Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

5 top tips to finding value in Venice

5 top tips to finding value in Venice

Venice might not be a place that immediately springs to mind as a value destination but, if you fancy an affordable luxury break in the City of Bridges, then read on. We spoke to our friends at Cosmos Holidays and came up with a few ideas that will help you save money without compromising you […]

5 ways to keep active in Florida’s most luxurious places

5 ways to keep active in Florida’s most luxurious places

If you like to keep active whilst on a luxury holiday in Florida then the ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida is a great bet. You can spoil yourself with huge portions at the fantastic restaurants but work it all off by exploring your surroundings on two feet, two wheels, or even on a surf board! Florida is […]

The world's most unique cruise ship features

The world’s most unique cruise ship features

Back in the golden day of cruising, travellers could barely believe their eyes when they stepped aboard a luxury cruise liner and found fully equipped gymnasiums, relaxing Turkish baths, and even well stocked libraries and outdoor, European-style cafes. Of course, all of these features, and indeed much, much more, are pretty standard across the board […]

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Despite inhabiting the same continent, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are a world apart from places such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Gibraltar. Scandinavia is a true blend of bustling cities, serene fjords, and fascinating Nordic history unique to Northern Europe, and cruises along the Baltic Sea are some of the most popular […]

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

Hidden Caribbean islands waiting to be explored

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that the Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. The islands aren’t known for their great working opportunities or fantastic living conditions, but they are known for their pristine sand beaches, clear blue waters, and almost endless opportunities for sunbathing and water sports […]

Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

We have just returned from Ireland where we spent the week at the five star Sheen Falls Lodge hotel on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry. Rather than staying in the hotel itself, we were in one of the hotel’s ‘villa rental’ properties, known as Little Hay Cottage. This thatched, two-bedroomed property gives you the […]

Top 10 reasons to go on a cruise

Top 10 reasons to go on a cruise

Perhaps you have never considered cruising because you think of a cruise as a giant floating gin palace full of old people, and those who want to eat their entire body weight in burgers? Well, maybe you should cast those lingering prejudices aside for a moment and consider the reasons why you should maybe give […]

Something different for football fans heading to Brazil in 2014

Something different for football fans heading to Brazil in 2014

As football fans turn their minds to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the more adventurous can choose Rainforest Cruises‘ new World Cup Manaus Amazon Cruise for a different view of the tournament. Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian Amazon and one of the 2014 World Cup cities. It plays host to four group games […]

Top 5 luxury yachts to charter if you’re not a billionaire

Top 5 luxury yachts to charter if you’re not a billionaire

Let’s face it, chartering a luxury yacht is never going to be cheap. Buying a decent size super yacht is going to set you back in the region of seven to eight figures, and operating costs are equally eye watering… however, this post will show you that it is still possible to get on the […]

Top 10 tips for first-time cruisers

Top 10 tips for first-time cruisers

Cruising for the first time can be a daunting experience.  Which cruise line should you choose? Which ship would suit you best? What excursions should you choose? What should you take with you? There are so many questions. To help allay your concerns, here are our 10 top tips to hopefully help you along. 1. […]

5 cruise lines that understand the importance of staying connected while cruising

5 cruise lines that understand the importance of staying connected while cruising

First came the handheld mobile phone devices equivalent to the size of a brick; this was followed by the craze of the smaller the better along with the rising popularity in the production of flip phones and laptops before the arrival of the now prominent smart phones, tablets, notebooks and much more.  So as technology […]

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.