Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

With its return to cruising Alaska for the first time since 2005, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises announces Experiences of Discovery options designed to entertain and inspire. In addition to wellness programming for the mind and body, and creative culinary offerings, seven 12-day itineraries sailing round-trip from San Francisco will feature a performing arts focus, with […]

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Dramatic CCTV footage of cruise ship in high seas

The P&O Cruises ship Pacific Sun hit a storm 400 miles off the north coast of New Zealand back in July 2008, an incident which saw 42 people hurt. The ship was carrying a total of 1,732 passengers and 671 crew as it travelled back to Auckland from the islands of Vanuatu. Dramatic internal CCTV footage […]

Luxury speedboat from Gucci

Luxury speedboat from Gucci

The Italian yacht builder Riva and the design studio Officina Italiana Design have joined forces with Gucci to introduce an exclusive luxury speedboat that they’ve called Aquariva by Gucci. The boat made its debut at the International Cannes Boat Show earlier this month. It has Gucci’s signature green and red stripes, two 380-horsepower Yanmar engines, […]

Shark reported in New York Harbour

Shark reported in New York Harbour

A gleaming monster is cruising the waters of New York Harbour. Each day, the great white (and blue and green) Shark carries off hordes of giddy, screaming people, young and old. Lurking in plain sight, the Shark is capable of bringing grown men to tears – tears of laughter that is. Step aboard the Shark […]

Sail Ningaloo in style

Sail Ningaloo in style

Explore Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef in the world, in luxury aboard Sail Ningaloo‘s beautifully appointed 51 foot catamaran, ‘Shore Thing’. New operator Sail Ningaloo is offering three, five and nine-day live aboard tours in the pristine waters of Ningaloo Reef from March until October. Guests can spend their days kayaking, snorkelling or diving […]

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

10 reasons to visit Toronto this Spring

Toronto is the perfect destination for urban adventurers this spring. Whether hiking through Toronto’s best scenic trails or lively shopping districts, this year-round city rings in the season with heart-warming festivals, captivating cultural events and fun attractions. Come and see for yourself why Toronto is a celebrated cultural and entertainment capital of Canada. 1. This […]

My Yacht Monaco at the Monaco Grand Prix

My Yacht Monaco at the Monaco Grand Prix

The first race of the highly-anticipated 2010 F1 season is on 14th March 2010 in Bahrain. New teams and driver combinations will fill the grid in what’s sure to be an epic season and the must-attend race of the season – the one every driver wants to win – is the Grand Prix of Monaco. […]

Cruise excursions to Russia’s top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City

Crystal Cruises is announcing yet another industry first: one-night excursions to Russia’s former top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City. From extreme G Forces and weightlessness to the “Final Challenge” in the world’s largest hydrospace laboratory, intrepid Crystal guests can train like modern Russian Cosmonauts on some of the largest, most advanced space equipment in […]

New luxury hotel in Guilin offers luxury cruises on Li River

The Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin opened in Guilin, China this week. The newly opened hotel is also offering guests a luxury cruise experience along the Li River – the only luxury hotel in the city to provide this exclusive waterborne journey. From now until 31 October 2010, guests can book the Suite Cruise package and enjoy […]

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now.  The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time […]

A prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile, Phuket

Andara Resort & Villa Phuket, a new luxurious hideaway owned by Dr Allan Zeman, is Phuket’s prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile. The private beachside paradise is nestled in the lush tropical hillside above Kamala Beach on the pristine west coast of the Island, with breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.  With Thai-inspired design and […]

New Black Sea voyages for Crystal Cruises

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has expanded its 2010 European cruise collection to include two Black Sea voyages this summer. The two new itineraries feature a maiden visit to Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as calls in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey. Steeped in artistic, military and architectural history, the 12-day cruises sail from Venice to Istanbul […]

The unspoilt nature of Isola Maddalena

A few miles north of the Italian island Sardinia is Isola Maddalena, the largest island of La Maddalena Archipelago National Park. The beaches (especially Cala Corsara) and sea in this protected region are considered to be the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean, and the nature is still perfectly unspoilt. Isola Maddalena can only be […]

Crystal Cruises continues to pull in the praise

Crystal Cruises continues to pull in the praise

The ships of Crystal Cruises have once again earned top honours from the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, who named the ultra-luxury vessels the best large ships in the world. Of 90 worldwide ships, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were voted #1 and #2 with overall scores of 93.0 and 92.4, respectively. Crystal […]

Sail with chocolatier Fran Bigelow of Fran's Chocolates

Sail with chocolatier Fran Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates

Windstar Cruises is offering guests the opportunity to learn the secrets behind creating extraordinary chocolates from master chocolatier Fran Bigelow aboard Wind Surf‘s Rome to Rome sailing on 2nd May 2010.  Bigelow is considered one of the best chocolatiers in the country and has been credited for sparking the artisan chocolate renaissance in America. Fran’s […]