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Outlandish VIP Celebrations and Glamorous Champagne Christenings for Over 70 New Cruise Ships

There are currently over 70 new cruise ships scheduled to debut from 2021 to 2027. A luxury cruise creates long lasting memories. The ability to travel the world on one of the 70 new cruise ships, provides passengers the ability to enjoy a VIP experience. From eating the finest cuisine, participating in endless activities and stopping at most intimate ports around the world. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to bask in pure luxury.

When one hears the phrase – “inaugural cruise”, many thoughts come to mind. For example, the exclusive nature of glamorous champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and brand-new ship features and amenities. Avid cruisers routinely add these voyages to the top of their vacation list. Why? Due to the many perks and bonuses of these luxurious sailings.

Another popular choice is going with an “all-inclusive” package cost. You will pay an upfront all-inclusive fare for the things you’ll want to enjoy. Onboard—alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, and specialty dining. In addition, gratuities for the staff and crew, plus free transfers to and from the ship and airport,

Everyone is aware that the cruise ship industry was directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sailing options are now increasing as pent-up travel demand increases. The most popular cruise names offer all-inclusive pricing. These small-and-medium-size ships include: Regent, Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, Windstar, Oceania, Viking, Azamara, and SeaDream.

7 Things to Experience and Love Aboard an Inaugural Cruise

An Immaculate, Sparkling Environment
– Just like a new house or car, there’s a certain appeal to being on a brand-new ship. As a example, accommodations have no wear and tear, and there’s no sign of the passengers who have come before. Every part of the ship is in untouched condition. The rooms are pristine, the carpets spotless, and every dish, sheet and towel has never been used. Is there such a thing as a new-ship smell? There’s only one way to find out, but definitely yes

The VIP Feeling of Exclusivity
– You’ve been written into a page of history. You become a member of the “elite” group of passengers present for the very first sailing of a new ship. Not to mention, there are some serious bragging rights. Feel proud and say, “I was on the maiden voyage of that beautiful ship“.

A Memorable Voyage
– New cruise ships frequently offer mementos to passengers of a maiden voyage. When Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 launched, she offered “Limited Edition” QM2 maiden-voyage commemorative items. They included t-shirts, playing cards, cups and saucers, stamps, baseball caps and key chains. Even painted ostrich eggs! These small souvenirs are a tangible way to remember your voyage. Sometimes the lines even go a bit further. The cruise lines will give each cabin a very special present. It is usually customized and worth $50 or more.

Global Celebrations
Depending on the significance of the ship, there may be a very impressive pomp-and-circumstance inaugural ceremony. May may join esteemed guests from all over the world. Then, too, the arrival of a new ship in port may be cause for local celebrations all along the voyage. Along with festivities in several cities, during the course of the itinerary.

Introductory Pricing
– To create interest in the ship, some maiden voyages offer rates on an itinerary that will be priced significantly higher in the future. Since public opinion has not yet been formed and the cruise lines are eager to put their best foot forward. Therefore, the inaugural sailing of a ship can sometimes translate to a steal on cruise fares.

Customized Services
– Because the shipboard routine is still fluid, the ship’s staff tends to be quite flexible. Things like menus, seating options and the scheduling of on-board activities are a top priority. In addition, there is an accommodating flow in areas that won’t be possible on later cruises as schedules solidify.

Beyond Special Amenities
– Positive word of mouth is the key to better booking for future sailings. Hence, the new cruise ships may offer extra special food options, entertainment and activities. Passengers on a maiden voyage can take advantage of perks that may not exist on future sailings.

There is unquestionably something special about being on board a cruise ship during the inaugural cruise. Be are that these voyages do fill up early. Please do your research of upcoming maiden voyages. You can contact The Life of Luxury to help you plan that perfect luxury cruise.

