Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

The Lanesborough Reopens

Luxurious London hotel The Lanesborough has re-opened following an extensive 18-month renovation project by late interior designer Alberto Pinto. The iconic property located moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park was closed in December 2013 and stripped completely back to its shell for the refurbishment, which honours the Grade II-listed building’s architectural heritage as one … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading

Air Arabia To Launch Chinese Connection

Air Arabia is set to enter the Chinese market when it begins flights to Urumqi next month, becoming the first Middle Eastern low cost carrier to do so. The Sharjah-based airline confirmed regular nonstop services to western China’s largest city will begin on 10 February 2015.   Flight G9 800 will depart Sharjah International Airport on … Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental Opens New Turkish Resort

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has opened a new luxury resort in Turkey. Ideally located on a 60-hectare waterfront site at Cennet Koyu and offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is the group’s latest addition to its portfolio, featuring luxurious design incorporating contemporary Turkish elements and stylish Oriental-inspired touches.   Stylish … Continue reading