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Scarlet Lady
From the moment you walk into the atrium of Scarlet Lady to be greeted by a DJ spinning vinyl, you know this isn’t going to be a usual cruise experience. The vibe is laid-back beach-lovers cool, and the crew are all ready to give you the time of your
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Beyond THE SEA
Adapting to an ever-changing world means cruise lines are increasingly inventive with itineraries; but the Mediterranean remains our number one cruise destination, and experts predict the next 12 months will see the spectacular Turkish city of Istanb
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LAND of SMILES
A4am start to the day is rarely an appealing prospect – but we’re promised that it’s going to be very much worth it. Our guide, Samnang, leads us over a floating pontoon in the inky darkness, then encourages us up a flight of stairs to sit in a line
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Getting There
Emerald Waterways offers three river-cruise and land-touring itineraries through Vietnam and Cambodia, ranging from 15 to 23 days. A 15-day Majestic Mekong itinerary costs from £2,895pp, including flights, transfers, excursions, most meals (full boar
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Fantasy ISLANDS
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be marooned on a tropical desert island – albeit one with all mod-cons and a few luxurious frills? A growing tally of cruise lines, keen to give their customers a castaway-style experience, have acquire
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Editor’s Letter
One of my friends met the love of her life on her honeymoon. Her first fiancé got cold feet, so she went on the ‘honeymoon’ cruise by herself… and met the man who is now her husband. Isn’t that romantic? On page 68, you can find out what happened whe
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“WE RENEWED OUR Vows At Sea”
It’s not every day you get a chance to make history on a cruise, but when we heard television’s The Love Boat captain was leading a record-breaking marriage vow renewal in the Caribbean, we were among the first up the gang plank. Princess Cruises usu
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Cruise International - AprilMay 2020
EDITORIAL Editor Liz Jarvis Art Director Andrea Lynch Sub-Editor Anna Manwaring Contributing Editors Sara Macefield, Julie Peasgood, Becky Wiggins DIGITAL Digital Product Manager Ben Iskander ADVERTISING Sales Manager Warren Wilkinson Sales Director
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Getting There
Caribbean Princess offers a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise, departing 29 November (2020), round trip from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, Jamaica (Falmouth), Grand Cayman and Cozumel, from £1,104, based on two sharing, including return flight
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Málaga, Spain
The celebrated city of Málaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas, is steeped in history — both ancient and modern. It is peppered with warm-hued and often-colossal architecture, including its 16th-century cathedral known as ‘La Manquit
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Sailing SOLO
Solo travel bookings are growing every year, and cruise lines are responding by offering more studio cabins, and extras such as solo lounges, as well as eliminating single supplements. “The number of people choosing to sail on their own continues to
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
Although the name of this small harbourside town means ‘Bay of Whales’ in Afrikaans, it’s actually better known for the lagoon where enormous flocks of flamingos frequently gather. Seeing the fuchsia forest created by these flamboyant birds is an unf
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On Board
Blue skies for P&O Cruises’ Arcadia in Flåm, Norway — definitely somewhere I would love to return to. @bryne_voyage As an official Roman tour guide (with Litiberi Travel) I love showing visitors around my beautiful city. @tourguidemitra The iconi
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Cruise News
For anyone unsure about booking a cruise holiday in the current climate, the cruise industry is taking measures to ensure that consumers feel as confident as possible. In a statement, Andy Harmer, Senior VP Membership and Director for the Cruise Line
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Wild WORLD
For many, a safari means Africa and the Big Five – lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalo. Big one for the Big Five is the 74-day Grand Africa Voyage from Holland America Line, which circles the continent. Its own Big Three are 1) A day in Ke
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River Cruise News
Avalon Waterways has introduced savings of up to £2,500 per couple on a range of sailings along the Danube. “Avalon Waterways has created a remarkable range of river cruises that take our guests beyond the Danube’s beautiful views to offer personalis
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The Insider
Spring is upon us and warm, sunnier climates are on the horizon, which means only one thing – it’s almost time for the Mediterranean cruise season to begin. Over the past few years, we have spoken a lot about the trend for travel in far-flung and off
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Shopping
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Julie Peasgood
I always find it baffling when people tell me they think they would get restless on a cruise. The notion that all there is to do on sea days is sunbathe, stare at the sea or read a book couldn’t be further from the truth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fa
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Cruise Well
There’s a lot to love about new ship Seven Seas Splendor (see p29) — particularly the Serene Spa. Treatments use globally sourced natural ingredients and unique traditions to promote wellbeing, such as a Ying Yang Balancing Massage, which uses cool j
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Charlie Dimmock
My last holiday was to Portugal. It was for just under a week, but enough time to make the most of the weather and eat lots of seafood. I was joined by a friend because my job can be really full-on at times with lots of travelling. The same friend wi
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SPRING Treats
SERVES 4 “For years I had been reluctant to try paneer, as descriptions often liken it to cottage cheese, which immediately puts me off. However, that description is so wildly inaccurate – it’s far more like a halloumi, and since discovering it, I
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Regent Seven Seas Splendor
With its sparkling white hull and 500 chandeliers, Seven Seas Splendor dazzles. It looks and feels like a swanky hotel, but what really sets it apart is the ambience. What you’re hoping for when you step on to a cruise ship is to be wowed, at the sam
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Getting There
A seven-night sailing on Regent Seven Seas Splendor, departing on 7 December 2020, and sailing round-trip from Miami to the Caribbean starts from £4,519pp. The price includes return flights, plus unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits,
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SQUAD Goals
Whether you’re planning a multi-gen family trip or arranging a special holiday for your club or association, cruises are superb getaways for groups – and it’s no surprise this is one of the fastest growing travel trends. First of all, they are remar
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Editor’s Letter
Where are you dreaming of escaping to this year? Inspired by the fabulous Tutankhamun exhibition, the Nile is definitely No 1 on my wishlist – and in this issue you’ll find countless ideas for your best holiday ever, including the Top 20 Luxury Cruis
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SEATTLE City guide
Nestling on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington, and surrounded by lush forests and snow-topped mountains, Seattle has always done things a little differently. The city’s fascinating h
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Cruise News
Viking has expanded its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of Viking Expeditions, which will begin sailing in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes.
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The blue PLANET
Glaciers, shimmering turquoise and white; fields of penguins, louder than you can possibly imagine; and the intrepid allure of expedition cruising. As a truly unspoiled wilderness, it’s no wonder so many of us dream of sailing around Antarctica. “The
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River Cruise News
Viking has unveiled more details about its four new river cruise ships which are custom built to navigate the Seine. The four new identical vessels, which will debut in May 2020, are inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships, and w
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