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Explore Ecuador by Sea on the 128-Foot Private Yacht – M/S Wayra

Starting this month, Kontiki Expeditions introduces a safe and distinctive vacation alternative for exploring Ecuador by sea. The M/S Wayra is an amazing 128-foot private, luxury yacht. This luxury yacht will set forth on an exploration of the seldom-visited Ecuadorian coast. Thus, allowing for a rich cultural adventure and exclusive voyage. In addition, the voyage will adhere to a “neo luxury philosophy” of sustainability and giving back to communities visited.

The new M/S Wayra yacht is available for charter for up to 18 guests. There are nine luxurious staterooms. Plus, find a wealth of onboard amenities to enjoy during your excursion at sea. Kontiki Expeditions is proud to the first water-based member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Kontiki Expeditions are truly pioneers in conscious luxury travel. Therefore, they offer immersive and sustainable small-yacht expeditions. Enjoy a luxury vacation by sailing the untouristed Ecuadorian coast. The luxurious nine-stateroom Kontiki yachts introduce a maximum of 18 guests to fully enjoy the richesse of both the land and sea.

Guests can expect personalized service throughout the voyage. From a handcrafted cocktail to a bespoke excursion. Then to the final turndown at the end of a memorable day. Hence, a personalized itinerary allows for new experiences to meet guests’ interests in wellness, relaxation, gastronomy, adventure and more.

The M/S Wayra on-board crew includes a local chef, naturalist and wellness experts. Take the time to try these multi-stop itineraries. For example, snorkeling, hiking and meetings with locals. Also, experience in-depth cultural explorations, wellness activities and gastronomy.

Seven Reasons to Charter the Private Kontiki M/S Wayra Luxury Yahct:

1) Experience the freedom of an uncrowded, customized vacation. Leave the crowds and travel with your own “bubble” in your own private setting. An itinerary customized around your personal interests leads to new discoveries and lasting memories, all created “your way.”

2) Experience the pampering of a dedicated crew. The nearly 1:1 crew: guest ratio, combined with Kontiki’s intimate yacht atmosphere, ensures a high level of care and attention. They unpack your luggage and  keep your stateroom immaculate. In addition, they cook gourmet meals to your taste, and customizing the holiday experience down to the tiniest detail. As a result, it is all part of the personalized, luxury yacht charter experience.

3) Safety and attention are paramount on a private yacht. Your  your every concern is attended to. Health precautions are paramount for Kontiki Expeditions. The small group size allows for advance counsel and adherence to health protocols before boarding, on land and at sea. The Safe Travels accreditation by WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) has been achieved for all sailings.

4) Size makes a difference. Inaccessible to larger ships, Kontiki Expeditions docks in remote ports. Here, locals invite you to share their rich culture, cuisine and indigenous flora and fauna. Island and inland areas are yours to explore. Discover blue-footed boobies and howler monkeys. Also, view silver rays, cuzumbos and hummingbirds abound.

5) Adherence to sustainability is a guarantee when size is controlled. Smaller vessels eliminate over-tourism. Thus, this allows navigation without disruption to the sensitive Ecuadorian waters and ecosystems. Environmental protection guidelines are strictly followed on Kontiki’s small yacht. In addition, they give back to the communities visited, as a priority.

6) Immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture. Under the tutelage of your own crew and guides, enjoy the pace that you determine.

7) Importantly, privacy, luxury and safety ensure a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Lastly, it is the ultimate goal of a memorable vacation or holiday.

The Life of Luxury can help plan and book your next luxury vacation. We can offer you a luxury experience and access to countries all around the world.

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Heesen Yachts Delivers the M/Y ARKADIA Luxury Yacht

Heesen Yachts has delivered the M/Y ARKADIA luxury yacht. Previously known as Project TRITON – YN 18850, M/Y ARKADIA is the first of five yachts scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Dutch shipyard brand Heesen Yachts announced the M/Y ARKADIA yacht was sold in October 2020 by David Johnson of Denison Yachting. Plus, he introduced the client and worked closely with the Heesen Yachts sales team at the shipyard in Oss, to sign the sales contract.

