Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous? Consorting with celebrities? Hobnobbing with Hollywood heartthrobs? Then the Monaco Grand Prix is the perfect place for you. The Monaco Grand Prix is a Mecca for the world’s jet-set and it is firmly entrenched in their summer itinerary. They congregate here every year and there are an elite […]

Riding the Venetian gondolas

Riding the Venetian gondolas

Riding the gondolas in Venice was one of the most relaxing and magical travel experiences I’ve had.

Plain sailing: 3 things to know about insuring a cruise

Plain sailing: 3 things to know about insuring a cruise

Luxury is a funny old word. One that means different things to different people. But one thing is for sure: there are few more luxurious ways of seeing than the world than a cruise. Maybe that’s why more and more travel-lovers are grabbing their glad rags and taking to the water. More than 660 cruises […]

5 of the best luxury yacht charters

5 of the best luxury yacht charters

For the ultimate in luxury vacations a private super yacht rental is the way forward. Offering you total luxury and convenience and an itinerary to suit you, they can be the perfect way to spend your summer break. Here are 5 options for you to consider: 1. Anastasia Offering a full super yacht experience the […]

Luxury is still possible in Greece

Luxury is still possible in Greece

The political and economic situation in Greece in recent months has led to a predicted 15 per cent drop in tourism, one of Greece’s most vital industries. Holidaymakers are more reluctant to travel to Greece amid its economic uncertainty, which only makes the problem worse. For the luxury traveller, fear not. You can still visit […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury holidays from Carrier Explore Mexico’s Riviera Maya Stylish European cruises from Silversea Heaven on the Algarve at the Hotel Quinta do Lago

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is an absolute gem – the largest city in the Netherlands and well worth visiting at least a few times!

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

Alaska travel is like visiting New York City – you can’t see it all in one trip! From the Gold Rush to glaciers, there’s lots to see and do on an Alaska cruise.

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Just when you thought the cruise industry had already had its fair share of bad publicity this year, it’s been confirmed that Silversea‘s luxury cruise ship, the Silver Shadow, collided in foggy conditions with a local commercial vessel in Ha Long Bay, about 5 miles off the coast of Vietnam.  Accounts of the scale of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from Badrutt’s Palace Discover the 15 islands of the Cook Islands

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club consists of a brace of near identical sister ships. Small, low slung and superbly styled, they are quite simply the Lamborghinis of the cruise industry. Each yacht accommodates a maximum of ninety guests, served by a crew of the same number. This creates the only true one to one service ratio in […]

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Australia offers a vast array of incredible attractions unique to the country. But when you visit Australia, don’t just follow the crowds – take your experience to the next level by selecting the VIP luxury option at each destination. Here’s a top 10 list of Australian VIP luxury experiences. Dinner at Uluru Sitting majestically in the heart of […]

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

Russia and her neighbouring countries are often surrounded in mystery and fascinating history. What better way to discover these destinations than in staying in luxury hotels with private excursions, by travelling on a private train, or travelling on comfortable cruise vessels… The Trans Siberian Express A journey on the Trans Siberian Express is truly remarkable. […]

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

After spending five weeks in the Galapagos Islands, young Charles Darwin’s outlook on life was radically changed forever. Phewwwwt… it only took me a week of cruising these remote “Enchanted Islands – located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador – to realize that this truly was a trip of a lifetime. After spending […]

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra, left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety. Desroches Island has been chosen as a sanctuary for distressed passengers from the ship due to its ability to facilitate them comfortably. Desroches […]

More bad news for Costa Cruises - fire on board one of their ships

More bad news for Costa Cruises – fire on board one of their ships

There’s more bad news for Costa Cruises.  A fire has reportedly broken out on Costa Allegra – a vessel from the same fleet as the ill-fated Costa Concordia which sank last month.  Early indications are that the generators caught fire and that it took a few hours until the flames were extinguished. The ship is […]