Hello and welcome to our first issue of 2020.
As a January baby, I love this time of year – but if you hate the bleak post-Christmas months, let me give you a tip: snuggle up indoors, put an easy stew in the oven and read this issue from cover to cover. Inside you’ll find all the inspiration you need to choose your next dream holiday.
After reading Isabella Sullivan’s report on the most exciting destinations in the Med (page 66), I’ve got my sights set on a cruise to small but mighty Montenegro. It’s somewhere I’ve never been – but, just like trying out a new restaurant or hotel, cruising to an undiscovered destination is always a total thrill.
Still feeling down? Then don’t miss Sarah Freeman’s comprehensive guide to the best new round-the-world cruises (page 52). Many of these amazing trips depart in January, so at least you can be sure of beating the New Year blues in 2021.
Here at World of Cruising, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on the very latest cruise news and breakthroughs, so turn to page 32 to find out which ships will be offering champagne on demand in 2020, and who will be giving you the chance to explore beneath the waves in a submarine. We also asked the bosses of our favourite lines for their cruise predictions – find out what they had to say on page 41. Meanwhile, TV star Jane McDonald has been making some predictions of her own. See my interview with her on page 46 to discover what this year has in store for the Queen of Cruise.
Whether you’re planning a big ocean voyage or a quick European river trip, I hope all your cruise dreams come true in 2020. Happy New Year!