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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...

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...

Venice City Guide

Famous for its architecture, art and irresistible cuisine, the Floating City is incredibly easy to navigate and makes a truly unforgettable pre- or post- cruise stay, says Liz Jarvis Situated in the Venetian Lagoon, which...
Groenburgwal Canal, Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Guide

With its canals, elegant gabled houses, laidback lifestyle and superb museums, the Dutch capital makes a delightful stay before or after a river cruise, says Oliver Hughes Effortlessly cool but with a village-like charm, Amsterdam...
New York City Guide

New York City Guide

New York is full of iconic landmarks, incredible galleries, superb restaurants and some of the best shopping in the world, making it irresistible for a pre- or post-cruise stay New York, with its skyscrapers and...
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,...
Cars along Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles © iStock

Los Angeles City Guide

With its Mediterranean climate, glorious beaches and laid-back vibe, the Californian city is a fantastic base for a US stay-and-cruise holiday, says Cruise International Editor Liz Jarvis One of the most creative and glamorous cities...

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