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Exciting new explorer ship with underwater observation lounge joining Ponant fleet

Ponant is coming out with a brand new explorer class ship this month, the Le Laperouse.  

Ponant is a small ship luxury cruise line with a French touch.  They offer cultural and relaxation cruises all over the world, including expedition sailings to some of the most remote locations including the Arctic & Antarctic.

The Le Laperouse is the first of 6 Explorer Class expedition ships that Ponant will be introducing to it’s fleet.  Named after French explorer Jean-Francois de La Perouse, Ponant is the only cruise line that flies the French flag.  

The ship is able to sail to the Polar Regions as well as all over the world.  The le laperouse gets you to places that larger ships cannot.

Expedition sailings don’t just mean the polar regions.  You’ll be able to take an expedition type cruise through tropical regions as well.  And you’ll see it in a totally different way.

Sailing on the Le Laperouse is like sailing on your own “private yacht” with only 92 staterooms.  All with private balconies. Rooms range from 205 sq ft for the Deluxe Staterooms to 485 sq ft. for the Owners Suite.

There are 2 restaurants on board featuring French-inspired cuisine.  Ponant has partnered with world-renowned superchef Alain Ducasse to add liveliness to its culinary offerings.

Prepare for spectacular service as there are 110 crew members on each sailing.

The interior of the ship is elegant in design with many areas that open to the outdoors.

Certified “clean ship” with zero impact wastewater treatment, and low emission engines.

A unique feature of the ship is a multi-sensorial underwater lounge called the Blue Eye.  Located beneath the water line, here you’ll be able to lounge while seeing and hearing the passing marine life.  This is a world’s first and it looks totally amazing!

There’s an infinity pool at the back of the ship with a multi use Modulable marina which can be used for sunbathing, a water sports platform, or other uses.

This is 5 star luxury expedition sailing to all corners of the world.

If you have any questions about the le laperouse or the cruise line Ponant, please feel free to call us or send us a message here.

Reservations are open for the all new ultra luxury Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

Every year there are new cruise lines and new ships entering the cruise industry.  Well, there’s a special one that’s debuting in February 2020… This new cruise line has a history of having some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts around the world.  Superior accommodations, extraordinary service and luxurious amenities are some of the things that make the Ritz Carlton among the most successful and very best in the world.

Ritz Carlton is introducing their brand new Yacht Collection which debuts in February 2020 from Fort Lauderdale.  The debut is not just any ordinary week in February, it’s the weekend of the BIG GAME. Super Bowl LIV (54) will be hosted in Miami and you can catch the big game while on your super luxurious Ritz Carlton cruise.  

Reservations have just recently opened for 2020 and voyages will kick off with a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on February 1, 2020 on a 5 night round trip cruise.  The Super Bowl in Miami is being played on February 2. You can get some tickets and head to the big game, watch it somewhere in town, or watch it in the comfort of your luxury yacht.  After the game, the yacht will take off towards the Caribbean.

The inaugural season will include:

  • Caribbean sailings from February 1 till March 21, 2020 (Four 7 night sailings)
  • Mediterranean Sailings starting on March 28, 2020 when it sails the Barbados to Lisbon Transatlantic on a 12 night cruise.  This is followed by 11 Mediterranean sailings ranging from 7 to 11 nights up till July 4, 2020.
  • Northern Europe starting on July 5, 2020 when it sails on a 9 night Bordeaux to London voyage.  This is followed by 8 sailings ranging from 7 to 14 night. On September 12 the 14 night cruise departs Reykjavik to Canada arriving on September 26.
  • Canada & New England – September 26 to Oct 27 for 4 sailings and the 4th one is Boston to Nassau
  • Back to the Caribbean on November 6, 2020 for 7 sailings till end of year.

The Ritz Carlton yacht Collection is all about comfort and luxury:

  • The yacht will accomodate just 298 guests and have the feel of a Ritz Carlton property, spacious and residential.
  • The signature Ritz personalized service that is among the very best in the world.
  • Five unique dining experiences including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg
  • Spacious ocean view suites with luxury amenities and your own private terrace.  
  • Onboard spa oasis
  • Direct access to the ocean right from the marina style platform at the back of the yacht.
  • Five themed excursion categories for your choice of land tours including options that can be curated just for you.

Cruising with Ritz Carlton is the ultimate in luxury travel.  They have super high standard for service & amenities and there is no doubt that this will translate to their new cruise line.

Reservations are now open and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us or send any questions here.


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Tauck new itinerary on the Rhine River with Oktoberfest

Tauck is introducing a new Rhine itinerary that coincides with the German beer festival, Oktoberfest.

