Bon voy­age Fancy try­ing a cruise? From lux­ury lin­ers to in­ti­mate river boats, Mal­colm Gins­berg of­fers tips for first-timers

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cruise agent. And, con­ve­niently, you can spend two weeks abroad with­out chang­ing money from ster­ling. Your ship docks, you join a tour, or just take a walk, and then re­turn.

If you are a reg­u­lar to the US, Cu­nard – which has been op­er­at­ing the At­lantic since 1840 – has a Queen Mary 2 pro­gramme be­tween Southamp­ton and New York that al­lows you to travel by air in one di­rec­tion and by sea in the other. Price-wise, it is much the same as fly­ing on a premium ticket. This year, there are 11 pas­sages in each di­rec­tion.

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