Cruising staid? Dull? Not any more. There is now a bigger choice of ships, adventures and ports of call than ever before.
Forget the cuckoo clocks and lederhosen; this area of Bavaria insists it has different tastes, including preferring wine to beer.
Ever wondered what happens to old cruise ships? Take a look at the final resting places of these once proud holiday vessels.
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.