The picturesque islands and inlets of the Atlantic Road near Molde in Norway, a Windstar "Star Pride" excursion on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_windstar-1-16

Confessions of a Cruise Virgin

“Forgive me Father, for I have sinned, I’ve never actually confessed before…….. so, you may want to cancel your schedule for the rest of the week. Recently, however, I spent 10 days of excess, overeating, over drinking and self-indulgence on a floating pleasure palace”. Okay, it’s probably obvious confessions aren’t my style, so hopefully sharing some lessons from my small …

A glorious sunrise in the Norfolk Broads National Park of East Anglia, in England, the United Kingdom on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_norfolk-085

Motor Cruising the Norfolk Broads

The motor cruiser chugged towards the setting sun, steering was easy once we’d realised it doesn’t react immediately and takes a few moments to respond. There had been a short familiarisation brief from Jason of Herbert Woods, where we’d learned how to steer, turn and moor the boat, now we were on our own, with the Norfolk Broads as our …

Plan a cruise month, the SS Catherine of the UniWorldCruise line on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel uw_sc_exterior_5524_1

Plan a Cruise Month and Rethinking Cruising

Have you taken a cruise, are you considering a cruise or maybe you are a regular cruiser? Regardless of your experience or knowledge, the Plan a Cruise Month campaign aims to get you excited about cruising. Plan a Cruise Month and #CruiseSmile are a combined campaign by the global cruising industry to raise awareness about the variety of opportunities cruising …

Postcards from a Lake Zurich Cruise

The August weather didn’t seem too promising, dark, brooding clouds climbing over the surrounding hills, and descending on the Swiss city of Zurich. A perfect day to take a Lake Zurich cruise then! I’d already been given a basic grounding by Maggie, my local guide on using the tram system to get around the city. After the shortest walk possible from …

River Cruising; The Pros and Cons for Beginners

This post has taken over five months to publish, the reason, honestly, I wasn’t completely sure what to write. The trip involved river cruising, and confirmed something I’d already suspected. Providing a balanced opinion required some careful thought. Cruising has never really appealed to me, particularly the huge transatlantic liners, carrying thousands of passengers. This cruise type seems oversized, passengers …