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Wally: Iconic Yachts From the Ultimate Innovators

By Theodora Halstead

Following Ferretti Group’s investment into yacht designer and builder Wally earlier this year, Elite Traveler looks at three yachts that have made this brand such an innovative and dynamic force in the superyacht world. Wallyace These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a yacht without a beach club that enables you to easily access the water. However, this wasn’t always […]

Explore Svalbard with Cameraman Doug Allan

In August this year, polar expedition operator PolarQuest will launch an expedition cruise to Svalbard, Norway in the company of multi-award-winning cameraman Doug Allan. The 10-night expedition on board M/S Quest is sure to be an exhilarating and life-affirming journey of discovery. The exact route will be dependent on the ice and weather conditions, but one highlight include a trip […]

Explore the Galápagos Aboard the MV Origin

By Theodora Halstead

The volcanic geology of the Galápagos has captured the imaginations of intrepid travelers since the first recorded visit in 1535. There are restrictions on accessing the islands to protect the endemic flora, fauna and wildlife, but Ecoventura’s MV Origin is the ideal vessel from which to explore. Late last year, Origin became the first expedition yacht in the world to […]

The World’s Most Glamorous Gateways to Cruising

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. We take a look at three outstanding marinas around the world where glamour comes with close proximity to the city. Island Gardens Deep Harbour, Miami, USA Conveniently located in the middle of Miami’s waterways, this marina is ideal for those wanting to berth amid the bustling city. You’re literally […]

A Burns Night celebration

By Theodora Halstead

To celebrate the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns, Burns Night has been a celebrated tradition since 1801. Elite Traveler was invited to sample a special Burns Night menu at London venue Wiltons, in advance of its one-night-only occurrence on the 25th January. Wiltons is known as a bastion of British cuisine and chef Daniel Kent is famed […]

The Benefits of Berth Ownership at Christophe Harbour

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. So, you’ve purchased the yacht of your dreams. You’ve been given the keys (not literally of course) and your eye is firmly fixed on the horizon, imagining adventures to be had and seas to sail. Though the experience of cruising the high seas is probably one of the reasons […]

Three Ultimate World Cruises

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you’ve got a few hundred days at your disposal and want to see as much of the world as possible without the hassle of multiple itineraries and agents, embark on a world cruise. Amsterdam The 128-day Grand World Voyage on board the midsize Amsterdam is a round trip […]

Symphony of the Seas: Experience Ponant’s Latest Vessel

By Theodora Halstead

These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain in the moment. When you’re next on vacation, look around and see who is soaking up the atmosphere and who is bent over their phones, oblivious to their surroundings—you’ll likely see more of the latter. Ponant’s latest vessel, Le Lapérouse, tackles this issue by submerging guests in a unique, immersive experience. […]

The St. Regis New York

Welcome to the iconic St. Regis New York, where contemporary luxury meets classic sophistication. Founded over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, The St. Regis New York is a true Fifth Avenue landmark with 238 beautifully designed guestrooms and suites where the iconic St. Regis Butler sets the standard for the ultimate in personalized service. Relax with afternoon […]

Coco Privé Private Island Maldives

Nestled away in the Maldives, Coco Privé is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind private island getaway, available only for exclusive use. With six beautifully designed villas, the tropical island is a perfect, tranquil escape for those wanting to reconnect with their family and friends. A private gourmet chef will prepare exquisite meals based on personal tastes, while discreet butler service will ensure […]