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Paris Landmark Hotel Re-Opens after $200-million Renovation

on 07/13/2017 in Paris
When you renovate a palatial, historic landmark on one of the most famously elegant squares in one of the most fabled travel destinations in the world, there's a lot at stake. The Hotel de Crillon has dominated Paris' storied Place de la Concorde since the 1700's.  Originally the Parisian home of the illustrious Count de Crillon, the palace has been...


Putting on the Ritz... At Sea

on 07/11/2017 in Anywhere
The Ritz-Carlton is the first luxury hotel chain to take to the seas with its new yacht collection. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection launches in 2019 with the first of three cruising yachts. If you're already a fan of the Ritz-Carlton hotel experience, you'll feel right at home: legendary service, luxury amenities and beautifully designed spaces… now on board a specially...

Video: Fogo Island Inn: Daring Design meets Ancient Fishing Community

on 06/19/2017 in Newfoundland and Labrador
In colorful Newfoundland turn of phrase, you might say that Fogo Island is far away from far away.  The island is remote; only accessible by ferries and helicopter flights that defy dramatic weather and waves to drop visitors on a a rocky outpost in the North Atlantic that until recently was a centuries-old, declining fishing community.  This is not where...

The 'Height' of Luxury: Train and Stay in Peru's Andes

on 06/08/2017 in Peru
South America has its first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer pioneers a new way to discover Peru on its two-night journeys at altitudes of up to 4,800 metres climbing in the Andes en route from Cusco to Arequipa. It's one of the world's highest rail routes, and you'll be glued to the large picture windows as the elegant...

Mind, Body, Soul: Wellness on Shore Paired with Spa on Board Regent Seven Seas Cruises

on 04/26/2017 in Mediterranean Sea
Does the idea of returning from vacation healthier, more centered, spiritually uplifted than when you left appeal to you?   Regent Seven Seas Cruises and its shipboard spa partner Canyon Ranch SpaClub have introduced Seven Seas Wellness, a new collection of wellness-themed shore excursions paired with on-board spa and wellness experiences. The initiative, that integrates ship and shore, is all about...

Video: Mystique of Monaco: 5 Things You Didn't Know

on 04/26/2017 in Monaco
It's the backdrop of the legendary Monaco Grand Prix.  It's been featured in no less than two James Bond movies.  Not to mention To Catch a Thief, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Grace Kelly that filmed in glitzy Monaco, where she met a prince and then became Princess Grace. Monaco – and Monte Carlo – have established and maintained an...

Video: Is this the 'Most Luxurious Ship at Sea'?

on 04/26/2017 in Anywhere
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is celebrating a banner year: its Silver (25th) Anniversary and the first full year in service of its flagship, the Explorer, a ship that's been called 'the most luxurious ship at sea.'  We just had to see if it's true. Watch the video and decide for yourself! No bills to sign at the bar.  No ties....

Luxury, Small Ship Cruising Gets a New Muse. The Silver Muse

on 04/13/2017 in Genova
Silversea launches its new flagship Silver Muse; with fewer than 600 guests and over 400 crew, the newest all-suite, all-butler service environment at sea embodies classic, small ship luxury cruising.   The Silver Muse has set sail, ceremoniously delivered to the cruise line in Genoa, Italy.  She was blessed by His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa before launching on...

Can Cruise Travel have an Edge? Celebrity Cruises Thinks So.

on 03/23/2017 in Anywhere
We don't normally go gaga over ships that haven't launched yet… But this news we just had to share with you. At a cruise industry event last week, Celebrity Cruises announced the first of a new class of ship: The Edge. The first ship designed entirely in 3-D, in (parent company) Royal Caribbean's Miami Innovation Lab in the world's largest...