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by Hilary Stockton on 11/2/2016
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  The Seabourn Quest, launched in 2011, is a favorite of my cruise clients. It offers just 226 staterooms on its 8 guest decks, making it a mid-size vessel; it carries less than half the passengers of larger ships such...
  Luxury Cruise: AMEX Cruise Privileges Benefits or Earn 3X Points with the Chase Sapphire Reserve? A TravelSort Client and cruiser asks "Should I pay for my cruise with my AMEX Platinum to enjoy the AMEX Cruise Privileges benefits such...
  This Bora Bora Dream Pictures Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. Since neither of us is anything remotely resembling a professional photographer, we often wish we...
  Several AMEX offers are expiring soon for Qantas, Frette, Norwegian Cruise Line and some high end NYC grocery stores. To get these, log into your American Express account and scroll down to the "AMEX Offers & Benefits" section. Trying...
This Review of a Milford Sound Flight and Cruise with Real Journeys, New Zealand is from our recent visit to Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand, please see:...
Belmond Bellini Club is the preferred partner program of Belmond (formerly Orient Express) Hotels, Trains and Cruises. Most Belmond hotels are also Virtuoso members, so for TravelSort Clients' shorter Belmond hotel stays I usually reserve with Virtuoso benefits. But there's...
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2016. I hope that wherever your travels this holiday season take you, you're able to spend quality time with...
  This Amantaka Activities and Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future post will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First...
  What are the best luxury liveaboards in Indonesia and the Maldives? A TravelSort client writes: "I'm an avid diver, but my wife doesn't dive. She's been willing for many of our trips to be in places that offer great...
  Update: For great 2015 offers, see Top Luxury Cruise Offers in 2015: Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea Oceania Cruises is offering several great cruise deals in 2014, which are actually a better deal than the "Your World on Sale" offers. These deals...
    Cruise flight award bookings are included with all Virtuoso cruise bookings and AMEX Platinum cruises booked with TravelSort of at least $12,000. While my existing TravelSort clients who cruise already are familiar with this benefit, here's how it...
  In my Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard 40,000 Bonus Miles Review I gave the pros and cons of the card. To me, it's a no brainer to go with the Barclaycard Arrival Card instead of the Capital One...
  Why go Paris, with its rich cultural history, might not immediately spring to mind as the ideal family destination, but, despite its attractiveness to adults the world over, it's surprisingly family-friendly and offers a great range of interesting sights...
  When I told my family and friends we were taking our almost 2-year old son to the Galapagos, they were aghast. "You should wait until he's older, he won't enjoy it and it will be tough on you" they...
The Galapagos might at first blush seem an unlikely trip for me: I’m not a birdwatcher, and I’m lucky if I remember to bring my camera, let alone use it. But no matter. This is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime trip...
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