Marella Cruises: Marella Explorer cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

NC The Marella Explorer is home to the first Champney’s spa at sea. Marella Explorer is the biggest ship to join the growing fleet of Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises – and is aimed at the British market with relaxed all-inclusive and great-value holidays. It’s been sailing the world for more than 20 years but a massive four-week multi-million-pound makeover has created a 1,900-passenger ship with contemporary attractions (reflected in the on-deck extravaganza with soulful rapper Craig David) while not losing the more traditional style. Prices are keen –…

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Flight attendant warns what not to say for free upgrade – or risk getting kicked off | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants have previously revealed some of the best ways to get a free upgrade on a plane. From a secret phrase to choosing certain meal options, travellers have told of the secret ways they managed to wangle a business class upgrade. Many passengers often dream of being given a free first class seat, which comes with more space and better meal options onboard. However, a flight attendant has warned cheeky passengers attempting to get the upgrade there is one thing that should never be said. It could result in…

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Cruises 2018: Money tips to avoid overspending on additional charges on holiday | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are continuing to rise in popularity with UK travellers who want to see the world without booking lots of flights. The ease of travel can often come at a steep cost, thanks to the luxury of three-course meals and amazing amenities onboard the ship. While many trips are all-inclusive, this sometimes doesn’t include everything onboard, leaving holidaymakers with a shocking fee at the end of the trip. Travel Money Club founder Don Clark has given his best advice on how to keep track of spending when on a…

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Britain’s best hidden attractions across the UK to visit | Travel News | Travel

UK holidays are increasing in popularity with Briton’s looking for an easier trip with the family. The country is home to a wealth of history, as well as beautiful natural parks and beaches throughout. While some of the more popular attractions – such as Buckingham Palace or the London Eye – can be tempting to visit, they can also be overrun with tourists. Thankfully, the UK is hiding a number of secret attractions that can be visited that many people are not aware of. From buildings to forests, the best…

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Holidays 2018: Flights to Spain set to be CANCELLED as air controllers strike | Travel News | Travel

Spain flights: Spanish air traffic controllers are demanding better, less exhuasting shifts to have more time with their family Staff are saying their requests need to be met otherwise they may well leave their posts as early as this week Pilots and cabin crew will still be working but the severe delays caused by ground staff strikes will result in cancellations Flights to Spain could be affected by the plans of Spanish air traffic controllers to strike as early this week. The workers intend to strike in airports on the east…

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Cruise news: Cuba to welcome even more tourists as it triples Havana cruise ship capacity | Cruise | Travel

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to increase exponentially following the extra berths. Cruise tourism has been on the up for the last three years after Barack Obama eased US trade-embargo rules on travel to Cuba for US citizens in May 2016. Previously, the…

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Google Maps Street View: Explore Hashima Island Japan an eerie abandoned island | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps Street Views gives users the rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s most unique places. This Japanese Island it utterly abandoned, a sight that would give many the chills. But to make matters worse, locals are convinced the area is haunted. Would you dare travel to this island alone? Hashima Island is close to the southern city of Nagasaki. The island is a terrifying reminder of the forced labour in World War II. Korean conscripted civilians and Chinese prisoners of war were forced to work here, at…

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Shores you will adore | Beach Holidays | Travel

A PICCIRIDDA, PANAREA, SICILY Twist and turn through the mazy streets of blindingly white houses, framed against cerulean skies, the tiny, car-free, carefree Aeolian Island of Panarea is perfection, which explains why it’s a mecca for A-listers Beyoncé, Antonio Banderas and Kate Moss. Most of the inhabitants live in houses stepped up from the water while the rest of the rocky, volcanic island is green and largely uninhabited. There’s just one sandy beach here and a busy port rammed with yachts of the rich and famous in peak summer. A Picciridda,…

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Japan home rental crackdown as over-tourism plagues holiday destinations | Travel News | Travel

Japan is the latest victim when it comes to over-tourism. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), 28.7 million people visited Japan last year. This is an increase of 20 million tourists since 2012, and it is one of the fastest growing tourist levels in the world compared to the US and Spain. With the Olympics being hosted in Japan in 2020, a drive to welcome more tourists is being pushed by prime minister Shinzo Abe. However, the latest change to affect tourists is the stricter rules for…

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Royal Train pictures: Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle’s sleepover transport | Travel News | Travel

The Royal Train is often used by the Queen when travelling the UK, who favours travel by rail over plane. Dating back to Queen Victoria’s reign in the mid 19th century, it was first commissioned for use by the monarch in 1842. Queen Elizabeth, 92, and Meghan Markle, 36, have stayed overnight on the train and have arrived in Cheshire today. It is the first time the duo will attend an event together without their respective partners. The train itself is a rather lavish affair when it comes to the…

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