Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 cruises for an unforgettable luxury holiday in Antarctica

Top 5 cruises for an unforgettable luxury holiday in Antarctica

A holiday to the white continent of Antarctica is on many a traveller’s bucket list, but how can you decide on which cruise to take? There are now a number of operators offering exciting trips to this vast and icy part of the world, all with their own unique benefits. The ships are decked out […]

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen race sailing special

Luxury travel treats: Helly Hansen race sailing special

Any of you that are frequent or even semi-frequent visitors to A Luxury Travel Blog will know that, when we are not away travelling, we spend quite a lot of our weekends taking our boys to race sailing events up and down the country, as well as overseas. And if there’s one thing that’s critical […]

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Top 5 things to do in Rome before your cruise

Rome is a popular embarkation port of call on many Mediterranean cruise itineraries, and thus lends itself beautifully for a few days stay before your cruise, allowing plenty of time to explore this historical city. Cruise ships dock at the port of Civittavechia, and it’s a swift 60 minute transfer into the heart of Rome. […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

Have you ever been on a multi-generational vacation? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, these are holidays that can be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike, and something that is not always easy to achieve. Finding a single travel experience that will keep a wide age range entertained can be a challenge, but here […]

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Tucked away in remote corners of the world, are fabulous secret island archipelagos waiting to be discovered by private yacht charter; where your charter yacht might be the nicest accommodation and restaurant for miles around. These are islands you may have never heard of, where airports are non-existent, and the ease of moving from island […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises are a small-ship cruise line with a fleet of three identical sister-ships. Each vessel carries just fewer than 700 guests in luxurious and modern surroundings for a more-inclusive cruise holiday. Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and just launched Azamara Pursuit sail on destination focussed cruise itineraries, offering longer stays in port and more […]

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

Neither of us had been on a cruise before, we had always been put off by the thousands of people disgorged onto a small town or island. So the concept of small ship cruising that would provide a more authentic, personal and less commercial experience was very appealing, particularly as it would allow us to […]

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Top 7 fjords of Norway

Western Norway is famed for its spectacular and easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form a dramatic landscape and pave the way for myriad adventures, a plethora of picturesque towns and villages, and some excellent food. With snow-covered peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, shimmering glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain communities, Norway’s fjords are a […]

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

Frankfurt: 10 reasons to visit this power city

You don’t get a soaring aspirational Skyscraper Skyline without earning it, without packing a punch. Nick-named Manhattan-am-Main, or Mainhattan, Frankfurt’s been at the heart of Europe for many, many centuries. Big deals are signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair – don’t even think of getting a hotel room then – and many Germans read the […]

Luxury - the new trend in Galapagos

Luxury – the new trend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most pristine and coveted destination for nature lovers on our planet. This famous Archipelago consists of 13 major islands and over 100 islets and is located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from the coast of Ecuador, a small and beautiful Andean country in South America. Because of the remote location […]

5 highlights from Komodo National Park

5 highlights from Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a location that is on the bucket list of many people, it was certainly on ours for a very long time before we finally visited. Declared a national park in 1980, with the prime purpose to protect the Komodo dragons, it was granted UNESCO World Heritage status 11 years later in […]

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Provencal activities to enjoy whilst learning French!

Being able to speak another language is an enviable skill and one that many of us aspire to acquire at some point, particularly after a holiday abroad! A subscription to Babbel that never gets used and the well-meaning resolution to learn 50 words a day are often the first casualties for the many of us […]

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

In all my years of experience working in the tour and travel industry, there is one question that I repeatedly receive from travelers wanting to come to the Galapagos. Is it better to cruise Galapagos in a bigger or a smaller vessel? My answer is always the same. It depends on your needs and interests! […]