Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beyond your expectations: Mexico Exquisite sojourns along the Adriatic from TerraNautika Personal shopping service from  Luxury Edinburgh Feel the difference at Vila Bicuda

See the Galapagos in style

See the Galapagos in style

Arguably the best way to see the Galapagos is with Celebrity Cruises. Their Celebrity Xpedition carries just 98 passengers – fairly small by cruising standards.  Spoil yourself with a suite and you’ll be treated to floor-to-ceiling windows, not to mention  a variety of little extras  such as cold towels after each expedition.

Answer the call of the wild

Answer the call of the wild

Heed the call of the wild and experience America’s last frontier. The sheer grandeur of Alaskan vistas will ignite your imagination. Cruise through sparkling fjords or journey inland and catch a glimpse of wild brown bears fishing for giant salmon. Hike through glacial rainforests or take an exhilarating dogsled ride. If you’ve dreamed of wandering […]

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Rumour has it that Irish rock star  Bono from U2 has bought himself a new yacht.   The Cyan is a 140-foot luxury yacht that he is said to have ‘test cruised’ last summer. Built my Italian yachtmakers Codecasa, the vessel  can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins  and even has an on-deck Jacuzzi.   […]

Unprecedented 2010 world cruise itinerary from Crystal Cruises

Unprecedented 2010 world cruise itinerary from Crystal Cruises

Voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises has set an exotic new course with a unique Middle Eastern twist for its 15th annual World Cruise set for 2010. The detailed 108-day itinerary, featuring maiden visits to Iran, […]

The XSR48 luxury powerboat

Check out the XSR48 luxury powerboat from XSMG.   This could be yours if you have £1.2m to spare.

Unique Caribbean cruises

Unique Caribbean cruises

The problem sometimes with cruises is that you’re limited to the larger ports that can accommodate big vessels.   Not so with SeaDream Yacht Club who have two yachts cruising the Caribbean in style, each carrying just 110 passengers. The upshot of this is that you can  reach those smaller ports and islands that the […]

Motor catamaran from Porsche Design

A partnership between Porsche Design (you may recall this post earlier in the year) and Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet is set to bring us a new line of luxury catamarans and megayachts. They are currently collaborating on  the RFF135, a  high-tech 135-ft. motor catamaran. Royal Falcon Fleet are claiming it will be “the ulimate in […]

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.