Cruise International Feb/Mar 2020 is on sale now, bringing you even more holiday inspiration and advice for the year ahead.

In our latest issue, we have the lowdown on some of the best cruises around, from sophisticated sailings to Antarctic adventures. Find this plus much more in our Cruise International Feb/Mar 2020 – out now!

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What better way to explore the world than in sophisticated style? Our pick of the most luxurious cruises promises to inspire you to get planning a lavish getaway. Whether you wish to escape to Africa, Asia or the French countryside, there’s a cruise line, cruise ship and itinerary to suit you.

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Speaking of grandeur at sea, Julie Peasgood fulfils a lifelong dream to voyage across the Atlantic with luxury cruise line Cunard. Find out what our contributing editor got up to when she sailed from New York to Southampton on the iconic Queen Mary 2.

The complete guide to Antarctica


There’s nowhere on Earth quite like Antarctica, and exploring the giant white continent is easier by ship. Nick Dalton’s in-depth guide reveals what expedition cruise lines can take you there – expect precious wildlife, sublime scenery and sumptuous ships.

Viking Russia river cruise review


Russia is another wishlist destination, with its opulent cities and rural traditions. Cruise International Editor Liz Jarvis discovers the waterways of the tsars when she cruises the Volga River with Viking.

And much more…

With help from some cruise experts, we’ve rounded up 10 top tips for first-time cruisers. But even cruise addicts may find some useful pointers. There’s also a brilliant article by Julie Peasgood, who writes about why cruises make the perfect group getaway.

In need of some sunshine? Presenter Marcus Bronzy reports back on his Mediterranean escape with MSC Cruises. Meanwhile, Sara Macefield discovers how an Avalon cruise along the Danube is the chance to get active. And we look at how you can take a greener cruise.

There’s celebrities in this issue too. Mary Berry CBE shows us how to rustle up some simple yet delicious suppers and Dame Darcey Bussell shares her travel secrets.

And don’t forget to enter our amazing prize draw to win a Viking river cruise for two.

Cruise International Feb/Mar 2020 is available at WH Smiths, Sainsburys and other retailers, or you can be it from the Chelsea Magazine Company shop.