Azamara Club Cruises

From the palm-fringed waters of Mombasa to the ornate mosques of Durban, let Azamara take you to bucket-list locates in Africa. No matter where you go with Azamara, you’ll love the stunning beaches, exotic wildlife, charming towns, and sophisticated cities of these African cruise and land packages.

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The Virtuoso Life

We recently asked our Instagram followers if the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future – and 75 percent of them said yes. For all of us at Virtuoso Life, this extended time at home has reinforced our belief that travel can and should be done in a way that helps our planet and its communities thrive. On that note, this week’s newsletter is packed with tangible advice from Virtuoso travel advisors and leaders from Virtuoso hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators on how you can embrace sustainable travel when you’re ready to explore again. Their tips are simple, mindful, and easier to achieve than you might think, from the trips you choose to take to the items you toss in your suitcase. It’s all about starting somewhere.

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Quark Expeditions

After months of staying in, perhaps the greatest gift of all is getting out and seeing icy blue waters set against backdrops of dramatic fjords, witnessing wildlife frolicking in their own polar habitat, and gaining a deeper understanding of cultures that have influenced the way we live today. Join Quark Expeditions in the remote and rugged regions of Greenland and Spitsbergen – and receive up to 40% off when you book through your Virtuoso travel advisor before November 30, 2020.

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Ocean vs. River Cruising

When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports.

But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you might find that one is a slightly better fit than the other. So what are the major differences?

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Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland’s finest castle hotels. It is one of the few castle hotels that can trace its ownership back through history to Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. The Castle offers its guest’s deluxe accommodations and the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, absolute luxury and exceptional service.The castle is just 8 miles from Shannon Airport, making it an ideal base from which to explore the exceptional beauty of the Shannon region. The castle is also close to the rugged magnificence of the Burren and the vibrant cities of Limerick and Galway.

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SeaDream Yacht Club – Barbados

Awe-inspiring, breathtaking, beautiful Barbados – Grenada, St. Vincent and The Grenadines Roundtrip Voyages November 2020 to March 2021 Ports of Call 7 Days Bridgetown, Barbados Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Canouan Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mayreau,…

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Tauck

Tauck’s well-choreographed land journeys and cruises are life enriching, inspirational & memorable The Tauck Mission is to “create authentic, enriching travel experiences that enhance people’s lives by broadening their knowledge and fulfilling their dreams.” Each vacation is a refined mix of culture and entertainment, sightseeing and leisure, camaraderie and privacy. Guests’ expectations are routinely exceeded,…

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Travel by Rail

Travel by rail is definitely trending for 2020.  One of our Virtuoso Travel Partners, Ker & Downey has named train travel in Europe as one of the top trends for 2019.  According to the World Rail Market Study, conducted by Roland Berger and commissioned by UNIFE (organization that represents the European rail industry) the rail…

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Capturing Those Vacation Moments: Smartphone Photography

Why the Best Camera for Your Vacation Might Not Be A Camera  Most people want to take at least a few photos on their vacation, but not everyone wants the fuss of packing and keeping track of an extra piece of electronic equipment. Have you considered leaving your digital camera at home and simply using…

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