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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Volume 33

Each issue of Signature is a taste of the finer things in life, bringing you beautiful escapes, gourmet adventures, wellness retreats and the latest in five-star hotels, as well as advice from our style and living sections for everyday luxury. From cruising the high seas to African safaris, Signature is packed with inspiration and insider tips to bring you the essence of the world's best destinations and experiences.

Signature Publishing PTY LTD
4 Issues

in this issue

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great experiences on a small expedition ship

HANSEATIC —inspiration— INSPIRED BY NATURE Unique design – inspired by nature. In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation. Go anywhere. Find yourself. EXPANDING YOUR CULINARY HORIZONS Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit with international gourmet cuisine. BODY & SOUL FOR MODERN EXPLORERS A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses: for example, in the Finnish sauna with its astounding view of the vast ocean or the steam sauna. Thanks to its flexible canopy, the large pool area can be…

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we drive change through meaningful travel

The Hurtigruten Experience CRUISING with Hurtigruten is more than just experiencing a destination. At the heart of the MS Roald Amundsen, guests will find the ship’s innovative and unique Science Center. This custom-built multi-purpose area offers a haven for passengers to convene and interact with the Expedition Team on a range of different topics. Here, knowledge-thirsty guests can attend lectures and presentations on topics such as climate change, sustainability, wildlife and earth science as well as destination-specific themes, allowing them to truly immerse themselves in their cruise experience. The ship’s resource library is the perfect accompaniment to the hands-on learning of the Science Center. The room offers a variety of literature on landscape, wildlife and interaction with local culture related to the range of destinations Hurtigruten sails in. Photographers and film content creators…

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editor’s letter

This issue we welcome Andrew Conway to our team as executive editor. Andrew is a colossal – and exciting – addition to the Signature team. He brings over 20 years of experience working on major newspapers and magazines, specialising in luxury and travel. We are thrilled that his career path has led him to work with us. A week prior to joining us, Andrew won the prestigious CLIA award for the best cruise article of 2018, making him the ideal editor to have at the helm for our next issue, the annual Cruise Edition. I have led Signature as editor-in-chief since our launch issue in 2009, and I have been thrilled to witness the growth and success of this title. My tenure places me as the longest serving consecutive editor of…

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DAN AVILA Dan is an award-winning photographer, videographer and travel writer based in Western Australia. A passionate instructor, Dan often leads photographic training expeditions to remote and unique locations. He’s currently in production for the TV series, The Travelling Photographer, which has a 10-year distribution contract and will appear on Nat Geo TV. Which destinations are at the top of your bucket list? Morocco, the islands of Greece by yacht and a more in-depth exploration of Japan. BELINDA LUKSIC Belinda may have begun her career as a celebrity agent, but quickly found her forte in travel writing, specialising in food, luxury and wellness. She has travelled to all seven continents and has been known to eat 10 meals a day and ‘suffer’ through as many massages to get a story. When not swanning around…

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an icon reborn

Australia’s landmark private island resort is about to usher in a new era of discovery, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef. Opening 1 July, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in a world of natural beauty, island experiences and sacred moments of connection with family, friends and yourself. Nestled at the northernmost point of the stunning Whitsundays, this private retreat redefines island living with 166 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, all intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. From the moment your feet hit the sand, you’ll discover unforgettable experiences, where exploring the world-famous Heart Reef by air, the turquoise swirls of Whitehaven Beach by boat, or remote rainforest mountains by foot is just the beginning. Embark on a culinary adventure with five innovative…

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the fantasy of phu quoc

Step into a world of pure imagination at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. This pastel enclave of 234 rooms and villas on the powder-white sands of Bai Khem brings style, opulence and all-out whimsy to Vietnam’s largest island. Architect and designer Bill Bensley is the visionary responsible for turning the disused Université Lamarck, a late 19th-century institution named for the French naturalist, into the eclectic resort, where guests are ‘pupils’ and the ‘campus’ is a beachfront playground of three pools, a kids’ club and five restaurants and bars. Here, nothing is quite as it seems, and going into the backstory Bensley has imagined for the hotel only reveals more delights. Guests are greeted by the ‘university’ mascots, Richie and Roger, two hulking Phu Quoc ridgebacks, the ubiquitous…