Category: Cruises & Boat Travel

118 WallyPower superyacht

118 WallyPower superyacht

The spacious 118 WallyPower is a high-performance superyacht from the Italian company, Wally. This distinctive-looking boat can sleep 6 guests (plus a crew of 6)  and has the ability to cruise at speeds of up to 60 knots, not only in flat seas but also in choppier conditions, thanks to a deep V at the […]

A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and […]

The world's biggest floating spa

The world’s biggest floating spa

Stretching more than 2100 square metres, the biggest spa sanctuary at sea is now afloat following the debut on  Sunday of Costa Cruises‘ giant Costa Concordia. The enormous Samsara Spa wellness centre is located on what is the  largest cruise ship based in Europe. The ship was christened at the weekend by Eva Herzigova; and […]

Celebrities descend on Paris

Celebrities descend on Paris

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have been spotted in the French capital, at the exclusive Faubourg Sofitel Demeure hotel. The three were seen leaving the hotel and enjoying an excursion on the River Seine on a bateau-mouche, the name given to cruise boats on the river.

Underwater "flights" with Deep Flight

Underwater “flights” with Deep Flight

Now here’s something a bit different. Graham Hawkes  is arguably one of the deepest thinkers in the world as he’s the  engineer behind Deep Flight from Hawkes Ocean Technologies. Without going too much into the details (see the site for more information!), his vessels are different to conventional submersibles in the way that they control […]

Loch Lomond Seaplanes in Scotland

Loch Lomond Seaplanes in Scotland

With just one aircraft – a five-passenger Cessna Turbo Stationair – Loch Lomond Seaplanes provides Britain’s only commercial seaplane service. In addition to lunch excursions, charter services and business trips, Loch Lomond Seaplanes can also offer the opportunity to get married by a Church of Scotland minister whilst soaring above the spectacular Highlands of Scotland. […]

MSC Musica

MSC Musica

MSC Musica – the latest and most luxurious addition to the MSC Cruises fleet – had a christening ceremony in Venice last week. This spectacular new ship is also the largest in the fleet and can therefore afford to offer spacious staterooms and expansive deck space. The ship’s inaugural 7-night voyage is  from Italy to […]

Quadski - the world's first high speed amphibian quadbike

Quadski – the world’s first high speed amphibian quadbike

Gibbs Technologies Ltd, the world’s only High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology specialist,  has unveiled a prototype of the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian Quadbike/All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) – Quadski. The Quadski will allow you to have fun driving on land one minute and then head straight into the sea or a river the next.

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

The winners of the 13th annual PlanetOut.com gay and lesbian travel awards can be found by following this link. Amongst the numerous winners are Spain (Destination of the Year), Provincetown (Best Gay Resort Town), American Airlines (Best Airline), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (Best Gay Hotel Collection) and Crystal Cruises (Best Cruise Company).

Beach resort cycle boat

Beach resort cycle boat

The same water recreation vehicle found in fine beachfront resorts worldwide, this pedal-powered water cycle gives the rider a vigorous aerobic workout as it skims the waves. Made of high-density polyethylene, the ocean-duty hull is seamless and leakproof, with precisely-balanced pontoons for a stable, smooth ride. Its shaft-driven propeller, activated by a beaded belt drive, […]

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

A new resort comes to Lake Tahoe in the form of the 440-room  MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe). In addition to having multiple restaurants, the Onsen Spa (with superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and the Blu Nightclub.    They even have their own private yacht, The Bleu Wave, […]

SuperStar Libra

SuperStar Libra

Star Cruises’ SuperStar Libra – the latest addition to the Star Cruises Asia fleet – is due to arrive in Valletta, Malta today, completing the final leg of her relocation cruise ready for her inaugural season in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The new 42,000-gross tonne world class exclusive floating resort will offer an interesting diversity of […]

Inflatable private island

Inflatable private island

A private island available in minutes, this multi-use dock system inflates to a large 8′ x 8′ platform that holds eight adults and can serve as a mooring station for small boats, kayaks, and wave runners. For mobile water adventure, a durable strap in one corner hooks to a towrope for towing up to four […]

Ice bar at sea

Ice bar at sea

The first ice bar at sea will debut on Celebrity Cruises‘ Century when the ship emerges from its on-going $55m ‘revitalization’ today. The Martini Bar will feature a liquid wall that freezes to form a sparkling crystalline appearance and a bar counter that freezes into ice-cold stone, while a solid block of ice will display […]

Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan cruise

Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan cruise

Join Clipper Cruise Line for an extraordinary voyage to the Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan, departing 1st June 2006 aboard their award-winning small-ship Clipper Odyssey. Experience the unmistakable beauty of Japan’s elegant gardens, ancient castles, and opulent temples and shires as you travel in the company of a distinguished group of onboard historians and […]

Keel laying ceremony for Cunard's Queen Victoria

Keel laying ceremony for Cunard’s Queen Victoria

A ceremony marking the keel laying for Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria has been held at the Marghera shipyard of Fincantieri near Venice, Italy. The second largest ship ever built for Cunard will take to the water in January next year and enter service on 11th December 2007. It will become the third in Cunard’s fleet […]