With soaring passenger numbers and a rapidly increasing choice of cruises, Asia is finally entering the big time as a cruise destination.
For a cruise with a difference, sailing under actual sails brings the golden age of tall ships back to the high seas.
Sanctuary Retreats operates a single river-cruise ship in Myanmar. Brian Johnston sets sail on Sanctuary Ananda to assess its on-board offerings and ambiance.
The Shipping News
When you've committed 15 days to a river cruise, you'd better hope your ship delivers comfort and joy.
If you imagine that all cruising involves megaships, pool parties and predictable port calls then you've missed one of the hottest trends in travel at the moment: the rise of small ship expeditions for the adventurous traveller.
The mountains are capped with snow and the waters are bathed in dazzling sunshine.
Finding it hard to keep up with all that's been happening in cruising?
For those wanting to visit Myanmar and get a glimpse into the Colonial world of yesterday this is the place.
From links to Van Gogh to Roman ruins - these riverside ports are a must visit.
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Get the best of both ship and shore on a three-day port visit to Bermuda.