Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Andrey Melnichenko's $300 million, 394-foot mega-yacht

Andrey Melnichenko’s $300 million, 394-foot mega-yacht

Designed by Philippe Starck, the “A” mega-yacht cost more than $300 million to build. It’s owned by the Russian businessman and billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko, one of the top 100 richest people in the world, has 3 swimming pools, a helipad and lots more. Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing vessel.

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in for the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record 46,476 readers participated, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90! (To put this in perspective, the first list in 1988 […]

5 reasons to choose all-inclusive deals on a luxury cruise

5 reasons to choose all-inclusive deals on a luxury cruise

Luxury cruise holidays are popular with those wishing to see a multitude of beautiful locations and sights in one single trip. Cruising can save travellers significant money compared to making similar trips using other means of transport. This is particularly true for passengers who book all-inclusive cruise deals, since the costs related to flights, transfers, food and drink […]

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

During the day, London is an enthralling city filled with historic, cultural and regal exploits to enjoy. By night, the scene changes dramatically. A multitude of hip night spots come to life where you will make memories to last for years to come. Filled with booze and scorching hot dance floors, the stag and his […]

Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Have you ever dreamed of setting sail around the islands of Indonesia? Well… now you can. And in style, too. Welcome to WAOW (Water Adventure Ocean Wide) – the largest wooden sailing vessel in the whole of Indonesia – and the dream of designer Michel Deville. This 60-metre long, three-mast vessel has sails that cover […]

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of vibrant Vietnam

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of vibrant Vietnam

Having moved on from its recent turbulent and troubled past, Vietnam has emerged as a hot favourite with holidaymakers in search of dramatic scenery, a fascinating culture and some of the most exciting cuisine on the planet. From the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta to the colourful markets of the North via the bustling […]

Top 10 river cruises from AmaWaterways

Top 10 river cruises from AmaWaterways

To coincide with National Cruise Week, AmaWaterways has come up with its top 10 pick of river cruises for 2012/2013, chosen for their cultural enrichment, specialist interest and access to spectacular sightseeing. Top romantic cruise Seine cruise – Paris in the springtime Take the train to Paris and embark the luxurious AmaLegro to see the […]

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon […]

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

Home to some of the oldest and most impressive ruins in the world, and featuring one of the most diverse collections of biomes within a single nation’s borders, Peru has long been a popular destination for travellers seeking adventure and legend. But an increasing number of travelers are discovering another face to this South American […]

Inside Passage adventures

A cruise along the inside passage on the west coast of British Columbia to Alaska offers endless sights for passengers.

Fit to be Thaid

In Alex Garland’s seminal novel The Beach a young man search in southern Thailand for a seaside Utopia goes awry. In the Hangover Part Two a group of young men find a different kind of Thai experience. I went to Thailand looking for my own paradise idyll. I didn’t expect what I would discover. The […]

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 […]