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The leaders of the Royal Navy of the future travel the River Dart in jet boats so sophisticated that they need two weeks of training on dry land before they can take them out on the water.

They are the Navy’s first new state-of-the-art training ships in more than half a century.

Several generations of Royal Navy cadets – including the current First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key – used a flotilla of eight picket boats to learn the arts of navigation, seamanship and leadership at the Britannia Royal Naval Dartmouth College.

The distinctive blue and white boats that have been going up and down the Dart since the 1960s (the youngest was delivered in the early 70s) were retired in late 2021.



In their place are eight sleek, gray, futuristic jet boats, featuring the same or similar technology as kit officers will encounter when they join the frontline fleet.

The new boats are part of a larger program – Project Vahana – to replace an assortment of craft and workboats across the fleet with a small flotilla based on a modular design, to standardize maintenance and parts replacement and to provide more modern and reliable training.

The 15m long boats assigned to the college can reach speeds of 40 knots but are limited to just six on the Dart – although with qualified staff/instructors they can venture beyond the river and in the Channel if necessary.

Because they’re powered by twin jets — like the Navy’s standard Pacific 24 seagoing craft — rather than the propellers of old picket boats, they behave completely differently than their predecessors, requiring two-week training and evaluation. by instructors before cadets are allowed to take them out. on the Dart.

When they do, said Warrant Officer 1st Class Dan Powditch, they will find them “a completely different beast” from their predecessors.

“There is a lot of nostalgia for old boats, which is understandable given how old they are and how many people have trained in them. We love them – they are the closest thing to driving a warship,” said the 38-year-old specialist sailor.



“Vahana boats are the opposite: new, modern – you can steer them with a mouse – more reliable, but we can teach more people, using equipment like ECDIS electronic charting that they will find on warships.

“They will leave more experienced and capable sailors at Dartmouth.”

Dan’s team at Sandquay on the Dart spent the fall familiarizing themselves with the eight new boats, determining how they will be used to teach the basics of seamanship, understanding wind and tide and basic maneuvers.



Each boat can train up to 16 cadets at a time – with basic accommodation including berths, heads, shower, boiler for beers and microwave to heat up meals.

When training reaches its peak, cadets will live and work on the new craft for up to a week.

The seats at the back of the boat have tables, power and network capability for all cadets to plug in their laptops and share data between computers allowing them to develop basic planning and command a work group”.

Lieutenant Commander Patrick Kelly, head of the BRNC’s maritime department, said the advent of the new boats would “undoubtedly” add significant value to the basic maritime training and leadership provided at the college.

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Cornwall beach receives plastics dumped by boats every day https://canalvoyagers.com/cornwall-beach-receives-plastics-dumped-by-boats-every-day/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 14:24:02 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/cornwall-beach-receives-plastics-dumped-by-boats-every-day/ Plastic waste washes up on a Cornish beach daily and locals believe most of it is washed up by ships. Nets, containers, bottles, tires – peaceful Polurrian Beach on the Lizard Peninsula has seen it all. Every day, locals pick up trash that washes up on their beloved beach in an effort to save the […]]]>

Plastic waste washes up on a Cornish beach daily and locals believe most of it is washed up by ships.

Nets, containers, bottles, tires – peaceful Polurrian Beach on the Lizard Peninsula has seen it all.

Every day, locals pick up trash that washes up on their beloved beach in an effort to save the environment.

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Martin Greenhalgh, who has lived in Polurrian for three years, said locals continue to find gloves, barrels, containers, shoes, items you eat with and even freshly squeezed oranges.

“The problem is, it’s seven days a week, 365 days a year,” he said. “90% of it is marine litter. It’s all plastic. It breaks your heart.”

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Another resident, Rich Mulryne, organizes monthly beach cleanups as the community tries to pick up as much litter as possible. With the help of Polurrian Hotel and Celtic Clearance – a charity that recycles all collected rubbish – they have taken matters into their own hands.

Rich said: “With the monthly Friends of Polurrian clean-ups, there are a number of people picking up litter from the beach every day. In addition, the Polurrian hotel sends a member of staff at least twice a week to pick up litter and empty the bin.



Litter found on Polurrian Beach on the Lizard Peninsula

“There really isn’t much else we can do. There is trash in the sea and it’s washing up here and in all the coastal areas of the world. Until a comprehensive solution is found, agreed and implemented, all we can do is pick it up.

“We’re just one beach in the world where the community comes together to tidy it up. And there are millions of like-minded people doing the same thing around the world. Everyone knows there’s a huge problem and that change will come, it’s just if it will come with time.”

