Revel in the Luxury On Board a 5-Star Cruise

pier-569314__340.jpg To set out on a journey that will move you through the vast oceans aboard an extravagant 5-star cruiser is to let go of the all that is ordinary in life. Certainly, there are many other travel options that will get you to your destination in much less time, but none of them match the luxury and decadence of a cruise. This kind of trip enables you to visit places in elegance and be at ease while delighting in some of the world’s most amazing views. The luxury liners that traveled over the Atlantic Ocean in the 1800’s were the beginning of modern day cruises. Companies added luxuries in order to better the competition, and so the tradition began.

As you arrive at this high-end cruise ship you will feel pampered with some of the finest examples that luxury service has to offer: top-notch cabins and exclusive ship services, concierge resources, exotic locations, the finest cuisine and wine with someone to attend to your every need. You will enjoy the freedom to do whatever you want as you give yourself over to this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. No matter what your understanding of fun might be, you will be able to indulge; whether you are an adventure-seeker, foodie, wine enthusiast, or student of history. No matter what you want, these liners are designed to accommodate; from an energetic workout to unwinding by the pool, from dancing the night away to enjoying quiet time with your partner.

While sailing on a 5-star ship, you'll have the chance to go on a variety of amazing excursions. Re-live history as you travel the globe visiting everything from medieval towns to modern cities.

Luxury Cruise Lines

One that is known for offering uncompromising standards and quality is Silversea Cruises. Silversea travels to some of the most exotic places and provides cultural interaction and exciting adventures you will not get anywhere else.

A second company recognized for its high-end cruises is Crystal Cruises. Passengers enjoy the finest bed linens, bathrobes, and slippers; exquisite table settings; world-class entertainment; and white glove service.

None goes to more destinations than Princess Cruises, which offers more than 40 and journeys to nearly every continent. Their ships are huge – close to 700 people can travel on each one – so they are almost like mobile towns! For off-the-beaten-path places, no one can beat Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, which sails to Antarctica and Alaska among other intriguing spots. They recognize the importance of providing passengers the chance to get to know diverse people, natural habitats, and cultures.

Start off in the Mediterranean
Sail the Mediterranean on these enormous ships and take advantage of the opportunity to go on shore to explore the small ancient coastal villages which will surely take you back in time.

Land of the Tsars

Travel to Russia and tour the awe-inspiring Hermitage Museum, the second largest museum in existence presently. It has been accessible to the general population since 1852, although the collections actually date back to Empress Catherine the Great and 1764.

The Lands Down Under

Australasia is a region that has an extraordinary assortment of cultures, people, and lifestyles.

Spend a day lounging on one of Australia’s expansive beaches, or if you prefer something more adventurous, check out the Great Barrier Reef or the Outback. In New Zealand, visit kiwi orchards in Tauranga or go for a hike to enjoy the stunning nature and roaring waterfalls.

The Sights and Sounds of Asia

For a real sensory experience, visit Thailand, Vietnam, and China to discover the sights, tastes, and smells.

Japan is a spellbinding blend of age-old traditions and slick, modern cities. Bangkok, Thailand is known for the spires that are part of its temples and other buildings, as well as for the beautiful palaces and Buddhist statues.

From Deserts to Skyscrapers to Pyramids

The Middle East is home to a tremendous expanse of desert landscape as well as vibrant cosmopolitan cities with the latest cutting-edge technological advances and skyscrapers. In fact, the world’s tallest building is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which welcomes tourists to its observation deck. The colorful, fascinating history of the region began thousands of years ago and still impacts the culture today.

In Jordan, the 5th century BC city of Petra is a wonderful place for history buffs to see, while nearby Aqaba is famous for its resorts and water sports. Egypt is home to the ancient temples in Karnak and Luxor as well as the famous pyramids at Giza, whereas Oman has the medieval Frankincense trail.

The Diversity of South America

Travel through South American countryside and see the magnificent sights like Iguazu Falls which links Argentina to Brazil, then tour next to Rio de Janeiro, known for its Carnival and infamous Christ the Redeemer statue high above Sugar Loaf Mountain. Nature lovers will delight in Chile; it is not only the longest country in the world, it is blessed with an extensive array of natural beauty from mountains to ice fields and desert to beaches. From the elegance of a ball dance to the intimate moment on the deck, a world journey aboard a 5-star cruise is the ultimate backdrop for the enduring memories you take home. As anyone who has gone on one will concur, there is no other experience quite like a cruise around the globe.


The Best Destinations for the Perfect Honeymoon

Let’s face it, after the excitement of the wedding comes the best bit – the honeymoon. The high numbers of newly wedded couples looking for the best honeymoon has caused more resorts and cruise lines to feature specific romantic getaways filled with a romantic touch. Your first experience as a married couple should be a time to relax and revitalize as well as create wonderful moments together.

To discover which of the numerous spots may be good for you, read on…

Marry me?
After your true love asked for your hand in marriage, you most likely started to prepare for the perfect honeymoon.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, newlyweds in the US have so many destinations to pick from whatever their interests – whether it’s mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, or visiting iconic cities.

Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just a couple of California’s most famous symbols.
The Big Apple

New York City is acknowledged worldwide for its sites, museums, and food, but it is also a place where savvy innkeepers know how to take care of newlyweds in exemplary fashion. Discover the sites and the different sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.

yacht-3480913__340.jpg Hawaii, one of the world’s most well-known honeymoon destinations, has so many things on offer that the list seems never-ending, from its magnificent beaches, world-class hotels, innovative cuisine to its water sports and spectacular natural beauty.