American customers appreciate the quality of a Dutch pedigree yacht. As a result, the Heesen Yachts fleet is rapidly growing in North America and the Bahamas. The luxury yacht company looks forward to seeing ARKADIA join her sister ship OMAHA.

A go-anywhere, luxury superyacht ARKADIA is the second yacht in Heesen Yacht’s 50-metre steel displacement class. This class offers exterior lines by Clifford Denn that combine a purposeful, muscular profile with the elegance of Dutch superyacht design. Her luxurious interior is by Reymond Langton.

Every, single area of the yacht has been conceived to deliver the best possible experience for everyone on board. For example, up to ten guests can be accommodated in five luxurious suites. Continuing, the luxury yacht’s generous deck spaces will also ensure maximum enjoyment of the great outdoors. Passengers can enjoy alfresco dining, relaxing in the sun or simply getting close to the water in her lavish beach club. Arkadia is a beautiful addition to the fast-growing Heesen fleet and is sure to turn heads wherever she goes.

The new owner is represented by David Johnson from Denison Yachting. He states, “I would like to thank Heesen for their support and coordination in making this project happen. The yard worked tirelessly to ensure the yacht is ready for the owners and their family to enjoy cruising this summer.” Jonson continues, “A special thanks also to the owners’ team on board who have been an integral part of the success of this project. This is the most recent new construction sale for Denison Yachting, and we are excited to continue working closely with Heesen to facilitate the sale of future new builds.”

Delivering a superyacht during a pandemic is not a straightforward task. Heesen closely followed the initial Covid-19 safety measures, when announced. First, they appointed a dedicated team to manage the handover from the shipyard to the owner and his staff. With travel and meetings disrupted by the pandemic, this service has proved itself invaluable.

A true bluewater motor yacht, ARKADIA features a full-displacement, round-bilge hull design. In addition she is equipped with a drag-cheating bulbous bow, that promises superlative cruising comfort and seakeeping. The top speed of this luxury yacht is 15 knots. Therefore, she has a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. Perfectly balanced, the yacht’s rudders ensure excellent close-quarters maneuverability. Lastly, with just under the 500 Gross Ton threshold, she is also remarkably spacious for her length.

Currently, the Heesen team is focused on assisting and advising the yacht’s management company and her crew. The ongoing talks deal with all the regulatory and certifying authorities. The handover team also includes commissioning engineers, shipyard captains, and dedicated interior experts. These staff members work closely with the yacht’s crew, to ensure a smooth transition. The goals is make this transfer of knowledge as seamless as possible. As a result, a smooth operation of the yacht by the owner and his guests is the end goal.

The Life of Luxury deals with many luxury yacht brands around the world. Feel free to contact us anytime for assistance in buying our own superyacht. Our company offers a variety of luxury concierge services. For example tickets to VIP events around the world, luxury travel and shopping for yachts, cars, private jets, art, collectibles, fashion and much more!

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7 Reasons to Charter a Private Yacht This Year – Kontiki M/S Wayra

Have you dreamed about your next luxury vacation? Maybe 2021 is the year you charter a private yacht. The new Kontiki M/S Wayra luxury yacht, offers a socially distanced vacation. You can tour along the Ecuadorian Coast, starting late summer.

Beginning this August 2021, Kontiki Expeditions introduces a safe and distinctive vacation alternative for exploring Ecuador by sea. The new 128-foot private yacht M/S Wayra by Kontiki Expeditions, will set forth on an exploration of the seldom-visited Ecuadorian coast. As a result, it allows passengers for a rich cultural adventure. Also, this exclusive voyage will adhere to a “neo luxury philosophy” of sustainability and giving back to communities visited.

If you want to charter a private yacht, this new yacht is available for up to 18 guests. The luxury yacht features nine luxurious staterooms and a wealth of onboard amenities. Plus, Kontiki Expeditions is the first water-based member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Guests can expect personalized service throughout the voyage. For example, try a handcrafted cocktail or a a bespoke excursion to the final turndown at the end of the day. In addition, your personalized itinerary allows for new experiences to meet guests’ interests. Those include: wellness, relaxation, gastronomy, adventure and many more.

