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Cruise International

Cruise International 2016 Planner

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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3 min.
titan holidays - packed with value

Amazing choice Titan offers over 350 imaginative itineraries to 90 countries worldwide - much more choice than any other operator. Holidays crafted for British travellers Unlike some other tour operators which attract an international clientele, Titan tours are only on sale in the UK and Republic of Ireland. So our experts can create itineraries that are perfectly suited to British travellers. Door to door comfort and convenience Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service ensures that your holiday really does begin and end at your front door. Titan pioneered home transfers many years ago, and still leads the way. Only Titan has a fleet of more than 150 comfortable people-carriers designed solely to transfer customers from their home to the airport and back, and only Titan includes these home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date…

1 min.
editor’s letter

Your best holiday ever starts here. Our experts have put the Cruise Planner 2016 together to help you choose, book and plan an amazing cruise holiday adventure. Whether you select an ocean or a river voyage, extraordinary, unforgettable experiences await. You could be exploring ancient temples along The Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam; seeing the fairytale capitals of Scandinavia; visiting historical monuments in the Med or relaxing with a cocktail in the Caribbean. With so many different itineraries to choose from, the world is your oyster on a cruise – and the best thing is, you’ll only need to unpack once. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or looking for your next holiday by ship, you’ll find lots of ideas to inspire you. We’ve made the Cruise Planner incredibly simple to use; start with…

1 min.
hot spot

PIGEON POINT, TOBAGO With its caster sugar-sand beach shaded by swaying coconut palms and translucent aquamarine bath-warm waters, Pigeon Point is the archetypal castaway beach – and Tobagonians insist their island is the one that inspired Daniel Defoe to write his 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. It’s also the place to embark on a glass-bottom boat ride to Buccoo Reef, one of the most accessible coral reefs in the Caribbean – and rated by famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau as the third most spectacular in the world. This is where you’ll find the Nylon Pool, a shallow white ground coral oasis named by Princess Margaret on a visit during her honeymoon in 1962 because, she said, it reminded her of her stockings. >>Turn to page 102to read about Caribbean cruises for 2016…

1 min.
beach chic

FLOWER POWER Stylish and practical, Orla Kiely’s handy little travel pouch is ideal for evenings at sea or carrying documents (£69, amara.com). SWEET SCENT With exotic fruit and floral notes Clinique’s exquisite fragrance Aromatics in Black evokes mystery and seductive allure (available from Clinique Travel Retail locations worldwide). LITTLE GEM Renew the delicate eye area after long-haul travelling with the fab Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Creme (available from Estée Lauder Travel Retail Locations worldwide). HAIR CARE Aveda’s Shampure™ dry shampoo is a brilliant solution for reviving and refreshing hair when you’re flying long-haul (available from Aveda Travel Retail Locations worldwide). COOL STRIPES Nautical stripes strike the right note when you’re sightseeing – we love this super soft black and cream-striped tee (£48, bluemarmaladelondon.com). RED HOT This gorgeous scarlet Bellagio carry-on trolley case from luxury Italian luggage label Bric’s is…

6 min.

CRYSTAL CRUISES Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, bywords for small ship style as they sail the globe, could soon be overshadowed as the company starts a massive expansion. This winter sees the launch of Crystal Esprit, a 62-passenger all-suite yacht sailing to exotic destinations with four 10-passenger Zodiacs for special excursions and a 12-passenger 32ft super yacht tender for adventures. That’s only the start: 2016 brings six-star river cruises, with Crystal Mozart embarking on the Danube in July 2016, and four more ‘river yachts’ due in 2017. Boeing Dreamliner Crystal Luxury Air starts in 2017 with the first of three Crystal Exclusive Class ocean ships arriving in 2018. 020 7399 7601; crystalcruises.co.uk HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES Europa 2, with the air of a private yacht, sails the world with one-off itineraries on stretches from several…

4 min.
simply divine

Luxurious small ship cruise line Silversea offers some of the world’s most imaginative itineraries for guests who want to see the world in style. With eight beautiful ships in its fleet, and a ninth, Silver Muse, due to launch in April 2017, Silversea is able to provide sailings to more destinations than any other cruise line – over 800 ports of call spanning all seven continents. A staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one means service is at an incredibly high standard, with all guests pampered by the services of attentive butlers. Complimentary wifi is also provided for all guests regardless of suite category. Every guest can enjoy at least one hour of free wifi per day, while unlimited wifi is available to guests in Owner’s, Grand, Royal, Silver and Medallion suites. NEW SHIP…