A temperamental river has kept this golden ancient town hidden from cruise guests - until now.
Myanmar's landscapes and temples are fabulous but its infrastructure is minimal, making river cruising the easy choice, as Brian Johnston discovers.
There are signs that Cambodia is recovering well from the horrors of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
If you're wondering whether river cruising really is for you, here are 10 reasons why we think it might float your boat.
From the heritage-listed old town to the golden temples of the exotic East, here are the world's prettiest ports.
In Linz, Keith Austin finds a city that's more Grimm, than grim.
From the elegant temples of Angkor Wat to the incredible expanse of China's Great Wall - Asia is a continent filled with wonders.
In Austria, it seems that beyond every bend is a castle or some other stunning edifice.
What better accompaniment to a cruise than delicious food and great wine.
Few cruises offer a slow meander along the canals and rivers of Belgium and the Netherlands. Scenic Pearl sails into a beautiful water world.
Christmas is not far away - and if you haven't planned that cruise holiday you had better get cracking.
Getting away from the crowds: There's a side of France that few travellers get to experience.