Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails  which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that  you […]

New cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines

New cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise operator, will build a new ship for its P&O Cruises brand for 535 million euros ($705 million). Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, Italy’s state-owned shipbuilder, is constructing the ship, which will accommodate 3,076 passengers, based on double-occupancy cabins. It is scheduled to be completed by 2010.

Norwegian Pearl, complete with bowling alley!

Norwegian Pearl, complete with bowling alley!

NCL launched their 10th ship last month (and their 6th since 2001)  – the 2,394-passenger Norwegian Pearl. On top of all the usual facilities you get on cruise ships these days, this sister ship to the equally colourful  Norwegian Jewel boasts something that no other cruise ship has: a bowling alley!

2007 – a record year for the cruise industry?

New and refurbished ships in 2007 – as well as new ports of call – look set  raise the standards offered  in the cruise industry yet again. Seven new ships debuted in 2006, and a further nine are scheduled to launch in 2007.   And with trends suggesting that novice and veteran cruisers are indulging […]

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Experience all the excitement and celebrations of Australia Day on Captain Cook Cruises special Sydney Harbour two night Cruise from 25th to 27th January 2007 onboard the MV Captain Cook’s Explorer. Your Australia Day cruise begins with a welcome dinner and the lights of the spectacular city as the backdrop. Spend the night anchored in […]

Luxury cruise service between Dubai and Karachi

Luxury cruise service between Dubai and Karachi

A new luxury cruise service between Dubai and Karachi has begun this month.   The service, provided by Gulf Dream Cruise, offers fun and entertainment much like any other cruise ship, and is not designed to be simply an alternative means of transport. It takes five days for a round trip and the ship has […]

Europa recognised by Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007

Europa recognised by Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007

For the seventh consecutive year, Europa, the luxury Hapag-Lloyd Cruises flagship, attained the highest scores in the most categories to top the list in Berlitz Publishing‘s annual cruising guide: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2007, due in bookstores this month. The book carries a retail price of $24.95.

Voyage to the exotic Far East on Silversea

Silversea is offering luxury seekers the chance to explore the mystic of the Far East from the private veranda of a six-star ship. From December 2006 through to February 2007, Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper will spoil travellers with eight voyages, ranging from nine to 14 days. The Far East program allows guests to take […]

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With winter well and truly on the way, maybe now’s the time to book your next cruise.

The world's most extravagant residential cruise ship?

The world’s most extravagant residential cruise ship?

A seemingly growing trend in the cruise world is the residential cruise ship. And leading the way is The Magellan, at 860 feet long and weighing an incredible 72,000 tons. Facilities on-board include, resaurants, a spa, an indoor pool, an observatory, a greenhouse, a helicopter landing pad, a nightclub  and a 450-seat live, satellite broadcast […]

Explore the magic of Antarctica aboard Marco Polo

Explore the magic of Antarctica aboard Marco Polo

The untouched beauty of Antarctica has begun to become one of the ‘must go’ places for the more intrepid luxury traveller.   Orient Lines award-winning ship Marco Polo brings tourists closer than ever to the magical scenery, animals and unique contours of the forgotten continent.   The ship has a specially designed hull that allows […]

Success for Jamaica at World Travel Awards

Success for Jamaica at World Travel Awards

Jamaica has picked up the award of Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 13th World Travel Awards. The Hon. Aloun N’dombet Assamba, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture accepted not only this award but also the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist & Convention Bureau, won by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Further success for Jamaica came in the […]

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

The 16th Moncao Yacht Show begins today (running until 23rd September). Held at Port Hercules, the show will represent over 530 exhibitors from all sectors of luxury yachting – shipyards, brokers, engine makers, naval architects and designers, tenders, equipment manufacturers, service providers, etc. The event is open to professional visitors, the media and members of […]

Never lose keys in the water again!

Never lose keys in the water again!

Ever made the awful mistake of dropping your keys overboard?   If the answer’s “yes”, then maybe the Key Buoy will be of interest to you. This simple device from Davis Marine Europe carries your keys to the surface in the event of them falling in water, and they are easily identifiable courtesy of a […]

Royal Caribbean takes over Spanish cruise operator

Royal Caribbean takes over Spanish cruise operator

The largest cruise company in Spain is to be bought by Royal Caribbean.   The acquisition of Madrid-based Pullmantur S.A. will give Royal Caribbean the opportunity to expand in Europe and Latin America. Pullmantur will continue to operate as a brand  within the Royal Caribbean umbrella.

Extend your summer glow with Royal Caribbean

Extend your summer glow with Royal Caribbean

Wearing flip-flops in 50-degree weather? You obviously can’t let go of summer. And why should you, with sensational Royal Caribbean Interational  savings to hot spots like the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. They’ve got lots of deals on at the moment so you might want to take a look.