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The Italian Guide: How NOT To Get Ripped Off In Venice

Ah, Venice – the City of Water and Queen of the Adriatic Sea (also the city of many, many nicknames). To coin a Chandler Bing phrase, ‘Could there BE a more apt city to visit on a cruise?’ The answer has to be surely not.  With water and boats at the heart of this Bellissimo Italian city it’s sure to charm cruise fans. It’s the perfect port stop for culture vultures and romantic lovers alike, there’s only one thing that could spoil a stop off in Venice and that’s falling victim to a scam.  At Cruise.co.uk, nothing makes us more...

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Cruise Ship Crash: Tourist Boat In Venice Receives A Hit

MSC Opera collided with a Uniworld river boat this weekend when it encountered a mechanical problem. The vessel was being guided by two tugboats before crashing into the boat and San Basilio Cruise Terminal itself. ITV News tweeted footage of the collision which shows dozens of people running away: This is the moment a huge cruise ship crashes into a tourist boat and the dockside in Venice, as dozens of people run away in panichttps://t.co/7ErXUtt6qr pic.twitter.com/xi92IqvAkI — ITV News (@itvnews) June 2, 2019 Emergency workers reported that a steel cable tying the MSC ship to the towboat snapped, resulting...

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The Dreamy Definitive Guide To Amsterdam, The Venice of The North

The city that has long been referred to as the Venice of the North is the ultimate ideal city break: small in size yet big in art and culture. With more than 100 kilometres of canals, two-wheeling is a way of life in the Netherlands’ capital. Explore the buzz of a metropolis with its very few big-city drawbacks, its pretty bridges, quiet, historical canals and dinky gabled buildings. You’ll find there’s more to Amsterdam than its village-like charm: top ranking art museums, one of the best orchestras in the world and a combination of a glittering past with a...

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Ever Wondered What Would Happen If Venice Froze Over?

When you think of the Med no doubt you picture golden beaches, azure blue seas and blazing sunshine right? It’s a fair point and most people would agree with your description however there is a different way to do the Mediterranean that you might not have considered before and that’s to visit it during the winter months. Have you ever thought of cruising the Med at a different time of year? Take a look at some of the pictures below and see if we can convince you…       We’re sure you recognise some of Rome’s most famous features like the...

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Venice Elects Pro Cruise Mayor

Luigi Brugnaro won the election in Venice this weekend which spells good news for the cruising industry. As we reported last week, the election was set to settle the long raging cruise debate over whether mega cruise ships (and even smaller ones for that matter) should be allowed into the city. Luigi won with a close cut 53% of the vote but it was enough to secure him the title of mayor. Although the election was about much more than cruise ships, it was an election that the cruise industry has watched nervously, hoping for Luigi’s appointment. He has...

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