Close-up of a sloth hanging from a tree in the Costa Rican jungle Untamed tropical jungle, vibrant wildlife and evocative colonial cities set against that backdrop of a heady Latin beat make Central America an intoxicating destination for cruisers. This narrow strip of nations that connects North and South America is conveniently close to Florida’s main cruise ports, yet has a suitably exotic spiciness that makes these countries...

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Moose wading into the middle of a river in Alaska Post updated: 07/03/2019 Seeing Africa’s Big Five is on virtually every traveller’s bucket list, but this exciting continent isn’t the only place home to a group of iconic animals. From frozen wildernesses to unlikely European wildlife hot spots, here are the best places to see a ‘Big Five’ beyond Africa. Antarctica Big Five: Orca, wandering...

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Northern lights shining above mountains and water in Tromso Few voyages offer such enchantment as cruises to the Norwegian fjords. While Norway’s rugged western coastline and Arctic latitudes offer a magnificent mix of natural splendour, it is the serene fjords that are Instagram hotspots. Created during a succession of ice ages, when glaciers carved out deep chasms, these most spectacular geological formations are long, narrow inlets that...

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Pastel-coloured apartment buildings in Cyprus in the Eastern Med The Eastern Mediterranean is a glittering, diverse region with no shortage of cruise destinations and stunning ports. Where to begin? History, culture and natural beauty The eastern Mediterranean, extending from Venice through the Ionian Sea to the Aegean; the Turkish coast and further south; the shores of Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon; represents the greatest concentration...

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Melbourne, Australia Located in the southeast coast of Australia, Melbourne has been branded as the ‘Most Liveable City in the World’, and is sure to give you nothing but a warm welcome when you arrive into this cultural wonderland. Whether you visit Melbourne for a matter of hours, or extend your stay after your cruise, this diverse...

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