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The best, liveliest and most informative audio cruising guides to worldwide cruises including the Caribbean, European waterways and the canals of Europe and Britain…

CitySounds.Travel guides have scoured the Caribbean from Antigua to St Lucia and Barbados to the Cayman Islands on the look out for unusual experiences. We’ve journeyed almost to the North Pole to visit Svalbard; cruised around the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean to find unique places for you to visit. Hear what it’s like a hundred feet down watching barracuda on a coral reef from the safety of a tourist submarine … in St Petersburg enjoy a concert in Catherine the Great’s private theatre…

  1. Hear a Jamaica humming bird’s wings trill as it feeds from your hand …
  2. Find out all about Admiral Nelson’s time in Antigua before thrashing the French at Trafalgar in 1805…
  3. Slow down and try some “liming” – enjoying some lazy “you” time at a rum shop in Barbados…

365 beaches. One for each day of the year. Nelson's Dockyard From where he sailed to fight Trafalgar in 1805. Beautiful bay, Hotel, bars and fine old stone buildings with history. Jolly Roger Pirate cruise. Capital St John's has character.…

Sailing on the magnificent, pristine white Wind Spirit - and with just 140 other guests. This cruise visits Mykonos; fantastic Santorini, the caldera of a gigantic volcanic blast in 1700 BC; historic and tax-free Rhodes; on to Turkey and via…

continuing the journey from Athens through Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Didim and Kusadasi to Istanbul. Find out about the cuisine and cabins and public rooms on board, the watersports deck, and the engineering of this pristine, four master icon of a…

There are three parts to this comprehensive cruise guide from Southampton and passing through the Kiel Canal before visiting Tallinn in Estonia, St Petersburg the historic and cultured former capital of Russia, Helsinki, Finland's waterside and cool capital and finally…

There are three parts to this comprehensive cruise guide from Southampton and passing through the Kiel Canal before visiting Tallinn in Estonia, St Petersburg the historic and cultured former capital of Russia, Helsinki, Finland's waterside and cool capital and finally…

There are three parts to this comprehensive cruise guide from Southampton and passing through the Kiel Canal before visiting Tallinn in Estonia, St Petersburg the historic and cultured former capital of Russia, Helsinki, Finland's waterside and cool capital and finally…

Barbados is obviously both a destination in its own right - a brilliant one - or it can be a cruise port where people just spend a few hours as they drift gently around the Caribbean. Either way it's a…

This is a two-part guide taking the upscale Belle Epoque canal barge operated by European Waterways ( a British tour operator trading from www.gobarging.com ) for six days through rural Burgundy. It is a joy of a trip with extremely…

This is a two-part guide taking the upscale Belle Epoque canal barge operated by European Waterways ( a British tour operator trading from www.gobarging.com ) for six days through rural Burgundy. It is a joy of a trip with extremely…

Tim and Liz cruise on the Fred Olsen line ship the Braemar and find out about the ship’s cabins, facilities and food while cruising from Barbados, through the Venezualan island of Margarita – with its very different Latino feeling and…

Also visiting chic St Barts which is on the celeb “A” list circuit and has prices to match its French style and St Martin which is shared by France and the Netherlands. St Martin’s Dutch side is renowned for its…

'Live and Let Die' crocodile farm; Humming bird feeding at Rocklands, Montego Bay; six Sandals all-inclusives have all the facilities and comforts. Complete watersports at Sandals; huge savings on scuba if you use all you can. Sir Noel Coward's home…

The joys of visiting lots of places while your bedroom tours the oceans. Black Watch 25,000 tons. Bear Island not just the title of a spy book. On board Experts brief you on things of interest. Svalbard or Spitzbergen at…

This cruise begins in Mainz on the Rhine and continues with guided tours of Mainz – then onto Rudesheim, the archetypal wine and brandy producing riverside town with a brilliant mechanical instrument museum. Rudesheim is also home to the vast…

River cruising is sometimes mistaken for the more basic canal cruising on small and mainly simple vessels. This cruise is on a true “floating hotel” which is more than 100 metres in length. So there are high standards of food,…

Instead of hanging out in bars drinking Guinness in the best of Irish traditions… Tim Richards takes to the water in this programme. He’s covering the Shannon Erne waterway – canals and lakes and navigable rivers - which sweep from…


GREEK ISLAND cruising guide with WINDSTAR from Tim Richards on Vimeo.

As a travel journalist I should be 100% neutral – and I am when I say the experience of a Windstar cruise in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean is quite outstanding. Cabins, public rooms, the cuisine, the often smaller and more interesting ports of call because of the ships size – they are all brilliant. It’s like owning your own yacht. I made this programme for BBC Choice TV in 2000 so it isn’t brand new – but not much will have changed on Santorini or Mykonos in the meantime !