Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

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 […]

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