Hurtigruten’s Maud to sail British cruises

Hurtigruten’s refurbished 500-passenger ship Maud is to operate three expedition cruises around the British Isles next year. The 15-day sailings depart Dover on April 27, July 4 and August 1. Calls include Fort William, Isles of Scilly, Rathlin Island and the Isle of Iona. Prices start from £3,119.


Fred Olsen’s Borealis to sail mainly from Liverpool in 2021-22

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ second incoming new ship Borealis will sail from Liverpool in 2021 in its first programme with the line. The first cruise by Borealis is

a six-night Scottish Lochs & Isles departure from Liverpool on April 23, with prices from £599. This will be followed by a five-

night Irish Capitals & Scottish Scenery cruise, before the ship heads to the Mediterranean,

Norway and Iceland. Borealis, which along with

Bolette was acquired from HAL, will sail almost exclusively from Liverpool in 2021 and 2022. It will be taking on existing itineraries from Black Watch, which was retired from the fleet in August, and operate five new itineraries.


Tui gets festive for next winter with new Rhine river cruises

Phil Davies

Four new Christmas Day and New Year itineraries have been unveiled by Tui River Cruises as part of its winter 2021-22 programme. They are in addition to two Christmas market

itineraries, all on the Rhine. All bookings come with £85 credit per five-night

itinerary and £120 credit per seven-day itinerary to put towards shore excursion bookings. The Christmas markets itineraries on Tui Isla and

Tui Maya include Cologne, Dusseldorf and Koblenz plus Strasbourg and Speyer. Christmas Day celebrations commence with mulled

wine and carols, a drinks reception and traditional Christmas dinner. A gala dinner and party feature on the New Year sailing.

Holland America Line to deploy five ships in Europe in summer 2021


Holland America Line’s incoming new flagship Rotterdam will lead a five-ship deployment in Europe in summer 2021. It will be joined by sister Pinnacle Class ship Nieuw Statendam, as well as Westerdam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam. Departure ports include Amsterdam, Barcelona and Venice. Agents can earn 2% bonus commission on 2021 bookings until the end of October.

Regional flights are also offered from Birmingham,

Edinburgh and Manchester. A five-night Mistletoe & Rhine sailing on board

Tui Isla starts from £730 including flights to departure port Frankfurt from Heathrow. It calls at Cologne, Dusseldorf, Koblenz and Rudesheim, all in Germany. Seven-night Christmas cruise A Festive Fairy Tale,

on Tui Isla, departs Frankfurt and calls at Koblenz, Mainz, Mannheim, Plittersdorf, Kehl (for Strasbourg) and Rudesheim, all Germany. It includes flights from Birmingham on December 23. Prices start at £1,128. A Rhineland New Year, on Tui Maya, is a seven-night

cruise from Frankfurt on December 27. Calls include Rudesheim, Boppard, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Koblenz and Mainz, all Germany. Prices start at £1,098 with flights from Birmingham.

Azamara introduces 80-plus new

itineraries in 2022-23 programme Azamara has unveiled the rest of its programme for 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. The destination- focused line has added more than 80 itineraries, more than 170 overnights and 300 late-night stays. Maiden ports of call include Syros and Tinos, both in Greece, Dakar in Senegal, and Aberdeen, taking the total programme to 275 ports in over 70 countries.

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