Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

7 ways to enjoy a child free cruise holiday

7 ways to enjoy a child free cruise holiday

Whether you are a fan of it or not, most mainstream cruise lines do and will continue to cater for family friendly holidays.  A cruise is a perfect holiday for a family and continues to rise in popularity due to the multigenerational facilities available on board.  There can be no denying that a cruise ship […]

5 luxurious things you should try while you’re Stateside

5 luxurious things you should try while you’re Stateside

The United States of America is home to some of the world’s most exciting, most luxurious experiences. Across this huge, diverse country, it’s hard to choose just a handful of things which you should incorporate into your holiday, but these five are a good place to start. Here are 5 luxurious things you should try […]

10 world maps that will make you think

10 world maps that will make you think

I’ve been fascinated by maps and globes for as long as I remember. Of course, they come in shapes and sizes, from your traditional maps to some that are a little more ‘off the wall’. Here are ten interesting maps that are a little bit different and that I hope might provoke some interesting discussion. […]

Feeling the heat in Hawaii

Feeling the heat in Hawaii

Close to Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can watch lava from the Pu’u O’o crater as it meets the ocean. It’s a 1-2 hour hike over rugged terrain from the Hawaii County viewing area before you reach these active pahoehoe lava flows. Due to the dangers of the hike, you should not […]

One of the most technologically-advanced yachts in the world

One of the most technologically-advanced yachts in the world

This vessel is designed to exemplify all that is possible for the modern yacht owner. Created by Seaking Freedom, PROJECT MAGNITUDE from Opanlinski Designs demonstrates super intelligent push button technology combined with the latest propulsion systems and dressed with unique, progressive styling, making this yacht one of the most technologically advanced private yachts to be built.

Timelapse footage of the Costa Concordia salvage operation

Timelapse footage of the Costa Concordia salvage operation

Last week engineers in Italy succeeded in setting the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio, killing 32 people. The operation took 18 hours but here you can see the whole process condensed into just one minute. It was achieved using cables and metal water tanks to […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for post-Summer sun

Wondering where the sun has gone? As we say goodbye to Summer and enter much cooler weather, it’s useful to know where you can travel and yet still enjoy some post-Summer sunshine. So here are 10 European ideas to help you extend your Summer into the Autumn months and enjoy the sun’s rays for that […]

The best afternoon teas at sea

The best afternoon teas at sea

The quintessential British ambiance of an afternoon tea at sea epitomises luxury in every sense of the word. Although the grandeur of today’s modern day cruise vessels is undeniably attractive, the heart and soul of this wonderful method of seeing the world still lies in the age old traditions. Imagine white gloved waiters with a smile […]

Northern Lights voyage with Hurtigruten

Northern Lights voyage with Hurtigruten

Ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? Sailing with Hurtigruten to Norway’s northern reaches, you can experience a magical winter wonderland and hopefully see them for yourself. This is an excellent chance to experience the magical Northern Lights as the spectacular colour show changes from light green to dark purple, flickering across the Arctic sky. […]

One of the most spectacular superyachts ever built

One of the most spectacular superyachts ever built

Originally commissioned by a Saudi businessman, Pelorus was delivered in 2003 and used for just one long cruise before being sold in 2004. The top bidder at that time was Russian business tycoon and Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, and this became the first of his growing fleet of superyachts. The top deck of the […]

How to travel with jet set style in Turkey

How to travel with jet set style in Turkey

For the very first time, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is launching a once-in-a-lifetime, 12-night, private land and sea experience. This new and very exclusive Jet Set break is the perfect opportunity for guests to explore the stunning coast of Turkey by boat, before relaxing on land in one of the most luxurious hotels in Turkey. […]

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

Jamaica is without a doubt the ideal place for island getaways with warm weather, lush beaches, and of course, the pristine sea. From the grand and quaint Jamaica resorts, to the stunning beaches and landscape perfect for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why this island stands out among its Caribbean neighbors. Here are Jamaica’s […]

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

The hottest ticket under the sun – the solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will occur later this year and another in 2015. This is a not-to-be-missed experience that should be everyone’s “must do” list. The fact that there is intense interest in the eclipse experience already, means that the cruise lines are putting on extra ships, and tour operators are coming up with […]

8 boutique experiences in Asia

8 boutique experiences in Asia

Traveling to Asia and looking for an alternative to the luxury chain hotels? There are many advantages to staying at smaller resorts in that you can have a more tailor-made experience that is harder to find when staying at a hotel that has over a hundred check-ins daily. Here is a collection of properties that […]

Cruise in style From Moscow to St Petersburg

Cruise in style From Moscow to St Petersburg

River cruising can be one of the most relaxing ways to travel, cruising through serene countryside with numerous towns, cities and sights to explore, but also time to yourself on the boat to simply watch the world go by and enjoy the onboard services. It is one of the best ways of incorporating culture, history, […]

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Domes of Elounda, Crete

This month we had one of our most relaxing breaks in a long time, enjoying an 11-day stay at the Domes of Elounda on the eastern side of the biggest of the Greek islands, Crete. Arriving quite late in the evening, we were welcomed to the resort with a complimentary drink at the Grand Domes Lobby […]