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Welcome to Sail Away Magazine’s FAQs page! Here, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions our readers and subscribers have. Whether you’re curious about our content, subscriptions, or how to get involved, you’ll find the information you need right here.

Subscription FAQs

Navigating your subscription to Sail Away Magazine should be smooth sailing. To help you get the most out of your subscription, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Whether you're a new subscriber looking to get started, considering gifting a subscription to a fellow cruise enthusiast, or need assistance with an existing subscription, you'll find all the answers here. 


How do I subscribe?

Subscribing is easy! Simply visit our subscription page, choose your preferred plan, and fill in your details at the checkout. You can choose between a digital subscription or a printed edition delivered right to your door.

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How does a digital subscription work?

Once you have subscribed to the digital version of Sail Away Magazine, you will receive an email receipt which contains the link to download your PDF version of the magazine. If you have not received this email, please check your spam and junk folders. Alternatively, login to your account and click the ‘Downloads’ tab where you will find all digital issues of Sail Away Magazine for you to enjoy.

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What are the benefits of subscribing to Sail Away Magazine?

Costs less than a cup of coffee

It costs just £3.95 for a digital subscription, and £6.95 for a high-quality glossy magazine. Charged every two months.

Free UK Delivery

If you live in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland, delivery is Free, straight to your door! No hassle, no stress!

Worldwide Shipping

Wherever you live, wherever you are, we deliver! Alternatively, subscribe digitally for instant access for a flat rate of £3.95 every two months.

Access to Past Issues

When you subscribe to Sail Away Magazine, you will gain digital access to our library of past issues. A wealth of reading at your fingertips.

Podcast Access

When you subscribe, you'll have unlimited access to the Sail Away: Uncensored podcast. Trust us, it is too good to miss!

Marine Conservation

For every subscription to Sail Away Magazine, we donate £1 to our charity partner, ORCA - who work to protect and conserve whale and dolphin populations.


Can I get the printed version of Sail Away if I live abroad?

Yes! Simply subscribe to the printed version of Sail Away Magazine via the subscription page, and enter your address and delivery address at the checkout. This will automatically charge you for the correct shipping rate based on your country of residence. Check out our international shipping rates below!

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How do I cancel my subscription?

There is no minimum term to subscribe to Sail Away Magazine. Simply send us a message via the Contact Us page to let us know you wish to cancel. Please insure that you include your name and Order Number. Please note, a minimum of 5 business days notice is required before the launch of the next issue.

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Where can I buy a single issue of Sail Away Magazine?

You can buy from more than 200 WHSmith stores across the UK, or you can buy single copies from our shop. Alternatively, you can buy single issues from our digital partners including LoveMedia, iSubscribe, Magazine Supermarket and Newsstand online.

Can I gift a subscription to someone?

Absolutely! A subscription to Sail Away Magazine makes a perfect gift for any cruise or travel lover. Simply subscribe via the subscription page and enter your billing address and the correct delivery address of the person you are gifting the subscription. Easy peasy!

How often is Sail Away Magazine published?

Sail Away is a bi-monthly magazine, meaning it is published every two months. You will be charged upon subscription, and upon release of the next issue. The current issue is Issue 6. Issue 7 will launch on 1st July.

Can I get access to a past issue of Sail Away Magazine?

Of course you can! When you subscribe to either the digital or printed version of Sail Away Magazine, you instantly get access to a library of past issues of Sail Away, accessed by the 'Downloads' tab within your account. We also have remaining past issues for sale in our shop.


What do I do if I have a problem with my subscription?

If you encounter any issues with your subscription, please contact our customer service team via the Contact Us page. Please ensure that you include your name, Order Number and the issue you are experiencing.

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Can I pause my subscription to Sail Away Magazine?

Absolutely! If you wish to pause your subscription at any time, please get in touch via the Contact Us page. Please make sure you include your name, Order Number and the duration you wish to pause your subscription for. A request to pause a subscription must be sent at least 5 business days before the launch of the next issue. The next issue launches 1st July.

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When will I receive my subscription to Sail Away Magazine?

If you subscribe to the digital version of Sail Away Magazine, you will have have instant access to the current and all past issues by logging in to your account, and clicking the ‘Downloads’ tab.

If you are subscribed to the printed version of Sail Away Magazine, you should receive your magazine within 5 business days of subscribing if you live in the UK & Northern Ireland. If you live abroad, deliveries could take much longer. If you have not received your magazine within 21 days of ordering, or the launch of the new issue, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

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Writer FAQs

Welcome to the Writer FAQs section of Sail Away Magazine! Here, you'll find answers to all your questions about writing for us, from submission guidelines and editorial processes to the minimum requirements we are looking for. Whether you're a seasoned travel journalist or a travel influencer with a passion for writing, this section is designed to help you navigate the ins and outs of contributing to Sail Away Magazine. 


What are the submission guidelines for Sail Away?

Our submission and contributor guidelines include information on word count, formatting, and the types of content we accept. You can find the full guidelines by clicking below!

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Who can write for Sail Away Magazine?

We welcome contributions from writers of all backgrounds and experience levels. Whether you are a seasoned travel journalist, a passionate cruiser with stories to share, or someone with a keen interest in nautical topics, we encourage you to submit your work. We value diverse perspectives and are always on the lookout for fresh, engaging content that resonates with our readers. If you have a love for cruising and a talent for storytelling, we would love to hear from you!

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How can I submit an article?

You can submit your article by emailing it to info@sailawaymagazine.com. Please ensure you follow our contributor guidelines, which can be found below.

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Can I send photos with my article?

Yes, we encourage you to submit high-quality photos with your article. Low-resolution images will be rejected. Please ensure you have the rights to use the photos or provide appropriate credits.

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Will I be paid for my article?

Sail Away Magazine is a growing business with a strong commitment to charity work. We pay 10p per word for contributions made by those with a professional background in writing and journalism. Unfortunately, at present, we are unable to offer payment to writers without a professional background. For influencers and travel agents who wish to write for us, your payment comes in the form of significant coverage and brand awareness through our magazine. We appreciate all contributions and strive to provide a platform that benefits our community of writers.

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How will I know if my article will be published?


You will be notified by email if your article will be published in Sail Away Magazine. If you are a professional writer, you will receive payment within 28 days of this email.

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You will be notified by email or phone call if your article is deemed more suitable as a Blog Post. For professional writers, you will receive payment within 28 days of this email.


Rejections are rare, and would only happen if you don't follow the Contributor Guidelines. You will be notified by email, and will be given a second attempt to bring the article within the guidelines.


Do I need to sign a contract?

Yes, we require all of our contributors and writers to sign an agreement. This agreement protects Sail Away Magazine against copyright infringement and other legal matters. It is also an essential requirement as per our Publishers Insurance. By signing the agreement, you help ensure that our publication remains compliant with legal standards and that your work is properly safeguarded.

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Can I submit articles which have been published elsewhere?

We prefer original content that has not been published elsewhere. If you wish to submit previously published work, please disclose this information in your submission email. We do not pay professional writers for non-original content.

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