The March 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out today. It has a special cruising section, starting with a behind the scenes look at Magellan, our Ship of the Month, the well-known 1985-built cruise ship , flagship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, written by well-known naval architect Stephen Payne.

The cruise 2017 section also features the Miami-based cruise ship MSC Divina, one of the newest ships in the MSC fleet, and profiles the small Azamara Club Cruises, which operates Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

Other features cover Caledonian MacBrayne, with a focus on one-time flagship Hebrides, and Jim Shaw provides a fascinating history of the development of the American oil tanker over the past 100 years.

For thos who like their classic coaster, Roy Fenton recalls the story of Clyde Shipping, one of the world’s oldest shipping lines.

The career of the cuclear-powered USS Bainbridge, the US Navy’s only nuclear-powered frigate, is covered by nval author Patrick Boniface.

As well as these features, we have all the latest news and views from our correspondents round the country and beyond.

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