Travel Agenda: Hope House, Oxfordshire; Mexican Day of the Dead; Oasis of the Seas

Today...

Hope House is an elegant new B&B in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Decadent suites in the Grade II-listed 18th-century building mix original stone fireplaces and period furniture with modern luxuries including Molton Brown toiletries and Smeg minibars filled with Blenheim Palace wines ( hopehousewoodstock.co.uk ).

This week...

Join in with the Mexican Day of the Dead festivities at the British Museum in London on Sunday. Decipher Aztec pictoglyphs, create papier mch skeletons, listen to Mariachi music, eat Mexican street food and watch the big parade (britishmuseum.org). Meanwhile, in Berlin a new spa hotel is opening on Friday. The Aspria is an urban retreat of sleek design and extensive wellbeing facilities ( aspria-hotel.com ).

In the diary...

Book a cabin on the world's largest cruise ship. Oasis of the Seas is launching in the Fort Lauderdale on 1 December and will feature a neighbourhood concept, an aqua theatre, park, sports zone and a clutch of loft-style suites ( royalcaribbean.co.uk/oasis ).

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