Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Escape winter’s chill and explore tropical waters on a Trans-Atlantic or Panama Canal cruise with Crystal  and receive a free one-category upgrade to a verandah stateroom. Embark on one of their 10- or 11-day cruises conveniently beginning or ending in Miami. Delight in the luxury of Crystal Serenity and all of her exclusive amenities including […]

Celebrity's 2-day sale... be quick!

Celebrity’s 2-day sale… be quick!

Celebrity Cruises are having a two-day sale that runs today and tomorrow only. Book a cruise on your choice of Celebrity ships  – sailing October 1, 2008 through November 30, 2009  – to many of their exciting destinations and you’ll receive up to $200 on-board credit per stateroom, plus a 50% reduced deposit. Use your […]

Join a photographic cruise to Antarctica with A&K‏

Join a photographic cruise to Antarctica with A&K‏

Bring Antarctica’s beauty home from a special photographic cruise of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands. From the 19th November professional photographer Richard Harker joins the experts on the ‘Minerva ‘ for a 21-day journey to help aspiring photographers capture intimate images of this ultimate travel frontier. One-on-one sessions, on-board workshops and informative lectures provide […]

Is the customer always right?

Is the customer always right?

In an interesting story from the Associated Press, the cruise line Royal Caribbean has taken the rather bold step of banning a Cleveland couple from its ships… for serial complaining.   It would seem that Brenda and Gerald Moran,  despite travelling with the company on six occasions in the last three years, have got Royal […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Here’s a first. Aqua Expeditions is to run a luxury ship – the M/V Aqua – on the Amazon. The vessel has 8 suites and 4 master suites, a generous top-level observation deck, an elegant dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a boutique shop.   Rates start from around $5000 for a 7-day itinerary […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Be inspired by Luxury Travel Advisor Discover The Land of a Thousand Flavors Worldwide luxury villas from Villas de Maitre A fine selection of superyachts from Nigel Burgess

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Silversea Cruises are going to bring the interiors of their 296-guest ships – Silver Cloud and Silver Wind – in line with the style and glamour of their newest ship, Silver Spirit, says Luxury Travel Magazine. This 540-guest ship is scheduled to hit the waters in December 2009, and the refurbishments to the other ships […]

Crystal Adventures

Crystal Adventures

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is raising its own shore-side bar with lavish, over-the-top Crystal Adventures in Europe. New “extreme luxury” tours, designed for a discerning few, boast European sports cars, helicopters and private yachts to explore European destinations in extravagantly different ways. Whether you are looking to explore Monaco in a Maserati or navigate the […]

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

For the first time in more than 40 years, Norwegian Cruise Line  is going to deploy one of its ships in Europe for the whole year round. The 2,400-passenger Norwegian Jade will remain in Europe until the spring of 2010 – a change from the original plans to sail back to the US  in November […]

A stunning Norwegian cruise

Enjoy this seven-minute clip of “the world’s most beautiful sea voyage”, courtesy of Hurtigruten.

64 WallyPower from Wally Yachts

64 WallyPower from Wally Yachts

Renowned as a yacht maker, Wally Yachts has unveiled its latest model, the 64 WallyPower. This vessel integrates design and function, and combines large interior volumes with high performance, sea keeping, and wide open air areas. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 knots and with a 300 mile range, the 64 WallyPower features […]

Is cruising not for you?

If you’re one of those who have always declared that you’ll never ever go on a cruise, then watch this 3-minute ad from Royal Caribbean and maybe you’ll think again. Post a comment and tell us if changes your views at all.

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Pole to pole cruises from Hurtigruten

Last year Norwegian Coastal Voyage Inc. changed its name to Hurtigruten to reflect their new global identity. What started as the world’s most beautiful voyage along the Norwegian coast has expanded to incredible journeys to the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica, and even an incredible 67-day Arctic to Antarctic voyage. Visit their site to learn more.

Docking a cruise ship - how difficult can it be?

Docking a cruise ship – how difficult can it be?

Surely it’s not that difficult, is it?   Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be.   I got as far  an attempt to dock  in the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds.   Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]

A circus that is all at sea

A circus that is all at sea

Just when you thought you’d seen everything possible on a cruise ship, whether it be  an aquapark  or a $39m penthouse, then along comes something completely new. P&O Cruises are claiming they’ll have the first circus school at sea. Whether there’s truly a market for this, I have no idea, but Ventura, which is to […]