Marine iguanas forage for algae on a bed of volcanic rocks, sea lions corkscrew playfully through the water - snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands is just like being in a nature documentary.
Despite its exotic appeal, with the exception of Cuba – which many of us see as a region in itself – few Australians visit the Caribbean. And we are missing out – big-time.
Even a hurricane - or a misbehaving volcano - can't blight a trip around Hawaii's stunning archipelago.
You won't find history and culture like Australia's anywhere else in the world
The first ship for startup cruise line Virgin Voyages will have two of the largest suites at sea.
French Polynesia Expedition cruise: Mangareva, Gambier Islands
The Pacific is by far the top cruise destination for Australians, but it isn't all about short itineraries on mega-ships.
Windstar Cruises has announced 152 departures on cruises in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2019 and 2020.
The mighty Mekong is one of the most bustling rivers in the world, offering ever-changing vistas from the comfort of a cruise deck.
The recently revamped ship will be spending a record two-month season Down Under in February and March.
There's something about old-time sailing ships that captures the mind and heart.
There's nowhere else in the world quite like the Kimberley.