Eight new cruise tours for 2021 and beyond

In this new world of sanitation and testing, cruise companies are reinventing the onboard experience and offering new opportunities. From wildlife excursions to cultural odysseys, we bring you the best cruise inspiration for the year ahead.

How to see the whale sharks of Qatar

A new luxury expedition cruise promises to unlock the secrets of Qatar’s storied coastline and rich marine biology, offering zodiac rides among a rare congregation of up to 500 whale sharks. In this interview, we discuss some of the tour’s highlights.

Exploring the Galápagos Islands in the age of Covid-19

A tour of the fauna-rich islands offers a rare chance to discover the archipelago at its most abundant and serene.

Mapping out the Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina and Chile

This year is the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Strait of Magellan — the perfect opportunity for new explorers to chart their own voyage to the remote Chilean fjords.

A family affair: top three multi-generational cruises

With fun-filled kid’s clubs, aqua parks and entertainment for all ages, cruising really is a family affair with these new onboard attractions.

A voyage through Assam: cruising along India's Brahmaputra River

A voyage through Assam on the tempestuous Brahmaputra River provides an indelible experience of India, although a sense of adventure and an open mind are essential for navigating the cruise’s twists and turns.

How to cater for an entire ship: a Q&A with chef Franck Garanger of Oceania Cruises

Franck Garanger, Oceania Cruises’ corporate executive chef, on how to cater for an entire cruise ship.

Should we go on far-flung cruises?

Just because we can go to new places in high-tech ships, doesn’t always mean we should. What needs to be taken into account before we set sail?

From Strictly to Star Trek: four quirky cruises for 2020

There are so many cruises in the world, it stands to reason that there are some with quite specific interests.

Rolling down the river: six new river cruise itineraries for 2020 and beyond

River cruises have had a spike in popularity, with over 232,300 taken by British travellers last year — here's six to whet your appetite. 

Top five all-new European cruise excursions for 2020

From a zip-line over the Croatian Alps to Catalonia’s human towers, here are five of the best new port excursions around the Mediterranean to uncover the region’s diverse character.

The trend in small-ship expedition cruising

The appetite for small-ship expedition cruising grows apace. If you want a truly immersive way to discover a far-flung destination, get on board

Beyond the Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Line

Tempted to book a Caribbean cruise but keen to widen your horizons? Some of NCL's Caribbean itineraries also take in the Panama Canal and New England and Canada, giving the opportunity to explore vibrant cities, idyllic beaches and lush rainforests teemin

The rise and rise of expedition cruises

Expedition cruises to far-flung parts are increasingly popular — despite the cost — due to a voracious appetite for active, experiential travel

Confessions of a first-time cruiser

Hot tubs with personal butlers, bottomless strawberry daiquiris, a balmy afternoon spent exploring Alicante… cruises can make for an ideal getaway

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