After the excitement of the London Boat Show, the focus shifts to Germany for the start of the Dusseldorf show, the largest boat show of the year. Oceania Cruises' latest ship will also depart on her maiden voyage to Miami, Florida, where she will be named by TV star Mary Hart in February.
Marina Maiden Voyage
Oceania's latest cruise ship
Marina departs Barcelona for her maiden voyage January 22, heading to Miami for the ship's inauguration. Capable of carrying 1,250 passengers, she features 10 dining venues - including one by Master Chef Jacques Pépin - a full-service spa and gymnasium, swimming pool, hot tubs, a Lalique-designed grand lobby, luxurious accommodations by Dakota Jackson and Owner's Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home. She will be christened by Mary Hart February 5.
42nd Boot Dusseldorf
Boot Dusseldorf is the largest boat show on the calendar and welcomes yachting and watersports enthusiasts from all over the world. As the market recovers, organizers expect 1,550 exhibitors from 50 countries will be premiering their latest highlights, with a special focus on Dutch craft and a redesigned luxury exhibition called "360° elegance live."
Airport Food and Beverage Awards
Manchester, United Kingdom
Twenty awards covering everything from customer service to quality will be handed out at the Food and Beverage (FAB) awards, which aim to showcase the best of the aviation industry's offerings.
Disney Dream Maiden Voyage
Port Canaveral, FL, US
Weighing in at 128,000 tons, the
Disney Dream will be the new flagship of the Disney fleet and is packed with entertainment for both young and old passengers. Innovations include the water coaster Aquaduck and high-end French restaurant Remy.
Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The spectacular Al Ain show draws aviation enthusiasts from across the Middle East for four days of drama in the sky. Highlights this year include Team Viper, the world's only Hawker Hunter fighter jet display squadron and the multi-discipline FAI Desert Challenge, which will see aircraft of all shapes and sizes take part in airborne competitions.
London, United Kingdom
Over 25,000 properties worldwide are eligible for the Hoscar awards, which recognize the best hostels around the globe. The awards are voted for by customers of hostel booking website hostelbookers.com using categories such as character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.