Luxury way to explore the UK coast

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explorer2.jpgLuxury expedition vessel Silver Explorer is on a ground-breaking cruise around the UK, yesterday becoming the first cruise ship to visit Lyme Regis.
I’m off to see her in Dartmouth today and I’m hoping to meet Canadian cruise blogger Aaron Saunders, who embarked in Portsmouth on Saturday and will be on board until the ship reaches Greenock on May 30.
Judging by his first reports, he is already enjoying himself immensely on the 6,000-ton ship which was recently known as Prince Albert II. Carrying just 132 passengers, and with a crew of 111, Explorer takes its guests off the beaten path, but in the luxurious style they have come to expect from Silversea.
The current voyage continues to ports of call which include Tresco in the Scillies, Killybegs in Donegal, and Rathlin Island off the coast of Northern Ireland. The next cruise, from Greenock to Reykjavik, visits Gigha, Iona, and the remote island of St Kilda.
Aaron tells me he will be joining an excursion to the Britannia Royal Naval College this morning. We will probably get chance to catch up during lunch.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:49+00:00 21 May 2012|Cruise destinations, Cruise ships|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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