'We only got here twice last year, so we're lucky today,' says our expedition leader.
The superhuman Norwegians like to call it easy, but for the rest of us ...
Norway provides one of the world's most magnificent coastal landscapes, best appreciated from the sea. Brian Johnston is gobsmacked as he sails on Viking Star.
Passengers dress to the hilt, ships are decked out in bunting and the entertainment is non-stop.
Don't expect onboard facilities superfluous to Coral Discoverer's purpose: to showcase remote and spectacular destinations.
Some harbours stand out for their natural beauty and easy access to cities and sights.
Now you can experience a stunning Australian coastline on a cruise with French finesse.
So much of this well-imagined vessel is just right.
I look out the tall windows beside me, frothy waves crashing up against them, feeling like a banana in a blender.
From incomparable Indonesia to the wilds of Wrangel Island in Russia's far east, there's something for everyone.
It's hard to say which is more remarkable, the art or the ancient art gallery.
Seabourn Ovation's first cruise reveals not only the divine designs but also the secrets of creating a sophisticated experience.