Asia

Meraviglia: it means ‘wonder’ in Italian. It’s also an enormous cruise ship from MSC Cruises that aims to challenge the biggest ships ever built for features. It’s just one of the new crop of ships due to be christened in 2017 that promise wonders never seen before. …

Fantastic temples – thousands of the most gorgeously ornate structures you’ll ever lay eyes on – dot the landscape in all directions. Scanning the otherworldly valley of Burma’s ancient capital of Bagan, you can’t  help but wonder whether with all the bricks they laid to build so many mystical shrines 1,000 years …

It’s vast, elegant and perhaps a bit politically incorrect. But there’s simply no emotional rush quite like luxuriating in the back seat of a money-green Rolls Royce heading for a stay at Hong Kong’s luxurious Peninsula Hotel. It’s only one of the sinfully rich pleasures of …

River cruises in Europe have certainly matured in the past few years, offering the kind of amenities, luxury and cuisine once only found on ocean-going ships. As their popularity increases, all the river fleets are expanding rapidly, to the point where is can be almost …

What’s new in Pago Pago? How’s the Road to Mandalay? These are questions Frank Del Rio Jr. grapples with every day as senior vice-president of port and destination services for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “My old man (Prestige Cruise Holdings CEO Frank …

The war for South Vietnam is officially over, but it’s not quite clear who eventually won. Although Saigon is now named for Ho Chi Minh and revolutionary banners and slogans are everywhere,  the locals still call the city Saigon. And it’s looking increasingly capitalist by the …

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