HAL: Irish & Scottish Adventure

Cruise Lines take many forms: from the thrill-a-minute RCI mega-ships to the scandi-cool Viking luxury havens. Holland America Line is another brand with a very distinct identity. The clean lines and teak decks are nautical through and through, giving an elegance and timelessness to their ships. The tie-ins with Oprah and BBC Earth give aContinue reading “HAL: Irish & Scottish Adventure”

Lindblad: Ancient Isles

If Stone Age ruins, an ancient abbey, volcanic caves, fishing villages, whales and seabird nesting sites sounds like your cup of tea … or pint of ale … then Lindblad’s Ancient Isles cruise might be just for you. Travelling from London to Bergen in May 2019, the cruise basks in the long summer light asContinue reading “Lindblad: Ancient Isles”

Hurtigruten: In the Wake of the Vikings

If you fancy igniting your inner Viking then Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration cruise line, has an 11-day trip from Norway to Iceland in May 2019. Making full use of the exceptional summer daylight, the cruise stops en-route to visit the ruggedly beautiful Orkney and Shetland islands as it ventures northwards. Your ship is the recentlyContinue reading “Hurtigruten: In the Wake of the Vikings”