Travel Blog

From our favourite locations to watch the northern lights to the best places to watch whales in Canada, stunning pictures of the Sweden's Icehotel to the 7 natural wonders of our world, read our blog for all your holiday inspiration.

Discover the Marquesas Islands … the Aranui way

Discover our Top 5 'things to do' on these remote and untouched islands - the perfect off-the-beaten-track getaway destination.
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Wednesday, 19th November 2014

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6 unique things to do in Yellowknife

Yellowknife, gateway to the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Arctic, is home to some unique attractions - here are 6 of the best thing to do, according to our Worldwide Product Development Manager Liz.
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Tuesday, 19th August 2014

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Polar Cruising: A typical day onboard

No two days are the same on a polar voyage; some days will entail time at sea whilst others will be full of adventures. This diary excerpt gives just a taste of what’s possible…
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Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

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Shackleton, seals and kings: why visit South Georgia

Nikki is overwhelmed by the atmosphere, wildlife and majestic beauty of South Georgia - and explains why you should include a visit to this very special island on your Antarctic voyage.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Eyjafjallajokull: now is the perfect time to visit Iceland

We received a summary of the events surrounding the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland from a good friend of ours, the irrepressible former manager of Hotel Ranga – located a short distance from the volcano.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Did you know this about Antarctica?

Antarctica's spectacular scenery and wildlife are world famous - so here are a few things you might not know, including a heroic cat, a remote post office and a geothermal hotspot where you can take a dip with penguins...
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Tuesday, 8th April 2014

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Did you know this about Canada?

A country that is forty times the size of the United Kingdom, Canada offers an abundance of natural spectacles... but did you know about all of these things?
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Tuesday, 8th April 2014

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Top 10 Iceland Facts You Did Not Know About

If there's one word to describe Icelandic culture, 'quirky' springs to mind. After all, it's not everywhere that roadworks are halted by fear of elf revenge, or where the northern lights are put up for sale. Read on for more weird and wonderful facts about Iceland...
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Monday, 7th April 2014

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Did you know this about Norway?

Although you'll know it best for its iconic fjords, there's much more to discover about Norway. Sea parrots and the Norwegian equivalent of Hay-on-Wye are just the beginning...
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Monday, 7th April 2014

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Olly Smith: A Toast to Northland

Award winning wine expert, TV personality and columnist Olly Smith visited New Zealand's Bay of Islands where he discovered that the pressure's off, but the adventures are on.
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Monday, 7th April 2014

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