UPDATE: For a full review of Nieuw Statendam, please click here. With my tour of Nieuw Statendam coming shortly, here is a brief introduction to Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship. The Atrium Launched in December 2018, this sister to the Koningsdam is also a Pinnacle-class ship accommodating 2666 guests. Following a similar layout, the NieuwContinue reading “Holland America Line: Nieuw Statendam”
Scrabster is a working harbour on Scotland’s northern coast, skirting the wild waters of the Pentland Firth and best known as the gateway to the Orkney Islands. Here are a few ideas if your cruise stops here: John O’Groats This is Scotland’s most northerly village. A passenger ferry travels from here to Orkney as wellContinue reading “Around Scrabster: What to see and do”
The success of Diana Gabaldon’s series of books, along with the hugely popular Netflix adaptation, has brought Outlander fans to Scotland in their droves.
This ancient fairy tale castle, with 600 years of fascinating history, is the seat of the Earl of Cawdor and still a family home.
Scotland is becoming a global hotspot in the cruise industry, being widely recognised as one of the fastest growing destinations in the world. Figures from trade body Cruise Scotland show a 16.75 per cent year-on-year rise in passenger numbers to 794,577, with an 8.4% increase in ships to 825. To service this demand the formerContinue reading “Radar: Proposed New Port for Lothian Area”