Top 10 Celebrity Islands to Visit (Part One)

03 March 2015

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We perhaps should point out that you can only visit these islands if you've been invited, of course. You won't be able to just row up to the shore of Leonardo DiCaprio's Blackadore Caye and ask him to fix you a cocktail. However, if you find yourself in a position to rub shoulders with the rich, the famous and the moderately-talented, here are the remote paradisical locations you should book a ticket for.

10) Musha Cay (below). If you have $37,500 to spare, you can hire Musha Cay from David Copperfield for one day. Yes, that's just for one day. Musha Cay is one of the magician's four islands in the Bahamas. Reports say he paid $50 million for all of them - and the reason he purchased the other three was because they surrounded Musha Cay, thus making Musha Cay more private than virtually every other private island in the world!

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9) Necker Island. David Copperfield's rental price for Musha Cay is a snip compared to Richard Branson's fee of $47,000 a day at his resort on Necker Island with its whiter than white sandy beaches, coral reef and 360 degree views from its ten luxury rooms.

8) Mago Island. Oscar-winning actor and controversy magnet Mel Gibson bought Mago Island in Fiji's Lau Group of islands back in 2005 for a mere $15 million, a purchase which has been opposed by descendants of Mago's native inhabitants. It's also a volcanic island. Say what you want about Mel, he likes a challenge.

7) Rooster Cay (below). Do you remember the end of Trading Places when Eddie Murphy is seen relaxing on a beach on a tropical island? That's pretty much his life now. Only he's 30 years older and his films aren't funny anymore. Yes, Mr Murphy, reportedly one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, owns Rooster Cay in the Bahamas and he only needed to fork out $15 million for it.

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6) Little Halls Pond Cay. What a quaint name for a vast, $3.6 million island in the Bahamas. Johnny Depp supposedly paid this amount for back in 2004 after wrapping up filming on the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. He recently chose to have his wedding here with Bromley Civic Centre registry office coming a close second, apparently.

The Top 5 will be coming shortly. In the meantime, if you're an international jet-setter with a private island, why not check out the rest of the site to see if we can help you with your luggage

Please note: Our services are also available for those who don't own their own private islands.

 

Seven Seas Worldwide Celebrates Chinese New Year in Liverpool

23 February 2015

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In case it had escaped your attention, it was Chinese New Year last Thursday and the important people at the Liberty Park student residence in Liverpool decided this would be a perfect time to throw a party for their 390 Chinese occupants. So they did. And we went along.

Seven Seas Worldwide is fast becoming the first choice for international Chinese students because we’re affordable, efficient and we have a great team operating in China. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to swing by and do a little light promoting. We weren’t trying to shove leaflets in their hands as they were dancing or anything, we just put up a few banners here and there, wore the odd SSW fleece, that kind of thing. And as you can tell from the pictures, the Liberty Park party-goers were very accommodating (pardon the pun).

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Liberty Park threw a great party, erecting an enormous marquee complete with Chinese lanterns. The music and lighting was very impressive too, and we’re not just saying that because we provided it. Okay, that’s partly the reason we’re saying it. Seven Seas Worldwide also made the night a little more fun with lots of promotional giveaways, ensuring that as many students as possible left wearing a stylish SSW T-shirt (the guy above wanted to hold onto his Pegasus sweater and who can blame him).

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On top of this there was of course a fabulous Chinese buffet laid on together with copious amounts of pizza supplied by those ever reliable pizza-delivery boys and girls at Domino’s Pizza.

The management at Liberty Park hailed the party as a great success with Seven Seas Worldwide doing their bit to make it a memorable occasion.

Let’s hope this is the start of many Seven Seas Worldwide promotional parties to come.

We do hope so. We love a party.

Self-Storage Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

18 February 2015

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Picture the scene: You've finally gone and done it and sorted out all the clutter in your house. There's sports equipment, bizarre objet d'art that your Auntie Valerie has been giving you since you were 10 and boxes and boxes of films and music on defunct formats. Good for you, the spare room now no longer looks like a charity shop store room.

