Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises had an impressive showing in CruiseCritic’s 2019 survey of the best large cruise ships.
The company took eight of the 10 spots on the cruise-research website’s ranking, which was decided by reviews from CruiseCritic users. (A CruiseCritic representative said thousands of reviews were used in the website’s 2019 “cruiser’s choice” awards, but declined to give a specific number.)
Source: The 10 best large cruise ships
The U.S. is home to some of the richest colleges — and people — in the world. According to the Department of Education, Harvard University has the biggest college endowment in the U.S. with about $37.6 billion.
And according to research firm Wealth-X, Harvard also has the highest number of super rich alumni.
Each year, Wealth-X identifies the colleges and universities with the highest number of “ultra high net worth” (UHNW) alumni, defined as those with a net worth of greater than $30 million.
Source: The 20 American universities that produce the richest grads
Food with a view in your own backyard!
If you’re hungry for a good meal with a killer view, look no further than your own backyard. Alberta is home to 12 of OpenTable’s Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in Canada, and they’re definitely bucket list worthy.
The best restaurants in Canada were recently ranked by OpenTable, online provider of restaurant reservations, and Alberta has made it to the third spot as the province with the most scenic places to eat.
Source: 12 Alberta Restaurants Ranked On OpenTable’s Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants In Canada
Readers of Travel + Leisure gave The Leela Palace Udaipur 98.89 out of 100 in the publication’s annual ‘World’s Best 100 Hotels’ awards, which earned it the top spot.
The 72-room, eight-suite Rajasthan hotel was lauded for its ‘breathtaking view of Lake Pichola’, ‘excellent facilities’, and its emphasis on good service. One fan said the spot would be ‘ideal for honeymoons or special celebrations’ because of its romantic atmosphere.
In second place was The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming – with an overall score of 98.67.
For wildlife fanatics third prize winner Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa might appeal. It has three rustic-styled luxury lodges set within a sprawling privately owned game reserve.
Scroll down for a tour of the hotels that made it into the top 10.
Source: The world’s top 100 hotels revealed…
The website Cruise Cruise has come out with its annual destination awards for 2019. The overall winner? A river port city in Europe.
Bora Bora came in second place; Glacier Bay, Alaska in third place; Vienna, Austria in fourth place; Singapore in fifth place; and Kirkwall, Scotland in sixth place.
“For most travelers, the decision of where to cruise is made before they think about all the other pieces of the cruise planning process,” said Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic, in a statement.
Source: Sail away: These are the world’s most popular cruise destinations