Kontiki M/S Wayra luxury private yacht - Kontiki Expeditions

Are you ready to cruise the the open sea and charter a private yacht? Don’t wait and make your plans today.

Here is a helpful list with seven reasons to charter a private yacht, like the new Kontiki M/S Wayra:

1) Experience the freedom of an uncrowded, customized vacation. Leave the crowds and travel with your own “bubble” in your own private setting. An itinerary customized around your personal interests leads to new discoveries and lasting memories, all created “your way.”

2) Experience the pampering of a dedicated crew, with a nearly 1:1 crew: guest ratio. Also, combined with Kontiki’s intimate yacht atmosphere, this ensures a high level of care and attention. From unpacking your luggage, keeping your stateroom immaculate and cooking gourmet meals to your taste. Also, they customize the holiday experience down to the tiniest detail. It is all part of the personalized, luxury yacht charter experience.

3) Size makes a difference. Inaccessible to larger ships, Kontiki Expeditions docks in remote ports. Therefore, locals invite you to share their culture, cuisine and indigenous flora and fauna. Continuing, island and inland areas are yours to explore. Discover blue-footed boobies, howler monkeys, cuzumbos, silver rays and hummingbirds.

4) Immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture under the tutelage of your own crew and guides, at a pace that you determine.

5) Adherence to sustainability is a guarantee when size is controlled. Smaller vessels eliminate over-tourism and allow navigation without disruption to the sensitive Ecuadorian waters and ecosystems. In addition, environmental protection guidelines are strictly followed on Kontiki’s small yacht. Thus, they give back to the communities visited, is a high priority.

6) Safety and attention are paramount on a private yacht, where your every concern is attended to. Hence, health precautions are paramount for Kontiki Expeditions. For example, the small group size allows for advance counsel and adherence to health protocols before boarding. This pertains to both land and at sea. The Safe Travels accreditation by WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) has been achieved for all sailings.

7) Importantly, privacy, luxury and safety ensure a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Plus, there is an ultimate goal of a memorable holiday for all customers.

Kontiki Expeditions are pioneers in conscious luxury travel. The travel brand is the first water-based member of Small Luxury Hotels. They are proud to offer immersive and sustainable small-yacht expeditions. To ensure an enjoyable VIP experience, the nine-stateroom Kontiki yachts introduce a maximum of 18 guest to enjoy the riches of both land and sea.

Finally ready to charter a private yacht? We thought so! Please contact us today to help you plan and book your next luxury vacation.

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Heesen Yachts Announces the Sale of 2 Luxury Yachts

Heesen Yachts is thrilled to share news that they sold two luxury yachts in the past few weeks. The 55-meter POLLUX was sold at the beginning of October and last Friday was the sale of the 50-meter TRITON. As a result, the sale of TRITON is the third yacht sold by Heesen in 2020.

It is exciting to see at Heesen we can sign contracts, despite the challenges created by COVID-19 travel restrictions. Hence, luxury brands have had to fight hard to continue their operations. The Heesen Yachts team continues to create innovative marketing and communication tools. Their goal is to bridge the gap generated by the pandemic with very positive results.

Despite the difficulties presented in 2020, Heesen Yachts is moving full steam ahead with 12 luxury yachts under construction. Thus, deliveries are scheduled through to 2023.

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Project Triton | YN18850

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Project Triton is the second in the 50-metre steel class. She is a true blue-water motor yacht. This stunning, luxury yacht features a displacement steel hull. It is designed by Heesen’s in-house team of naval architects and engineers.

Two MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines provide a top speed of 15 knots. As a result, she boasts a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Her distinctive, flowing exterior lines are inspired by classic automotive design by British designer Clifford Denn. While fellow British studio Reymond Langton is responsible for the yacht’s elegant interior design.

