With the disruption caused by coronavirus, three high-profile ships are now spending more time Down Under.
Adventure can be relaxing as well as rewarding.
Cruise operators are familiar with cleaning a ship after an outbreak of an infectious virus.
British entrepreneur Richard Branson heralded his first cruise ship "Scarlet Lady" on Friday as targeting a younger generation of holidaymakers with a range of attractions that he believes will outweigh any fears around coronavirus.
Now is the ideal time to book a cruise close to home.
With the coronavirus outbreak showing little sign of slowing, cruise lines are abandoning Asia and sending their ships to different parts of the world.
The world's second-largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean, will offer free cruises to firefighters as it redeploys a giant ship to Australian waters.
A flotilla of new ships in 2020 brings luxury to even the most out-of-the-way cruise destinations.
This year's European river-cruise season will see the arrival of several new ships
A cruise ship making its way around the planet on a Guinness World Record-breaking journey has arrived in Australia.
Cruise company Viking will launch two new expedition ships in early 2022.
The White Island disaster highlights the risks of cruise excursions, and should remind us to check insurance coverage.