How Covid-19 will change cruising

There’s been lots of talk of the ‘death of cruising’ following the coronavirus pandemic which saw literally tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded at sea on ships, some of which had serious outbreaks of Covid-19 onboard. There were 19,000 Britons stuck on cruise ships at the start of the outbreak, including on the Diamond Princess, …

All aboard the Scarlet Lady

Review of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady   Whoa, I’ve just returned from a sneak preview of the world’s newest cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady by just-launched line Virgin Voyages, where I danced with a man in his underpants after watching a death-defying sort-of circus act and joined a flash-mob-style dance act orchestrated by a giant …

Skiworld chalet review

Catered Chalet Hepatica, La Plagne Soleil, France I’ll be honest, I chose Skiworld’s Chalet Hepatica because it was cheap. I booked just 10 days before departure, in late January, when the price had dropped from just over £1,200 per person to £575, which included flights, transfers, accommodation with breakfast, six evening meals, and afternoon tea …

I fell into a tourist trap in…New York

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Katz’s Delhi, New York   When Harry met Sally and she faked an orgasm in the middle of a diner before forking coleslaw into her mouth, they were in Katz’s Deli, an old-school diner in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Established in 1888, kosher-style Katz had been something of a national institution since the war, …