SEA THE WORLD
This month’s round-up of the best holidays afloat
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.
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).
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