Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Re-discover Scotland from the water

Re-discover Scotland from the water

Louise of Granton is a superb luxury motor yacht, available for day hire, and providing the ultimate marine charter experience. The high-spec interiors are made of cherry wood and accompanied by leather fittings and all the modcons such as satellite phones, the latest audiovisual equipment and more.   The 50-foot vessel weighs 25 tons and […]

The Jayavarman from Heritage Lines

The Jayavarman from Heritage Lines

Founded in 2008, Heritage Lines will launch their luxury boutique cruise boat, the Jayavarman next month. Inspired by the golden age of cruise liners, the Jayavarman marries avant-garde French colonial design with enchanting Indochinese architecture to perfection. There are 27 expansive staterooms and junior suites spread over the 4 decks with floor to ceiling panoramic […]

Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises

I know it’s a little difficult to believe, but  “Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises” is  a headline  currently emanating from  the Ananova news site.  Shiver m’ timbers… is this serious?!   Here’s the full article: Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast. Wealthy […]

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

The previously untouched southern Maldives is to get its first boutique luxury resort. Alila Villas Hadahaa  will open  in the Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in August 2009, an atoll which is rich in history yet unknown to all but the most intrepid divers. It is one of the largest natural atolls in the world […]

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin's great great grandson

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin’s great great grandson

To  mark a number of special Galapagos themed anniversaries, Reef & Rainforest Tours is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Charles Darwin’s great, great grandson Randal Keynes on a special, exclusive fundraising cruise (in aid of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust)  around the Galapagos. The trip  sets sail on 24th October […]

Somali pirates attack cruise ship

Somali pirates attack cruise ship

MSC Cruises has confirmed that there was an attempted attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship at the weekend, in waters near the Seychelles Islands. Thankfully, none of the attackers  were able to board the ship and no injuries were sustained by any of the approximately 1,000 passengers or 500 crew members onboard. The  vessel […]

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Our latest interview is with Laura Brady, President and Co-founder of Luxury Wine Tours, Inc. and Lux Wines. Luxury Wine Tours provides exquisite custom wine tours in Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley. Luxury Wine Tours was initially created out of  a desire to bring people a unique food and wine experience that showcases Oregon’s world class […]

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Book before 31st May 2009 with NCL Freestyle Cruising and you will be given an ‘early bird’  upgrade to the best available stateroom, offering savings of up to £250 per person. The offer includes seven-night fly-cruises travelling across the Greek Isles and Aegean Sea from Norwegian Gem’s new base in Venice – the first time […]

Hebridean cancels all international cruises

I’ve just heard that the luxury cruise line Hebridean is cancelling all its international services with immediate effect.   The company’s largest vessel – the Hebriden Spirit which travelled worldwide – has been sold, and it appears they are suffering the effects of the recession. They are left with just one ship – the Hebridean […]

Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is offering an unprecedented six-night, tennis-themed package to co-incide with the semi-finals and finals of the Wimbledon Championships in June 2009. As well as tickets to the world-famous Wimbledon centre court, participating guests will enjoy VIP access to Fairway Village, Wimbledon’s luxury hospitality area, where they will enjoy complimentary Champagne, a four-course lunch […]

Scotland's most romantic Valentine's escape?

Scotland’s most romantic Valentine’s escape?

Ardanaiseig, one of Scotland’s most romantic hotels and just 90 miles from Glasgow,  is offering  the ultimate Valentines break in its waterside love nest. The Boat Shed, recently converted into a contemporary hideaway, offers total seclusion with breathtaking panoramic views of the loch. The Valentines package includes arrival by steamboat across Loch Awe, with welcoming […]

Escape the winter chill at The Peninsula

Escape the winter chill at The Peninsula

Staying at The Peninsula this season means you can personalise your visit by selecting options from Winter Escapes package, or indulge in The Suite Life and enjoy a complimentary second night’s stay. This winter, two of Hong Kong’s oldest and best loved icons, The Peninsula and The Star Ferry, team up in signature style for […]

Chaos on a luxury cruise

This video  gives an insight into those times when luxury cruising doesn’t quite go as planned. The footage is apparently taken from a cruise aboard the Pacific Sun whilst off New Zealand in July 2008.

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

New addition to luxury Amazon River cruising

Delfin (Dolphin) Amazon Cruises, which operates deluxe river cruises in the Amazon, has begun the construction of its second vessel, the DELFIN II. This new luxury vessel which will set sail in March 2009, will have 14 suites for up to 28 passengers complete with wide panoramic windows including interconnected cabins for families and master […]

Cruise China and Vietnam in luxury

Take a look at this fantastic  14-day luxury cruise  with Holland America‘s  MS Volendam, exploring over thirty centuries of history and culture in the exotic lands of China and Vietnam.  

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 […]