Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

The brand new, 110,000  Carnival Freedom superliner has been officially named in Venice by Kathy Ireland who serves as Godmother. The ship will set sail on its inaugural European tour next week, before going trans-Atlantic in October. From November  2007 until April 2009, the vessel will focus on a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean […]

Queen Mary 2 welcomed in Hong Kong

Queen Mary 2 welcomed in Hong Kong

The largest vessel ever to grace Hong Kong’s waters, the Queen Mary 2,  has been  welcomed into Victoria Harbour with a dazzling performance of the “Symphony of Lights” laser show. The ship is on her maiden round-the-world voyage; it departed Fort Lauderdale in January and is now heading for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

Cruise the Caribbean during the 2007 Cricket World Cup

The 2007 Cricket World Cup Series is just around the corner, and will be held in the beautiful Caribbean in April 2007. But getting between islands to watch your team will be a challenge. The big jets don’t do the inter-island hops. Can you imagine flying from island to island in tiny little planes to […]

Healthy fare afloat

Starting 1st March 2007, Royal Caribbean International will become the first cruise line to eliminate all trans-fats from its menu, after a successful test of trans-fat-free cooking oil on the Navigator of the Seas late last year. A fat-free menu will be available on all RCL ships by the end of the year.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Cruise France’s canals with French Country Waterways Tour Brooklyn Brewery and tingle those taste buds Sunset sail a schooner in New York with Sail-NYC Handmade leather luggage from Uppercase Ltd.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Make time for  Timeless Africa Escorted vacations from Norwegian Coastal Voyage Custom luxury vacations re-defined by Pure Kauai Discover the benefits of I Prefer membership

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami will become the capital of boat lovers in the USA from the 15th to 19th February 2007. In  the Miami International Boat Show,  it is possible to buy boats, the latest in equipment or just visit the most incredible yachts in the country. Premier tickets for the event cost $28 and can be bought […]

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Fine dining with whales

Fine dining with whales

There can be more  to whale watching than meets the eye. One Alaskan business  is combining  whale watching with gourmet cuisine on Galley Gourmet’s dinner cruises. Husband and wife team Marty and Marion Owen share the chores: Marty, the Coast Guard licensed-skipper, drives the boat while Marion’s the chef. The 42-foot Sea Breeze is the […]

City Lights Welcome Cruise from Captain Cook Cruises

In three weeks’ time (on 20th February 2007), the Queen Mary 2 will join the Queen Elizabeth  2 for the first time in Sydney Harbour. It promises to be a great spectacle and Captain Cook Cruises will be hosting a City Lights Welcome Cruise to provide passengers with front-row seats to the event.

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

The editors at ShermansTravel.com have sorted through the ever-increasing number of Valentine’s Day travel promotions and picked their five best Valentine’s getaway deals…   including one for singles! Celebrate Love in the City of Lights for $569 La Dolce Vita in Venice this Valentine’s from $439 Valentine’s Sojourn on the Snow for $595 Romantic Beach […]

Cruise Critic's top 5 cruises for 2007

Cruise Critic’s top 5 cruises for 2007

At Cruise Critic, they’re interested in cruise lines and ships that are playing against type – and against conventional wisdom: big ships in exotic destinations and small ships in more well-trodden ones. Making their top 5 list for 2007 are: Bermuda on Celebrity Journey The Western Mediterranean on Disney Magic Liberty of the Seas or […]

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise […]

Valentines with Villas of Distinction

Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back?   If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]

2007 Cruise Planner from Sidestep

2007 Cruise Planner from Sidestep

Sidestep has just rolled out its cruise planner for 2007  in beta. The tool searches a whole load of cruises lines, including the likes of Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Orient Lines, Princess Cruises,  Regent Seven […]

Emerald Princess undergoes sea trials

Emerald Princess undergoes sea trials

The 113-000-ton Emerald Princess – sister ship to the Crown Princess and the latest addition to the fleet of Princess Cruises – has completed its first sea trials in preparation for it going into service in April 2007. The majestic ship can carry 3,100 passengers and will make its  maiden voyage on 11th April  2007 […]