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12 travel journalists unite on video to say what they love about cruises

The travel writers have come together to produce the clip explaining why they love cruises, sharing some of their highlights over the years.

Jane Archer on the South America Fjords

Journalist Jane Archer cruises through 25 years

Cruise writer and expert Jane Archer looks at how the cruise experience has changed over the last two decades. 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's Black Watch in Norway

Fred. Olsen’s "small ships with big personality" will sail to new locations

We attended Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ media launch at which the award-winning cruise line unveiled its 2021/22 itineraries. 

Bozcaada, Turkey

Top 10 must visit cruise destinations for 2020

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has revealed its top cruise locations for the year including iconic cities and lesser-known places. 

Julie Peasgood's Spirit of Discovery cruise with Saga

Julie Peasgood on why cruise holidays are great for groups

Self-confessed cruise addict and TV presenter Julie Peasgood was one of the celebrity speakers at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show in Milton Keynes in October. Here are some of the snippets from her seminar session.

P&O's new Iona cruise ship

10 of the best new cruise ships for 2020 holidays

With more than 35 ocean and river ships launching in 2020, keeping up with what’s what for your members is no mean feat. To help your planning, Jane Archer has picked 10 of the best new vessels for groups to look out for next year. 

Best Cruise Line - GLT Awards 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins Best Cruise Line for eighth time at GLT Awards

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been voted Best Cruise Line by the readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine in the 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes.

Croisi Europe

Top destinations to visit on an ocean or river cruise

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the latest destination news from its cruise lines including voyages along the world’s top rivers and across the oceans. Here’s a look at where to have on your radar. 

Cruising along the Norwegian Fjords.

Cruise Month: Why this year’s theme of sustainability is so important

With September being Cruise Month, expert Jane Archer explores why one of this year’s themes, sustainability, is so important to the cruise industry. 

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A selection of 2020 themed cruises to match the interests of your group

Themed cruises are perfect for groups with common interests who want to enjoy time on board, and ashore. There are so many to choose from – here are just a few for next year.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is encouraging guests to use refillable bottles on board its ships.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines encourages guests to “bring their own bottles” as part of Refill Campaign

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL) is in the process of installing free water stations across its fleet and is encouraging guests to bring their own bottles to help reduce single-use plastics. 

CroisiEurope's MS Symphonie

Italian regions and Oberammergau among CroisiEurope's new itineraries

River cruise operator CroisiEurope has launched its new 2020 worldwide programme featuring 170 different itineraries including Italian regions, Oberammergau and Adriatic coastal cruises. 

Croisi Europe

CroisiEurope launches 2020 worldwide itineraries

Cruise line CroisiEurope, has revealed its new 2020 worldwide programme which will feature 170 itineraries onboard its 56 ships.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral in Cadiz

New Fred. Olsen cruises to 277 destinations across six continents

Authentic experiences, cruises coinciding with major events and more scenic cruising are key elements in the new Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ sailings for 2020-21.

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First-timer's guide to booking a cruise

With variables to decide such as type of ship, who to target and when to book, organising a group holiday at sea can be daunting. Jane Archer has advice for GTOs planning their first group cruise.

Aegean Odyssey in Seville

SailAway with Voyages to Antiquity this summer

Voyages to Antiquity has created seven new SailAway itineraries for its 2019 summer season.


New cruise itineraries revealed by Cruise & Maritime Voyages

The cruise line has announced that it will be adding five new itineraries to its portfolio in 2019, including ventures to the Norwegian Fjords, the Canary Islands and the British Isles.

wellness inspired cruises to help your group unwind

A selection of wellness inspired cruises to help your group unwind

Here’s a round-up of some of the wellness and fitness-themed cruises you can enjoy with your group.

Black Friday cruise deals

5 of the current hottest cruise deals

We’ve rounded up some of the best cruise deals on offer for your next group bookings - not just this week but for future cruises.

CroisiEurope’s unique Spanish itinerary

Review: All-in-one city break, river cruise and ocean sailing

CroisiEurope’s unique Spanish itinerary ticks all the boxes for a land and water-based trip for your group, says Jeannine Williamson.

New cruises for 2019

New cruises to look out for in 2019

A number of cruise lines have released some of their best offers for 2019.

Dining on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's Brabant ship

Food and drink top of the list for cruisers

People who go on cruises value the quality of the food and drink above anything else, according to ABTA’s Holiday Habits report.

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GLT launches Theatre and Cruise newsletters

Group Leisure & Travel magazine now offers regular dedicated email newsletters for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre, and for those looking for cruise holiday ideas and offers.

Voyages to Antiquity's Aegean Odyssey ship at sea

Voyages to Antiquity celebrates increase in group cruise bookings

Cruise line Voyages to Antiquity is celebrating record booking numbers for 2019.

Travel agents have reported an increase of 43 per cent in cruises booked to the Antarctica

Cruise spending soars as adventure seekers tick off ‘bucket list’ goals

New research reveals an increase in cruises booked to Alaska, the Galapagos Islands and the Antarctica.

Carnival Cruise Line

Seeing is believing; 7 incredible activities now possible on a cruise

We look at some of the best experiences for groups looking for something extra…

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

A round-up of group cruise deals you won’t want to miss

Here’s just a taster of some of the latest deals and offers for groups interested in cruise holidays.

Great Barrier Reef

Over 200 destinations to choose from with Fred. Olsen in 2019/20

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries on its small cruise ships.

Scenic Eclipse will carry a helicopter and a sub and sail in Antartctica

That ‘first’ feeling: What’s new for cruising in 2018

Jane Archer looks at some highlights on the horizon for the cruise industry in 2018.

Cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Planning a group cruise

October has been designated Plan a Cruise Month but where do you start? Jane Archer offers some advice for organisers planning their first group cruise.