Category: Speciality Travel

Is cruising not for you?

If you’re one of those who have always declared that you’ll never ever go on a cruise, then watch this 3-minute ad from Royal Caribbean and maybe you’ll think again. Post a comment and tell us if changes your views at all.

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

When flying Icelandair to one of their European destinations such as London, Paris or Copenhagen, stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. á For more information, see http://www.icelandair.com/icestop/ á- go for Saga Class if you want to fly in style and comfort, have more leg room and the usual perks.

Family Pirate Package at Discovery at Marigot Bay

Family Pirate Package at Discovery at Marigot Bay

Discovery at Marigot Bay, the new five star hotel in St Lucia, has just launched four special packages for 2008. These include a family pirate package, an adventure holiday, diving special and new romance and honeymoon creation. With the former you get to sail just as the pirates did on the boat “The Brig Unicorn” […]

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Guests at Heritage Auckland can now escape to the rooftop Pool Bar for stunning summer sun and views across the harbour. Located adjacent to the hotel’s Health Club, you can relax with a tall exotic cocktail, order lunch poolside and lose yourself in the views. The new Pool Bar is open from 4-7pm on Fridays […]

Private beta of Kango.com

Private beta of Kango.com

Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look. á I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed. á After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Last year Norwegian Coastal Voyage Inc. changed its name to Hurtigruten to reflect their new global identity. What started as the world’s most beautiful voyage along the Norwegian coast has expanded to incredible journeys to the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica, and even an incredible 67-day Arctic to Antarctic voyage. Visit their site to learn more.

Docking a cruise ship - how difficult can it be?

Docking a cruise ship – how difficult can it be?

Surely it’s not that difficult, is it? á Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be. á I got as far áan attempt to dock áin the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds. á Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers. á Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

A circus that is all at sea

A circus that is all at sea

Just when you thought you’d seen everything possible on a cruise ship, whether it be áan aquapark áor a $39m penthouse, then along comes something completely new. P&O Cruises are claiming they’ll have the first circus school at sea. Whether there’s truly a market for this, I have no idea, but Ventura, which is to […]

Baccarat Hotel and Residences at Temenos, Anguilla

Baccarat Hotel and Residences at Temenos, Anguilla

Baccarat Hotels And Resorts to debut in Anguilla áwith The Baccarat Hotel and Residences at Temenos, Anguilla. It will include a 114-key ultra-luxury hotel and an 18,800-square-foot world-class spa and fitness centre. Within the hotel there will be 50 oceanfront residences. Guests and residents will enjoy personal exclusive services and signature Baccarat aesthetics. The 286-acre […]

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Panna have won the ‘Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Parks’ award, a national award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism. Why not have an unforgettable break and explore the timeless magic of Madhya Pradesh’s jungles, known as the Tiger State of India and also where the inspiration for the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s áMonmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

If you’re dreaming of a no-stress, relaxing-on-the-beach kind of vacation, then – according to Tripadvisor – the top 10 all-inclusive resorts are áto be found mostly in the Caribbean. á Their list is áas follows: Iberostar Bavaro, Dominican Republic á Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico á Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Resorts, Mexico á East Winds […]

Bal Harbour Village's first luxury property in nearly half a century

Bal Harbour Village’s first luxury property in nearly half a century

The Regent Bal Harbour is the first luxury property to open in Bal Harbour Village in nearly half a century. Located just north of Miami Beach, and 15 minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airports, Bal Harbour Village has been an enclave for the affluent since the 1940s. Property highlights include the first Guerlain spa […]

A new era of style for Miami's South Beach

A new era of style for Miami’s South Beach

In 2004, Hotel Gansevoort ushered in a new era of style and sophistication to New York’s once gritty Meatpacking District. Now we’re bringing the pulse of our premier property to the heart of Miami’s South Beach. Set to open this winter, this modern oceanfront resort introduces innovative style to most sought-after stretch of South Beach. […]

Royal Rendezvous for Cunard Queens

Royal Rendezvous for Cunard Queens

The year will start in celebration with the spectacular meeting of all three Cunard Queens (Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria) in New York harbour for a Royal Rendezvous, on 13th áJanuary á2008. áThe event áwill mark the first time in the company’s 168-year history that three Cunard Queens have been in service simultaneously.

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