Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

Photograph of the week: Stars over the Adriatic

This image was taken around midnight from Star Clippers’ ‘Royal Clipper’, looking straight up at the stars above the Adriatic while sailing from Venice to Rovinj in Croatia. Royal Clipper has five masts and 42 sails and is the largest commercial passenger vessel of its kind. The photographer used a 60 second exposure with the […]

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

Powerboat racing on Windermere, Lake District, UK

A bylaw came into force on England’s longest lake in the year 2000 setting a speed limit on the lake of 10 knots (12 mph), despite much controversy. Proponents argued a speed ban was required on environmental and safety grounds whilst opponents pointed out that this was the last remaining lake in the Lake District where […]

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Ok, you’ve made your pile through sheer talent, skill, luck, inheritance and you’ve acquired the des res of your dreams, would you want to rent it out to the hoi poloi? One can only guess at the motives of the following celebs who have done just that, do they have an urge to demonstrate to […]

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Photograph of the week: The cliffs of Dugi Otok, Croatia

Croatia has one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. With over 1,100 islands, it is a true dream for anyone who likes sailing or yachting. The cliffs of Dugi Otok, are one of the most dramatic landscapes of the Adriatic with two fascinating bays at each end, as well as some of Croatia’s most […]

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

The 330-year-old Canal du Midi Skirts the sun-drenched shore of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through the fabled ‘Cathar Country’. For those seeking an alternative destination in France, the historic, UNESCO World Heritage status Canal du Midi is perfect, with it’s with its fortified hilltop villages, walled cities, ever present towpath and little canal side […]

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

There are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in the French capital. Indeed, the diverse and beautiful city of lights has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors as well as bon vivants! If you are travelling to Paris for your birthday, try one of the ideas listed below for […]

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

Considering a tropical escape for a vacation this year? A cruise through the Galapagos Islands definitely fits the profile, with warm sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and sun-kissed tan lines. To add to the appeal, the Galapagos has some of the most unique indigenous wildlife which you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Before […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Bahamas

Photograph of the week: Sunset in the Bahamas

Not everyone has heard of Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas, but that isn’t so for the sailboats that arrived in masses for the Barefoot Man concert in March. Twice a year, fans make the voyage to Nippers Beach Bar and Grill on this long but narrow islet. This beautiful sunset photograph was taken from Fisher’s Bay. […]

On the water in St. Barth's

On the water in St. Barth’s

St Barth’s is a hive of activity year round due to its climate, there are a dozen fabulous beaches to explore, amazing seafood restaurants and sporting activities for those who want something more active. Today, I am exploring the underwater world – St Barth’s is a real mecca for scuba diving, sailing and yacht charter… here […]

Wakeboarding with dolphins in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Wakeboarding with dolphins in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Take a look at this incredible video shot in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, as a lady wakeboards amongst a pod of dolphins. It was filmed by Californian professional windsurfer, Wyatt Miller, who described it as “one of the top three afternoons” of his life and said he couldn’t wait to do it again. Amazing!

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

Top 6 canals to cruise in France

There are over 2700 miles of inland waterways in France and an integral part of this system is a 750-mile network of canals linking up the main rivers. The perfect way to discover the country is on a canal cruise. France is at its best away from the main tourist trails, and canals like the […]

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

Looking for somewhere a bit different to holiday this year?  With gorgeous landscapes and plenty of originality, Madeira is a beautiful island, perfect for either a short break or a longer holiday. Beautifully positioned in the North Atlantic, here are just a few attractions that this wonderful island has to offer… The wildlife Madeira is rich […]

6 top luxury African river cruises

6 top luxury African river cruises

Luxury boat cruises on peaceful rivers are not what many would imagine for an African holiday, this is one of Africa’s hidden luxury experiences. Africa is blessed with amazing and powerful perennial rivers, and although not exactly the sight one envisions when they think of Africa, several large and luxurious cruise liners are offering world […]

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

Top 5 ways to spend your birthday in Barbados

From stunning beaches to world class restaurants, there are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in Barbados. This diverse and beautiful Caribbean island has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors to bon vivants hoping to taste the finest foods and wines of the Caribbean. If you’re traveling to Barbados […]

The 4 best cruise ships on the Yangtze River

The 4 best cruise ships on the Yangtze River

At almost four thousand miles long, the Yangtze is Asia’s longest river and the third longest in the world. Historically it divides the North and South of China providing a natural barrier against invaders and more significantly today, a waterway for transport, commerce, and leisure cruising. China’s coming of age as a true world power […]

5 reasons to visit Anguilla this Summer

5 reasons to visit Anguilla this Summer

Not the most famous Caribbean island, Anguilla is a holiday destination people are really missing out on. With its expansive beaches, fine dining and luxury villa accommodation, it makes a wonderful retreat for honeymooners, families and solo travellers. Here we’ve brought together five of the reasons you should consider Anguilla for your summer break. Island […]

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