Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

The Greek islands have long been a popular destination; here many people opt for either a villa or boat, but our suggestion is that you try combining the two, to enable you to get the most out of your Greek island experience. Here are our top 3 choices for a combined villa and boat holiday […]

Photograph of the week: Luxury yacht in Antarctica

Photograph of the week: Luxury yacht in Antarctica

This photo depicts the luxury expedition yacht Hanse Explorer ‘docked’ for the night in the fast ice of Antarctica. The yacht had just come through the Gullet (a notoriously icy and difficult passage) and had broken into Marguerite Bay – well below the Antarctic Circle.  At 2am, the expedition leader saw an injured seal on the ice […]

Top 5 ultimate sailing adventures on luxury sailboats

Top 5 ultimate sailing adventures on luxury sailboats

For those who like the idea of adventure, thrills and discovery on the high seas but who are reluctant to give up their creature comforts, it’s hard to beat a fully-serviced cruise on a luxury boat. Here are five of the ultimate sailing adventures that will allow you to roam the high seas in style… […]

Inside a billionaire's 205-foot megayacht

Inside a billionaire’s 205-foot megayacht

Billionaire Darwin Deason lets Forbes on to his 205-foot megayacht. This $70 million-dollar luxury yacht, Apogee, can be chartered for a mere $400,000 per week… plus fees. Complete with a lounge designed after the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo (the spot where Deason first dreamed of owning a megayacht 30 years ago), he is said […]

8 sensational luxury cruises

8 sensational luxury cruises

Experience the ultimate luxury on the high seas; from floating boutique hotels to the feeling of owning your own private yacht. Choose from unusual exotic itineraries, see some of Europe’s gems or discover the rugged beauty of the Hebridean Islands. Learn piano, polish your golf, go to caviar and Champagne beach parties, or go diving […]

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

Well, my arrival into Macau, on a racing yacht from Hong Kong, had set the weekend bar at a rather high level. One of the first boats over the finish line, we had plenty of time to glide up into the Macau marina (situated adjacent to one of the 34 ‘Inner Harbour’ piers), lazily enjoy […]

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

The West Mediterranean is the place in Europe to charter a superyacht during the Summer months. There are many different destinations to head to from May through to September, each with their own unique appeal and where you can enjoy a life of luxury. Here are our favourite top five: Cannes, France This is the where the […]

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

These tips are from Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at the luxury Milestone Hotel and a member of the Golden Keys.  As well as being a 5 star hotel concierge, Jose is also a proud Londoner who writes his own newsletter about things to do in the city which he circulates to friends and guests.  Here […]

Auckland wins prestigious international cruise award

Auckland wins prestigious international cruise award

Auckland has been named Best Turnaround Destination by the world’s leading cruise line executives, capping off a record cruise season. The award from Britain’s Cruise Insight magazine is based on a survey of industry leaders and ranks Auckland as the ultimate destination to start or end a cruise. The city is credited for having the […]

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

Greece is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy the sea, the sun and the unique Summer light. For the rising connoisseur travelers looking for more pure experiences and authentic luxury we recommend the following designed itineraries in some of the popular islands: A private tour of Delos and Rhenia in Mykonos In a […]

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

The Queen Mary II called on Abu Dhabi for the first time in March. Dubai is moving again at warp speed to entice and enthral travelers with new hotels and experiences. Other ports in the Middle East are a little iffy at this time and pirates are still trolling the Horn of Africa. So am […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

South America is very proud of its Roman Catholic heritage and traditions, and none more so than the present with the recent appointment of the first South American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are deliberating on where to go in South America this Easter, then here are 10 ideas that will help you make up […]

See London's Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

See London’s Pompeii exhibition, then visit the site itself on an expert-led Amalfi cruise

In 2013, Peter Sommer Travels offers discerning travellers a unique opportunity. Only this year, is it possible to combine a visit to the British Museum’s sensational exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum with a cruise around the Bay of Naples, to experience those famous sites, destroyed and thus preserved for posterity by the […]

Cruising the Yangtze River in luxury

Cruising the Yangtze River in luxury

Yangtze River cruise company, President Cruises, is launching two new luxury ships next month. The President VII and President VIII will be the newest 5-star ships to cruise China’s Three Gorges between Yichang and Chongqing. While the route and shore excursions will be similar to other cruise lines, the ships will be a notch above […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]