When it comes to travelling, I like to mix things up a bit, zipping around a city I know and love, then taking a deep breath and heading off-grid to explore a destination I’ve always dreamed about. That’s why I love cruising, because it gives me the chance to do both, while enjoying all the fun of life on board too.
If you’re planning a holiday to remember this year, we’ve got some amazing suggestions for you. Josh Stephenson explores the wonderful world
of polar cruises (left, see page 42), where you can follow in the footsteps of the great explorers to the furthest points of the globe. Chilled-out luxury, polar bears through the porthole and Instagram bragging rights await those on board.
If you’re more of a sun-worshipper, don’t miss Jeannine Williamson’s trip to the South Pacific – home of tikis, tattoos and dreamy Polynesian landscapes (see page 28).
For anyone who’s new to cruise, this is a brilliant year to make your maiden voyage. Just like Loose Women star Carol McGiffin – who tells us all about her first time on page 106 – you won’t believe how much you’ll love the whole experience.
So why not surprise yourself and book a cruise to somewhere extraordinary? You won’t regret it.