In the clearest sign yet that the cruise drought is ending, a fresh fleet of ships is set to sail out in 2021.
International cruising remains in the doldrums but Australia's success in containing COVID-19 has already seen domestic small-ship cruises back in business.
The enforced pause has provided time for an embattled cruise industry to rethink and regroup.
Carnival Corp - the parent company of nine cruise brands, including Princess, Costa, and Carnival - plans to sell 18 cruise ships in 2020, which amounts to 17 per cent of the company's ships.
If your travel ideals have changed during isolation, an expedition cruise in the Kimberley might just the thing to ease you back into the big wide world.
This luxury ship feels more like a billionaire's yacht.
Think hosting a dinner party is challenging? Try creating thousands of meals a day, every day of the year, aboard a moving cruise ship...
Every night is "lobster night" on this food-focused cruise.
This region has among the world's highest concentrations of polar bears.
You could spend a lifetime cruising in the Americas and never become jaded.
Try stunningly scenic countryside, thriving culture, its proud Maori heritage, and a diverse collection of laid-back towns and attractive cities
From evening talks to walks through bear country, our photographer guide offers technical tips and insights into what it takes to tell a compelling travel story through photos.