Q Magazine - Winter 2018/19

Tel: 01737 226522 www.qualitytraveluk.com Welcome to the latest issue of our regular travel magazine where we hope to entice you with a varied selection of worldwide holiday ideas and destinations. So, why not treat yourself, partner, family or a group of friends to a well-earned break. This issue focuses on a number of popular types of holidays including cruising, fly-drive and safari. The choice of holidays afloat is huge and set to continue as the cruise companies take delivery of more, new ships ranging from grand ocean liners and super yachts to sleek, shallow-draft river cruisers. These floating hotels have redefined hospitality on the water. ‘Round the world’ with the leading luxury cruise ships and a review of non- European river cruises are covered in this edition as well as a piece on island hopping yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands with a more affordable yacht-share option. If you could go on safari in Africa just once, then you would want to see it all; the ‘Big 5’ AND mountain gorillas. Tauck does just that on a true ‘bucket list’ escorted tour to East Africa. For those that seek a more independent approach our review of self-drive holidays in Namibia is a must read. Continuing on the theme of motor touring this issue begins with a two-centre recommendation in timeless Tuscany. Malta has had a colourful history through the ages, but today it is an island nation which retains a warm affection for visitors from the UK. It is certainly a great place to escape to with an excellent year-round climate and many excellent hotels and resorts. Whether you are looking for a beach getaway, a city break, an adventure or just news on some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts we are sure that this issue will inspire you. So sit back, have a read, then give us a call to discuss your travel plans. Welcome... Sidlow Farmhouse, Ironsbottom, Sidlow, RH2 8PP Contents “A world of difference for the discerning traveller” PublishedbyTravelspeakLimited -0208944 6050 -www.travelspeak.co.uk 3 Travel News 4 States of Independence 6 Knight’s Delight 8 The Crown and the Lion 12 A Great Namibian Adventure 16 Island Hopping Heaven 18 Caribbean Beach Chic 14 W is for Wow 20 The World is your Oyster 4 22 14 10 10 Meet the Family 22 River of Dreams Frontcover imagecourtesyofBelmondSafaris,Botswana