Tiny harbours, obscure places, unexpected pleasures and an easy on-board camaraderie of like-minded voyagers.
The butler, the room service, the dining options, the luxury linens, the vistas ...
Our Traveller writers name the best things about cruising right now.
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.
APT's ocean cruises feature small, expedition-style ships that combine luxury with adventure. Brian Johnston boards Hebridean Sky to sample the on-board life.
Guests will experience the renowned Passion Play, which is performed only every 10 years.
If you love to travel on your taste buds, then these culinary experiences are for you.
A defensive line, 720km long, boasting 140 forts, stocked with hand grenades and machine gun nests was built but never used.
This is one way of avoiding restaurant queues in food-obsessed Taipei.
The 4004-passenger Norwegian Bliss has claimed the title of the biggest passenger ship to transit the Panama Canal.
Alaska and western Canada offer some of the planet's most diverse and beautiful natural environments, and there is only one way to see it.
Namedy Castle sits at the centre of a fairytale with a real-life twist.