Boating & Aviation
Cruise International

Cruise International February/March 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

1 min.
editor’s letter

It’s time to start dreaming about your next holiday – and a cruise is quite simply the best way to explore the world. In this issue we’ve selected 101 fantastic cruise deals to book right now (page 27), plus we have expert advice on this year’s hottest Asian ocean and river cruises (page 91), and reviews galore. If you’re planning to take the whole family away this year (and if so I applaud you), then do read our expert piece on multi-generational cruising (page 68). You can also discover how our very own Julie Peasgood got on when she decided to embark on a Caribbean adventure with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and gorgeous grandchild Saha (page 72). Like many of you I’m fascinated by ship design, particularly the golden age; not least…

1 min.
venice, italy

The Floating City actually comprises 118 small islands linked by canals and bridges. Its history began in the 5th century when residents from the mainland fled to the sandy marshes in the Venetian Lagoon to escape invading Hun barbarians, eventually making these islands their permanent homes. Venice was originally a sovereign state, ruled by doges, and became a major maritime power in the 10th century before joining Italy after the Third Italian War of Independence in the 19th century. Its palatial Renaissance and Gothic architecture and alluring canals have inspired numerous artists including Venetian painter Canaletto, who features the Santa Maria della Salute (pictured) in his masterpiece The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice. While it is subject to flooding, caused by the high tide peaks known as acqua alta,…

5 min.
cruise news

HANSEATIC INSPIRATION cruises go on sale Itineraries have gone on sale for Hanseatic Inspiration, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new luxury expedition ship. The ship starts sailing in October 2019 and will be covering expedition routes including the Arctic and Antarctic, the Amazon, and the North American Great Lakes from Chicago to Toronto. The ship can accommodate up to 230 guests, or 199 passengers on Antarctic cruises. It is the second of two expedition vessels being built by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, with sister ship, Hanseatic Nature, aimed exclusively at the German-speaking market, launching in April 2019. Between cruises to the Arctic during the European summer and voyages to the Antarctic in the European winter, Hanseatic Inspiration will also offer visits to the Amazon, Chile’s fjords, the Azores and Cape Verde. Among the ship’s highlights are an Ocean Academy, and retractable…

1 min.
cruise style

SNAP IT UP How cute is this crab bag in vibrant coral by Kate Spade New York? (£178, houseoffraser.co.uk ). WRIST CANDY Metallic jewellery like this Pippa bracelet will add a glint of interest to a simple outfit (£29, hobbs.co.uk ). ALL STARS A pair of comfy pumps are ideal for exploring (£60, dunelondon.com ). SIMPLE GEMS We love these square bead drop earrings in turmeric and gunmetal (£15, east.co.uk ). LEMON SURPRISE The gold foil pattern on this lemon scarf makes it perfect for glamming up on your spring cruise (£24, oliverbonas.com ). COOL SHADES These Ralph Lauren sunglasses offer sleek, stylish UV eye protection (£89, visionexpress.com ).…

1 min.
beauty news

GLOW GIRL Want a self-tan before you embark on your cruise? Fake Bake’s Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum for face and body is packed with carefully selected ingredients including anti-ageing coconut oil to deliver a silky soft, streak-free golden glow – and it’s fast drying, too (fakebake.co.uk). VITAMIN BOOST Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C has been designed to rejuvenate skin from the outside, delivering skin that’s visibly firmer and smoother in just seven days. We love it (available from Clinique Travel Retail locations worldwide). LAVENDER LIFT Decléor products will be available in the new Champneys spa on board Marella Dream (see page 22), but meanwhile you can treat your skin to the five updated classics in the Prolagéne Lift range, which harnesses the power of French Lavender to strengthen skin against…

1 min.

PRECIOUS METAL Super durable, the 19 Degree Ivory Gold International Carry-On in aluminium will keep all your essentials safe (£855, tumi.com). LENS APPEAL With the assurance of automatic shooting modes, the Canon EOS 750D is the ideal DSLR for your cruise (£639.95, johnlewis.com). CONNECT FIVE The nifty Skyroam Solis all-in-one global wifi hotspot and power bank is pocket-sized and delivers wifi and super-fast charging for up to five gadgets all at once (£136.83, skyroam.com/solis-europe). GO FISH Anglers will love this sturgeon pattern holdall designed by Kit Neale (£150, dunelondon.com). TAG ALONG Make your luggage stand out with a stylish leather tag (£20, notanotherbill.com). MAKE A SPLASH Safe in all aquatic conditions up to 600m, Christopher Ward’s C60 Trident 316L Limited Edition Blue dive watch has a case made from marine-grade steel (£730, christopherward.co.uk).…