Experience a broad and busy sampler of what Japan has to offer: castle ruins and temples, local cuisine and craft, samurai history and culture.
Sometimes the most touching travel experiences are the ones you least expect. Brian Johnston encounters St Mavra on a cruise visit to Zakynthos island in Greece.
The revamped Explorer Dream is a tale of two ships within a ship.
Working with the ship's resources but to your own agenda can be a brilliant way to handle shore excursions.
The 3998-passenger Norwegian Encore has everything you'd want in a modern resort, and then some.
It's hard to decide which is more appealing – the superb food or the all-inclusive rates.
Guests aboard Scenic Eclipse are now able to see what lies beneath the icy waters of the Antarctic.
And it shares the limelight with its dazzling ports of call.
One is classically pretty, the other a World Heritage-listed example of post-war concrete-chic.
The food may be way better and the journey more environmentally friendly than it used to be, but the magic of visiting this part of the world never changes.
Olive groves, tinkling goat bells and mountain scenery make this shore excursion a gem.
Lovely old Europe, once vibrant, feels dog-tired, swamped by tourists and in need of a good lie down. But not the Baltic States.