Polurrian and nearby Poldhu Beach tend to receive huge amounts of plastic waste from currents and shipping lanes, Martin said.



More trash found by locals on Polurrian beach
More trash found by locals on Polurrian beach

“There are tons and tons of weight,” he said. “I and others go down every day. You think you’re going to the beach to relax, but you can’t ignore it.

“I’m under no illusions that 90% of it gets thrown away.”

WWF has described abandoned nets as “the deadliest form of marine plastic debris”.

“Ghost gear can continue to catch target and non-target species indiscriminately for years, potentially decimating important food resources as well as endangered species, such as marine mammals, seabirds and turtles,” indicates a report.



Plastic waste found on Polurrian beach on the Lizard Peninsula
Residents continue to find containers, bottles, pallets, shoes, etc.

“This is the deadliest form of marine plastic debris that damages vital ocean habitats and poses hazards to shipping and livelihoods.”

Derek Thomas, MP for the area and co-chairman of the all-party caucus for Oceans Conservation, said he had previously contacted Cornwall Council to request that litter collected by volunteers be picked up. However, the council said that was not his responsibility.

“I have no evidence to suggest that fishermen deliberately throw objects into the sea, but when they go overboard for whatever reason, they invariably make their way to the beach or, even worse, trap marine life in the bottom of the ocean,” he said.

“The only way to solve this particular problem would be for the government to make it a legal responsibility of local authorities to collect waste that is collected in this way, which I am happy to insist if this is the appropriate course of action. “

The next beach cleanup at Polurrian will take place on Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.

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The chocolate box village with great walking and cycling routes minutes from the M60 https://canalvoyagers.com/the-chocolate-box-village-with-great-walking-and-cycling-routes-minutes-from-the-m60/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 06:17:54 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/the-chocolate-box-village-with-great-walking-and-cycling-routes-minutes-from-the-m60/ Minutes from the M60 at Salford is the pretty village of Roe Green. The suburb of Worsley is known for its scenic walking paths and green spaces. Historically in Lancashire, the village is the largest of Salford’s conservation areas, chosen for its green village setting. The green was once common land, used for grazing and […]]]>

Minutes from the M60 at Salford is the pretty village of Roe Green.

The suburb of Worsley is known for its scenic walking paths and green spaces.

Historically in Lancashire, the village is the largest of Salford’s conservation areas, chosen for its green village setting.

The green was once common land, used for grazing and holding stray animals until they were set free on payment of a fine. In late Victorian times it was used for cricket matches.

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At the end of the 18th century, the village grew considerably and many houses were built. Today the green is surrounded by rows of quaint terraced houses, cottages, modern estates and a few local amenities.

The area is also home to the Roe Green Loopline, a walking and cycling route that starts in Monton and stretches to the border with Bolton.

This circular walk begins and ends in the village of Monton and follows the Loopline, the former route of the Roe Green railway line, before returning along the Bridgewater Canal towpath.

We visited Roe Green to find out what locals think of living in the area.

“Everyone is really welcoming and friendly. It’s so calm and quiet, I’ve been living here for six months,” said Mark Jepson, 34.



Resident Mark Jepson, 34

“I like the tranquility. I lived downtown for 10 years and was sick of it.

Hannah Thomas, 31, loves the sense of community in the village and the proximity to the Loopline.

“I love the location and the green up front and the Loopline,” she added. “It’s nice to jump on it.

“We have a dog, so it’s good to walk him. It’s just a beautiful area and it’s pretty.

“There is a real sense of community. It’s just small but it’s nice. »

But one resident says an increase in traffic and parking is a major inconvenience to living in the area.

“I’ve lived here a long time and when I moved here it was a lovely quiet place,” said the woman, who declined to be named.

“When I moved a long time ago, the cars belonged to the people who lived here. You used to look out the window if you heard a car coming down the street.

“It’s very busy.



Roe Green is a scenic part of Greater Manchester

“I spoke to the air quality board.

“I’m very worried because people are turning here and backing up and letting their exhaust run.

“It’s not as pretty as it looks. I think he should be more protected by the board.

“As it is such a beautiful area, they should protect it more.

“There is a nice community atmosphere, it’s pretty well contained. We have shops etc. So you don’t need to use the car, really. Everything is within walking distance.

“The looped line is also nice. You can walk to Monton.

Sam Webster, who has lived in the area for three years, has also noticed an increase in traffic since moving to Roe Green.



