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.
You could spend a lifetime cruising in the Americas and never become jaded.
A luxury Mekong cruise is a great introduction to Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Kiel Canal is used by a similar number of ships as on the Panama and Suez canals combined.
Sail into the heart of Saigon aboard this luxury vessel.
In Budapest, reminders of a glorious past are everywhere.
The thrill of a Nile River cruise isn't only the things you see, but the things you feel.
Potions and piranhas in the Peruvian Amazon aboard river ship Delfin III.
Sometimes, you just want all the best cliches, from French onion soup to duck confit, chateaux to grand cru wines.
You can taste Bordeaux wine anywhere, of course, but I reckon it's at its best sipped on the spot.
The Buddhist monks of Myanmar must beg for their food, but that can be a problem when everyone's still asleep