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Cruise International

Cruise International December 2015 - January 2016

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

I love this time of year – forget Christmas shopping, for me there’s nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa and planning your next cruise adventure. And this issue is packed with ideas to inspire you, including the hottest new ships, itineraries and destinations for the year ahead (page 27). Somewhere you may want to consider going is Hawaii, one of my favourite destinations in the world. On page 44 you can discover what our Contributing Editor Sara Macefield thought when she took a cruise around the islands. Thank you to the thousands (and thousands) of you who voted in the Cruise Awards 2015 – you can see all the winners on page 51 (and there were a few surprises this year). A huge congratulations to all those who won and…

1 min.
hot spot

Famous for its beaches, flamboyant annual Carnival and spectacular landscape fusing mountains, skyscrapers and sea, Brazil’s second largest city is one of the world’s most vibrant and colourful. Iconic statue Christ the Redeemer dominates the skyline from the peak of Corcovado, watching over Rio’s bustling districts below, and with the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain standing proudly at one end, Copacabana’s golden coastline plays host to millions of revellers every New Year’s Eve. Next year, Rio will host the 2016 Summer Olympics across four regions of the city – Barra, Deodoro, Maracanã and Copacabana – giving you the perfect reason to visit this extraordinary South American metropolis. >>Turn to page 27to read about the best cruises for 2016…

1 min.
rssc unveils 2016/17 winter collection

Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released its 2016/17 Winter Collection of itineraries. Featured destinations include the ancient lands of Asia and Africa, where on 11 select sailings guests can further enrich their cruise holiday with a free, three-night land adventure in exotic destinations including Cape Town, Angkor Wat, Hong Kong and Beijing in China. The free land programme is available in all suite categories and includes sightseeing adventures such as an African safari and a visit to the 2,000-year old Great Wall in China. The Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet will also visit iconic cities in South America and the Mediterranean, and explore the natural wonders of the Caribbean and the South Pacific, including four ports of call never before visited by Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Gisborne, New Zealand; Harvest…

1 min.
the cruise awards on channel 4’s countdown

The Cruise International Awards 2015 were the talking point on Channel 4’s Countdown on the day of the ceremony when presenter Nick Hewer spoke at length about the awards and their popularity. Hewer, who hosted the Cruise International Awards in 2011, told Countdown viewers: “If winter really fills you with dread there’s a big awards event that might interest you because tonight the Cruise International Awards take place.” Hewer added that he was so seduced by everyone talking about cruise holidays when he hosted the Cruise International Awards that he was inspired to go on a cruise himself. “(My wife) Catherine and I went off on a little ship, a Seabourn ship, in the West Indies – I loved it,” he said.…

1 min.
new ship for saga

Saga Cruises has announced plans to update its shipping capacity, with an all-new Saga cruise ship expected to be delivered in summer 2019 and the option to order a second for delivery in 2021. The new ship will be for fewer than 1,000 passengers and retain the intimacy and personal touch for which Saga is renowned, but with some new features including balconies for all cabins. Plans for the ship will be refined over the coming months but it is expected the new ship will offer 540 suites and cabins each with a balcony (travel.saga.co.uk).…

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culinary experiences for sirena

The newest member of the Oceania Cruises fleet, Sirena, set to debut in April 2016, will feature two new speciality restaurants, Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger, with the Grand Dining Room transforming into Jacques Bistro for lunch. Tuscan Steak, a completely new restaurant concept inspired by both Oceania Cruises’ traditional steak house, Polo Grill, and the line’s authentic Italian restaurant, Toscana, offers succulent steaks and seafood with a Tuscan flair, such as iberico de bellota pork chop with gaeta black olives and Maine lobster fra diavolo. Red Ginger, the contemporary Asian-inspired restaurant currently available on sister ships Marina and Riviera, will offer familiar culinary delights such as miso glazed sea bass and lobster pad thai. Available for lunch, Jacques Bistro, in Sirena’s Grand Dining Room, will offer elegant French fare and feature signature…