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An incomparable heavenly vista, geysers and the Hobbit's "movie habitat" await on a cruise that lets the locals tell you their stories.
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'Sailors' is what Virgin calls its passengers or guests and it's just one of the things the new cruise line is doing differently.
The entertainment is a standout feature on this Norwegian Jewel cruise.
With Oprah Winfrey as its "godmother" how could Holland America Line's new ship be anything but stellar?
A whole archipelago of 51 humped islands, only one of which caters to mass tourism.
The pampering on this cruise ship may surpass your wildest imaginings of what a luxury cruise can serve up.
Don't start with the ship. Think first about what sort of holiday you want to have. The rest is plain sailing.
Don't fret about which side of the ship your cabin is on - both have their thrills.
Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
Cruise Indonesia and you might imagine Komodo dragons will be the highlight but, as Brian Johnston discovers, there's more to Komodo Island than big lizards.