First-class carriage ... the ship's main dining room.

Baltic laid bare

A boutique ship gets Harriet Upjohn to the heart of the action, be it in cultural capitals or surprise beach resorts.

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Northern chic ... the Kiasma museum.

Objects of desire

In design-conscious Helsinki, Norman Miller finds there's room in his bag and budget for vintage treasures.

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No contest, it's kooky

What sort of city has meat-hurling mutants as ambassadors? Amy Cooper finds out.

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