Cruises/Yacht Charter

The river cruise line Uniworld will christen the S.S. Catherine, a 159-passenger ship set to sail the rivers of France.
With its beachfront location, year-long sunshine and 209,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space, Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton offers an ideal gathering place for a...
Onboard the M/Y Enigma XK Expedition Yacht, 12 guests are accommodated with 5 VIP cabins, an attentive crew of 21, and gourmet dining and drinks.
Designed to visit both the North and South Poles, Le Soléal , the latest ship from Marseilles, France–based Compagnie du Ponant , has just made its maiden voyage, departing from Venice to cruise to...
Oracella , the latest river cruiser from Orient-Express , was built to capture the pioneering spirit. At just 200 feet long, the ship’s small size allows it to sail through remote destinations in...
If you need a little push to start planning your next holiday, the Getaway 2 Give (G2G) Collection —the latest contender in the luxury-vacation-club market—now lets you pair your penchant for travel...
Seabourn is entering new territory with a series of four 21- and 24-day voyages sailing between Valparaíso, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Antarctica. Reservations are open now for the...
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the oceanographer and environmentalist, and the son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will host four sailing trips on the luxury liner Paul Gauguin in 2013. Aboard the one-to-...
Over the past two decades, Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar travel with a fleet of seven ice-classed vessels and a selection of more than 20 unique adventures—including twice-annual voyages...
Dutch liner Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has added a unique 17-day journey through Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk this summer, which cruises through the rarely traveled Kuril, Shantar, and Malminskie islands and...
A few tickets are still left for the maiden world cruise of Seabourn Quest , the newest addition to the Seabourn Cruise Line fleet. This 225-suite cruise ship—which features four dining venues, six...
Queen Elizabeth ii was on hand to name, bless, and christen, with a bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild, the 90,600-ton Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth when it debuted in Southampton, England,...
Quark Expeditions , a leader in cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica (and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011), has just chartered its first luxury vessel, Sea Spirit , for at least three...
With the launch of this year’s Sojourn , the second in a trio of sister ships, the Yachts of Seabourn continues to expand its concept of intimacy and indulgence at sea, in direct contrast to the...
The World , the private residential community aboard a luxury yacht, is offering two- and three-week golf voyages this summer. Destinations include Mexico, the Pacific Northwest of the United States...
What » A journey to Egypt’s highest pyramids, on its longest river, and inside its most private tombs. Who » "I’m a frustrated Indiana Jones," says Destinations & Adventures International...
What » A private yacht charter through Alaska’s Inside Passage and along British Columbia’s coast. Who » Michael Sawyer, the president of Infinity Yacht Charters, specializes in tracking down...
The turquoise flashes of a blue morpho’s wings appear like a beacon as the butterfly darts and weaves in front of our skiff on the narrow, black-water Yanallpa River in northeastern Peru. Microscopic...
This summer, adventure cruise company Quark Expeditions ( www.quarkexpeditions.com ) is launching the Russian-built icebreaker 50 Years of Victory as a passenger ship that will carry as many as 128...
An extended family—two grandparents, three couples, and four young children—travels from Chicago to Corfu, Greece, their base for a two-week yachting trip in the Greek islands. Providers. Air travel...
A family of four from Greenwich, Conn., travels to the French West Indies island of St. Barts for a two-week vacation on land and at sea. Providers. Air travel by Marquis Jet (212.499.3790, www...
Two families—four adults and five children—travel from Washington, D.C., to Costa Rica for a two-week eco-adventure and yachting retreat. Providers. Air travel by CitationShares (203.861.9667, www...
Water World The 161-foot Feadship Teleost , docked at the 3-year-old Wharf Marina, cuts a distinct silhouette. In the Caribbean, this vessel would not appear particularly remarkable, but here she is...
A trip aboard the luxury barge Magna Carta ( www.magna-carta.co.uk ) offers a chance to visit four of Great Britain’s finest golf courses. The cruise, from London to Henley-on-Thames, includes a stop...
A third queen soon will reign over the seas. In December 2007, Cunard will send Queen Victoria on its maiden voyage, a 10-night journey from Southampton, England, to five western European ports. The...
Cunard came to my notice in November 1969 when the Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, not long after it had made its maiden voyage in May of that year. My father, William Warwick, was...
Passing Fancy The romance and mystique of the Cunard liners—one of the most enduring British institutions—captured me at a young age. As a child, my family enjoyed annual beach holidays on the Isle...
In January 1915, less than a year before Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance descended to its grave beneath Antarctica’s ice floes, Frank Hurley, the expedition’s official photographer, discovered a...
Queen Mary 2 Cunard crowns a new queen of the sea. Cunard built the Queen Mary 2—QM2 for short—to carry the tradition of the ocean liner into the 21st century. This was quite a feat considering that...

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