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Cruise International

February/March 2019

Cruise International is the leading cruise magazine, dedicated to helping both the cruise holiday enthusiast and first-timers alike to enjoy the best that cruising has to offer. Every issue is packed with fascinating features and glorious photographs of exotic destinations, romantic ports and secret hideaways. It is also full of useful information about life on board, plus expert advice on which ship to choose and the best time to travel. Whether you’ve cruised before or are planning the holiday of a lifetime, Cruise International tells you all you need to know.

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editor’s letter

Welcome to a very special issue of Cruise International. It’s our 10th anniversary, and I’m very proud to say that I’ve been the magazine’s Editor for the past seven years. On page 74 some of our favourite cruise line executives tell us how the past decade has changed for them and what the future holds. And if you’re completely new to cruise, on page 65, Contributing Editor Julie Peasgood reveals expert tips and insider tricks to make sure you have your best holiday ever.One of my favourite cruising destinations has to be Asia, and on page 47 you’ll find the most incredible itineraries for the year ahead, from Beijing to the Mekong. You’ll find spectacular new ship reviews on page 25, and delectable cake recipes from celebrity chef Eric…

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sagano bamboo forest, kyoto, japan

With its tall green bamboo trees and ethereal light, Sagano is one of the most iconic natural attractions in the world. Located on the outskirts of Kyoto in the Arashiyama district, the sound of the swaying stalks has been designated as one of the “100 Soundscapes of Japan”: the idea is that you listen to nature’s own meditative music such as leaves rustling while you explore (more of a challenge when it’s busy). The area has attracted visitors since the 8th century, and is also renowned for the iconic Togetsu-kyo (Moon Crossing) Bridge, which is more than 400 years old and crosses the Katsura River in front of the Arashiyama Mountain, or Storm Mountain. The best time to visit is spring, for the cherry blossom, or November for the…

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cruise news

Viking advises early booking (PHOTOS: © ISTOCK/GETTY) Award-winning cruise line Viking has launched its itineraries for 2020 and 2021 with advice to book early. Wendy Atkin-Smith, Managing Director at Viking UK, said: “The booking lead time for cruises is much earlier than other types of travel, so book early to ensure you receive the best possible value.” The benefits may include a booking discount, a choice of stateroom and the opportunity to travel on your chosen date. As well as the new ocean itineraries for 2020 and 2021, including the Caribbean & Mediterranean Odyssey and the South Pacific & the Land Down Under , there is a new 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise .…

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making waves

Joanna Lumley, OBE, with Wendy Atkin-Smith and Clare Armitage of Viking Lord Digby Jones. Lynn Narraway with Judith Chalmers, Richard Arnold Malala Yousafzai with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo of Celebrity Cruises Chelsea Football Club Chairman Bruce Buck with Antonio Paradiso and Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises Rosemary Schrager and Andy Harmer at a CLIA event Stuart Leven of Royal Caribbean, Lynn Narraway of HAL and Seabourn, Erin Johnson of Silversea, Cheryl Johnson and Tony Roberts of Princess ■…

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cruise style

KEEP IT SIMPLE WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING IN PORT WITH COMFORTABLE SEPARATES AND A RELAXED-FIT JACKET WITH SUBTLE DETAILING (ELEMENTS JACKET, £120, BETTYBARCLAY.COM). IN THE TROPICS A tropical-patterned scarf will add a splash of colour to any outfit (£25,whitestuff.com). BRIGHT EYES One of our favourite beauty products this season has to be Benefit’s Roller Eye Bright Highlighter pencil. The creamy waterproof pencil glides onto the waterline for a wide-awake look, instantly brightening eyes (£16.50, benefitcosmetics.com). PUMP IT UP These bold and brightly printed trainers from Guess will give you all the right moves (£85, guess.com). COOL SHADES For a touch of insta-glam, try these Infininity Collection rimless sunglasses in bronze; they give guaranteed UV400 protection, too (£250, pretavoir.co.uk). MAKE A SPLASH We ve fallen in love with this exquisite Akira…

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let’s go

CRUISE SHIP GODMOTHER DAME LESLEY LAWSON, DBE, AKA TWIGGY, IN THE MED, 1966 NOISES OFFWith NoiseGard hybrid active noise cancellation to eliminate unwanted ambient sound and ergonomically designed ear cups, Momentum Wireless headphones by Sennheiser are ideal for long flights (£299.99, argos.co.uk). WORLD CLASSThe C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer features an intricate world map dial with the ability to monitor 24 time zones at once – the perfect choice for frequent travellers. It offers a 40-hour power reserve, so it’s perfect for long flights and off-road adventures too (£995, christopherward.co.uk) (PHOTO: © GETTY IMAGES) FLOWER POWERWith its pretty spring blossom print, the Ted Baker Harmony vanity case is ultra-lightweight but has room for all your essentials (£140, caseluggage.com). TAKE FLIGHTMade from super durable modern aluminium, the Air Brigitte…