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Project Pollux | YN19255

Heesen Yachts- Project Pollux luxury yacht

Project Pollux’s imaginative interior design, perfectly crafted by Heesen’s in-house team of cabinet makers. For example, the yacht is wrapped in a muscular exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The bold lines of the 55-metre class embody the evolution of the shipyard’s DNA. Interestingly, Heesen’s traditional sportiness is now combined with masculine lines. These are typical of long-range blue water motor yachts recognizable from afar.

The beauty of the 55-metre steel class continues underwater. Her steel hull is an iteration of the uber-efficient FDHF devised by Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen. Plus, it’s engineered by Heesen’s in-house team of naval architects. Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 (IMO Tier III) will propel Pollux to a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. The result is a cruising speed of 13 knots. Also, she will have a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles.

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Heesen Yachts – 180 feet Steel class, M/Y Solemates luxury yacht

The latest luxury yacht from Heesen Yachts is the stunning 180 feet Steel class, M/Y Solemates. This yacht is the first to feature an all-new layout to accentuate her impressive interior volume of approximately 760GT.

The Heesen Yachts M/Y Solemates features six staterooms on three decks that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The master suite spans 82 square meters and includes a study and a full width bedroom. In addition, find a separate his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes, and a bathroom with both shower and bathtub.

Floor to ceiling windows flood the space with natural light and offer spectacular sea views. Just kick back and enjoy your time on the ocean, living a life of luxury. Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a luxury yacht? Leave the stress of life behind and travel the high-seas in luxury.

A secluded VIP suite is located up on the bridge deck. Plus the remaining four guest staterooms are on the lower deck. Two of guest staterooms are furnished with rail-mounted beds. Therefore, this configuration allows quick conversion from doubles to singles.

To enjoy the fresh air and sun, you will find a spacious beach club and wellness area in the stern. Yet, it opens up onto a fixed swimming platform, offering the guests easy access to the sea. In addition, the yacht’s tenders are stowed forward.

M/Y Solemates is 55 meters long and cruises at 14 knots. She can reach a top speed of 15.5 knots. The luxurious yacht can take care its guests with a crew of 13.

The Heesen Yachts M/Y Solemates owner hired a stylist to personalize the interiors designed by Bannenberg & Rowell. The decor features a bespoke selection of new veneers and fabrics to reflect the taste and lifestyle of the client.

Also, the muscular exterior lines of the 180 feet Steel class are penned by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Solemates yacht’s medium-grey color scheme highlights the elegance of the profile. Hence it gives the yacht her own unique personality.

History of Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts is a well-known Dutch ship building company. The luxury brand specializes in custom built superyachts. Heesen Yachts was founded in 1978. Since then, they have launched a variety of luxury yachts. As a result, many of these incredible yachts have won industry awards. Next, the company is proud to be recognized as one of the world leaders in the design, construction and engineering of all-aluminum yachts.

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Now You Can Own a Luxury Yacht – Sunseeker PREDATOR 84

The stunning Sunseeker Predator 84 was delivered in 2009. This incredible, luxury yacht can now be yours for 1,850,000,00 €.

The Predator 84 can accommodates eight guests in four comfortable cabins. As a result, yacht guests will appreciate the different areas and her sportfly for a sunbath or just a drink in the shade. Hence, her sophisticated and sporty look will never fail to impress!

Have you ever dreamed of owning a luxury yacht? Maybe now that the worst of COVID-19 is hopefully behind us, it’s time to live a luxury lifestyle. Take to high seas and cruise in luxury VIP style. As a result, the Predator 84 yacht will definitely turn heads. It’s sleek design is a joy to ones eyes.

We know that buying a yacht is truly a personal journey for each person. But it’s a big investment that provide a big reward. Therefore, you need to do you research and ask for help when needed. We are available to work closely with you. Finally, our goal is to deliver intelligent advice and insight to every client.

