Queen Mary 2 Captain Philpott’s Monthly Column

WW2 Veterans and Navigational Buoys!

Hello again everyone and welcome to my monthly blog for The World’s Greatest Vacations! As I write this and as you may have seen from the front page of this website, CEO of The World’s Greatest Vacations, Richard Shane has just boarded Queen Mary 2 in New York for another iconic Transatlantic Crossing to Southampton, […]

Travels with your pets!

Hello Everyone, Welcome again to my monthly blog in partnership with The World’s Greatest Vacations and I hope you all have a Spring in your step, as we head into exactly that time of year in the Northern Hemisphere and can all start thinking about our summertime travel plans. Many of you will have pets […]

Amazonian Travels

Hello Everyone, When I am asked what might be the most intriguing destination I have ever had the good fortune to cruise to in my career, I always say that the voyage along the Amazon River in Brazil has to be right up there near the top. I was in command of Cunard Line’s Queen […]

Nautical Tales and Sayings!

Hello Everyone, Where do all these everyday sayings come from – the ones we say regularly but don’t really think about, especially their original origins…??!! The answer is in many cases; from seagoing terms and expressions and old sailors “slang” sayings, which have over the years made their way into everyday speech. Here’s my first […]

Queen Mary 2; Queen of the Oceans

Hello Everyone, This week, a little interesting information on my last ship and the only true Ocean Liner still operating in the World today; the unique “Queen Mary 2”, affectionately known as “QM2”. If you are a traveller and you are making a “bucket list” of trips to take in your lifetime, then a voyage […]

More tales from Chile

Hello Everyone, Travel leaves one with so many great memories to recall and relive after the event, in a quiet moment or two and I still frequently find myself recalling recent memories from my amazing trip to the beautiful country of Chile. My wife and I stayed with good friends in the Chilean region of […]

World Voyages on Cunard’s Queens!

Hello Everyone, Well it seems like only yesterday that I was writing in this blog on how it was World Voyage time of year again, as the Cunard vessels and many other cruise vessels got ready to head off for anything from 3 to 4 months for their annual circumnavigation of the World – in […]

From the South Pacific to the Chilean Andes!

Before I tell you more of my recent trip to the amazing country of Chile, it’s worth mentioning that my good friend and the “main man” behind The World’s Greatest Vacations, Richard Shane is currently travelling with Paul Gauguin Cruises aboard their award winning luxury small ship “Paul Gauguin” in the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin […]

Travels in Chile!

Hello everyone – Captain Peter Philpott here once again and as mentioned in my last blog, I’m freshly returned from a wonderful trip to the amazing country of Chile…! After a career at sea and mainly in the cruising industry, I have been lucky enough to visit a huge number of countries all around the […]

Travel Plans!

Hello again everyone and I hope you are having fun with your vacation planning for 2019 and possibly beyond. There is such a choice out there and right now the world really is our oyster, as they say. To make the decision even more exciting, new cruise lines are starting up – Virgin Voyages are […]