Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Infographic: all about cruise holidays

Infographic: all about cruise holidays

Ever wondered how big a cruise ship really is, or how many passengers they can hold? Or how many people go on cruise holidays and what the most popular locations are for cruising? These facts and more have been neatly compiled in the following infographic put together by the leading cruise deal specialist, Cruise1st. The […]

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is decadence itself. It is the place to visit if you like swimming in sparkling bays, strolling around romantic fishing villages, eating incredible food and soaking up stunning scenery. Having spent the majority of the last 20 years on the Italian coast I feel ready to share my knowledge about the […]

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

Everyone has their own recipe for the dream holiday rental. For some it is a sun-quenched, beach side villa, or a chalet nestled between snow covered mountains and a picturesque village, and for others a secluded cottage in the beautiful countryside ticks all the boxes. Yet it is often the little (or big) extras that […]

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

In 2013 it would appear that Italy continues to be an attractive destination for foreign tourists who are looking for luxury tours at historical venues. For this reason, I have chosen five very different places where you can enjoy a fulfilling tour experience that combines tradition, elegance and exclusiveness. Fashionionable Venice Venice is the town […]

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

After graduating and spending a year backpacking, I decided to combine my love of travel and the opportunity to have a meaningful career and so embarked upon a life within the travel industry. For the last nine years I have been working for luxury cruise specialist Mundy Cruising, which specialises in deluxe ocean and river […]

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

6 adventures to enjoy in Norway this Summer

Fancy a break in Norway where there is no need to go to bed as daylight shines continuously and the ever-changing scenery is mesmerising morning, noon and night? Hurtigruten has launched a new summer short break programme, tying in with the midnight sun and new flights from Gatwick to Tromso, launched by Norwegian. A selection […]

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Love operas? Love cruising?  Then this one’s for you! Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced news of an exclusive ‘Verona Opera & Cruise’ experience this Summer. The highlight of the voyage will be a stunning operatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the world-famous Arena di Verona in Italy. As Verona’s internationally acclaimed Roman amphitheatre prepares […]

A tour of PlanetSolar - the first ever boat to circumnavigate the world

A tour of PlanetSolar – the first ever boat to circumnavigate the world

Some of you may recall me mentioning MS Turanor PlanetSolar last year – a vessel that set sail from the port of Monaco on 27th September 2010 and – some 19 months later on 6th May 2012 – became the first ever solar-powered ship to circumnavigate the globe. With this video you can get an insight into […]

Luxury travel in Ghana

Luxury travel in Ghana

West Africa may not be considered the most popular of areas to explore – especially for those more interested in the safaris its Eastern and Southern regions have to offer – but one country in particular is proving to be the destination of choice for many first timers to the continent: Ghana. In comparison with […]

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

If you’re feeling a bit flat after the Christmas and New Year festivities, then why not cheer yourself up by booking an exciting cruise holiday. This type of holiday is an affordable yet luxurious way to escape the dark cold days of the UK winter, relax and unwind while you explore new parts of the […]

Galapagos cruises versus hotel-based island hopping

Galapagos cruises versus hotel-based island hopping

Sea legs. Of all the new sensations during my visit to the Galapagos Islands, that was perhaps the strangest. On about day five of my seven-day catamaran cruise aboard Treasures of Galapagos, I began to notice it. When we made it ashore to a visitor site, I was still swaying, still compensating for the gentle […]

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

With frequent and reliable flights throughout South America, luxury travellers are now taking full advantage of everything that South America has to offer, and combining multiple destinations in one comprehensive vacation. One of the most in demand trips combines the highlights of Ecuador and Peru, to create a once-in-a-life-time Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation. There are […]

Photograph of the week: Riding the paraw in Boracay

Photograph of the week: Riding the paraw in Boracay

The Philippines is proud of Boracay Island, hailed as one of the top beaches in the world. One of its attractions is riding the “paraw”, a double outrigger sail boat. The outriggers are made of bamboo, and the sailboat can glide smoothly in the waters, letting you enjoy a quiet ride around the island. It […]

The 5 most decadent cruise ships in the world

The 5 most decadent cruise ships in the world

If you’re looking for a luxury getaway, it’s no secret that a cruise is many a traveller’s top choice. With a wealth of decadent facilities on-board most cruise liners, and five-star service as standard, cruising really can unlock a new world. Whether you’re completely new to cruises, or you’ve sailed the Seven Seas, this guide to the top 5 […]

Cruising one of the most stunning fjords in Norway

Cruising one of the most stunning fjords in Norway

For the first time in two decades, Hurtigruten has expanded its sailing schedule by adding the Hjørundfjord, one of the most stunning fjords in Norway. Located in the Sunnmorsalp mountains, all ships will sail into the fjord between 1st September and 31st October 2013 as part of their daily journey up and down the coast […]