Here are some of the key features of the Sunseeker Predator 84:
– Year built: 2009. Refit: 2016
– Length: 26.49m
– Beam: 6.34m
– Cruising speed: 30,00 knots
– Max speed: 34,00 knots
– Number of Cabins: 4
– Total Guests sleeping: 8
– Cabin Configuration: 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Convertible
– Total Crew: 3
– Air conditioning
– Stabilizers at anchor and underway
– WiFi onboard
– Hydraulic swim platform

1,850,000,00 € (Includes VAT)

The Life of Luxury can help you secure the right yacht at the right price, plus support you in the purchase process. We have access to luxury yachts for sale all around the world.

We also can provide VIP access to a wide variety of luxury events. For example, red carpet award shows, fashion shows, movie premiers and concerts. In addition, sporting events, celebrity “meet and greets”, private parties and much more! Lastly, are you ready to start living life the right way?

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Enjoy a Memorable Small-Ship Voyage With Windstar Cruises

Although there is so much overhype regarding the Coronovirus, the cruise industry is strong. Windstar Cruises specializes in casually elegant, small-ship voyages to alluring ports and secluded harbors. The cruise line has a fantastic selection of travel destinations. Isn’t it time you consider a luxury cruise?

What is nice is Windstar’s ships carry fewer than 350 passengers. Therefore, all cabins and suites have ocean views. The luxurious rooms are outfitted in fine Egyptian linens, and marble bathrooms. Also, these thoughtfully designed spaces come with ample room for storage.

There is lots to do on a Windstar Cruises ship. You can go swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking or water skiing off the aft Watersports Platform. In addition, get a massage in the WindSpa or unwind with a book in the Library. Next, visit the Bridge to chat with the ship’s officers and get a look at the navigation charts and the view.

Plus, guest speakers on some voyages give presentations on a variety of topics. Learn about oceanography or Polynesian culture. Lastly, The Lounge hosts live music, while the crew show and feature some of the ship’s talented staff members. What a passenger favorite event.

Dining venues include Veranda for buffet-style and full-service meals. Try the main restaurant Amphora, alfresco Candles and the Wind Surf’s French-inspired Stella Bistro. Also, the deck barbecue is a popular highlight of each sailing. Hence, it’s often planned for the itinerary’s most scenic port call. Room service is available around the clock.

Windstar Cruises is proud to be the official cruise line of the James Beard Association. As a result, it offers regionally themed James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Collection voyages with guest chefs and sommeliers. Therefore, enjoy wine-pairing dinners, cooking demonstrations, local market tours and wine, spirit or beer tastings.

Anthony Sasso, a past guest chef, returns to Windstar to open the Spanish-themed Cuadro 44 aboard the three power ships this year. Meanwhile, James Beard Award-winning author, TV cook and grill master Steven Raichlen will debut the alfresco Star Grill. Dine for delicious grilled, smoked and rotisserie specialties aboard the same vessels.

Windstar offers Signature Expeditions on Alaska cruises. Six experts on the land’s glaciers, wildlife and culture spend time with cruise guests. There is so much to do. For example, try lead optional hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions in pristine locales like Kenai Fjords National Park.

Now you can save up to 68% with big discounts and exclusive pricing on select sailings. On select departures booked at eligible rates, you pay a reduced deposit. Then get two free bottles of wine and a choice of one perk based on the type of cabin.

For ocean-view cabins, choose a shipboard credit of up to $400 per cabin or free Wi-Fi. For select suites, choose a shipboard credit of up to $1,000 per cabin or a package. Those include drinks, gratuities, laundry service and Wi-Fi. Book by March 14.

See below for a list of Windstar Cruises departure dates and prices.

1) Caribbean, 7 nights departing San Juan Mar 21, suite starting at $1,599, save 65%.
2) Transatlantic, 13 nights departing San Juan Mar 28, suite starting at $1,299.
3) Caribbean, 7 nights departing St. Maarten Mar 28, oceanview starting at $1,599.
4) Pacific U.S. & Canada, 10 nights departing San Diego Jun 16, suite starting at $1,799.
5) British Isles, 8 nights departing Dublin Jun 22, oceanview starting at $2,999.
6) Norway, 10 nights departing Edinburgh Jun 30, oceanview starting at $2,999.
7) Mexico, 7 nights departing Puerto Vallarta Jun 9, suite starting at $3,299.
8) Alaska, 11 nights departing Anchorage Jul 11, suite starting at $3,999, save 49%.
9) Tahiti & South Pacific Islands, 7 nights departing Papeete Jul 16, oceanview starting at $3,999, save 26%.
10) Baltic, 10 nights departing Copenhagen Jul 10, oceanview starting at $5,599.

