It is the enduring watery equivalent of the tree of life, representing the story of our world.
From the bar to the spa, here are 10 things that make a perfect cruise ship.
It's the ample room and surprise fine touches that help set this ship apart.
From cutting-edge architectural halls to multi-purpose tourism centres to the glittery and eccentric.
I'm an Old Worlder, from the west coast of Scotland, and for this trip I can't shake a feeling of being a spy.
The wealth of water traffic is endlessly fascinating, particularly the goods barges laden to the gunwales. One more small bag of rice could spell doom.
It's the world's largest island (that isn't also a continent) and the least-populated country on Earth.
Two thousand stunning kilometres of raw coastline, teeming with wildlife and dotted with islands, reefs, waterfalls and ancient Aboriginal rock art sites.
You're not just drinking wine in Bordeaux, you're drinking history.
The Bauernhausmuseum Schneiderhof is a beautifully preserved, 400-year-old slice of rustic German history.
You can still stay on one of the world's most glamorous cruise ships, even though it hasn't moved since 1971.
Offering big-city assets without big-city stress, Nordic style and historic charm.