Sometimes it takes a few days at sea to really chill out.
Once you recover from the initial impression of palatial opulence, the true level of luxury reveals itself gradually in the meticulous attention to detail.
River cruise specialist Sanctuary Retreats is offering a range of Yangtze River cruises through the heartland of China aboard its luxury Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer,
Follow medieval trade routes around the coast of western Europe.
There aren't many dedicated adults-only ships, but these are specifically designed for the over-18s.
Pacific Dawn is the latest member of P&O Cruises' fleet to be booked in for a major facelift.
New cruising options take travellers around the Caribbean, up the Nile and to Central America and Antarctica.
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Don't leave booking shore excursions to the last minute.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has released its cruises for 2017 on its luxury small ship Paul Gauguin, with voyages featuring French Polynesia, Fiji and other South Pacific itineraries.
Viking is winning some of the world's most prestigious cruising awards.
Ponant is heading to the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand in January 2017 and they can take you there in considerable style and luxury.
River and ocean cruise lines are making some interesting cross-overs.