Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Yachting in the Bahamas – a guide to the yachts and hops

Yachting in the Bahamas – a guide to the yachts and hops

Suddenly the Winter is over; most of the Alpine snow has all but turned to slush. Time to start thinking about summer holidays, and what better place to begin than the Bahamas! With year round consistent temperatures of 27 °C, refreshing Atlantic breezes, and hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches, the Bahamas is a [...]

Yachting in Europe without breaking the bank

Yachting in Europe without breaking the bank

When was the last time you had really good fun? If you like travelling around the world, there’s always an original way to rediscover your favourite destinations. Have you ever considered a yacht charter? With a yacht charter, you can enjoy your vacation from a completely different point of view – the sea. With the [...]

7 highlights you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Antarctica

7 highlights you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Antarctica

If you are well-travelled and think no destination could still provide you a jaw-dropping experience, you certainly haven’t looked south enough on the map! Reaching – arguably – the last pristine destination on the planet is a once-in-a-lifetime quest that can now be twinned with a fair degree of luxury and comfort thanks to the [...]

F1 mogul Eddie Jordan’s new £32 million superyacht

F1 mogul Eddie Jordan’s new £32 million superyacht

Formula One mogul Eddie Jordan is no stranger to the world of luxury yachts. A serial owner of multimillion pound Sunseeker yachts, Eddie always makes his new yachts available to paying punters who can experience a slice of his life on the water – and his new £32million yacht “Blush” is no exception to this [...]

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

With such an eminent designation, the chance to spend the day with the ‘Grand 1’, at Walt Disney World Resort, conjures magical ideas of a certain famous mouse for a tour around the inescapably popular Magic Kingdom. As we discovered, the ‘Grand 1’ is one of those extra special experiences that Disney offer privileged VIP guests [...]

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

How to make a cruise ship 30 metres longer

Ever wondered how you make a cruise ship longer? This time-lapse video shows a cruise ship (the Norwegian Crown) being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres. The new ship is known as Balmoral and owned and operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. The work – which took just under two months – [...]

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Fantastic footage taken from off coast of San Clemente, CA and Maui, HI

Take a look at this wonderful video edited from footage captured by a drone controlled by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari which operates out of Dana Point, California. It shows thousands of dolphins, three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente, and some wonderful imagery of a humpback [...]

Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Picture the scene – it’s mid-August 2014, you’re at anchor in the bay of St. Tropez aboard your luxury charter yacht. The sun is beating down, the breeze is gentle and the sea refreshing…you’ve just finished sipping your (first) perfectly created Mojito cocktail, the crew are preparing more; and, stretched out on the sun pad, [...]

The top 5 spas at sea

The top 5 spas at sea

Fully equipped on board spas are integral parts of any cruise. Whether it’s a chilly sea day in Alaska or after a busy day exploring the cities of the Mediterranean, an hour or two being pampered head to toe can be just what you need. Wondering which cruise ships boast the best spas at sea? [...]

The beginner’s guide to planning a luxury cruise

The beginner’s guide to planning a luxury cruise

There is something about taking a luxury cruise that is not present on a holiday taken on good old terra firma. Perhaps it’s the lure of an opulent cabin, dining at the Captain’s table or the promise of adventure that makes luxury cruising so popular the world over. In simple terms, taking a cruise is [...]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go [...]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and [...]

Greek island hopping in style

Greek island hopping in style

My heart tells me that I WANT adventure but my head tells me I NEED clean bedding, comfy pillows and a good nights sleep. Where is that perfect balance between living life a little more fully and enjoying the comforts of life that make the experience enjoyable? Island hopping around the Greek Islands is for [...]

Diamonds are Forever – the ultimate 007 mega yacht!

Diamonds are Forever – the ultimate 007 mega yacht!

Ever dreamed of starring in a 007 film? Well now you can take your place in a starring role as the Head of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. aboard this ultimate 007 mega yacht “Diamonds Are Forever”… available for private hire! First impressions of this stunning mega yacht are of an imposing HQ for counter-intelligence operations… straight from any James [...]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not [...]

What is the best current cruise ship?

What is the best current cruise ship?

As experts in the cruise field, we’re often asked for advice about holidaying at sea, but one question that tends to pop up more than any other is ‘what is the best cruise ship?’ – an excellent question, but one that is rather difficult for us to answer! The features and amenities that constitute ‘the [...]

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