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Cruise International

Cruise International October-November 2015

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

Welcome to the latest issue of Britain’s biggest and best-selling cruise magazine. I love this time of year – the nights may be drawing in but it’s the perfect time to start planning your next cruise holiday, and with National Cruise Week from 19-27 September there are some fantastic offers around. To help inspire you to choose your next holiday we’re highlighting the hottest destinations for 2016 (page 76) – which ones will be going on your wishlist? Personally I’d love to go to Cuba and see Havana, but I’m also very tempted by Antarctica... The Baltic is always a popular cruise destination – there’s something very special about seeing the fairy tale capitals of Eastern Europe and also, of course, St Petersburg. Don’t book a thing though until you’ve read our…

1 min.
hot spot

Autumn transforms the gardens surrounding the hexagonal Hyangwonjeong – or ‘Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance’ – into a crown of crimson and ochre maple trees. Found on an island in a lake within the grounds of the 14th century Gyeongbokgung Palace, the structure was used by King Gojong as his private place for rest and leisure; a refuge from the formality of the imperial throne hall, Geunjeongjeon. Sister pavilion Gyeonghoeru was the venue for formal national banquets, and its architecture is so highly prized for its aesthetic qualities that it once appeared on the Korean 10,000 won banknote. Imposing yet regal, the royal structures make for a breathtaking excursion and are just 90 minutes from port to palace. >>Turn to page 78to read about a cruise to Seoul…

1 min.
splashaway on harmony of the seas

Royal Caribbean International has announced that an interactive water park, Splashaway Bay, will feature on new ship Harmony of the Seas. Other attractions on the new ship will include a 10-storey slide, Ultimate Abyss, and The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides. Ultimate Abyss will be the tallest slide at sea and feature a 100ft plunge. Splashaway Bay will be suitable for children and toddlers and will have sea creature water cannons, winding slides, a drench bucket and a climbing frame. The ship, the line’s third Oasis class ship, will have seven neighbourhoods, a bionic bar, virtual balconies, and the line’s innovative Voom internet service. Dining options onboard the ship will include Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, Sabor Taqueria and Tequila Bar, and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. *To read a review of a cruise to Japan on Royal Caribbean’s…

1 min.
sleep in style

Regent Seven Seas have released images of luxurious staterooms on board its all-inclusive all-suite ship Seven Seas Explorer, due for delivery next summer. Featuring sumptuous fabrics, contemporary soft furnishings and beautiful beds, the suites – decorated with contemporary neutral tones along with ultramarine blue accents – echo the lavish surroundings that will be found elsewhere on the new ship, including the Explorer Lounge and gourmet dining rooms Pacific Rim and Chartreuse. For more information visit sevenseasexplorer.co.uk.…

1 min.
norwegian escape floats out

Norwegian Escape, soon to be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, has been floated out of Meyer Werft’s building dock in Papenburg, Germany. With its signature hull artwork, designed by marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, Norwegian Escape – the first ship in the Breakaway Plus Class – represents an evolution for the Norwegian brand, incorporating guest favourites and providing further flexibility for guests. Following inaugural events in Europe and Miami, Norwegian Escape will sail seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises departing every Saturday from Miami beginning on 14 November 2015.…

1 min.
carnival pride to return to tampa

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Pride will return to the Port of Tampa in January and February 2017 to operate a series of five- to 14-day voyages. Departing 15, 22 and 29 January and 19 February 2017, Carnival Pride will operate a series of seven-day cruises from Tampa visiting some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, including Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; and George Town, Grand Cayman. The 2,124-passenger ship has undergone a multimillion-pound renovation that added consumer favourites like Guy’s Burger Joint, the full-service Bonsai Sushi, and BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic Mexican fare, along with innovative drink concepts like the pharmacy-themed Alchemy cocktail bar, and poolside BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar. A massive WaterWorks Aqua Park highlighted by Green Thunder, the fastest and steepest water…