With soaring passenger numbers and a rapidly increasing choice of cruises, Asia is finally entering the big time as a cruise destination.
When you've committed 15 days to a river cruise, you'd better hope your ship delivers comfort and joy.
If you imagine that all cruising involves megaships, pool parties and predictable port calls then you've missed one of the hottest trends in travel at the moment: the rise of small ship expeditions for the adventurous traveller.
Finding it hard to keep up with all that's been happening in cruising?
For those wanting to visit Myanmar and get a glimpse into the Colonial world of yesterday this is the place.
From links to Van Gogh to Roman ruins - these riverside ports are a must visit.
Wander through the historic towns of Europe and you will find an exquisite masterpiece around every corner.
Cruising offers an excellent opportunity to combine a no-hassles holiday with personal interests.
Perform an Australian dance? There are few requests guaranteed to provoke more laughs – but sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
Myanmar's mix of temples and lovely landscapes culminates at Bagan on the Irrawaddy River.
A river cruise doesn't have to be sedentary experience.
Visit this valley for picture-postcard Europe amid the vineyards.