Cruise International December/January 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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in this issue

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editor’s letter

I was delighted to welcome Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE as host of the British Cruise Awards 2018 at the House of Lords last month. We received over 80,000 votes for this year’s awards, making the results a fantastic resource for anyone choosing, booking or planning a cruise holiday. Turn to page 49 to find out more, and you can download a special free digi-mag on our website, With David Attenborough’s new series Dynasties on BBC1 this autumn, on page 98 you can find out the Top 10 expedition cruises for the year ahead. Also in this issue, some of our favourite celebrities give us their insider tips and choose their memorable cruise moments (page 36), we have recipes from GBBO’s Paul Hollywood (page 28), and we have a free guide…

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With its spectacular, sweeping vistas, towering mountains, wide glaciers and deep forests, Alaska is home to some of the worldʼs most extraordinary wildlife. Black, brown and polar bears, as well as caribou and bison, all roam this striking landscape, which is why you named it Best Worldwide Destination in the British Cruise Awards 2018. The region was, for thousands of years, occupied by numerous indigenous peoples before it was colonised by Russia in the 17th century. The US purchased the region from the Russian Empire in March 1867, for $7.2 million, and it finally became the 49th US state on 3 January 1959. Nicknamed “The Last Frontier”, it has become particularly popular with adventurers who seek challenges such as mountain climbing and kayaking in a unique environment. Turn to page 98…

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cruise news

Norwegian Encore DESIGN REVEALED Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed that Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, is creating the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November 2019. “We are well-known for our iconic hull designs and know that Arranz-Bravo’s lively design will complement the colorful destinations in the Caribbean that Norwegian Encore will visit when it debuts next year,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. A representation of his modern and abstract style, the ship’s hull will feature a labyrinth of colour inspired by Arranz-Bravo’s life by the sea in Barcelona and paying tribute to the vibrant guest experience for which the Norwegian brand is recognised. “Norwegian Cruise Line is a dynamic, pioneering company known for…

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river cruise news

NEW DOURO SHIP FOR VIKING Viking has opened bookings for 2020 sailings on one of its most sought-after itineraries‚ Portugal’s River of Gold‚ which was highly commended at this year’s British Cruise Awards, and expanded its fleet on the legendary river to four ships. Wendy Atkin-Smith, Managing Director of Viking UK said: “With a brand-new additional ship and early release of our 2020 sailings‚ we’re very excited to be able to give our guests more of what they love most.” Hosting 106 passengers‚ the new ship‚ named Viking Helgrim, will be smaller than the original Viking Longships‚ while still including many popular features such as the Aquavit Terrace and a variety of stateroom choices‚ incorporated into Viking’s signature Scandinavian design. Travelling from Lisbon to Porto, the itinerary has proven to be one of Viking’s…

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cruise style

CLEVER PRINT The vintage palm print of this underwired twist bandeau one piece swimsuit with stomach-flattering ruching will make a brilliant addition to your cruise holiday wardrobe (£50, WISH LIST Who wouldn’t want a cake tin of must-have beauty essentials? The new gift tins from Benefit contain favourite products and they’re super cute, too (£39.50, COOL SHADES A pair of Cinder Cone polarised aviator shades in Gold Matte not only look amazing, but they’ll also protect your eyes from bright sunlight on your winter cruise (£255, DESIGNER GEMS These fabulous cascading resin earrings by Isabel Marant will look stunning on formal night (£295, GLOW GIRL Want glowy skin and instantly perfect pores in 60 seconds? GLAMGLOW® INSTAMUD™ from Estée Lauder is a foaming mud mask treatment that refines and evens tone in only one minute,…

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let’s go

TIME TRAVEL The Georg Jensen Koppel Chronograph is a masterpiece of Danish design and Swiss precision, and water resistant (£895, PHOTO FINISH The very cool Olympus Pen E-PL9 Mirrorless Camera, featuring 16.1 megapixels and a shutter speed of 60 to 1/4000 sec, will allow you to capture your travels perfectly (£649.99, RETRO CHIC American Tourister has added two new cases to their iconic Soundbox collection. The Pearl Pink and Almond Green both feature elegant gold detailing (£129, LASTING IMPRESSION Lightweight, spacious and scratch-resistant, the Bric’s Capri trolley is built to last and comes in a range of six colours (£299, SOUND STYLE Hear every note in comfort with Beats by Dr Dre Solo 3 Wireless Headphones (£229.95, BOX CLEVER The ultra-lightweight Radley Linear Vanity Case is ideal for carrying all your essentials on long-haul flights (£75,…