SEA THE WORLD

This month’s round-up of the best hol­i­days afloat

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Front Page - By GH Travel Editor David Wick­ers

sailing HY­BRID

Hur­tigruten’s new­est ship, the MS Roald Amund­sen (hur­tigruten.co.uk), will be­gin cruis­ing the Antarc­tic from Oc­to­ber 2018 and be the first of her size (500 pas­sen­gers) to in­cor­po­rate hy­brid tech­nol­ogy. Not only will this cut emis­sions by 20%, but it will also al­low the ship to switch to elec­tric power to ex­plore the scenery and wildlife of the White Con­ti­nent (whales, seals, pen­guins...) in near si­lence.

BALTIC BOUND

The cul­tural and his­toric diver­sity be­tween ports of call in the Baltic is sur­pris­ingly broad. Scan­di­na­vian and old Eastern Bloc cap­i­tals fea­ture on most itin­er­ar­ies, along with St Peters­burg. There’s a choice of sev­eral ships to sail on, in­clud­ing TUI Dis­cov­ery (thom­son.co.uk/cruises).

WHO­DUN­NIT?

Find out on a Mur­der In Par­adise mys­tery cruise to the Caribbean – a 32-night trip on board the Saga Sap­phire (saga.co.uk/caribbean-cruises). It de­parts Southamp­ton on 22 Jan­uary, vis­it­ing An­tigua, Guade­loupe, Mar­tinique, Dominica, St Lu­cia, Trinidad and Bar­ba­dos, with the Azores on the way out and the Ca­naries on the way home. There are plenty of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing talks on TV’S Death In Par­adise and Agatha Christie’s works.

IN­TER­NET AC­CESS on ships is very costly. PRE-PAID PACK­AGES are rec­om­mended if you re­ally need ex­ten­sive use, and be wary of ROAM­ING CHARGES.

En­joy the Antarc­tic’s wildlife

St Peters­burg: a cul­tural port of call

Sail the Caribbean on a mur­der mys­tery cruise

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