Scenic Cruises launched the world’s first discovery cruise this past July with a journey from Iceland to Canada.
Originally scheduled to depart in August 2018, Scenic’s Eclipse set sail July 26, 2019, for a 13-day adventure across the Atlantic Ocean from Reykjavik to Quebec. The “discovery yacht” welcomed guests for a luxury sailing trip with optional on-shore excursions.
With two private Airbus H130 helicopters onboard, guests are free to roam their surroundings by air when the ship is docked.
The ship, from Australian cruise company Scenic, has a maximum capacity of 228 guests (only 200 for itineraries in the Arctic and Antarctica) and offers 114 suites (all with verandas), plus 10 restaurant options; a spa with a gym and a yoga/Pilates studio; and a 240-seat theater.
When not participating in one-of-a-kind excursions, guests can go for a dip in the indoor or outdoor plunge pool, or simply order room service from their own private butler.
WHEN IT COMES TO PLACES OF entry and departure, airports are both more common and can have more character than the average cruise port. Port Canaveral, however, near Orlando, Florida, boasts tons of charm to complement the plentiful cruises departing daily.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
I TRUST YOU’LL ENJOY our Cruising Issue, a topic we didn’t focus on when we launched Global Traveler 16 years ago. Like cruising, we changed a great deal over the past years. Where we once turned up our noses at taking that typical cruise, we have come to learn cruising not only has its place in our travels, but it can hold a special place.
Tribute Portfolio helps friends celebrate Friendsgiving with special stay bundles available through Nov. 30. The limited-time bundles feature locally inspired Thanksgiving dinners and amenities.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Marriott recently announced the purchase of W New York – Union Square. The company paid $206 million for the 270-guestroom property, with intentions to transform the hotel into a better representation of the W brand.
The Park Hyatt brand made its Kyoto debut with the opening of Park Hyatt Kyoto. The property is located within Higashiyama Hills, one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts. The area is known as the birthplace of Japanese zen gardens, the Japanese tea ceremony and Ikebana flower arrangement. The hotel is adjacent to Kodai-ji Temple and within walking distance of many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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