Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition; from the magnificent Ashford Castle in Ireland, to the Milestone, a historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the truly iconic Oyster Box in South Africa – the hotels are unique and characterful with a personal approach to hospitality.


We offer you an unforgettable journey through time and culture, breaking through any obvious 'veneer'; to the real destination beyond. Of course, you see the classic sights many with guided tours, but you also visit fascinating, probably more intimate places, perhaps less known but often even more intriguing. Your included and substantial range of hugely informative tours are sometimes on foot, but at other times explore a little further afield too - so you learn and appreciate fully the countries through which you journey. Our unique combination and our simple, honest approach have served us well over the years and illustrates with great clarity why so many of you voted for us, resulting in the prestigious travel awards we currently hold. We realize we can never achieve perfection, but we will never stop trying, and the harder we try the more we will always exceed our clients' expectations!


Royal Caribbean International is the largest global cruise brand and currently operates 20 ships with an additional two under construction. The cruise line offers travelers memorable and rejuvenating cruise vacations year-round in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Mexican Riviera; and seasonal cruises to Northern Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, Australia and Hawaii.