Cruise International October/November 2018

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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in this issue

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editor’s letter

Food, glorious food. I’ve eaten some of the best cuisine of my life on cruises, from sizzling steaks cooked al fresco under a starry sky, to sushi as fresh as any you’d find in Tokyo. And don’t even get me started on the puddings (no seriously, don’t). Yes a cruise is the opportunity to try some of the world’s finest gastronomy (though even burgers taste better at sea for some reason) and dine in restaurants created by Michelin-starred chefs; but it’s OK, because calories don’t count when you’re on a ship. In this issue we’re showcasing the top cruise lines for foodies (page 36) and we also have Italian recipes from the gorgeous Jamie Oliver (page 32). With some fantastic new state-of-the-art ships launching over the coming months (see page 27), we’re…

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Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the British East India Company. Raffles recognised that Singapore, then an island of swamps and jungle, could become a valuable port, and made a deal with the Sultan of Singapore to take control of the island in return for an annual payment. Then in 1824 the British East India Company was given the island in return for a lump sum of money. The British established a new trading post and, in the years that followed, the city-state grew into the vibrant financial centre we know today, with buzzing food markets and bold architecture, while retaining the vibrant neighbourhoods that make it unique. Supertree Grove (pictured), is an example of the breathtaking design now synonymous with Singapore, with its walkway…

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cruise news

Iona TO SAIL TO NORWAY P&O Cruises has announced that its new flagship Iona, to be launched in 2020, will sail exclusively to the Norwegian Fjords during its inaugural season. The cruise line’s senior vice president, Paul Ludlow, commented: “From the initial stages of her build we knew that Iona would be sailing to the Fjords and every single detail has been designed to maximise the views, the ever-changing vistas and remarkable landscape.” Iona’s ports of call in Norway will include Olden, Bergen, Geraingerfjord, Stavenger and Ålesund. The new ship, the first new build in the fleet since Britannia, will boast three storey high glass walls in the Grand Atrium and innovative Conservatory Mini-suites. Guests are guaranteed an immersive experience as they cruise through one of the planet’s most spectacular regions on a cleaner and…

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virgin voyages

Sir Richard Branson has revealed that the first ship from Virgin Voyages will be called Scarlet Lady, at a ceremony in Genoa, Italy. The name Scarlet Lady appeared on one of the earliest Virgin Atlantic planes and will be the flagship of the new Virgin Voyages fleet, paired with the brand’s iconic mermaid image. With the focus on ‘Vitamin Sea’, Scarlet Lady has been designed with ample outdoor space for guests (or ‘sailors’) to enjoy all activities, with highlights including the Crow’s Nest, as well as an Athletic Club, Runway and Wellbeing Pool. The Redemption Spa has been inspired by a mermaid cave, and in the evenings will be transformed into a mermaid hideaway extravaganza. The ship’s namesake also inspired plans to launch the ‘Scarlet Squad’ programme, aimed at recruiting, supporting and mentoring female…

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seabourn to cruise to cuba

Luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced it has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from 2019. “Cuba is one of the most sought-after emerging destinations for many of our guests,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. Guests will be able to choose from four separate itineraries, sailing on Seabourn Sojourn. The ship will visit five ports in Cuba enabling guest’s the opportunity to discover the different regions on the island. All voyages will include overnight stops in the capital city, Havana, allowing guests time to explore the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and immerse themselves in an array of historical and cultural experiences (…

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enhancements for ncl fleet

Norwegian Cruise Line has completed refurbishments of three ships in its fleet, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star as part of its Norwegian Edge programme. The ships now feature new venues, including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant; the adults-only enclave, Spice H2O; and Syd Norman’s Pour House – an American rock ‘n’ roll bar and lounge, which makes its debut on board Norwegian Breakaway. “This is a testament to how invested we are in our guests’ experience,” said Andy Stuart, Brand President and CEO. Norwegian Sun boasts three exciting new venues, including Los Lobos Cantina, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge. Replacing Las Ramblas Bar and Restaurant, Los Lobos Cantina features leather banquettes, and dark wood tables and seating. Bliss Ultra Lounge, formerly Dazzles, is the new bar and nightclub where guests…