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Cruise International

Cruise International December/January 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
Frequency:
Interrupted
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in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

One of the things I love about cruising is that as well as being the easiest way to holiday and explore the world, it can also take you to the world’s most remote and exotic destinations, and the things you see and do will stay with you forever. In this issue we reveal the top 10 adventure cruises (page 76), take a cruise from Tokyo to South Korea (page 32), discover the wildlife of the Galápagos (page 84) and even traverse the Panama Canal, or at least part of it (turn to page 90 to find out more). Like you, I’m always staggered by the extraordinary variety of cruise experiences on offer, and the Cruise Awards 2017 proved once again that the cruise industry is incredibly innovative. Turn to page 39…

1 min.
dubrovnik, croatia

Overlooking the cool blue waters of the Adriatic, the magnificent city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia holds plenty of historic charm. Originally called Ragusa, the city was founded in the 7th century when Croatian tribes settled in the area to flee from barbarians; during its Golden Age in the 16th century Dubrovnik had one of the largest naval fleets in the world. Today it is a firm favourite with location scouts: Bokar Fortress, an impressive 15th-century castle clinging to a steep cliff, doubles as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones and Star Wars Episode VIII was also shot here. The city’s main draw is the labyrinthine streets of its old town, encircled by thick stone walls and brimming with Baroque churches. No wonder you voted it Best Destination (Europe) in…

5 min.
cruise news

THOMSON BECOMES MARELLA CRUISES Thomson Cruises has rebranded as Marella Cruises and unveiled new itineraries to Asia for 2018/19. Marella (which means ‘shining sea’ in Celtic) will offer fly-cruise holidays from 22 UK regional airports to 18 new ports, including Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and India (tui.co.uk/cruise). OCEANIA OFFERS MORE Oceania Cruises has revealed details of its enhanced Concierge Level Stateroom amenities, which include free laundry and in-stateroom dining service from The Grand Dining Room during lunch and dinner. Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said: “The last thing you want to worry about on vacation is doing chores such as laundry – you want to be relaxing. “So we have solved that problem and we have provided an even greater incentive to relax in the comfort of your stateroom.” The new Concierge Exclusive Privileges…

1 min.
cruise style

ROLL WITH IT Keep warm and stylishly chic on deck with this pretty stripy jumper (£85, cathkidston.com). IT’S A WRAP This handcrafted silk scarf featuring a tie-dye print will inject colour to your outfit (£49, east.co.uk). BOOT CAMP A pair of leather Chelsea ankle boots in deep burgundy are ideal for exploring cities (£65, marksandspencer.com). HEAD START This iconic pure wool hat is the perfect finishing touch (£45, hobbs.co.uk). WHAT A GEM Add a flash of glam with a statement rose quartz ring (£59, bimbaylola.com). SEEING STARS Keep your key card and phone handy on board in a simple velvet purse (£15, whitestuff.com).…

1 min.
adventure gear

GET READY FOR ACTION Waterproof, windproof and breathable, the lightweight W Vanir Heta Jacket is ideal for hiking or cycling excursions in unpredictable weather (£140, hellyhansen.com). MOVIE MAGIC Featuring built-in wifi, you can record, live view and share your exhilarating moments with the Veho Muvi K2 action camera and free smartphone app (£124.99, argos.co.uk). STEP UP Embark, disembark and get to know your ports of call in comfort with the Teva Original Universal sandals. The hook and loop closure is easily adjustable, ensuring a secure fit wherever you explore (£35, teva.co.uk). LIGHT TOUCH The Roc Lite trainers by Swedish company Haglöfs were created specifically for outdoor activities, featuring durable yet breathable material with an OrthoLite footbed (£90, alpinetrek.co.uk). EYE SPY Witness stunning wildlife in beautiful detail with the Bushnell Permafocus binoculars, boasting fully-coated optics for superior clarity and non-slip…

1 min.
cruise well

Hair TREND The hottest trend in hair colour right now is palm painting. Created by Brazilian stylist Marcos at Neville salon in London, the new technique is a hands-on approach to tinting, creating a free-flowing, effortless look by applying colour in sections – plus, it cuts down treatment time by 40 minutes (available exclusively at nevillehairandbeauty.net). We love...Blueiron If you’ve ever wondered why Scandinavians seem to have so much energy, Nordic blueberries may be the answer. New iron supplement Blueiron contains a concentrate of the purple fruit so it tastes good (delicious, actually) and is also gentle on the stomach ( blueiron.co.uk ). Time to revive Whether you’re in transit or simply want a shower before going home, the new Plaza Premium Lounge at London’s Heathrow Terminal 3 has everything you need to feel revived…