Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin hosted a ‘Ship Tease’, where key details were revealed about what sailors can expect on the first of three ships, coming to the high seas in 2020.
Some dream of exploring the mysterious, the exotic, the tropical - locales rich with cultural ruins and vibes that are decidedly laid-back. Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat come to mind. But for me, what floats my boat – and always has – is to feel the exhilarating pulse of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time.
Usually an adventure to one of the world's most remote destinations would leave you hankering for a little luxury on your return. Not so with a new style of expedition that combines adventure travel with the ultimate in extravagances.
In the expanding world of small ship luxury cruise lines, Azamara has secured its spot -- at the top! So when it's time for us to book our annual pre-Christmas mother/daughter getaway, we decide to see what the buzz is all about.
It's remarkable what you can see in the Mediterranean in 12 days covering nearly 2,500 nautical miles. The lifestyle at sea is likewise impressive aboard Cunard's gleaming Queen Victoria with seven restaurants, 13 bars, three swimming pools, a ballroom, and a theatre.
"The Galapagos is the jewel in Ecuador's crown," observed a fellow traveler. So how should one best view this marvel of nature? For us, the answer was to board the luxury yacht, Isabela II, and allow its gracious crew and knowledgeable naturalists to introduce us.
What does it mean to travel to the ends of the earth? Is it a matter of distance, difficulty, or something more? Who will be one's fellow travelers? What is there to discover? I only knew I was headed for terra incognita.
When a cruise ship pulls into a new port, many savvy travelers are looking for an unforgettable experience that will help them appreciate and understand the land they are visiting, and typically that requires exploring a destination for longer than a few hours.
Who wouldn't love sailing on a luxury cruise ship especially over the holidays? We recently spent 16 days sailing in ultra-luxurious style on Regent Seven Seas Cruises, on the Mariner, from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal.