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Cruise International

Cruise International August/September 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

Dream big. No matter how far flung the destinations on your wishlist, a cruise can take you there. For me, Alaska was somewhere I’d always wanted to visit, and last month I finally got the chance. Of course I was expecting snow and huskies and big mountains (maybe not goats), but I hadn’t been prepared for just how jaw-droppingly, mind-blowingly beautiful the Last Frontier would be; turn to page 100 to find out more. If, like me, you’re lamenting the end of The Bridge, you’ll be intrigued by our Scandi cruises special (page 56) – from glittering fairytale palaces to achingly hip cities, the Baltic region has loads to offer and an ocean or river cruise is the best way to experience it all. It’s not every day you find yourself at…

1 min.
the great barrier reef

Discovered on 11 June 1770 by Captain James Cook after the ship HMS Endeavour ran aground on it, the world’s largest and most famous coral reef is made up of an astounding 2,900 reefs and 900 islands. Stretching 2,300 km out into the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the warm crystal waters are home to more than 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and 1,500 species of tropical fish. The Whitsundays, the low-lying paradise islands within the reef, are especially popular with divers and snorkellers. Much of the reef is protected, to safeguard it for future generations, as a natural wonder of the world. >> Turn to page 106 to read a review of an adventure cruise along the Great Barrier Reef…

3 min.
cruise news

JOOLS HOLLAND TO APPEAR ON SAGA CRUISES Saga Cruises has announced that music legend and broadcaster Jools Holland, OBE, will be the face of The Club by Jools on their new ship, Spirit of Discovery. Nigel Blanks, COO of Saga Cruises, said: “I have grown up watching Later… with Jools Holland and many of our customers have, too. “His love of eclectic music really does transcend the generations, and we will use this inspiration to bring something genuinely new and different to our steakhouse and late-night bar on the ship.” Jools added: “I’m delighted that Saga is dedicating a space on the new ship for live music, which is something that is very close to my heart. There is nothing better than listening to live music in an intimate setting where you can really…

4 min.
norwegian bliss

The latest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Bliss, was officially christened in Seattle last month. “As the largest ship to ever be christened in Seattle, this ceremony was our most exciting one yet,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of NCL. “We thank the Emerald City for a very warm welcome and their partnership, and we are looking forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with the Port of Seattle for years to come,” he added. Norwegian Bliss was welcomed to its summer home with a sky-high water-cannon salute by the Seattle Fire Department as it cruised into the Port of Seattle. “The Port of Seattle is thrilled to host the magnificent Norwegian Bliss and its passengers for many Alaska cruise seasons to come,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney…

1 min.
le lapérouse joins ponant fleet

The first of Ponant’s six Explorer class ships, Le Lapérouse , has embarked on its maiden voyage. Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, chief and co-founder of Ponant, said: “ Le Lapérouse is the result of intensive teamwork with Vard and Fincantieri. From remarkable nautical performances to technical excellence, and offering an extraordinary level of comfort, everything is in place for the Ponant series to be a huge success.” The six Ponant Explorers feature a world first: the Blue Eye Lounge, allowing passengers to look out on to the seabed via portholes.…

1 min.
river cruise news

Fred. Olsen launches river ship Fred. Olsen is offering river cruises on a chartered 156-passenger ship to sail a total of 30 departures on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers on itineraries ranging from five to 25 nights. Brabant (formerly Amadeus Princess) has fewer than 80 cabins and suites, staffed by 40 crew members. It features a sun deck, cherry wood interiors and juliet balconies in many of the cabins (0845 314 3882/fredolsenrivercruises.co.uk). Titan launches 2019 collection Titan has launched a new River Cruise Collection 2019 brochure, showcasing cruises to suit all tastes and budgets. Featuring 30 river cruise holidays with 13 cruise partners, the brochure offers voyages across Europe, as well as the Mississippi, Nile and Yangtse. Two new itineraries on the MS Johannes Brahms have been exclusively chartered by Titan in 2019 to offer…