Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

The Australia Way

The Australia Way

‘Australia‘, a newly-released film,  tells the story of an English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) and a rough-hewn cattle driver (Hugh Jackman), who drive a 1,500 herd of cattle across Northern Australia; and it is putting the country well and truly on the tourist map in a manner not seen since the days of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Luxury private cruise in Tahiti

Roa Yachting takes you aboard their 77ft private motor yacht to discover the Polynesian islands in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere.  

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Perhaps the best way to see the city of light is to drift past the Seine’s gems (including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre), while enjoying French classic dishes and stellar seasonal wines. Sound like fun?   Then take a look at the Bateaux-Mouches  offering dinner cruises starting  from $130.

Princess Cruises to make its mark in Europe

Princess Cruises to make its mark in Europe

Next year, Princess Cruises will sail its biggest ever fleet in Europe.   The 2,600-passenger Grand Princess will sail eight 14-night Mediterranean cruises and three 7-night cruises to Iberia and Scandinavia; the 3,110-passenger Crown Princess will travel around the British Isles and  sail further afield to Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords; the newest superliner, Ruby […]

Fancy chartering Giorgio Armani's yacht?

Fancy chartering Giorgio Armani’s yacht?

Giorgio Armani’s yacht, Mariu, is a 210-foot long and when not in use he rents it out with a price tag of €180,000 per week.   The boat has an owner’s suite plus 5 guest double bed cabins, and comes with a captain plus crew of 10. Capable of speeds up to 17.5 knots, it […]

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler  has announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category: Top Cities- United […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Journey back in time on the Royal Scotsman Five star luxury at its best, from Graycliff Marvel at Emperor penguins with Polar Cruises Discover thousands of years of civilization courtesy of Arts in Europe

Gigayachts from Wally Boats

A short,  interesting video showing conceptual designs for gigayachts from Wally Boats. Want palm trees on your yacht?   No problem.   Or would you prefer a full size tennis court?   Your wish is their command…

Short Royal Caribbean ad

A fun look at some of the many experiences on offer from a Royal Caribbean cruise.

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.