Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Royal Caribbean’s new shellphone ad

The following is a new ad from Royal Caribbean targeted at people who are new to cruising. What do you think? Do you love it or do you just find it too corny? Does it hit the mark or would you rather see more about the ships than hear people talking into a shell?

Aruba’s historical centre returning to its former glory

Aruba’s capital Oranjestad is in the process of urban renewal, with extensive work being done to restore the island’s historical centre to its former glory. Aruba was conquered by the Dutch in 1636 and this heritage can be seen everywhere on the island, particularly in Oranjestad, which is known for its pastel-coloured, gingerbread-house style architecture. […]

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

From the Monte Carlo casino to the five-star hotels on the Croisette, when it comes to luxury, the French Riviera has a lot to offer. Over 10 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur for a holiday in the sun every year, but very few are lucky enough to experience the grandiose lifestyle that makes it […]

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

Star Clippers – where the age of sail meets state of the art modern day luxury cruising

‘I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.’ The words of John Masefield’s ‘Sea Fever’ poem rang in my ears as I took in the splendid sight of the 134 metre long five masted […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

Northern Lights cruises

Northern Lights cruises

One area where cruises are really beginning to take off is in the number of ships voyaging up to view the stunning natural smorgasbord of the shimmering Northern Lights, and next year is proving particularly popular as NASA predicts 2012 to be the best year to view them. Northern Lights cruises usually run around February and March each year for […]

The theme of the day is racing

The theme of the day is racing

More than 100,000 fans will descend on Abu Dhabi on 1st January 2012 for the Volvo Ocean Race. The UAE capital becomes the first Arabian city to play host to the fleet when it arrives for the third leg of this thrilling round-the-world event. The Ocean Race is a test of sailing endurance, prowess and […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

The most luxurious cruise ship on Earth

The most luxurious cruise ship on Earth

To call ‘The World by ResidenSea’ a cruise ship may be doing it a disservice, because, in the truest sense, The World is not a cruise ship, but the largest privately owned residential yacht on Earth. The World was launched in 2002 and features personalised 165 private luxury apartments. Each of these apartments are owned […]

Do river cruises make the best European tours?

Do river cruises make the best European tours?

Taking a quality European tour is often only a once-in-a-decade pleasure! World travelers have to ask for time off from work, have a caretaker, water the plants and board the pets, book travel transportation and accommodations, worry about language barriers and money conversions, and determine what sightseeing is worth the tourist’s time and money! Sometimes […]

Lake Como’s most glamorous attractions

Lake Como is glamorous. So glamorous that when you Google it words like stunning, jewel-like and George Clooney immediately pop-up. And who could deny that this postcard-perfect landscape of vast blue waters and sloping green hills dotted with terra-cotta villas is anything but dazzling? I certainly can’t. Many of the towns and villas that surround […]

Egyptian luxury cruise holidays

Egyptian luxury cruise holidays

Luxury cruises offer tourists the opportunity to explore great areas of a country during a 7 day holiday. In Egypt, Nile cruises are a popular holiday choice. They offer comfortable accommodation and easy access to some of the country’s best sites. If you are planning to visit the area we suggest sightseeing in the morning […]

Have a whale of a time on a Cape Town whale watching tour

Have a whale of a time on a Cape Town whale watching tour

For nature-lovers or adventure enthusiasts, trying a Cape Town whale watching tour offers the unforgettable experience of seeing majestic Southern right whales up close and personal. Whale season in the Cape is during the months of August to early November. During this time, many whales come into the bays and coastal areas to breed and […]

Anticipation is mounting for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Anticipation is mounting for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Excitement is building in the run up to next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (19th-27th August 2011), Australia’s largest and most prestigious offshore yachting event.  With 100 entries received to date, a new Superyacht division for motor yachts and a stellar social programme, Hamilton Island’s 28th annual regatta is set to be a runaway success. […]

Interview with George Tyshchenko, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gill’s Cruise Centre

Interview with George Tyshchenko, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gill’s Cruise Centre

George Tyshchenko is Head of Sales & Marketing at national cruise specialist Gill’s Cruise Centre, which is head-quartered in Cardiff and has offices in London. George has always had links with the sea, having been brought up in the port of Cardiff, and he spent his early working life with the Merchant Navy as an officer […]

The joy of small ship cruising

The joy of small ship cruising

Modern cruise ships are expanding fast these days, with rock climbing walls, parks and multiple hot tubs and eateries, each new one seems to ram home the idea that ‘big is best.’ Yet the small ships prove the truth that less is definitely more in terms of the value you get from a cruise. With […]