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Seattle city guide

With its laid-back vibe, diverse music history and exciting food scene, this flourishing metropolis is perfect for a stay-and-cruise. Find out more in our Seattle city guide by Becky Wiggins. Nestling on a narrow strip of...

Hamburg City Guide

According to a local saying, Hamburg is where every German wants to live. And with an infectious maritime spirit, international outlook and diverse cultural offerings, this incredibly liveable city also has much to offer...

Copenhagen city guide

A cutting-edge food scene, world-class museums and an alluring blend of old and new make Copenhagen a fantastic destination for a cruise-and-stay, says Rebecca Bradbury. With its innovative design, lush green spaces, pretty fairy tale palaces...
The Tokyo skyline glitters at sunset © iStock

Tokyo City Guide

One of the most enticing cities in the world, the Japanese capital is ideal for a pre- or post-Asia cruise extension, says Liz Jarvis Everyone who visits Tokyo falls in love with the Japanese capital,...

Budapest city guide

In this Budapest city guide, Rhian Colley shares why the city's glorious location, eclectic mix of architecture and inviting thermal baths make it a terrific place for a pre- or post-river cruise stay. Budapest’s grand setting, spread...
Snowy Vancouver skyline

Vancouver city guide

Surrounded by water and mountains, Canada’s third largest city, Vancouver, is so beautiful you’ll definitely want to stay a few nights before or after your cruise holiday, says Liz Jarvis. From its snow-capped mountain backdrop...
Basel on the Rhine River lit up at Christmas

Basel city guide

Compact and cosmopolitan, the delightful Swiss city of Basel makes an idyllic base for a pre- or post-cruise stay, says Liz Jarvis. Irresistibly pretty, and located on the Rhine River close to Alsace and the...

Hong Kong city guide

The captivating and dynamic metropolis of Hong Kong makes a spectacular pre- or post- cruise stay, says Liz Jarvis.    Vibrant, cosmopolitan and densely-populated, and known throughout the world as a global financial hub, Hong...

Shanghai city guide

Its shimmering skyline and intoxicating fusion of old and new make the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai a captivating location for a stay-and-cruise, says Liz Jarvis. With its location on the estuary of the Yangtze River,...

Cape Town City Guide

The Mother City offers outstanding landscapes and a vibrant cultural scene, making it ideal for a pre- or –post cruise stay, says Liz Jarvis Located on the Cape of Good Hope, this vibrant city boasts...

Cruise International

Cruise International is the UK’s highest-selling newsstand travel magazine dedicated to cruise holidays. Packed with inspirational reviews, the hottest destination advice, celebrity interviews and the very latest ocean and river cruise news, it helps both new and experienced cruisers alike plan their next trip. With its high production values, stunning photography and outstanding editorial, Cruise International is first choice for Britain’s 1.75 million annual cruise holidaymakers.







Liz Jarvis
Warren Wilkinson
Daniel Webb