In the latest edition of our Editors’ Choice Awards, we identify the ultimate trifecta for living your best life

EDITORS’ CHOICE: BEST CRUISES FOR RETIREES

As the world’s leading cruise line, Viking has been taking well-travelled and culturally curious guests to some of the world’s most captivating destinations for 25 years. With no kids and no casinos, you’ll enjoy extraordinary value, enriching experiences and pure comfort on their award-winning ships. 

With no need to navigate foreign roads, train stations or airports, no checking in and out of hotels each day or trying to find each destination’s highlights and hidden treasures, simply unpack once, and Viking will take care of the rest. 

Explore the legendary home of the Vikings. For 15 days, visit 13 cities on the Viking Homelands voyage from Stockholm to Bergen. Explore the grand cities of Berlin and Copenhagen and witness soaring mountains and cascading waterfalls as you glide through majestic Norwegian fjords. 

Viking’s inclusive value has everything guests could need, such as a guided excursion in every port, all on-board meals including alternative dining venues, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, unlimited Wi-Fi, 24-hour speciality tea, coffee and bottled water, access to the state-of-the-art Nordic spa, self-service laundry and all tipping. 

With Viking you can discover a world where comfort, contentment and curiosity are their guiding principles.

Visit vikingcruises.com.au for more.

EDITORS’ CHOICE: BEST TIMEPIECE FOR RETIREES

Elegant, classic and decidedly contemporary, the Perpetual 1908 immortalises Rolex’s age-long daring spirit. In 18-carat yellow or white gold, its slim case is defined by gracious lines, a bezel that is part domed and part finely fluted, and a transparent case back which allows the technical sophistication and the decoration on the movement to be seen and admired. At its heart beats calibre 7140, an entirely new movement distinctive for its innovative design and the Rolex Côtes de Genève decoration on its bridges. Check out rolex.com for more.

EDITORS’ CHOICE: BEST CAR FOR RETIREES

There’s retiring in style, then there’s retiring with a new Porsche in the garage. 

If you’re a sports-car enthusiast who craves exhilarating performance without compromising everyday practicality, then the 2023 Porsche Taycan GTS has your name written all over it.

Equipped with two electric motors – one for the front axle and one for the rear – the Taycan GTS comes standard with all-wheel drive, ensuring optimal traction and control. These motors, specifically adapted for the GTS, deliver impressive power and acceleration, allowing you to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds.

Porsche has incorporated innovative technology into the GTS to enhance efficiency and extend the operating range. In certain driving modes, the front electric motor is nearly completely disconnected, reducing frictional drag losses and improving efficiency. Additionally, the GTS features the Performance Battery Plus, offering a total capacity of 93.4 kWh and a range of up to 504 kilometres.

The GTS boasts a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), for enhanced lateral dynamics. The rear-axle steering option further enhances the car’s agility. Plus, the modified Porsche Electric Sport Sound provides a richer and more engaging auditory experience.

With the Sport Chrono Package as standard, you can easily select from a range of driving modes using the GT multifunction sports steering wheel. The Sport mode, in particular, has been fine-tuned to deliver an even more dynamic driving experience compared to other Taycan models.

Visit Porsche.com.au to learn more.