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Luxury Cruises

Many cruise lines liken themselves to hotels at sea (indeed the person in charge of the guests’ experience is called the Hotel Manager), and at this level will compare themselves to luxury brand hotels aimed at the mass market, so think Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton. These lines may be catering to upwards of 3,000 people, but they will include a number of additional touches such as better food, more comfortable cabins and newer décor. Ultra-Luxury - These are the cruise ships where Champagne is often included in the price, cabins are called suites and butler service is all part of the experience. In the same way the idea of a six-star hotel is now accepted as a description, Ultra-Luxury is now used to describe certain lines.

Preview: Europa 2

The top-ranked cruise ship in the world, Hapag Lloyd’s MS Europa, is soon to be joined by a sister ship The launch of MS Europa 2’s brochure for the international marketplace yesterday revealed a ship...
Five of the Best Staterooms

The world’s most luxurious staterooms

If you want to cruise in style then look no further – we’ve rounded up some of the most sumptuous suites at sea Royal Loft Suite - Royal Caribbean On board Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the...
MSC Divina

MSC Divina Launch in May 2012

MSC Cruises will bring its fleet of ships to 12 with new vessel, Divina, due to launch in May 2012. Named in honour of screen legend and MSC ‘godmother’ Sophia Loren, Divina will have...
Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera Launch in May 2012

Riviera debuts in May 2012 and continues Oceania’s focus on sophisticated design, as befits the world’s largest upper premium cruise line. From the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase to the classy owner's suites furnished in Ralph...

Queen Elizabeth Ship Review

With stunning artwork, Italian marble and echoes of Art Deco, Cunard’s latest liner is a fine addition to the tradition and fleet Queen Elizabeth was launched by Her Majesty the Queen in October 2010, the...
Cunard has plenty of activities for Children

Luxury cruising with Children

Becoming a parent doesn’t mean saying goodbye to luxury. As a wider range of people ‘trade up’ to luxury cruise ships, there’s a growing demand for families to be accommodated. This is sticky ground for...

Celebrity Equinox Review – Caribbean Cruise

Fancy the big ship Caribbean adventure? Discover what it’s like to be treated like a star on board Celebrity Equinox on a five island cruise. Sunshine-seeking celebrities, including the X-Factor’s Simon Cowell, flock to...
Artist rendering of new Norwegian Cruise Line ship

Norwegian Cruise Line confirms two new ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that two new freestyle cruise ships will be added to its fleet. Following an agreement with German ship production company Meyer Werft, the two new ships will be launched...

Reduction on solo traveller fares continue for 2011 on Silversea

Silversea is to continue reductions on the single supplement in 2011. The Solo Traveller fares were launched in summer 2010 and applied to select voyages. Next year, the same reduction rate is offered but with...
Cunard Queen Elizabeth QE

Queen Elizabeth cruise review – Countdown to launch of the Cunard QE cruise ship

Cruise International climbs on-board Cunard Line’s stunning Queen Elizabeth (the QE) cruise ship and experiences a return to the golden age of cruising – tea dances, black-tie dinners and culturally-enriching voyages The arrival of Queen...

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.







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