The Rhine River is Europe’s most captivating rivers. It’s medieval churches & castles, hillside vineyards, and storybook villages.

Oktoberfest is a celebration of the Bavarian culture. And with this celebration, pints and pints and pints of BEER are drunk!

Fun fact about Oktoberfest – it began on October 12, 1810 as a celebration when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The wedding was celebrated with a few days of drinking. Oktoberfest was born!

 

Tauck has 2 departures in September 2019. It’s a 10 day trip which combines a 7 night cruise on the Rhine River with a 2 night stay in Munich – to celebrate Oktoberfest in the heart of it all!

The Itinerary Features:

  • Start in Amsterdam and their charming windmills and canals.
  • Sail upstream to Old Town Dusseldorf – a city with a thriving fashion and art scene
  • Continue on the Middle Rhine – also knows as the Romantic Rhine – you’ll pass countless castles and fortresses standing watch over the river.
  • A day in Old Town Heidelberg and the ruins of the castleExplore Frances Alsace countryside – with German and French influences. it’s a picturesque countryside dotted with vineyards and historic wine villages.
  • Arrive in Basel and visit Mt. Pilatus and lake side city of Lucerne

On day 8 you’ll have a brief visit in Lake Konstanz before you head to Munich for the 2 night Oktoberfest festivities.

For those seeking a truly luxurious and All Inclusive river cruise, Tauck is the perfect option for you. They are the premier river cruise line.

What’s included in your price?

Well that’s easy. We don’t have to go over a list of items that are included and the ones that are extra. They include every expense in their upfront price. There are no options sold EVER. And there’s no skimping.

Tauck is truly one of the best on the rivers. More than half of Tauck river cruisers take another Tauck journey within 3 years!

The Autumn Along the Rhine… Munich’s Oktoberfest itinerary has only 2 departures and some category rooms are selling fast so don’t wait!

Call us at 305-814-8184 or write us here with any questions.

Four Seasons bringing a luxury resort to a private island in Belize

5-Star luxury is coming to Belize.  Four Seasons plans to build a resort and residences on the private island of Caye Chapel in Belize.

Packed with both culture and adventure, Belize is one of the best vacation destination spots in Central America.   You get the best of both worlds with a coastline on the Caribbean Sea and an inland jungle.

Four Seasons Caye Chapel will be a luxury destination for the travelers and residence owners who are looking for the private luxury island experience.  It is scheduled to open in 2021.

So where is Caye Chapel?

The small island is located in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.  The island is 16 miles from the main island of Belize City.  Getting there is easy, either a 30 minute boat ride or 10 minute flight.

The 280 acre island is outlined by 6 miles of pristine white sand beaches.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel plans on building:

  • 100 guest rooms and suites with overwater bungalows
  • Approximately 50 Private Estate lots – these can be designed and built to your preference
  • 35 Private Residences

Each of the private and residence lots will have private beach and golf course access.  Choose to live on the east side of the island to enjoy the sunrises or the west side for the sunsets.

As with all Four Seasons properties, there will be plenty of amenities.  Here are a few:

  • 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa
  • Tennis courts
  • Health and wellness facilities
  • Union Harbour & Marina with a collection of shopping, dining, drinking, and entertainment
  • Young residents club
  • Two beach clubs
  • Sunrise Sanctuary – which is an ideal place for focus, meditation and silent sports.
  • Private airstrip

The island also features the Fabien Cousteau Nature and Conservation Institute and Adventure Center.  Fabien Cousteau is a world renowned oceanographic explorer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker.

Caye Chapel is within viewing distance to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere.

And don’t forget, this is an island where you can snorkel, paddle board, scuba dive, boat expeditions and many other aquatic adventures.

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Legendary World Cruise Exploring all 7 Continents with Silversea

Silversea has just announced the itinerary for their 2020 World Cruise and it is truly legendary!

It’s a historic sailing in that it’s the first world cruise that let’s you set foot on all 7 continents, all on the same ship!

This remarkable voyage can be booked as the full 140 day cruise visiting 62 ports in 32 countries, but can also be broken down into 9 shorter routes.

The full world cruise starts in Ft. Lauderdale on January 6 to Amsterdam on May 25, 2020 aboard the luxurious Silver Whisper.

There are 137 Land Programs that you can take advantage of!  The world cruise can be customized as you can extend your stay in a number of ports.

13 overnights in some of the most magnificent cities.

Land programs can be pre-, post, or even mid-cruise.

