Tag: luxury cruises
- This is the Mandalay. A 236-foot schooner with a nose for Caribbean islands that few travelers can even identify. Mayreau. Union. Happy. Those islands. But here's the kicker: there's no real itinerary. On this 7-day Sail Windjammer cruise, Islands photographer Jon Whittle and editor Robert Stephens weren’t sure where the captain would be going, or what they were about to witness.
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- The sails are raised in Grenada on the 236-foot Mandalay. The ship's 19 passengers aren't sure exactly where this seven-day cruise will take us. The captain will only say this: "You'll be amazed." Islands photographer Jon Whittle captures what happens next.
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- If you're looking for the perfect private cruise, look no further. This sleek vessel is the ultimate in overseas romance, luxury and pampering. The Alexa, a traditional ship that's been completely modernized, will take you on exotic adventures that are complemented by gourmet meals and picturesque views. (Yes, we're drooling from both.) Take a look.
- Before I was born, my dad worked for a NASA contractor and was stationed on Grand Turk. So growing up I heard all kinds of stories about what life was like on a Caribbean island before the tourists came. About the tiny airport that, from the old photo, looks as if it could have doubled as a beach bar (it probably did). About the real bar where Americans drank endless rounds of beer and played endless rounds of darts. And how the tedium of his job of tracking satellites could be broken only by a walk along the utterly deserted beach. My father’s tales have inspired a lifelong spark to see — no, feel — Grand Turk, perhaps while sailing the new Carnival Breeze. I’ll snorkel with stingrays at Gibb’s Cay, just offshore, and see the replica of ...
- I fell in love with Silolona the moment our tender pulled up to the magnificent phinisi (traditional Spice Route sailboat) off the shore of West Papua, Indonesia. It likely helped that I was with Patti Seery, the American expat who handbuilt this five-cabin teak boat (with a skilled team of Indonesian craftsmen) and now sails on it often, guiding expeditions throughout the archipelago.
- We've now ranked these from No. 26 (Iceland cruise) to No. 1 (?), based on cruise itineraries with the most must-see islands. For passionate island travelers, island-hopping cruises are the best way to see the islands on your travel bucket list. We've researched hundreds of 2013 cruise itineraries for these suggestions on great island cruises. See more ideas in our ISLANDS Best Cruises Travel Guide.
For Caribbean cruises -- and to win a free 7-night cruise -- visit the website of our sister brand Caribbean Travel + Life to see the Best Caribbean Cruises 2013.
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