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Isolation in the Indian Ocean
This Indian Ocean voyage with Noble Caledonia aboard the 95 passenger MS Serenissima was full of quirky charm. Built as a ferry back in the 60s, now many times refurbished, the ship’s small size makes this intriguing itinerary possible – sailing to some of the least visited places on the planet, including the awesome Aldabra Island Group in the Outer Seychelles. Take a look at this fascinating video – It’s real Robinson Crusoe stuff.

A safe way to leave the house

A safe way to leave the house

Driving Miss Daisy provides a safe, friendly and reliable driving service – observing Covid-19 protocols – for people unable or reluctant to drive. In the current lockdown, it can be a way to help wheelchair users or less mobile walkers to get some fresh air away from the crowds, to attend medical appointments or get essential shopping. Driving Miss Daisy can also deliver prescriptions or shopping, and check on vulnerable relatives.

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On the waterfront

On the waterfront

In our current situation, the idea of slow travel next year may have particular appeal. ABC Boat Hire have some great 2021 narrowboat holidays and 3-4-day short breaks along Britain’s canals and waterways, with 16 starting points across the country. They make a fabulous multi-generational holiday, and not wanting to leave anyone out, your first pet can join you for free. All boats feature free wi-fi too.

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35% savings on 2021 with Saga

35% savings on 2021 with Saga

For 2021, Saga Cruises has a 35% Early Booking Discount in its new brochure, with 39 all-inclusive itineraries on their boutique, all-balcony sister ships Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure. Each new cruise includes a choice of free sightseeing trips, delivering best-ever value. Plus there’s Saga’s Price Promise and ‘Love your first cruise’ with Saga – or your money back.

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St Hilda Sea Adventures

St Hilda Sea Adventures

If you’d like to visit somewhere scenic, unspoilt and without flying in 2021, then a magical Scottish getaway with St. Hilda Sea Adventures exploring the Inner and Outer Hebrides may be just the ticket. Their unique, tiny ships anchor in the most idyllic, safe havens to visit world famous malt whisky distilleries and remote islands such as St Kilda, Lewis, Harris, Skye, Mull, Staffa and Iona where whale, seal, and puffin sightings are not uncommon.

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Thinking accessible holidays?

Thinking accessible holidays?

Whilst we can’t travel right now, we can plan on where we might want to go when things get back to normal. Enable Holidays is an award-winning disabled travel specialist providing accessible, tailor-made holidays for wheelchair users with guaranteed adapted accommodation. All properties have been personally audited for their suitability. And they’ve a fantastic selection of accessible destinations with which to inspire you for the future.

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Go to the ends of the earth

Go to the ends of the earth

Antarctica, Greenland, Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic archipelago – in 2021/2, Hurtigruten’s expedition voyages will sail to some of the world’s most spectacular and least accessible places aboard small ships that deliver premium home comforts as well as a true sense of adventure. Such as the new 500 passenger MS Fridtjof Nansen, powered by sustainable, hybrid propulsion. Book by 30 April with just a 5% non-refundable deposit.

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Look to Latin America

Look to Latin America

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Wendy Wu Tours are now available in South America. Their escorted tours feature many inclusions, from wine-tasting in Argentina to riding the train up to Machu Picchu and following in David Attenborough’s footsteps in the Galapagos. Whether it’s Peru, Argentina, Chile, Brazil or Costa Rica that appeals, experience it in depth – and fully-inclusively – with Wendy Wu Tours.

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