THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU
I’ve always prided myself on being well travelled, but working on our special Dream Destinations issue this month, I soon realised how many special places in the world I’ve yet to visit. Magical Myanmar now tops my bucket list.
If you’ve also got the travel bug, this is the issue to devour over a leisurely coffee or cheeky G&T as you plan your next cruise (or two). We’ve scoured the world to bring you no fewer than 128 dazzling destinations (starting on page 31), plus some very special round-the-world cruises to make you the envy of your friends and family (page 72). River-cruise fans are spoiled for choice, too, with Jeannine Williamson’s fantastic feature on the world’s best waterways (page 86). Red River, anyone?
With all these amazing destinations to choose from, cruising offers a brilliant way to see lots of them in a single holiday, while enjoying the comforts that only a great ship can provide. So get booking now!
Looking to explore a new ship? Then read my verdict on Saga’s eagerly awaited Spirit of Discovery, and see what Isabella Sullivan made of Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten’s eco-friendly newbuild, on a trip to Norway.
Finally, I’m very proud to announce that from 18 July you can vote online for your favourite ships and cruise lines (see worldofcruising.co.uk/vote). Your opinion really counts – and it could win you a luxury cruise.
The results will be announced in a glittering ceremony at our fifth annual Wave Awards next year – but before that, I’d like to wish you all a summer of cruising magic.