cruise ships

Cruise ship routes to Dubrovnik come under scrutiny

One of the world’s most magnificent walled cities, Dubrovnikhas become hugely popular with cruise ship tourists in recent years leading locals to fear Croatia’s most upmarket destination has lost its soul.

Read the post here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/news/cruise-ship-routes-to-dubrovnik-come-under-scrutiny/

Thousands of holidays ruined after technical fault leaves cruise ship stuck in Barcelona

It’s every traveller’s nightmare: you’ve painstakingly researched and booked your trip, forked out thousands of pounds and are counting down the days until you set sail – only to find at the last minute that your holiday has been cancelled. 

That’s the scenario facing nearly 2,400 cruise passengers due to depart Rome tonight for a sailing around the Med on board Norwegian Pearl after a mechanical fault left the ship behind schedule.

The 10-day voyage was sold out, with passengers expecting to visit ports such as Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Naples

Owing to the late cancellation of this cruise – customers were given just three days’ notice – many passengers had already arrived in Italy, meaning they’ll now be forced to pay for hotels or new flights.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/news/thousands-of-passengers-left-devastated-at-cancellation/

Meet the astronomer who's teaching cruise passengers how to read the stars

Dr David Mannion (PhD), is an astronomer onboard the £300m Viking Jupiter – the line's newest ocean ship.

Mannion – who is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a teacher, the head of science in an international college and an extremely enthusiastic speaker on all topics to do with astronomy – stepped away from the telescope to share what inspires him to explore the mysteries of the universe, with Telegraph Cruise.  

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/meet-physics-teacher-cruise-passengers-astronomy/

Guitars, bars and country music stars – an expert guide to Nashville

Why go?

Stunning architecture, a fantastic food scene, A-list celebrities and live music every night of the week, all served with a heavy dose of Southern hospitality – yes reasons to visit Nashville soon add up. Are you ready for the country?  

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/port-guides/nashville-cruise-port-guide/