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OUR CONTRIBUTORS


JO FOLEY is a renowned author and journalist as well as our World of Spas editor, having previously edited Woman, Options and other magazines. She travels worldwide in search of the latest spa, resort and beauty news and always reports back of blissful hideaways for our readers to enjoy.


GARY BUCHANAN is arguably the doyen of British cruise writers, a specialist for some 20 years and a connoisseur of all things maritime. He writes regularly for The Times and The Telegraph and is author of three books on QE2.


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72 REGULARS


4 In My View Editor Simon Veness welcomes readers aboard for another edition


8 Letter Box Our readers provide the talking points from an over-flowing cruise mailbox


10 Cruise News


All the latest happenings to round out a hugely busy year in the cruise world


12 The Admiral Our sea-going traditionalist offers his latest thoughts from his travels world-wide


38 Captain Greybeard Cruising’s No 1 blogger takes a look at a good book – or three


88 Cruise Planner The essential way to plan your next voyage, with our comprehensive guide to ALL the ships


95 Aft View Peter Rushton details just how cruise lines source their guest lecturers


WORLD OF SPAS


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45 News & Views Jo Foley previews the best treatments and products this Christmas


46 New Year, New You


Jo Foley finds the ideal Spa experience to fit your New Year resolutions


48 Beauty File All the essential looks to keep body and mind in perfect harmony in 2012


SUSAN CLAYTON is a passionate traveller, having visited 61 countries to date. Her parents took her on a cruise when she was a teenager and she’s retained a love of this style of travel ever since. She works as a travel writer, journalist and photographer.


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PETER NEWALL has been in the travel industry since 1974 but has been visiting ships for more than 45 years. He is a well-known writer and author of five highly acclaimed books, including the histories of Union-Castle Line and Orient Line.


YVONNE HORN is an award-winning travel writer who makes her home in Northern California but also studies the latest fads in cruise fitness. While never passing up a water journey, she expresses a bias for off-the-beaten-track cruises on small ships.


JOE THOMAS has worked on newspapers, magazines and in corporate communications for more than 20 years. A keen freelance writer, he describes cruise journalism as the perfect blend of hobbies – writing, travel, photography and fine dining.


ANNA SELBY has been travelling all her life – and living everywhere from Tibet to Polynesia. She has written for most of the British broadsheet newspapers, as well as numerous magazines, and is the author of 21 books.


STEVE NEWMAN is a former school-teacher who gave it all up to become a travel writer and photographer. He now provides illustrated features to a variety of newspapers and magazines and is a keen champion of adventure and eco-cruising.


PETSA KAFFENS is a freelance fashion, beauty and travel writer, fashion editor of Black Hair magazine and contributor to Beauty, Live Well, Health & Fitness and You & Your Wedding. She has also written three books on beauty.


BEN LYONS is Chief Officer for Lindblad Expeditions and sails in both the Arctic and Antarctic seas. But, in this edition, he takes some time off with his writer’s hat on to detail a blissful Caribbean sojourn.


PETER RUSHTON is an ex-Union Castle Line officer who has served in all manner of ships under the House Flag of the British & Commonwealth Group. Today, he still devotes his working life to the cruise industry, specialising in lecture programmes for many lines.


Winter 2011-12 I WORLD OF CRUISING


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