Free of big-ship razzle-dazzle or luxury small-ship pretension.
Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.
Seeing the world from water level - here are 10 great cities for kayaking.
The nine 10- to 24-day itineraries launch in November 2020 and continue into April 2021.
You can taste Bordeaux wine anywhere, of course, but I reckon it's at its best sipped on the spot.
Visitors to some destinations just focus on their world-renowned attributes, but delightful surprises await those who look beyond the stereotypes.
An expedition cruise is the only viable way to visit the remote Arctic, but the adventure no longer means frostbite and a diet of seal blubber.
It offers history and hedonism. It stirs the intellect, yet tempts with salty swims and chatter-filled cafes.
This ship is big on substance over show.
Coral Expeditions has launched a pioneering new 35-night "Circumnavigation of New Guinea" cruise around New Guinea in 2020.
Highlights of the journey include 11 World Heritage sites, wine tasting and guided museum visits.
The Shipping News - navigating peak cruise season
From ABBA in Stockholm to spies in Washington and pinballs in Budapest; the world's wackiest museums.
If you're after a more low-key experience, venture south to this island and its Rugby World Cup host cities.
The flight delivers on what you really want from premium economy, a comfortable seat and abundant legroom.
Japan's second-largest city waterfront is bustling, evocative and very tasty.