Get a jump on the upcoming season with our guide to what's happening in the world of cruising.
In the year ahead, you can taste wine in Bordeaux, dance New Year's Eve away in Budapest, or take in the temples of Angkor Wat on the gentle rhythm of a river cruise.
Royal Caribbean bedazzles with the technological wizardry and sheer size of its newest megaliner.
A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.
Once you get over the size of it, and the crowds, especially as you are boarding, sailing on a mega-cruiser is a blast.