If countries were catwalk models, France would surely be the most in-demand.
Dreaming of magnificent landscapes, wildlife encounters, and rich indigenous cultures? Then these are the destinations for you.
Cruise passengers are increasingly seeking voyages that give them the chance to enjoy interests they are passionate about.
Most of us could name a river or three in Europe, yet America remains something of an unknown land when it comes to river cruising.
A range of specialty shore tours will whet the appetites of cruising foodies.
While we're all entranced by famous ports of call, more obscure destinations supply wonders too.
River trips get you up close and personal ... just don't dangle your arm over the boat's side in the Top End.
Yacht charter company Sunsail has two new flotillas in the British Virgin Islands and Mallorca.
Kerry van der Jagt steps ashore in Lyon and finds herself in an open-air art gallery
There are those who travel for the simple love of extremely good food.
The art of river cruising may be a wonderfully relaxing pursuit but you can be sure that there's always something exciting to see and do on shore.
Australians have once again hit a cruise high, with 1,281,159 taking a cruise last year.