Cruise International August/September 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.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

I love this time of year because of that back to school feeling – new horizons, the chances to try different experiences and explore more by ship. One of my favourite destinations for cruising has to be the Baltic – from Stockholm to St Petersburg, this spectacular region is as intriguing as it is beautiful. On page 72 you can discover the best Baltic cruises for the year ahead. There are so many amazing things you can do on a cruise; on page 66 you can find out what happened when Julie Peasgood went on a Norwegian Fjords cruise with master pâtissier Eric Lanlard, and on page 36 you can read about cherry blossom chasing in Japan. Plus if you’re thinking about taking your first ever expedition cruise, on page 90 we…

1 min
plateau de valensole, france

The dusky purple hues and delicate fragrance of lavender which transform the countryside of Provence every summer have become synonymous with the region. Among the most famous lavender fields are those that spread across the Plateau de Valensole alongside an abundance of golden yellow sunflowers from late June to early August each year. The plateau is named after the medieval village of Valensole, which oversees the riot of colour from its hilltop position. One of the best ways to take in these lavender landscapes is while on a Rhône river cruise that calls at Marseille, Arles and Avignon, putting the fragrant fields of Provence within easy reach. >> Turn to page 56 to read about a Mediterranean voyage on a brand new ship.…

8 min
cruise news ships / events / destinations

CELEBRITY FLORA LAUNCHES Celebrity Cruises’ revolutionary new ship, Celebrity Flora, designed specifically for the Galápagos Islands, has been launched at a ceremony on Baltra Island. “Every once in a while, a unique ship comes along in the industry and changes things, and Celebrity Flora is that ship,” said Richard D Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The 100-guest Celebrity Flora was named by the ship’s Godmother, the environmental advocate and former World Wildlife Fund International President Yolanda Kakabadse. Fain added: “Yolanda Kakabadse has been a moral force for sustainability, in Ecuador and around the world, and we are honoured to have her inspiration as Celebrity Flora sets sail.” With certified naturalists on board, Celebrity Flora is the first ship designed especially for the Galápagos Islands and features eco-friendly credentials which make it…

1 min
cruise style

BRILLIANT BIKINI This flattering, tropical-inspired Eden two-piece is stylish and easy to wear (£78, HOT LIPS The Lip Colour from Tom Ford’s latest Soleil Collection delivers an irresistible sheen of colour which looks great with sun-kissed skin (available from world duty free). SKIN SENSE With chia seeds, willowherb and evening primrose, this natural mosituriser balances and hydrates your face (£31, HAPPY FACE For radiant-looking skin try Benefit’s new Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation (£26, COLOUR PLAY Inject a splash of bright yellow into your outfit with these statement beaded earrings (£30, BEACH BAG We love the colour of Nannacay’s crocheted tote. Woven by hand, it has plenty of space for your poolside essentials (£115, GLAMOUR PUSS These stylish cat eye sunglasses from Ted Baker flatter most face shapes and are finished with two dainty bows for elegant summer…

1 min
let’s go

RED HOT Expandable and with double wheels for smooth rolling comfort, this coral red cabin suitcase will stand out on the carousel (£119, ON TIME Track three time zones at once with the C65 Trident dive watch (£960, LISTEN UP The A1 speaker fits into the palm of your hand while providing up to 24 hours of high-quality play-time (£230, CAMERA MAGIC Small in size but big on features, the Canon EOS 250D captures pin-sharp photos and movies while on the move (£599.99, SOUND PROOF Cancelling 99.5% of exterior noise, even on busy flights, the stylish Cleer Flow headphones create a truly immersive listening experience (£249, available in store at Harrods). WILD SIDE Ted Baker’s jungle-inspired Houdini luggage is lightweight, durable and elegant (£225,…

1 min
cruise well

NEW LOOK FOR NAVIGATOR SPA Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled enhancements to Seven Seas Navigator including a new look to the spa, which is now a haven of tranquillity.Treatment rooms have been updated to offer soothing environments for a variety of services, and the relaxation area has been given a more contemporary feel.The beauty salon has been enlarged, and now features a dedicated pedicure and manicure area with ocean views ( TIME TO SPA Following a glamorous refresh by interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE, Elemis British Airways Travel Spas have unveiled chic, sophisticated spaces and a brand new treatment menu to help you unwind before you fly. Highly recommended is the Essential Facial combined with a Healthy Kickstart BIOTEC Skin Enhancer to re-energise and restore vitality. The spas are available at Heathrow…