Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Luxury is still possible in Greece

Luxury is still possible in Greece

The political and economic situation in Greece in recent months has led to a predicted 15 per cent drop in tourism, one of Greece’s most vital industries. Holidaymakers are more reluctant to travel to Greece amid its economic uncertainty, which only makes the problem worse. For the luxury traveller, fear not. You can still visit […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury holidays from Carrier Explore Mexico’s Riviera Maya Stylish European cruises from Silversea Heaven on the Algarve at the Hotel Quinta do Lago

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Free bikes in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is an absolute gem – the largest city in the Netherlands and well worth visiting at least a few times!

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

Alaska travel is like visiting New York City – you can’t see it all in one trip! From the Gold Rush to glaciers, there’s lots to see and do on an Alaska cruise.

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Silversea confirms luxury cruise ship collision in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Just when you thought the cruise industry had already had its fair share of bad publicity this year, it’s been confirmed that Silversea‘s luxury cruise ship, the Silver Shadow, collided in foggy conditions with a local commercial vessel in Ha Long Bay, about 5 miles off the coast of Vietnam.  Accounts of the scale of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from Badrutt’s Palace Discover the 15 islands of the Cook Islands

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

Luxury sailing- SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club consists of a brace of near identical sister ships. Small, low slung and superbly styled, they are quite simply the Lamborghinis of the cruise industry. Each yacht accommodates a maximum of ninety guests, served by a crew of the same number. This creates the only true one to one service ratio in […]

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Top 10 luxury Australian experiences

Australia offers a vast array of incredible attractions unique to the country. But when you visit Australia, don’t just follow the crowds – take your experience to the next level by selecting the VIP luxury option at each destination. Here’s a top 10 list of Australian VIP luxury experiences. Dinner at Uluru Sitting majestically in the heart of […]

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

Russia and her neighbouring countries are often surrounded in mystery and fascinating history. What better way to discover these destinations than in staying in luxury hotels with private excursions, by travelling on a private train, or travelling on comfortable cruise vessels… The Trans Siberian Express A journey on the Trans Siberian Express is truly remarkable. […]

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

After spending five weeks in the Galapagos Islands, young Charles Darwin’s outlook on life was radically changed forever. Phewwwwt… it only took me a week of cruising these remote “Enchanted Islands – located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador – to realize that this truly was a trip of a lifetime. After spending […]

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra, left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety. Desroches Island has been chosen as a sanctuary for distressed passengers from the ship due to its ability to facilitate them comfortably. Desroches […]

More bad news for Costa Cruises - fire on board one of their ships

More bad news for Costa Cruises – fire on board one of their ships

There’s more bad news for Costa Cruises.  A fire has reportedly broken out on Costa Allegra – a vessel from the same fleet as the ill-fated Costa Concordia which sank last month.  Early indications are that the generators caught fire and that it took a few hours until the flames were extinguished. The ship is […]

Gourmet food on cruise ships

Gourmet food on cruise ships

There is a common misconception that you’ll leave a cruise ship at least 5lbs heavier than you were when you boarded, and although this isn’t necessarily true, there is a very good reason for it. Most cruise ships have at least 10 different dining options, some up to 20, and what with one of them […]

12 reasons to visit Hamilton Island, Australia in 2012

12 reasons to visit Hamilton Island, Australia in 2012

From prestigious events to world-class cultural encounters and fabulous natural attractions, here are 12 defining reasons to include Hamilton Island, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, in an Australian itinerary in 2012: JANUARY Visitors to Hamilton Island have over 60 activities to choose from including go-karting, bushwalking, scuba diving, parasailing, squash, tennis, fishing, sailing, […]

Do you think 11,000 euros is adequate compensation for Costa Concordia passengers?

Do you think 11,000 euros is adequate compensation for Costa Concordia passengers?

An agreement has been signed between Italian consumer groups and Costa Cruises, offering passengers of the sticken Costa Concordia a compensation deal of 11,000 euros (in addition to refunding medical and transport expenses, as well as the cost of the cruise). Codacons, however, is one consumer group that did not sign the agreement, and they are […]

What now for the cruise industry?

What now for the cruise industry?

It has been a terrible week for the cruise industry with a tragic loss of life after the Costa Concordia cruise ship (in service since 2006) ran aground shortly after leaving the Italian port of Civitavecchia.  11 people have already been confirmed dead and a further 24 are still missing.  A full investigation is underway […]