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.
Rivers put constraints on ships that ocean cruisers don't face, but there's still stunning luxury to be found.
Once you get over the size of it, and the crowds, especially as you are boarding, sailing on a mega-cruiser is a blast.
Cruise ships get bigger and bigger and the onboard experiences become more amazing in a highly competitive market.