So are you ready to enjoy an incredible vacation on Windstar Cruises? Contact The Life of Luxury today and make your dream getaway come true! Book soon because these awesome prices won’t last long.

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Ultimate Luxury Cruise on the Sky Princess or Enchanted Princess

Is one of the items on your Bucket List to sail on a luxury cruise ship? Consider the new Sky Princess from Princess Cruises. The new Sky Princess will sail Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale through early April. In addition, it will be calling on the stunning islands as St. Maarten, Cozumel and St. Thomas.

Its sister ship is the Enchanted Princess. This luxury cruise ship launches in June and will cruise in the Mediterranean until the fall. Net, Then it repositions to the Caribbean in November.

Princess Cruises:

Last year, Princess Cruises celebrated 50 years of Alaska. Most of the cruise line’s itineraries include a day of sailing around Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Therefore, you might spot humpback whales, harbor seals and even bears.

Alaska cruise and land tours provide a more in-depth exploration. They combine a coastal sailing with escorted touring and hotel stays in destinations, such as Denali National Park and Preserve.

Both of the new vessels, the Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess offer a no-kids Sanctuary retreat. The new cruise ships provide more private cabanas than previous Princess liners. In addition, enjoy infinity-style pools at the aft and top-deck Sky Suites that accommodate up to five guests.

Onboard activities include culinary demonstrations, outdoor movies shown on a giant poolside screen. There is supervised fun for kids and stargazing sessions. Plus, dining venues range from main restaurants serving multicourse meals and pizzerias to specialty restaurants. For example, try Sabatini’s for Italian cuisine and Share by Curtis Stone, a six-course fine dining experience.

The Princess Cruises MedallionClass program provides more personalized service thanks to Princess’ OceanMedallion technology. For example, the wearable OceanMedallion device is about the size of a quarter. It performs an array of useful functions during your cruise. First, it unlocks your cabin as you approach the door. Next, it allows you to order beverages on demand and have them delivered anywhere on the ship. Now that is a VIP experience.

MedallionClass is currently offered on the Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess. The cruise loyalty program will be rolled out to the Ruby Princess this month. Continuing, five more vessels will offer it throughout 2020. In 2021, the Discovery Princess debuts next year.

Princess offers tropical Caribbean sailings nearly year-round. Many of the cruises spend time at Princess Cays. This private 40-acre beach retreat is surrounded by translucent blue water. Outdoor lovers can snorkel or paddle a clear-bottom kayak. You can even try surf fishing for Nassau grouper or snapper. Plus, cruise ship passengers can join a dune buggy or bicycling tour. For an unforgettable experience, interact with stingrays at the isle’s private stingray habitat.

The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your luxury cruise vacation. We offer outstanding travel packages.  Make your dreams come true and enjoy a VIP experience.  Your exotic destination getaway awaits!

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Four Amazing Luxury Yachts from Heesen Yachts

Start the new year right and own a luxury yacht. For years, Heesen Yachts has designed and manufactured amazing luxury yachts. Has your dream been to own a superyacht?

Since the day the company began, its mission has been to create yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. Year after year, they succeed in offering high quality, amazing luxury yachts.

We want to share four new yacht from Heesen. Plus, these amazing luxury yachts are almost ready for delivery and will be available in 2020.

