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Atlantic islands cruise just right, said Fred

February 15, 2016

Browsing through the Fred Olsen brochure I was intrigued to read of “Fred’s enjoyment promise” – an offer made to new guests. My interest was captured, and when I saw the cruise itinerary on the good ship Balmoral, including visits to the islands of the Azores, Cape Verdes, Canaries and Madeira, it was easy to book.

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Meandering along the Mekong

December 14, 2015

Ever wondered what silk worms taste like? Karen Bowerman broadens her palette on a cruise along the Mekong, through Vietnam and Cambodia My guide, Zdee, shakes a tiny ball close to my ear. “Hear that rattle?” he says, with excitement. “She’s still alive!” ’She’ is a silk worm.

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A taste for the Baltic high seas

September 21, 2015

A startlingly tart apple crumble is my traditionally British dessert, as I sail towards Scandinavia and Russia with one of the UK's most venerable old cruise lines.

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Going with the flow on the Rhine

July 16, 2014

Fine art, gorgeous gardens and extravagant meals are in order for first-time river cruiser Albertina Lloyd on a trip along the Rhine to Amsterdam.

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Northern exposure

July 2, 2014

It is difficult to select highlights from a recent cruise in the Hebrides, which were nearly all provided by Mother Nature, but two stand out

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