offer mini cruises around the UK this summer. It has announced today that it will offer two and three-night sailings and a limited number of four-night cruises from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton. The cruises, on Disney Magic, are expected to go on sale next month. There will be no …

cyprus holidays

Love Island: a taste of holidays in Cyprus

Cyprus is expected to be one of the first countries to welcome back British tourists this summer. The island says it will allow fully vaccinated holidaymakers unrestricted access from next month. Holidaymakers who haven’t had both jabs are likely to be required to take a Covid test, although young children could be exempt. Since Cyprus …

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady

Virgin Voyages puts Mediterranean cruises on Resilient Lady on sale

New adult-only cruise line Virgin Voyages has started selling Mediterranean cruises on its third ship, to be called Resilient Lady. The shiny new ship will be based in the Athens port of Piraeus and will offer week-long cruises from August 2022. Virgin Voyages only launched last year with the promise that it would offer cruises …

Inghams Lapland Santa breaks 2022

Lapland and Santa Breaks on sale for winter 2022-23

Huge demand for Lapland and Santa Breaks has prompted Inghams to go on sale early with its holidays for winter 2022-23. Options include booking a night in a glass igloo to watch the Northern Lights, reindeer-drawn sleigh rides and husky sledding. You can also go skiing or snowboarding. Inghams’ three to four-night Santa Breaks include …

Digital nomad WFH Antigua

UK digital nomads invited to WFH in Antigua

  Fed up working from home in dreary locked down UK? Thought so. This is precisely why Antigua is trying to persuade digital nomads to move to the Caribbean island and work from one of its 365 glorious beaches. The island has introduced a Nomad Digital Resident’s Visa which allows you to travel in and …

Girls’ trip: Dubai

Since Dubai is one of the few countries offering quarantine-free travel right now, I’m republishing this piece to give you some inspo for your next girl’s trip overseas C’mon, let’s dream! It’s got upscale shopping, decadent hotels with world class spas, amazing restaurants offering discounted ‘ladies’ nights’, legendary Friday ‘brunches’ that roll into late-night beach …

One more sleep…and I’m going on holiday ( I hope)

One more sleep…   … and I’m off on holiday. I didn’t expect to be saying that three months ago. Even last month I thought an overseas holiday would be unlikely this summer and yet here I am, stuffing a sarong into a suitcase while keeping everything crossed that it doesn’t get cancelled at the …

Cruise to the wilderness straight from Dover

Year-round cruises to Germany, Scandinavia, including the Norwegian fjords, and the remotest regions of the UK will be available from Dover for the first time from next year. Cruise line Hurtigruten will offer four cruises departing from the UK, starting from March 2021. Norway’s winter fjords and the Northern Lights is a 15-day voyage to …

Ready to dream of your next holiday?

9 dreamy ideas for your first post-lockdown trip Who knows when the lockdown will end, but one thing’s certain, we’ll all be ready for a holiday when it does! And while I’m not suggesting you should actually book anything just yet, here’s some inspiration from easyJet Holidays, which has just put on sale its packages …

Quiz: Test your knowledge of European cities

 

There’s little chance of us travelling anytime soon, but while we wait for the lockdown to end, let’s see how well you know your European cities. How many can you recognise from these vintage photos?

You can play the full, interactive version of the game on Scenic.co.uk which has clues people and see how you score (Full disclosure: I thought I was doing well, but got only 6 correct, which was sort of how my maths O-level went…).

 

 

9 Best cities for a (post lockdown) winter break

If the thought of remaining in lockdown for the next month or two – or possibly three or more – is driving you bonkers, then maybe you should start planning where you’ll go in the winter, when (hopefully) all this is over. Let’s not get too carried away, lots of us won’t have much spare cash …

Meet Strictly Come Dancing stars on two river cruises

Who do you want to dance with, Dame Darcey Bussell or Anton du Beke? OK Twinkle Toes, do you fancy dancing down the Danube with former Royal Ballet principal and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, or doing the rumba down the Rhone with Strictly stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag? Dame Darcey will …