Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

The world's most expensive Champagne

The world’s most expensive Champagne

Champagne is selling at a staggering $275,000  a  bottle  at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow.   Not bad, I suppose, when you consider that a suite in the hotel will only set you back $15,000 a night.   But why the price tag, you might ask?   Well, this is no ordinary Champagne and it comes […]

Wild at Heart with the Hebridean Spirit

Wild at Heart with the Hebridean Spirit

On its Wild at Heart voyage, the Hebridean Spirit  sets sail  from Durban to Maputo, and then on to  Cape Town.   This is a marvellous way to experience a sea cruise with a safari. With just 98 passengers on board, you can enjoy personal attention.   Take tea in a wood-panelled lounge or dine […]

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

See the Northern Lights! Two for the price of one

Experience a spectacular Norwegian coastal voyage aboard Hurtigruten. Known internationally as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage”, this enchanting vacation showcases Norway’s dazzling scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, bustling villages and picturesque towns. Winter may be the most special time to experience the Norwegian Coastal voyage – a hidden gem. A truly spectacular time to see […]

2 for 1 special offer with Hurtigruten‏

2 for 1 special offer with Hurtigruten‏

Book selected 12, 7 and 6-day Norwegian Coastal Voyages with Hurtigruten‏, departing in October, November and December 2008 and your companion travels FREE. Offer is not valid on suites and cannot be combined with any other discounts. Offer is valid for bookings made by 31st August 2008.

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Enjoy the serenity of your own private world, courtesy of Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners. Their elite luxury yachting experiences are set in the world’s most beautiful locations. They’ll pamper you with a  discreet, personal service with every amenity with their chartered yacht services, working with partners in the Caribbean, New England, Italy, […]

Ever been downgraded? Know your rights!

Have you ever been downgraded on a flight or cruise?   If you’ve paid for premium seats, make sure you kick up a fuss, and don’t be tempted by vouchers –  with terms and conditions associated with them –  in compensation. With reference to this, read what Linda Burbank has to say when addressing two […]

Pole positions with Silversea

Pole positions with Silversea

Follow in the wake of Scott and Nansen by booking a cruise on the new Silversea expedition ship, Prince Albert II. This state-of-the-art vessel set off for the Arctic last month but will head to the opposite pole later in the year for the summer in the far south.   Luxury on board combines with […]

The yacht that Porsche built

A luxury watercraft created by Porsche and a Miami-based boat maker named Fearless. Yours for $350,000.

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Escape winter’s chill and explore tropical waters on a Trans-Atlantic or Panama Canal cruise with Crystal  and receive a free one-category upgrade to a verandah stateroom. Embark on one of their 10- or 11-day cruises conveniently beginning or ending in Miami. Delight in the luxury of Crystal Serenity and all of her exclusive amenities including […]

Celebrity's 2-day sale... be quick!

Celebrity’s 2-day sale… be quick!

Celebrity Cruises are having a two-day sale that runs today and tomorrow only. Book a cruise on your choice of Celebrity ships  – sailing October 1, 2008 through November 30, 2009  – to many of their exciting destinations and you’ll receive up to $200 on-board credit per stateroom, plus a 50% reduced deposit. Use your […]

Join a photographic cruise to Antarctica with A&K‏

Join a photographic cruise to Antarctica with A&K‏

Bring Antarctica’s beauty home from a special photographic cruise of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands. From the 19th November professional photographer Richard Harker joins the experts on the ‘Minerva ‘ for a 21-day journey to help aspiring photographers capture intimate images of this ultimate travel frontier. One-on-one sessions, on-board workshops and informative lectures provide […]

Is the customer always right?

Is the customer always right?

In an interesting story from the Associated Press, the cruise line Royal Caribbean has taken the rather bold step of banning a Cleveland couple from its ships… for serial complaining.   It would seem that Brenda and Gerald Moran,  despite travelling with the company on six occasions in the last three years, have got Royal […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Here’s a first. Aqua Expeditions is to run a luxury ship – the M/V Aqua – on the Amazon. The vessel has 8 suites and 4 master suites, a generous top-level observation deck, an elegant dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a boutique shop.   Rates start from around $5000 for a 7-day itinerary […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Be inspired by Luxury Travel Advisor Discover The Land of a Thousand Flavors Worldwide luxury villas from Villas de Maitre A fine selection of superyachts from Nigel Burgess

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Silversea Cruises are going to bring the interiors of their 296-guest ships – Silver Cloud and Silver Wind – in line with the style and glamour of their newest ship, Silver Spirit, says Luxury Travel Magazine. This 540-guest ship is scheduled to hit the waters in December 2009, and the refurbishments to the other ships […]