Silversea's Alaskan offering is one for the bucket list, writes Julietta Jameson.
Our Cruise Director Sally Macmillan suggests some popular holidays that are filled with thrills for the kids, while also enjoyable for mum and dad.
Taking a cruise with the whole family - mum, dad, kids, grandparents - is becoming increasingly popular.
Taken a cruise lately? Join the club - nearly 700,000 of us did one or more last year. So, where next beyond the obvious? Louise Goldsbury has the answers.
P&O and Viking River Cruises are building new ships and that means more choice for passengers.
After the drama, the investigaton of what disabled a ship in the Gulf of Mexico begins.
To the uninitiated, cruising may appear a one-dimensional kind of holiday, floating on the seas somewhere exotic with many people, eating too much and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand.
Aboard a luxury small ship, Louise Goldsbury encounters native Alaskans, teeming wildlife and nascent icebergs.
The USA's biggest state is also big on sights and price. But nowhere else in the world can you traverse such a dramatic coastline and witness orcas frolic in wild seas, boulders of glacial ice crash into the ocean below or breaching humpback whales in a single trip. Inland, its national parks have hungry brown bears catching salmon in river rapids. Alaska may be hard work, but it's rewarding.