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Apr 18, 2014 21:51 BST Thinking of planning a city break to remember? There are just so many to choose from! Whether you're looking for long-haul, short-haul, budget or blowout, picking your destination can sometimes feel like the hardest part. That's why we have compiled this list of the best cities to visit on the planet! Check out our recommendations to help you decide!

5 Amazing Sun Cruise Destinations

Apr 15, 2014 11:55 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Have you spent the last year pondering where to go for your next holiday? Does your checklist consist of sun, sun and more sun? Well, if it’s some lovely heat you’re looking for, here is a rundown of some seriously sunny destination ideas to inspire your next trip on the seas.

Apr 11, 2014 13:03 BST You’d have to be a pretty extreme Game of Thrones fan to set out on a trip especially to visit all the filming locations for the hit TV series. Mind you, you wouldn’t have to venture out of Europe for all but one GoT destination, so it wouldn’t exactly be a bank-breaker. You can even start right here, in the UK.

Introducing Charleston…

Apr 08, 2014 11:17 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines When people think about the American Deep South it’s not often that our thoughts flit to the timeless cobbled promenades of Charleston; – our minds are usually clouded by the conjuring of desolate ranches, cowboy hats, country music and mouth-watering BBQ ribs and iced tea. Not to say that these things can’t be found in Charleston, but there is a certain feel to the city that makes it a real gem

Apr 08, 2014 11:04 BST There is no doubt that Alexander the Great was a mighty warrior who commanded great respect in his army. His fearlessness, his tactical strategies and the loyalty of his men were key to his success. Now you can follow in the footsteps of one of the most successful military advances in all of Europe, and truly appreciate the enormity of their task and marvel at their stamina.

Cruise Travel Tips - Making the most of your time on board

Apr 04, 2014 10:45 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines When going on a cruise holiday, you naturally want to make the most of the experience – after all you have paid good money for & are investing the time to get yourself out there. So how do you make the most of your time on board? We aren't here to tell you how to experience your holiday, but the following cruise travel tips are some things to consider if you really want to get every minutes worth.

Apr 03, 2014 10:35 BST However you look, however you dress, whatever your size, shape or gender, feeling good on the inside is the ultimate answer to ensuring you look good on the outside. And there are a few tried and tested tricks to nailing that good feeling. Start practicing these few helpful tips now, and by the time the summer holidays come around, you’ll be feeling the sunshine from the inside out!

Why people love Mini Cruises

Apr 01, 2014 09:39 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Life can sometimes get the better of us all and everyone deserves a break - but when you can only get a few days off, what should you do to get the most out of your holiday? Some people might drive up the country or visit a different city, but many are starting to discover the prospect of a quick trip courtesy of a mini cruise. So why are they so popular?

Packing for a cruise

Mar 27, 2014 11:09 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruises are a fantastic way to see a number of different places in just one holiday with all the perks you get from staying in a resort, but with constantly changing scenery. Some trips can last for weeks, so knowing how to pack for a cruise can suddenly seem like a bit of an art. Not to worry! We have plenty of experience in this area so here are some useful tips.

Mar 26, 2014 16:21 GMT What is it about abandoned places which rouses in us such mixed feelings of curiosity and fear? Perhaps it's that we, ourselves, at any time, could lose the life within us and be left to rot, too. Whatever it is that draws us to these places that were once built with love, then left for nature to devour, our taste for desolation can lead us to some eerie places...