But what happens to your clutter now? Well, the first thought is to store it somewhere. The garage? Mmm, no the garage has garage-related clutter, you don't want to mix the two up. The loft? Not unless you want to see it falling back into your lap via the ceiling. So where does it go? Well, you've tried to avoid it but it looks like you're going to have to bite the bullet and pay the exorbitant prices of self-storage companies. 

They do charge an awful lot for what is essential an empty space in a cold building, don't they? And there's no hint of assisting you with transport. Filling a vehicle with your treasured clutter can be a difficult job - you may even need to hire a van to cope with it all. But self-storage companies don't care about how you get there; they're only interested in you and your belongings once they hand over the key.

Luckily there is an alternative. And it's us. We offer a completely different and more affordable solution to storage, and we've called it the StoreCube™. The StoreCube™ is an off-shoot of our hugely successful MoveCube® service and is designed to make self-storage easier. The difference between us and the other self-storage companies is we bring the storage container to you!

That's right. We'll bring the container to your address so all you have to do is load it to your specifications. Then, once you're satisfied with the job, we'll take the container away again to your nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility. You don't actually need to visit us at all. Whenever you want your belongings returned, just call us to arrange a date and time and we'll be back for unloading.

It's a much more efficient service that is designed to put you in control and - with our unbeatable price - we think this might just be the future of self-storage both here and abroad.

Get a quote now and see what we can do for you.

Delays on the Horizon Due to Port Disruption in LA

13 February 2015

A labour dispute at the ports of LA and Long Beach has resulted in cargo ships being backed up for the last few weeks. This means some of our customers may experience delays in the delivery of their items.

The Marine Exchange of Southern California has reported that nineteen container ships were anchored outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Saturday and the numbers continue to grow each day.

At the centre of this unprecedented congestion is a contract dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union which has been going on for nine months. In an attempt to draw attention to the negotiations, the ILWU have been accused of slowing down progress out of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Representatives of the ILWU deny this.

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Here's a list of the 19 container ships that have been anchored off LA and LB since Saturday:

  • YM Maturity
  • Xin Fei Zhou
  • MSC Ivana
  • YM Movement
  • Hanjin Long Beach
  • MSC Charleston
  • Oakland Express
  • CSCL Summer
  • ANL Barega
  • COSCO Indonesia
  • YM Efficiency
  • HS Colon
  • Shenking
  • E.R. Wilhelmshaven
  • CAP Palmerston
  • CMA CGM Rigoletto
  • YM Masculinity
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge
  • COSCO Glory

If you have sent items with Seven Seas Worldwide via the Los Angeles or Long Beach ports and would like to know more, please get in touch and we'll see if your consignment has been affected.

City-to-City with Seven Seas Worldwide

27 January 2015

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You may have noticed we're an international business. We have a strong presence all over the world in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and many more. But this doesn't mean we're only here for the big moves abroad. We're also here for the smaller moves within your home country. In fact, we're very good at it, which is why you should give us a call.

The transport network we have in place for large, international moves can be downsized to accommodate the shorter, city-to-city moves. So for instance, our MoveCube® service is used all over the world, transporting furniture, household items and excess baggage across the globe, but if you just need it to run a few things over from one city or town to another, we can cover that too. We're very proud of our MoveCube® because it offers something other relocation companies do not - time.

You see the MoveCube® is a container (of varying sizes) inside a trailer that we park outside your home. It's a lot like a mini shipping container and it's designed to take all manner of goods and items. What will happen is we'll arrive at your home address and drop off the MoveCube® for you to load. After around 4-5 hours, we shall return to collect the MoveCube® and take it to its chosen destination, wherever that may be in the country. It's as simple as that.

Naturally your transit time will be significantly reduced compared to an international shipment with our team of drivers making hundreds of national deliveries on a daily basis, so you won't have long to wait before your MoveCube® is brought to the front door of your new home address for unloading.

If you want to know more about the MoveCube® and see which size is best for you, visit the Moving section of our website or call a member of the team today. They're here 24/7 and are always happy to help. Alternatively you cut to the chase and get a free quote right now to see how much you could save!