CRUISE REVIEWS

How to avoid single supplements

IS THERE any worse insult to a solo traveller than the single supplement? This dreaded surcharge – as high as 100 per cent – is imposed when one person occupies … 

Cruising solo? Toughen up!

Out of 40 cruises, I have done about half by myself. Don’t pity me, it’s my job – but it’s allowed me to learn many ways to handle the seemingly … 

France river cruising

FIRST PUBLISHED: Sun Herald, 16 Aug 2013 A wine cruise by river is no holiday for the liver. Barely 24 hours in Burgundy and I’m in a hospital. It’s the … 

Families afloat

Cruising with kids no longer means joining the hordes on three-star ships. Luxury cruise lines are coming on board with a range of new children’s facilities. Louise Goldsbury explores some … 

Lyon to Arles cruise review

From truffles to wine and architecture, France’s waterways are centre stage, writes Louise Goldsbury in the SUN HERALD. All the main players in river cruising are expanding their French waterway … 

Theme cruises

The union of like-minded passengers on a themed cruise provides a purpose as well as permission to mingle, so it’s a holiday style that suits solo travellers as much as … 

Ocean vs River Cruising

To define the difference between ocean and river cruising is to contrast a resort holiday with a boutique hotel – the mode of travel may be similar but the journeys … 

Missing on the Mekong

Published in the Sun Herald 17 Feb 2013, a story about a cruise without a ship. Cambodia’s worst flood in a decade has coincided with the Mekong’s biggest cruising season. … 

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