Cruise & Maritime Voyages 'Columbus': Cabins, dining, entertainment & prices explained

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has a fleet of six much-loved ships that are quietly comfortable rather than frantically modern, with most of them designed to please their mainly British passengers. Flagship Columbus is based at Tilbury with Marco Polo offering departures from other British ports such as Bristol, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Newcastle and Rosyth – as […]

US destroyer challenges Beijing’s ‘excessive maritime claims’ in South China Sea – report

Published time: 10 Oct, 2017 22:10 The USS Chafee navy destroyer has sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea in a so-called “freedom of navigation” operation, which, according to military officials cited by Reuters, was conducted to challenge China’s “excessive claims.” The USS Chafee sailed past the Paracel Islands Tuesday, US […]

Greenwich: Stand on the meridian line and explores our maritime history in London

Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent Old Royal Naval College situated beside the Thames is the jewel in the crown, but history and science buffs are spoilt for choice. You can take the wheel of the Cutty Sark tea clipper built in 1869 and the fastest ship of her day. There are tours led by actors playing […]

US sends McCain’s namesake to challenge Chinese maritime claims

Published time: 10 Aug, 2017 14:19 The US Navy has sailed the ‘USS John S. McCain’ past an island in the disputed Spratly chain in the South China Sea, US officials told media. It’s the third mission to challenge China’s claim on the territory under the Trump administration. The so-called “freedom of navigation” mission involved […]

Irish-proposed maritime border with UK post-Brexit ‘absurd, unconstitutional’ – DUP MP

Border negotiations between the British and Irish governments are at an impasse following a report which claims Dublin is hoping to establish a border in the Irish Sea, effectively mooting talk of a so-called “frictionless” border. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is said to be furious following the report, published Friday in the Times, that […]

UK to send warship to South China Sea amid maritime dispute – defense sec

Published time: 27 Jul, 2017 13:09 The Royal Navy will deploy a warship to the South China Sea next year for a so-called freedom of navigation mission – a challenge to Beijing’s claim of sovereignty over the area – UK Defence Minister Michael Fallon said. “We hope to send a warship to [the] region next […]

US, India, Japan stage largest joint drills to address ‘maritime security threats’

The US has begun naval exercises with Japan and India, with the US Navy saying the drills will help the countries tackle maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region. China says it hopes the cooperation isn’t aimed against a “third country.” The US Navy, the Indian Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began the […]

All at sea: Discover Eastern Canada’s Maritime Provinces

GETTY Our reporter embarks on a thrilling trip through Eastern Canada’s Maritime Provinces Where’s that?” asked my friends when I told them I was off on holiday to Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. After explaining that my travels were taking me to the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, the general consensus was […]