Resident Sam Webster, 24

He thinks more local amenities would help improve the area.

“I just like how calm it is,” said the 24-year-old.

“To be honest, there is a bit of traffic.

“There are a few shops here but there could be a few more, especially around Roe Green.”

The Alma resident says she likes living in the neighborhood because it’s “pretty pretty.”

She also loves the community spirit and how people are ready to help each other when needed.

“Everyone is very helpful,” the 89-year-old said.

“One of the nicest things is that if I forget something from the butchers, they just told me to call them and they’ll bring it back.

“I’m old now and I can’t rush.



Some residents say parking is a problem

“I also like it because it’s quite pretty.

“There aren’t many shops but for me, my son does my big shopping. I go to the butchers here who do green groceries.

“We now have a cafe which is a modernized corner store.

Another resident, who declined to be named, added: “It’s nice for families, it’s beautiful and there’s lots of outdoor space. We love living here. The only issue is parking, not for residents but when people come to visit. It can be a bit of a nightmare.

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Coventry’s 5 Best Cycle Routes https://canalvoyagers.com/coventrys-5-best-cycle-routes/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/coventrys-5-best-cycle-routes/ Cycling can be a great way to stay active and do your part to help the environment. Coventry has several cycle paths which are also traffic-free, so you can take the family for a fun day cycling through the city without worrying about cars and motorists on the road. You can even cycle to work […]]]>

Cycling can be a great way to stay active and do your part to help the environment.

Coventry has several cycle paths which are also traffic-free, so you can take the family for a fun day cycling through the city without worrying about cars and motorists on the road.

You can even cycle to work and leisure places thanks to the new and improved cycle paths that have recently been built.

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We’ve compiled a list of the most scenic and family-friendly cycling routes for you and your family – plus advanced options for experienced cyclists.

Coventry Canal



Coventry Canal Basin

Take a leisurely stroll down the Coventry Canal for a great day out with the family.

There are four key stops along the route, starting at Coventry Canal Basin, Electric Wharf, The Arena and ending at Hawkesbury Junction as the final stop.

The route is 5.5 miles long and takes approximately 33 minutes.

There are several restaurants and recreational spots to stop along the way, including Arena Park Shopping Center and Gallagher Retail Park.

Walk in the Sowe Valley



Wyken Slough Nature Reserve on Aldermans Green Road, Coventry
Wyken Slough Nature Reserve on Aldermans Green Road, Coventry

For those who want a quiet ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the one for you.

Soak up the forest and peaceful landscapes on this scenic cycle route through Wyken Croft Nature Park.

This newly renovated cycle route follows a traffic-free path through the nature park and continues to Wyken Slough Pool.

There are no cafes or restaurants along the cycle path, so bringing a drink or snack is recommended.

There are a few quiet roads near the start and finish along the cycle path, but most of the route is on traffic-free cycle paths.

The route is 5.7 miles long and takes approximately 36 minutes.

Riders will begin the journey from the Moat House Leisure & Neighborhood Center car park, Winston Avenue.

Maddys Sandwich Shop and Aldermans Green Fish Bar are located near the end of the route for those wishing to treat themselves to a well earned lunch at the end of the cycle trip.

Coombe Abbey and surrounding countryside



Coombe National Park
Coombe National Park

This trip is for more intermediate cyclists who want to take part in a longer cycling trip through country roads and historic villages in a sightseeing route.

The route starts from Coombe Abbey Nature Park and follows a circular route away from the industrial heartland of the Midlands towards rural surroundings and villages.

Riders will ride on quiet country roads and pass through historic country villages and scenic countryside, passing Brinklow Castle and Fishpond Community Park.

The route is 20 miles long and takes just under 2 hours, with plenty of restaurants and pubs along the way.

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Kenilworth Greenway



Kenilworth Greenway
Kenilworth Greenway

It is a beautiful circular cycle route with leafy suburbs, winding country roads and peaceful cycle paths that is part of a national network of cycle and walking routes.

The course extends over 7 miles.

Start location is Xcel Leisure Centre, down Charter Avenue, past Park Wood, continuing to Burton Green.

Just before Burton Green you will join National Cycle Route 52, also known as the Kenilworth Greenway Project.

The circular route ends at the Xcel Leisure Center with a variety of refreshments and restaurants to choose from.

For more information on the trip, click here.

Ryton Pools National Park



Ryton Pools Country Park is close to Leamington and Warwick
Ryton Pools Country Park is close to Leamington and Warwick

There are two cycle routes for beginners and advanced riders.

