Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

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 […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

If you are tempted by luxury travel in South America, have you considered a trip to Peru? Most luxury travellers to South America associate the continent with attractions like the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions of central Chile or perhaps the picture postcard settings of Rio de Janeiro. Of course these are […]

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Owen Coleman is an entrepreneur and world class designer who has created and built many strategy and branding firms since his first design firm in 1966. After 30 years, he became partners with the Interpublic Group, forming the Coleman Worldwide Partnership, comprised of the finest brand design firms in 18 countries. His friendship and mentorship with those partners endures today. […]

New culinary tours in the South Pacific with Oceania Cruises

New culinary tours in the South Pacific with Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is expanding its Culinary Discovery Tours to the South Pacific on the award-winning mid-sized luxury cruise ship Marina. Uniquely designed for each port, these tours provide guests with the opportunity to explore local food markets, vineyards and farms in small groups, side-by-side with an expert chef from the ship’s Bon Appétit Culinary Center. Participants then […]

Cruising with Disney - 5 highlights for exhausted parents

Cruising with Disney – 5 highlights for exhausted parents

When one hears the word ‘Disney’, they think of amusement parks, Mickey Mouse, or the collection of classic movies this brand has inspired. And once one has kids, a Disney vacation is almost considered a mandatory destination or a trip that parents aspire for their children to have. This, on the other hand, often conjures […]

Steve Jobs' luxury super-yacht

Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht, ‘Venus’, was unveiled on the anniversary of his death at the Dutch shipyard Koninklijke De Vries (Royal de Vries) in Aalsmeer. This sleek vessel is 80m (260 feet) long and was designed by Jobs himself along with designer Philippe Starck. The yacht has a minimalist design, an ultralight aluminum […]

Discovering the heart of Greenland

Discovering the heart of Greenland

Did you know that only two of Greenland’s towns are connected by road? And that the main mode of transport during the winter is the humble dog sled? You can find out more about this fascinating island and its unique culture on a series of special voyages with Hurtrigruten in 2013 (which couldn’t be further removed […]

The best ways to sea in the New Year around the world

The best ways to sea in the New Year around the world

The New Year is cause for great celebrations as people ring out the old and ring in the new, with cities across the world celebrating in style with parties and huge fireworks displays. Some of the best displays can be seen in Madeira, Sydney and Rio, with the best view being available from a ship […]

The solar-powered ship that circumnavigated the world

The solar-powered ship that circumnavigated the world

MS Turanor PlanetSolar set sail from the port of Monaco on 27th September 2010 in a bid to become the first solar-powered ship to circumnavigate the globe. On 6th May this year, 587 days and 28 countries later – not to mention 3 oceans, 11 seas and 60,006 kilometres – the PlanetSolar team achieved just […]