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The call of the coast

Award-winning travel writer Isabel Conway takes to the high seas to offer you a novice’s guide to cruising on a Celtic adventure

24th April, 2016
The Isle of Skye, off the north-west coast of Scotland: a land of puffins, sea eagles, dolphins and the occasional seal

Friends are inclined to throw the odd envious glance when you let it slip that you are off on a cruise of the dreamy Caribbean, or Jewels of the Med, or a voyage through the phenomenal Nordic Fjords and onwards to spot polar bears and icebergs.

News of a mid-October jaunt around the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, however, invokes solicitous sympathy rather than envy, and is accompanied by warnings about squalls, storms and sea-sickness...

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