The first route is intended for cyclists who want a leisurely ride through the park and is also suitable for families.

There are several kilometers of paved trails around the site for cyclists.

However, cyclists should be aware and exercise caution for other park users.

Ryton Pools also offers bike rentals for those without bikes.

For those looking to take their biking to the next level, there is a 16-mile mountain bike trail from Ryton Pools Country Park.

Riders will use public roads and bridleways, so the surface can be rough and muddy.

For more information on the course, click here.

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Edinburgh’s new cycle lanes that will change commuting in the city by 2024 https://canalvoyagers.com/edinburghs-new-cycle-lanes-that-will-change-commuting-in-the-city-by-2024/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/edinburghs-new-cycle-lanes-that-will-change-commuting-in-the-city-by-2024/ As part of the Active Travel Investment Scheme, Edinburgh City Council plans to invest more than £118million in the development of new routes that will provide the public with safe walking and cycling routes. With multiple projects around the capital, the construction process will span at least five years and bring over 52 miles of […]]]>

As part of the Active Travel Investment Scheme, Edinburgh City Council plans to invest more than £118million in the development of new routes that will provide the public with safe walking and cycling routes.

With multiple projects around the capital, the construction process will span at least five years and bring over 52 miles of cycle paths. Here is a list of all the paths coming to Edinburgh in the next five years.

Downtown East-West Link

Work for this route is expected to begin on February 7, 2022 and take approximately 18 months to complete, with an expected completion date of August 2023.

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The route will skirt Roseburn Terrace, West Coates, Haymarket Terrace, Rosebery Crescent, Melville Street, Randolph Place, St David Street and York Place. Separated by vehicles for the majority of the route, it will provide a safe journey for less experienced cyclists and those worried about heavy traffic.

Providing a family-friendly passage through the city, the route will be run in three parts, with work on the first section – Roseburn to Haymarket along the A8 – starting in the coming weeks.

More information.

Roseburn to Union Canal

The project aims to improve walking and cycling connections between the Roseburn Trail and the Telfer Metro while complementing the region’s heritage.

The proposed route from Roseburn to Union Canal has recently been redesigned following reports on ecology and vegetation, and construction work has been postponed slightly to allow for the passage of the bird nesting season. The construction process will now begin in September 2022, with the main works expected to be completed in October 2023.

Meadows to George Street

This project will see separate cycle lanes on Forrest Road, George IV Bridge, The Mound, Bank Street and Hanover Street, as well as improved signage at intersections to keep cyclists safe on the road.

As a result of the Meadows to George Street project, some streets will be closed to certain types of transport, bringing significant changes to the traffic system.

Covering the area of ​​the World Heritage Site, the route aims to enrich the green space and make it more accessible and easily navigable while prioritizing greener means of transport – walking, cycling and public transport.

Delivered in four stages, the course will see the construction process kick off in 2023/24.

More information.

George Street and First New Town

Building on the Meadows-George Street route, this trail will see cycling facilities on George Street, Castle Street, Frederick Street and Hanover Street.

With a view to being zero carbon by 2030 and helping the city’s economic recovery, the project again aims to prioritize greener means of transport. Additionally, this new development hopes to contribute to the user-friendly use of the streets with greenery, outdoor cafe seating and spaces for possible street performances.

The construction of this project will start in 2023/24.

More information.

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Royal Navy picket boats replaced by futuristic jet boats https://canalvoyagers.com/royal-navy-picket-boats-replaced-by-futuristic-jet-boats/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:47:12 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/royal-navy-picket-boats-replaced-by-futuristic-jet-boats/ The Naval Leaders of Tomorrow began 2022 with new, state-of-the-art training ships for the first time in over half a century. Several generations of Royal Navy cadets – including the current First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key – used a flotilla of eight picket boats to learn the arts of navigation, seamanship and leadership […]]]>

The Naval Leaders of Tomorrow began 2022 with new, state-of-the-art training ships for the first time in over half a century.

Several generations of Royal Navy cadets – including the current First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key – used a flotilla of eight picket boats to learn the arts of navigation, seamanship and leadership at the Britannia Royal Naval Dartmouth College.

The distinctive blue and white boats that have been going up and down the Dart since the 1960s (the youngest was delivered in the early 70s) were retired in late 2021.

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In their place, eight sleek and futuristic gray jet boats, filled with the same or similar technical officers, will meet as they join the frontline fleet.