Las Vegas
And don’t forget Las Vegas. For those newlyweds who seek round-the-clock entertainment and late-night fun more than they want to chill out at some beach, this city is the perfect destination.

For couples who enjoy a serving of culture, fine dining and tranquil beaches, Europe is chock-full of choices.


Paris, the City of Love, makes for the ideal place to honeymoon:; a place where couples can people-watch by day and enjoy a romantic walk under the glistening lights of the Eiffel Tower at night.

The Many Cities of Italy
Travel over to Italy and experience its many wonders, from its historical marvels, delicious food, and well-known fashion, to name just a few. The picturesque little towns and culture- rich cities of the Tuscany region are a must see when traveling to Italy.

The City of Water is iconic for its romantic, singing gondolieri on the Grand Canal and the fancy face masks worn at the Carnival of Venice.


Spain offers may places to visit: from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. The intricate architecture and folklore of the Spanish city of Seville make it the perfect spot for honeymooning couples.

During the daytime you can both stroll through its luxurious palaces and parks. And after a relaxing mid-day siesta, you can turn up the heat with late-night dancing.

The South Pacific
Fantastic honeymoon memories can be made in the South Pacific. A couple of of the world’s best honeymoon spots include the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti.

Whichever place you choose, you will come upon miles and miles of quiet, pristine beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some seriously amazing digs.

And who wouldn’t want to watch tropical fish swimming under the coffee table at one of the many hotels offering over-water suites.

Honeymooning in Africa is an adventure beyond compare.
If you’re looking a true adventure, then a honeymoon in Africa is just what you're looking for, from great safari walks, great fishing, or exciting canoe trips, or maybe just a good book in front of a hippo-filled river. Toast to married life before a camp fire as you look up to see the star-studded sky and listen to the sounds of the African bush, with an occasional roar here and there.

Escape from the crowds and enjoy a true sense of wilderness in Zambia, also known as the “Real Africa”. It has become a favored destination among newlyweds who seek out adventure and have a love of nature. Discover the magnificent sunsets and peace in this remote area filled with unspoiled wildlife. A world in one honeymoon, South Africa features one of the world's most fabulous cities, Cape Town, an wealth of Big 5 game reserves, charming wine routes, pristine, sun-drenched beaches and exquisite mountain ranges.The “Rainbow Nation” is also home to a large wide range of diverse cultures full of their own history and customs.

One of the world’s most favored honeymoon spots, Mauritius is an island found 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. This island on the Indian Ocean, with its year-round good climate and palm-fringed fabulous beaches, ticks of all the boxes as an paradisiacal, romantic retreat.

Honeymooners will find that Mauritius provides a mixture of activity, loads of chances to just lay back and relax, luxurious accommodations and the personal service they look for for such a momentous time.

Weekend Getaways: You Don't Have To Go Too Far

Sometimes life calls for a weekend getaway to de-stress, discover something new, and have a little fun. You might think it will be hard to find a place close enough to make it worth it for just a few days.

There are, of course, lots of places that are perfect for an idyllic weekend away.

New York City

Getting to the city that never sleeps from almost anywhere is simple by car, rail, or plane.

Additionally, great tourist attractions indoors ( including museums and Broadway shows) and outdoors (like Central Park and the High Line) make unpredictable weather a non-issue.

If you enjoy interesting historical monuments, you can get to both Ellis Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty via an enjoyable ferry ride.

San Francisco
Visitors love the climate in San Francisco, which encourages tourists and locals alike to enjoy outdoor activities such as riding the iconic cable cars, walking across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, and exploring the eclectic neighborhoods that each have their own colorful personalities. AT&T Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the scenery while taking in a baseball game, as the stadium overlooks the gorgeous San Francisco Bay.
Washington, D.C.

The picturesque U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. has many major attractions that are very easy to visit, as many are free of charge and found within walking distance of each other: the imposing Lincoln Memorial, the awe-inspiring Washington Monument, and many more. While visiting, don't miss out on the popular weekend brunch scene – just remember to make reservations in advance.

New Orleans

You can't visit all of the Big Easy's most popular sights in one weekend, but its diverse offerings make it easy to select activities based on your interests. History buffs can visit The National WWII Museum, while outdoorsy visitors can stroll through City Park. Foodies (or even non-foodies) will want to breakfast or snack on the traditional beignets, then spend some time walking around the famous and lovely French Quarter.

Nashville, NC

Part mountain village, part hipster retreat, this North Carolina locale is a haven for adventure-seekers and beer lovers. The renowned Appalachian Trail passes through the area if you want to hike a segment, and nearby Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway also offer wonderful day hikes. woman-2896389__340.jpg When you have worked up an appetite, stop in at one of the craft breweries to enjoy one of the 100-plus local beers and some delicious food.

With its distinct and varied neighborhoods, fantastic food scene, historic architecture, and other fun activities, Chicago is a wonderful weekend getaway.

When the temperatures are mild, check out the famous sculpture nicknamed “The Bean” or take a boat down the Chicago River to view the beautiful architecture.

If you go in the cold winter months, you might prefer to visit the fascinating local museums like the Art Institute of Chicago or the Field Museum.

Seattle is a colorful hipster city renowned for its coffee culture (Starbucks started here) as well as the iconic Space Needle and vibrant Pike Place Market with its cool bars and restaurants. You could additionally schedule in a hike in Discovery Park or on nearby Mount St. Helens.

Just be sure to pack an umbrella and a raincoat – weather in the Emerald City can be cloudy.

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