The increasingly influential TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.co.uk) has named the Lawton Court Hotel, in Llandudno, as the best-value holiday hotel in Britain. Lawton Court, just a stone’s throw from the beach, was singled out for its service, which goes “above and beyond expectations.” Other aspects of the hotel loved by reviewers included the sea views, excellent breakfasts, […]
Why do long-standing passengers switch to another cruise line? And how do they like the change? A regular reader and cruising fan sent us this report: After cruising with Fred Olsen for some 12 years, my wife Kath and I decided to try a new cruise company, writes John Fisher. The recent changes on Black […]
It is not just Cunard who like to think of their trio of ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – as the pride of Britain: we all do! To sail on them is to experience all the facilities and hospitality of a world-class hotel – but at sea So are we […]
There we were, only last week, promoting the idea of adventure cruises in the South Pacific, when along came www.cruise.co.uk – with whom we are proud to be associated – offering a very exciting cruise-and-stay trip in the other direction: to India and the Far East. The three-week holiday starts with a flight to India, […]
We don’t admire everything that cruise lines do, but an inclusive cruise-and-stay package to the Galapagos Islands that has just been introduced by Silversea (www.silversea.com) seems worthy of a special mention. The package includes flights between Ecuador and the islands, and of course a cruise around the Galapagos Islands on the award-winning excursion ship […]
There is a huge choice of self-catering holiday accommodation available in Britain these days, and we do our best to recommend the best – in terms of both facilities and price. For sheer variety, however, it would be hard to beat the National Trust. The conservation charity has some of the most eclectic holiday cottages […]
According to the cruising industry’s representative body, the CLIA, cruise lines are currently pouring money into their ships’ bars – introducing everything from expensive vintage wines and exotic new cocktails to mechanical and/or electronic “bar tenders”. At the same time, we are receiving a regular flow of Press releases extolling the wonders of new shipboard […]
Where exactly is Britain’s best beach? The last we heard, it was in Wales. But now Woolacombe has just been named as Britain’s best beach – and one of the top five in Europe – by TripAdvisor travellers. The three-mile stretch of golden sands in North Devon is described as perfect for building sandcastles, safe […]
We have not written about Canada often enough. It is a fabulous country which – thanks to the efforts of a once-lively tourist office – we have explored in depth over the years. The problem with taking a holiday there is that once you have marvelled at Niagara Falls and perhaps done a spot of […]
No matter how many cruises you take to the Mediterranean, you somehow never see it all. But this September, Holland America Line is offering travellers an epic 12-week adventure through the Mediterranean and beyond, leaving no stone unturned. The mammoth 83-day cruise, on ms Rotterdam, will leave Southampton on September 27, and prices start at […]
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If you want an expert view of travel, or the travel industry, then why not ask award-winning writer Robin Mead? He became a full-time travel writer 40 years ago, after working as a journalist and editorial executive on several of London's Fleet Street newspapers, and is now a recognised authority on all aspects of travel.
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