English Cruise Ship drops its line in Cairns

A rare occasion that an English Cruise ship drops its line in Cairns. I had the opportunity get a private invite on MS “Black Watch”. To have a good look around and experience the ship. She is currently owned and operated by Fred Olsen Cruise lines. She was built in 1972 and the last renovation was 2016. She looks great for her age. There are 450 Cabins apparently all nicely refurbished. Unfortunately the ship was booked out and I [...]

Viking Orion with Holger Homann

Being the Cruise specialist at BLT I was Lucky enough to sail on “Viking Orion” to give my customers the best personal experience. First let me say it was one of my favourite Cruises. The ship was brand new just over 6 month of age, the crew was amazing, it was never crowded and the best part was, it’s Adults only. No children under 18 years of age are allowed, meaning it was very quiet the whole time we [...]

MSC Seaview Christening with Holger Homann

Holger Homann - BLT’s Director of Cruising recently was given the once in a life time opportunity to attend the christening of “MSC SEAVIEW”. Here are some of Holger’s thoughts and photos!     Transfer from Genoa Airport was very easy. A personal Limo service organised by MSC who were waiting at the airport with a sign for us..... Check in was very easy and fast...... As soon as we were on the ship we were to fend for [...]

Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation

BLT was very pleased to assist in the travel arrangements of this very successful exhibition in Switzerland.      Switzerland Exhibition at Museum “La grange” Lockhart River Arts Centre is delighted to be included in the permanent Indigenous Australian art collection exhibition in Motiers in Switzerland. The exhibition was held at Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Museum “La grange” from 3 June to 28 October 2018. The exhibition title was “Islands in the Sea” and included significant Indigenous Australian arts from Lockhart River, [...]

Explore the hidden gems of Asia

Asia is one of the most beautiful destinations to travel too in the world. Rich culture, delicious foods, and breathtaking scenery – it’s a place you can truly immerse yourself in. With so many bucket list sights to see, from the awe-inspiring Halong bay in Vietnam, Great Wall in China, stunning Taj Mahal in India, and beautiful Mekong river in Cambodia. It’s no wonder so many travel from across the world, just to see these phenomenal sights. However, there [...]

Top 5 Nairobi Sightseeing Tours

Nairobi, originally little more than a watering hole for Masai tribes in Kenya, became a substantial town by 1900 due to the building of the Mombasa to Uganda railway. In 1905 it succeeded Mombasa as the capital of the British protectorate. Today it is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg. With so much to see and do, the experts at Bench have compiled a list of our Top 5 Nairobi sightseeing tours to help you make the most of [...]