Yacht Overview

Project Triton (photo above)
Length: 163 Feet
Material: Steel / Aluminium
Hull Type: Displacement
Max. Speed: 15 knots
Ready: 28 February 2020

The 50-metre steel-hulled Project Triton is a one-of-a-kind displacement motor yacht below the 500GT. Plus, with a bulbous bow and an engineered hull, the yacht is optimized to glide through the water. In addition, her design comes designed with the latest developments in cutting-edge naval architecture. Powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 she will reach a top speed of 15 knots. Last, the yacht will have a range of 3,800Nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

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Project Aquamarine
Length: 163 Feet
Material: Aluminium
Hull Type: Semi-displacement
Max. Speed: 23 knots
Ready: 29 January 2021

A brand new design from Omega Architects! With a rapid top speed of 23 knots, this stunning 50-metre aluminium semi-displacement motor yacht accommodates twelve guests in five beautifully-designed staterooms. It sports a contemporary interior penned by Cristiano Gatto. In addition, she also features a smart multi-purpose tender garage and luxury beach club. Aquamarine is available for delivery in January 2021.

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Project Pollux
Length: 180 Feet, 5 inch
Material: Steel / Aluminium
Hull Type: FDHF
Max. Speed: 15,5 knots
Ready: 30 October 2020

Conceived by Heesen and designed by Omega Architects, Project Pollux is a brand new 55-metre steel FDHF superyacht. Therefore, it’s an evolution on a classic, her pioneering naval architecture complements the contemporary design. As a result, this luxury boat is a stunning 760GT motor yacht with a top speed of 15.5 knots. Lasty, she will be available for delivery in May 2020.

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Project Electra
Length: 163 Feet
Material: Aluminium
Hull Type: FDHF
Max. Speed: 16,3 knots
Ready: 30 April 2020

Project Electra is the highly-anticipated sister ship to Home. Similarly, she is a 5000 Hybrid FDHF motor yacht below 500GT with a shallow draft. Sleek and silent with an abundance of style, she is equipped with multi-award-winning hybrid propulsion. Also, she includes Heesen’s ground-breaking smart technology. Electra is scheduled for delivery in April 2020.

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Heesen Announces the Incredible Masa Luxury Yacht

Luxury yacht brand Heesen recently announced that their Project Aster model was launched from their Danish shipyard in Oss. The launch occurred on Friday April 5th. Also known as YN 18750, the new luxury yacht was named Masa by its new owner, during a private ceremony.

Owning a luxury yacht has long been a dream for many people. Enjoying a VIP experience on the open seas is amazing. Owners feel the independence from life’s high stress and leave all their worries behind.

This new luxury yacht in the 5000 Aluminium Class sports a unique name. “Masa” translates to my diamond – a diamond in its purest form. One that symbolizes the highest form of royalty. As a result, the name perfectly fits this elegant yacht, the eighth in 5000 Aluminium Class.

This yacht class continues to prove to be one of the most successful in Heesen’s extensive yacht range. She represents the pinnacle of Heesen’s expertise in building sporty, lithe and graceful semi-displacement motor yachts.

The interior design by Cristiano Gatto celebrates the lineage of her forebears. The décor is fresh and elegant. Plus it beautifully combines a light palette of colours with silver to create an atmosphere throughout the yacht that exudes tranquillity.

Plus, the versatile layout comprises five lower deck suites and a master stateroom on the main deck forward, giving capacity for twelve guests serviced by nine crew.

Masa’s exterior lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The sleek design embodies Heesen’s DNA: the pelican-beak bow with reverse sheer and the sporty mast give Masa a very distinctive look.

But Masa’s beauty does not lie exclusively in her aesthetics. For example, her 50m all-aluminium semi-displacement hull has been designed, engineered and welded by Heesen’s in-house team. Therefore, it results in the smallest tolerances.

With considered naval architecture and precision, lightweight aluminium construction, Masa will reach a rapid top speed of 23 knots thanks to two MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines. At 50 metres and coming in below 500GT, Masa perfectly combines performance, comfort, space and refined luxury.

After launching, Masa will remain in the shipyard’s harbour basin for the final elements of construction and the commissioning of her systems. For her maiden voyage, Masa will then cruise to Hellevoetsluis where she will begin her rigorous sea trials and official tests before final handover to her owners in June 2019.

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