The new boats are part of a larger program – Project Vahana – to replace an assortment of craft and workboats across the fleet with a small flotilla based on a modular design, to standardize maintenance and spare parts , provide more modern and reliable training.

The 15m long boats assigned to the college can reach speeds of 40 knots but are limited to just six on the Dart – although with trained staff/instructors they can venture beyond the river and in the Channel if necessary.

Because they’re powered by twin jets — like the Navy’s standard Pacific 24 seagoing craft — rather than the propellers of old picket boats, they behave completely differently than their predecessors, requiring two-week training and evaluation. by instructors before cadets are allowed to take them out. on the Dart.

When they do, says Warrant Officer 1st Class Dan Powditch, they will find them “a completely different beast” from their predecessors.

“There is a lot of nostalgia for old boats, which is understandable given how old they are and how many people have trained in them. We love them – they are the closest thing to driving a warship,” said the 38-year-old specialist sailor.



They are quite an upgrade

“Vahana boats are the opposite: new, modern – you can steer them with a mouse – more reliable, but we can teach more people, using equipment like ECDIS electronic charting that they will find on warships.

“They will leave more experienced and capable sailors at Dartmouth.”



Dan’s team at Sandquay on the Dart spent the fall familiarizing themselves with the eight new boats, figuring out how they will be used to teach the basics of seamanship, understanding wind and tide, basic maneuvers.

Each boat can train up to 16 cadets at a time – with basic accommodation (berths, heads, shower, a boiler for beers and a microwave to heat up meals. When training reaches its peak, cadets will live and will work on the new craft for up to a week.

The seats at the back of the boat have tables, power and network capability for all cadets to plug in their laptops and share data between computers allowing them to develop basic planning and command a work group”.



Vahana boats replace historic picket boats at BRNC Dartmouth
Vahana boats replace historic picket boats at BRNC Dartmouth

Lieutenant Commander Patrick Kelly, head of the BRNC’s maritime department, said the advent of the new boats would “undoubtedly add significant value to the basic maritime training and leadership provided at the college.

“Providing a modern and contemporary platform on which to conduct basic handling and navigation training, however, it is during leadership training and assessments that the craft will provide the most value.

“Going forward, Vahana will support task force-style leadership exercises by ensuring cadets have a task group mindset early in their careers by aligning BRNC training with the requirements of the future navy.

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Barge owner blocked the River Thames in Surrey with illegally moored boats https://canalvoyagers.com/barge-owner-blocked-the-river-thames-in-surrey-with-illegally-moored-boats/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/barge-owner-blocked-the-river-thames-in-surrey-with-illegally-moored-boats/ The owner of two barges who moored his boats illegally for months on one of the busiest sections of the Thames has been ordered to pay more than £20,000. Alistair Trotman, 55, breached safety regulations when mooring the barges he hired as accommodation at Molesey Lock in Surrey. His boats, called Kupe and Rhythm of […]]]>

The owner of two barges who moored his boats illegally for months on one of the busiest sections of the Thames has been ordered to pay more than £20,000.

Alistair Trotman, 55, breached safety regulations when mooring the barges he hired as accommodation at Molesey Lock in Surrey.

His boats, called Kupe and Rhythm of River, were each 25 meters long and were kept next to land owned by the Environment Agency – which took Trotman to court for compromising the safe passage of other boats through the lock.

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Boats permanently moored without the owner’s consent may only stand still on the non-tidal Thames for up to 24 hours and must not cause blockages.

Trotman, of Kingston upon Thames, was found guilty by Staines Magistrates’ Court of mooring the boats longer than the law allowed and ignoring orders from the Thames Harbor Master to release them to move.

He was fined £800 and ordered to pay Environment Agency costs of just over £20,590 plus an £80 victim fine surcharge.

The agency said Trotman moved Rhythm of River ‘a few yards from its original position’ after being warned of the prospect of legal action, but was ‘still in breach of the Harbor Master’s advice. issued against both vessels”.

Waterways officers eventually towed the boats away, with Trotman still inside Kupe.

“He refused to come out to speak to agency staff, who had tried to contact him through documents posted on the ships, phone calls and letters,” the Environment Agency said.

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Colin Chiverton, the agency’s environmental director for the Thames, said: ‘Trotman showed disregard for the rules. He illegally moored the two boats in the same place for nearly six months, in defiance of the instructions of the harbor master’s office. Most boats using our locks do so legally and continue along the river. Trotman’s £800 fine and nearly £21,000 costs, instead of the taxpayer footing the legal bill, show the outcome of failing to do so.

