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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Google Earth proof of ALIENS?: Maps captures world’s best preserved meteor crater | Travel News | Travel

Google Earth was created in 2001 and uses images from satellites to piece together a 3D searchable map of the globe. With technological advances, the tool has evolved to become the detailed map that it is today. Capturing aerial footage of destinations that would have otherwise been inaccessible to the general public, some users have spent time using the map to search for the most baffling scenes from around the world. Unlike Google Maps, which has a habit of capturing the general public in awkward and embarrassing situations, Google Earth…

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Malaysia holidays 2018: Pankor island showcases private beauty | Beach Holidays | Travel

At a ramshackle fish farm floating off the coast of Pangkor Island, west Malaysia, I was attempting to catch my dinner. Made up of crisscrossed wooden beams with well-worn nets attached beneath, the structure bobbed gently with the swell of the sea. In the tropical green water below teamed sea bass, red snappers and some monstrous-looking giant groupers. “They’re as big as you,” laughed the weathered fish farmer as I edged my way back along the slats to shore. On a field-to-table food excursion, the plan was to cook up…

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QE2: Iconic ship transformed into luxury floating hotel in Dubai  | Cruise | Travel

The QE2 is re-opening its doors as a luxury floating hotel, restaurant and exhibition space later this week.  The iconic cruise ship, now permanently docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid, was formerly owned by Cunard but now belongs to PCFC hotels, part of Dubai government’s Ports, Customers and Free Zones Corporation.  Having undergone a multimillion pound makeover, the new ship has been restored to its sumptuous and former glory, with a twist of modern touches bringing it into the 21st century.  Guests can still expect period furniture and famous memorabilia, along…

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Meghan Markle to join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Sydney | Travel News | Travel

Following months of speculation, bride-to-be Meghan Markle, 36, has allegedly confirmed she will be keeping Prince Harry company on an official visit to Australia later in the year. The newlyweds will jet off to Sydney for the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel, of which His Royal Highness is a patron. Harry is no stranger to life down under, having visited Perth in 2013 and Sydney in 2017. However, for Meghan it will be the first time she has visited the far-flung country.…

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