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Cruise International

Cruise International February/March 2017

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

Get ready to have your best holiday ever because this issue is packed with the hottest deals and coolest itineraries around. On page 25 you’ll find the top 50 cruises to book right now, from Alaska to Vietnam – hurry, because they’re going fast. And if you’ve never been on a river cruise before then turn to page 84 to read our total guide, including the best cruises for 2017, plus expert tips and a review of a sailing on the Lower Mekong. In these challenging times it can seem as though the world is shrinking, but as our expert feature on far-flung cruises shows, there are some amazing exotic destinations still waiting to be uncovered, all accessible by ocean or river ship – or maybe you fancy a world voyage.…

1 min.
mount fuji, japan

At 3,776 metres high, snow-capped Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain. Admired in literature dating as far back as the 8th century, often depicted in paintings, and nicknamed Fuji-san, its legendary status was cemented when it was named a World Heritage Site in 2013. One popular way to take in the impressive grandeur of this dormant volcano is by hiking, but even by bullet train, or Shinkansen, from Tokyo to Osaka you can admire its spectacular peak. Visiting in late March to early May has the added beauty of spring, when the Japanese celebrate the long-standing tradition of Hanami, or the Cherry Blossom Festival, to welcome the change in season. >> Turn to page 44to read more about cruising in Japan and other far-flung destinations to see by…

3 min.
cruise news

VIKING TO SAIL TO ALASKA Viking Ocean Cruises has announced a range of new itineraries including voyages to Alaska, Central America and the Caribbean. “Viking will mark major milestones in 2017,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “We celebrate our 20th anniversary, we will welcome two new Longships on the rivers in Europe, and we will double our ocean fleet to four sister ships by the end of the year.” Viking’s new ocean itineraries will bring guests to a growing number of iconic destinations around the world, providing insights at each port of call. With new sailings embarking in Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Beijing, Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver, guests can choose base itineraries ranging from eight to 23 days, with additional combination cruise options. Highlights of the new itineraries include Alaska…

1 min.
cruise style

COLOUR SPLASH A vibrant silk tie-dye scarf will instantly refresh your look (£45, east.co.uk). GOLD RUSH This wide cuff will add a flash of glamour to any outfit (£390, wolfandbadger.com). COOL FLATS A pair of Olowahu sandals with artful webbing design are just the thing for a far-flung cruise adventure (£20, teva.co.uk). DAY TO NIGHT The simple shape of these Mirabelle earrings means you can wear them with anything (£35, jigsaw-online.com). SUNNY SIDE UP Keep your eyes protected with these sexy Fifties-style shades (£85, follifollie.co.uk). CUTE BAG We love the pretty oriental pattern of this adorable cross-body bag (£120, furla.com).…

1 min.
beauty news

COMPLEXION PERFECTION La Mer’s Revitalizing Hydrating Serum was developed to create a mini-atmosphere of continuous hydration that floods skin with moisture to boost its natural healing process for intense revitalisation. Skin is energized with cell-renewing Miracle Broth to help replenish and renew. We love it (available from La Mer Travel Retail locations worldwide). FRESH EYES Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask will give you a surge of moisture and soothing anti-irritants to rejuvenate the look and feel of the eye area. In just 10 minutes, eyes look rested and restored (from Estée Lauder Travel Retail locations worldwide). OUT OF AFRICA Jo Malone London’s latest fragrance Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense has Namibian Omumbiri Myrrh at its heart, with a top note of lavender and a base note of Tonka, and smells…

1 min.
let’s go

TIME PIECE With an enhanced bezel, 60-second regulator-inspired sub-dial, and increased natural luminosity, this chronograph is made for diving (£1,011.50, christopherward.co.uk). DESIGNER COOL We love the new Orla Kiely wash bag collection, available in three patterns including this brightly coloured Striped Rosebud print (£28, orlakiely.com). HOLDS ALL The Moleskine by Bric’s capsule luggage collection includes internal compartments making it ideal for a day bag on cruise arrival days (£315, houseoffraser.co.uk). SPINNING CLASS Samsonite’s Cosmolite Copper Blush spinner is tough and stylish, and thanks to new technology, it’s lighter than ever before. (£349, available from samsonite.co.uk). SUPER CAM Sony’s HDR AS100VR Action Camcorder is ideal for capturing all your adventures (from a selection, johnlewis.com). ORIENT EXPRESS The beautiful, timelessly elegant new Oriental Blossom luggage range from Ted Baker is hard-sided and ultra-lightweight making it perfect for carry-on. Gorgeous (from £140, caseluggage.co.uk). CHIC AND…