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The six-year saga of the Titanic II continues. Clive Palmer, the Australian mining tycoon and politician behind the project, has controversially announced that the European headquarters of his Blue Star Line cruise company will be based in Paris as of 2019, rather than London as originally planned – with the blame rested at the feet of
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France and Austria both have their particular strengths, but in many respects Switzerland is hard to beat. It has an unfair share of the most dramatic mountain scenery, and ditto the most captivating traffic-free old mountain villages, the best mountain restaurants, and some of the most impressive ski runs. Sadly, with the poor exchange rates
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Cannibals. Insurgents. Soldiers. Saints. Photographer David Bailey may have set the Sixties swinging with his iconic fashion and portrait photography but he has also captured some of the most dangerous, remote areas on Earth. But today we’re meeting somewhere closer to home: Bailey’s studio in a cobbled leafy mews near King’s Cross. “You’re very posh”
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Why go? The capital of Alsace is well known as a political powerhouse and the seat of the European Parliament. But its Unesco World Heritage city centre undermines this someshat bureaucratic reputation with an alluring amalgam of winding canals, medieval architecture and fairytale Christmas Markets. Where do river cruise ships dock? There are several ports
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The land of fire and ice is awash with glaciers, towering volcanoes and geothermal pools. Add to that Reykjavik, its hip capital, and you have a destination that provides not just otherworldly sights but also plenty of culture. Whether you’re in search of the Northern Lights or the sights featured in Game of Thrones, Iceland
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