With Oprah Winfrey as its "godmother" how could Holland America Line's new ship be anything but stellar?
A whole archipelago of 51 humped islands, only one of which caters to mass tourism.
The pampering on this cruise ship may surpass your wildest imaginings of what a luxury cruise can serve up.
Don't start with the ship. Think first about what sort of holiday you want to have. The rest is plain sailing.
Don't fret about which side of the ship your cabin is on - both have their thrills.
Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
Cruise Indonesia and you might imagine Komodo dragons will be the highlight but, as Brian Johnston discovers, there's more to Komodo Island than big lizards.
White wilderness, wildlife, Inuit culture and North America's only viking settlements are among the highlights of a cruise from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic.
Craig Tansley takes one of the planet's last combined cargo/passenger ship rides to the world's most isolated island archipelago.
Double denim and cowboy boots are must haves when country music fans go to sea.
This northernmost tip of Denmark and mainland Europe has produced a sand-and-moorland landscape of luminous light.
Marine iguanas forage for algae on a bed of volcanic rocks, sea lions corkscrew playfully through the water - snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands is just like being in a nature documentary.