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Five far-flung tourist gems you can only get to by boat -

navagio / shipwreck beach Greece

It's a long way to travel for a glass of beer. The Old Forge pub in Knoydart is on a small peninsula off the west coast of Scotland and it's only accessible by boat -- or a 20-mile hike through the formidable Scottish Highlands.

It is Britain's most remote watering hole, say its owners, yet, in spite of its far-flung location, it is regarded as one of the country's finest pubs.


New Seabourn Sojourn Yacht Boasts Luxury - ABC News


Interviewed an ex-cruise directory from Seabourn just last month while on the Azamara Club Cruises ship Quest.  Russ Thomas Grieve had recently transfered over to the Quest to be it's new Cruise Director. We talked about his past experiences on Seabourn ships.  His praise for Seabourn mirrors most of what I have read about this upscale luxury line.  "Seabourns goal is for an attention to detail that exceeds guests expectations." Russ also says that Seabourn is working hard to transfer the high level of intimacy found on their smaller ships to their larger vessels.  I have yet to sail on any of the Seabourn ships but I think the added space and features of their larger ships like the Odyssey, and the new Sojourn, will suit many luxury cruisers tastes. (photo from Seabourn) TB

The tables on the Seabourn Sojourn were set. Silverware, from Sambonet, and wine glasses, from Schottzwiesel, were meticulously arranged, and napkins crisply folded. The empty dining room awaited the passengers for the luxury cruise liner's maiden voyage, set for June 6, from London to the Norwegian fjords.