“The Environment Agency is also maintaining limited short-lived public moorings along nearly 150 miles of the non-tidal Thames to encourage boating and allow safe mooring at designated locations.

“We urge all Thames boat owners to consider the size and type of vessel they are using and how to comply with mooring requirements.”

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TUI to resume river cruises in March after crossings halted amid Omicron surge https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halted-amid-omicron-surge-2/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halted-amid-omicron-surge-2/ Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe. The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program. Holidays resume on […]]]>

Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe.

The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program.

Holidays resume on board the brand new TUI Skyla on March 28 for the Magic of the Danube voyage. The seven-night cruise will begin in the Hungarian capital Budapest before traveling through Slovakia, Austria and Germany before disembarking in Hungary.

Prices start at £1,120 per person including discounts.

The first 14-night cruise begins on April 8 aboard the TUI Isla ship. The European Icons voyage will begin in Amsterdam and stop at destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary before disembarking in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Prices start at £2,010 per person including discounts.

Rhine cruises begin on April 8 with popular Rhine sprouts calling at favorite German destinations including Koblenz and Speyer, as well as Basel in Switzerland. The seven-night trip departs and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices from £1,170 including discounts.



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The themed cruises start on April 1 aboard the TUI Maya with Vines and valleys along the magnificent Moselle.

The journey will include vistas filled with vineyards, traditional taverns and ruined castles introducing passengers to the romantic towns and landscapes of the Moselle Valley. The journey begins and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices starting at £1,110 per person.

All trips are full board or all inclusive. Reservations for all trips can be made now.

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TUI to resume river cruises in March after crossings halted amid Omicron surge https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halted-amid-omicron-surge/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halted-amid-omicron-surge/ Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe. The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program. Holidays resume on […]]]>

Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe.

The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program.

Holidays resume on board the brand new TUI Skyla on March 28 for the Magic of the Danube voyage. The seven-night cruise will begin in the Hungarian capital Budapest before traveling through Slovakia, Austria and Germany before disembarking in Hungary.

Prices start at £1,120 per person including discounts.

The first 14-night cruise begins on April 8 aboard the TUI Isla ship. The European Icons voyage will begin in Amsterdam and stop at destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary before disembarking in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Prices start at £2,010 per person including discounts.

Rhine cruises begin on April 8 with popular Rhine sprouts calling at favorite German destinations including Koblenz and Speyer, as well as Basel in Switzerland. The seven-night trip departs and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices from £1,170 including discounts.



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The themed cruises start on April 1 aboard the TUI Maya with Vines and valleys along the magnificent Moselle.

The journey will include vistas filled with vineyards, traditional taverns and ruined castles introducing passengers to the romantic towns and landscapes of the Moselle Valley. The journey begins and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices starting at £1,110 per person.

All trips are full board or all inclusive. Reservations for all trips can be made now.

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TUI to resume river cruises in March after crossings halt amid Omicron surge https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halt-amid-omicron-surge/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://canalvoyagers.com/tui-to-resume-river-cruises-in-march-after-crossings-halt-amid-omicron-surge/ Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe. The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program. Holidays resume on […]]]>

Popular TUI River Cruise cruises will resume at the end of March after winter travel was suspended when the Omicron variant emerged in Europe.

The Rhine program was first halted before Christmas when the German government imposed restrictions on British visitors. the tour operator being forced to cancel its long-awaited festive program.

Holidays resume on board the brand new TUI Skyla on March 28 for the Magic of the Danube voyage. The seven-night cruise will begin in the Hungarian capital Budapest before traveling through Slovakia, Austria and Germany before disembarking in Hungary.

Prices start at £1,120 per person including discounts.

The first 14-night cruise begins on April 8 aboard the TUI Isla ship. The European Icons voyage will begin in Amsterdam and stop at destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary before disembarking in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Prices start at £2,010 per person including discounts.

Rhine cruises begin April 8 with the popular Rhine sprouts calling at favorite German destinations including Koblenz and Speyer, as well as Basel in Switzerland. The seven-night trip departs and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices from £1,170 including discounts.



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The themed cruises start on April 1 aboard the TUI Maya with Vines and valleys along the magnificent Moselle.

The journey will include vistas filled with vineyards, traditional taverns and ruined castles introducing passengers to the romantic towns and landscapes of the Moselle Valley. The journey begins and disembarks in Frankfurt with prices starting at £1,110 per person.

All trips are full board or all inclusive. Reservations for all trips can be made now.

For more stories of where you live, visit In your region.

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