While the tide is turning against megaship visits to Europe's big cities, smaller ships are a good alternative to see Europe's smaller charms.
This is one way of avoiding restaurant queues in food-obsessed Taipei.
In French Polynesia, you can live the tropical island dream everyday.
"Choose fun" on Carnival Horizon and you won't regret it.
From a Picasso to a six tonne panda sculpture - you'll find plenty to feast your eyes on when you embark on your next cruise.
You'd have to suspect that a lot of effort and European flair goes into feeling this relaxed yet looking so good.
There were moments when I wondered if I'd get bored of all the ice.
Essentially, all the food available here – some from Michelin-starred chefs – has been chosen by travel journalists and food critics.
Cherry blossom season, autumn foliage, fast-paced cities, ancient temples ...
That is, if you can't pull up aboard a billionaire's yacht ...
From the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the Rhine to the Volga, there are loads of exciting new options on the horizon.
This might just be French Polynesia's loveliest island. Here's why.