PORTS OF CALL:

The 9 Routes that make up the Full World Cruise:

– January 6 to 27 from Ft. Lauderdale to Buenos Aires:

  • Your journey begins in the sun splashed Caribbean with port stops in San Juan, Bridgetown, and Devil’s Island.
  • Sail south to Brazil and see Fortaleza, Natal, Salvador de Bahia, and the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Continue further south to Punta del Este and to the glamorous & gritty Buenos Aires.

– January 27 to February 15 from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso:

  • Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Stanley (Falkland Islands, Malvinas),
  • Sail the Drake Passage to the Arctic Peninsula and make your way to Ushuaia.
  • Cruise through Chilean Fjords and Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, and finally Valparaiso.

– February 15 to March 1 from Valparaiso to Papeete, Tahiti:

  • Depart Valparaiso and move west to Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island, Adamstown (Pitcairn Island), Mangareva (Gambier Islands),
  • Arrive in the tropical paradise of Papeete, Tahiti

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– March 1 to March 20 from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia:

  • Explore the French Polynesian islands or Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora and Aitutaki in Cook Islands,
  • Cross the International Date Line and reach the Tonga Islands of Nuku’alofa, Neiafu, Ovaka,
  • Continue west to Lautoka in Fiji, Champagne Beach and Pentecost Island in Vanuatu, Lifou in New Caledonia,
  • Arrive down under in Sydney, Australia

– March 20 to April 7 from Sydney, Australia to Singapore:

  • Cruise around Australia with port stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Albany, Fremantle (Perth)
  • Sail north from Australia to Bali and Semarang in Indonesia
  • Continue north and arrive in Singapore

– April 7 to April 18 from Singapore to Mumbai:

  • After 2 days in Singapore sail north to the modern and vibrant city of Phuket in Thailand,
  • Sail west to Colombo in Sri Lanka,
  • Arrive in India with stops in Cochin and Mumbai

– April 18 to May 6 from Mumbai to Rome:

  • Many bucket list experiences on this leg take you from Mumbai to Muscat and Salalah in Oman,
  • Sail the Red Sea to Jordan and Egypt
  • Through the Suez Canal to Italy with ports of call in Taormina, Sorrento, and Civitavecchia (Rome)

– May 6 to May 15 from Rome to Dublin:

  • Set off from Rome towards Barcelona, Spain
  • Sail north on the Atlantic stopping in Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland

– May 15 to May 25 from Dublin to Amsterdam:

  • The last leg of your world journey takes you through Northern Europe from Dublin to Belfast and Scotland
  • The stunning city of Bergen and scenic Flam in Norway
  • Your World Cruise sails to it’s conclusion in Amsterdam on May 25

 

THE BENEFITS OF THE FULL WORLD CRUISE:

  • Roundtrip Business Class Air*
  • Private transfers
  • Bon voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay prior to departure
  • Silver Shore baggage valet between home and ship in Fort Lauderdale and Amsterdam
  • Exclusive World Cruise events
  • Bespoke Silversea experiences
  • $4,000 onboard spending credit per suite (double occupancy)
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Expedition parka
  • Laundry service
  • Medical services
  • Visa package**

Silversea Cruises is an All-Inclusive luxury cruise line that sails to more than 800 destinations across all 7 continents.  Upscale yet you can expect a casual atmosphere.

FEATURES OF SAILING WITH SILVERSEA:

  • Luxury Accomodations – Guests are indulged with all ocean-view spacious suites with marble bathrooms, plus private teak verandas on more than 85 percent of the suites.
  • Butler Service – Personal service includes butler service for all guests and the highest crew-to-guest ratio.
  • Gourmet Dining – An exclusive partnership with Relais & Châteaux ensures an incredible dining experience with multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, and open-seating dining.
  • Italian Heritage & Hospitality – Small touches infuse the upscale Italian lifestyle with Illy Coffee, Pratesi fine bed linens and down duvet covers, Bulgari and Ferragamo bath amenities, and Italian marble bathrooms.
  • All-Inclusive Fares – Silversea’s all-inclusive fares include gourmet dining, wines, champagnes, spirits, beers, specialty coffees, soft drinks, in-suite dining and stocked suite refrigerator and bar, 24-hour room service, transportation into town in most ports, and gratuities.
  • Free WiFi – Every Silversea ship on every voyage offers one hour of complimentary WiFi Internet access per guest per day, and unlimited WiFi for guests sailing in select suite categories.
  • Solo Traveler Friendly – Single supplements begin as low as 125% for guests seeking to travel on their own. Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travelers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions.

Fares start at $62,000 per person.  This is truly a bucket list journey.  You can be the 1% of the 1% by vising all 7 continents.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or send us a question request.