Traveling is an important part of the human experience, but it can be kind of a drag sometimes. Delayed trains, dusty roads, and cramped airplanes are all downsides of the jetsetting lifestyle. But if you have a bit of extra cash and time and are more about the journey rather than the destination, then you will understand that sometimes comfort cannot be compromised on. Check out this short list of the top five most luxurious ways to travel the world:
If you have ever been enamored with the Old World luxury in novels like Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, then you are in luck. The recently-restored Venice Simplon-Orient-Express absolutely exemplifies the charms of traveling in the interwar years. The restored 1920s train runs the famous route from Paris to Istanbul, with many stops in between. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, unlimited champagne, in-cabin dining, and a plush lounge area, all in luxuriously designed interiors. When it comes to traveling across Europe in style, there is nothing better.
Private jets can be costly to own, but that does not mean you cannot rent them for a flight or two. A post by Aviation JobNet about Wheels Up details how the company is basically Uber for private planes, offering personal and business travel to its 6,500 members with just the click of a button. Wheels Up has a fleet of over 90 aircraft, and more than 1,200 available offline planes. Membership options are available for private individuals and businesses, and members only have to place a quick call to reserve seats. It is the perfect app for jetsetters and allows you all the amenities and advantages of a private plane without the hassle of having to own one.
There is nothing better than just you and the open road. Drive around in style with a car like the Rolls Royce Ghost. Powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 developed by BMW, the Ghost will get you from 0 to 63 mph in just 4.7 seconds. You will be able to drive in comfort as well, as the car uses leather for the interior and lamb’s wool for the carpets. The console and controls also have a bespoke feel, giving you a driving experience unlike any other.
There is nothing like a view of the open sea to give you a real look at the scope of the world. Experience it in luxury with luxury cruises like Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Mariner, which takes a 72-day trip sailing around South America. The 1204 square foot master suite comes with two big balconies, two bedrooms, and two and a half marble bathrooms. You can take cooking classes in the culinary arts kitchen, experience top of the range spa services, dine on sumptuous meals, or simply enjoy the view of the open sea.
First Class Flights
If you are taking a long journey across the globe, there is no better way to do that than by flying first class. And not just any first class — go for Singapore Airlines’ First Class tickets, which have been hailed as the third best airline in the world by Skytrax. You will be able to experience what it is like to sleep on a double bed in the sky, Salvatore Ferragamo airplane kits, leather seats, and free-flowing Dom Perignon. It is definitely one of the best options around if you’re looking to fly in style.