As a travel writer I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to embark on dozens of cruises all around the world, from the Rhine to Greenland and on to the Black Sea. There is one cruise destination that for me, though, bashes all the others out of the proverbial park and that is my native Scotland. Yes, seriously! I love cruising Scottish waters with their intoxicating smorgasbord of epic scenery, world class wildlife and great local produce. Today the Scottish cruise scene is positively thriving.
OVER two decades as a travel writer I’ve been lucky enough to embark on cruises in more than 20 countries. Friends often ask me which is my favourite destination. They are often stunned by the reply. It’s my native Scotland, which boasts the most spectacular scenery and wildlife, as well as a brilliant choice of vessels to suit all budgets. Why is Scotland so special for cruises? For a start, the scenery is epic, with more than 750 islands.
As a travel writer for over two decades now, having visited over 100 countries, I can hand on tartan heart say that Scotland is still my favourite destination in the world. I’m not just being biased here. I genuinely believe that this remarkable country, home to over 10% of Europe’s coastline and over 800 islands, is a world beater. It packs so much in and never rests on its hard won laurels with new attractions opening every year and others always innovating.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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