Get complimentary tickets for the Destinations show


Discover your next adventure at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, in association with The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel magazine, taking place at Olympia London from 4 - 7 February 2016. Get your complimentary ticket to the Destinations Show courtesy of Cruise International by quoting CR01 and find your dream holiday with the help of over 500 specialist travel companies including cruise specialists Regent Seven … [Read more...]

Saga’s Hidden Waterways of France river cruise review

Paris and the Seine at night. Credit: AWL Images

A Saga river cruise through France yields unexpected delights, discovers Pat Richardson It has been a gloriously hot day in Paris, and now evening spreads a warm velvet cloak over the city. Against its soft darkness, and reflected in the rippling ribbon of the Seine, lights from bridges, buildings and the Eiffel Tower sparkle like scattered jewels. Locals and tourists are out in force all along the banks of the river, spilling out of wine … [Read more...]

On Board

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders as Ab Fab's Patsy and Edina. Credit photo: © Fox Searchlight Pictures

We love hearing about your cruise adventures. Email us at – the best letter published each issue will receive a £50 gift voucher A wonderful week We want to say a very big thank you. My partner Steve and I have just returned from the wonderful week’s cruise that I won from Cruise International. The cruise with Hapag-Lloyd on Europa 2 was amazing: the ship was wonderful with so many facilities, large well appointed … [Read more...]

Britannia rules the waves

Britannia's Atrium

Promotional feature – Awarded Best New Ocean Ship at the Cruise International Awards 2015, P&O Cruises Britannia gives passengers an exceptional holiday experience If you’re looking for a cruise ship that offers the very best of British design, hospitality, food and entertainment, then P&O Cruises Britannia has everything you need for a truly memorable holiday. From the moment you step on board and into the spectacular atrium with … [Read more...]

Eric Lanlard cake recipes

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French pâtissier and celebrity chef Eric Lanlard is one of P&O Cruises acclaimed Food Heroes. Here he shares three deliciously indulgent cake recipes Cream cheese brownies Serves 12 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes This takes the best of a rich, traditional brownie, but given a twist: the soft cream cheese adds a soft touch as well as a fresh sour-zesty taste. Ingredients For the brownies 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, … [Read more...]

Win a Princess cruise for two


You and a guest could be joining Emerald Princess for a fabulous no-fly cruise from Southampton Imagine sailing along Spain’s northern coast to picturesque southern France, discovering the gastronomy and culture of this wonderful region along the way. We’ve teamed up with Princess Cruises to give one lucky Cruise International reader and their guest the chance to win a fabulous cruise on Emerald Princess. Your holiday begins with the … [Read more...]

Win Bric’s luggage worth £1,000


Loved by sophisticated travellers everywhere, Italian accessories label Bric’s creates some of the world’s most luxurious luggage, with its Bellagio and Bojola collections timeless and practical. Cruise International and
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Top Christmas cruise destinations

The Caribbean

Promotional feature - Sometimes Christmas is more stress and trouble than it’s worth and the desire for a Christmas holiday grows stronger with every festive TV advert. The idea of relaxing on a beach a thousand miles away from last minute dashes to the supermarket for emergency cranberry sauce is very appealing. Nearly as appealing as being waited on hand and foot while cruising around these stunning destinations. The Canary Islands If … [Read more...]

Around the world with Iglu Cruise

Red pagoda with Mount Fuji in the background, Japan

Promotional feature – A world cruise is a great way to visit and experience a range of different countries in one trip with ease, and Iglu Cruise has a fantastic range of itineraries to suit all budgets. Often regarded as the ultimate way to travel, a world cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, providing a unique way to see large swathes of the globe with minimal stress. From seeing the sights in New York, discovering Asia, sunbathing on Australia’s … [Read more...]

Emerald Star sails on the river Rhine

Canal bridge, Amsterdam

A river cruise with Emerald Waterways from Amsterdam to Nuremberg offers a wealth of cultural adventures, discovers Trish Burgess In 1745, after working day and night for nine months, renowned sculptor Antonio Bossi eventually completed the intricate stucco work in the White Hall of the Würzburg Residence. The aim had been to finish the decoration of the room before the visit of Empress Maria Theresa. Unfortunately, exhausted from her journey, … [Read more...]