Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas returns to the UK after multi-million upgrade | Cruise | Travel

SWB Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas sails into Southampton, UK When Independence of the Seas launched in 2008 cruise fans were astonished by its contemporary style, its floor-to-ceiling windows in the buffet lounge, massive theatre – and even an ice rink. Since then bigger Royal Caribbean ships have eclipsed Indy’s onboard entertainment with attractions such as bumper cars, amazing acrobatics in the Aquatheatre and the longest slides at sea. But now Independence of the Seas is back with new top-of-the-range facilities, new Panoramic Staterooms and several more dining…

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Popular honeymoon destinations: Royal newlywed couples country make the list | Travel News | Travel

Choosing a honeymoon destination can be a tricky business when looking for a romantic country for newlyweds to spend some time in. New research has revealed some of the most popular destinations that have been chosen to find the top honeymoon countries. Hillier Jewellers found, by analysing 10,000 images from Instagram, which locations are the best. Both Meghan and Harry’s future honeymoon country makes the list, beating where Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned. But where is the top spot for honeymooners this year? According to the data, Thailand is…

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Royal Princess cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

Mark Katzman The WOW factor – The Royal Princess Cruise Atrium Now with a full complement of three staircases and lift stations – just like its sister ships – Princess Royal is probably still the most glamorous of the cruise line’s 17 ships. To add to the glitz is an onboard collection of Kate Middleton memorabilia, including the dress she wore for the naming and scissors she used to cut loose the champagne – plus a letter to the captain and crew signed simply Catherine. And fittingly, for 2018, Royal…

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Royal wedding 2018: Discover Windsor’s beautiful properties | Property | Life & Style

It’s not just any prince who is getting married – it’s their neighbour’s grandson. “Everybody knows that as far as the Queen is concerned the castle is home; she’s a neighbour to everybody and there’s a lot of warmth towards her,” says Chris Littler, branch manager of Windsor’s The Frost Partnership estate agents. The Queen’s not the only person who likes to call Windsor home: “It’s a very pretty place to live; we are very lucky,” says Chris. “There are the most wonderful royal parks open to everybody that go…

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Best holidays for newlyweds 2018: Discover the Royal connection with Africa | Travel News | Travel

PR Namibia offers some stunning retreats for a romantic holiday NAMIBIA “Kulala” means to sleep in Oshiwambo dialect, and with each of the 11 villas at Little Kulala Lodge boasting a rooftop bed there can be few better places to enjoy a romantic spot of stargazing under a cloudless African sky. But the spectacle is not just reserved for after dark. During the day panoramic views of The Namib – the oldest desert in the world – and the world-renowned mesmerising Sossusvlei dunes (where you’ll spend two nights) bring to…

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Cruise news: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian entertainment update | Cruise | Travel

GETTY Cruise ships not only take you to explore new countries, but also keep guests entertained Cruising is big business, with almost two million Britons setting sail on a cruise in 2017. But, when cruise goers are enjoying some down time between exploring new destinations, they like to be kept entertained with onboard activities. In fact, entertainment is such an important part of cruise ship life that 58 per cent said they value on-board entertainment options when going on a cruise, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. Some…

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