Two grizzly bears climbing up a grassy hill in Alaska
Africa’s Big Five – the lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, black rhino and African elephant – is a bucket list group of animals that virtually every traveller on a cruise to South Africa is desperate to see. But this isn’t the only destination with must-see wildlife. From the frozen north to unlikely European wildlife hotspots, here...

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Stunning panorama of Hong Kong's skyline of skyscrapers and mountains

Port in focus: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a unique meeting place for East and West, blending Chinese heritage, British colonial influences, high-tech modernity and Cantonese gusto. ‘Fragrant Harbour’ - the Chinese translation of Hong Kong - couldn’t be more appropriate for cruise passengers getting their first glimpse of such a frenetic, romantic, almost absurdly beautiful port. Indeed, life centres...

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Lush rainforest canopy stretching out over Malaysia
Trading ships from as far back as the 12th century have plied Oriental waters, but today, floating pleasure palaces are appearing with increasing regularity on the eastern horizon. Revelling in their cultural diversity, Far East nations share a history of commerce due to their geographical proximity. Herein lies the magic for latter-day visitors - for...

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A lush mountain rising up out of the bright blue sea in St Lucia
Lush, bountiful St Lucia is famous for natural attractions that have made it one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. From the soaring twin Pitons in the volcanic south to the sweeping sandy arc of St Lucia’s main Reduit Beach in the north, its tropical mix of lush rainforest, sparkling waterfalls and secluded...

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An Indian leopard standing behind dry grasses and looking into the camera lens
India has lost none of its mystique. This exotic land brims with ancient history, fiery sunsets and spectacular wildlife that will take your breath away. Unsurprisingly, more and more travellers are setting sail on luxury cruises to India – here are just a few reasons why this country has become the next big cruise destination....

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Along the Côte d’Azur in the summer months, ‘Riviera Society’ steps from yacht to villa, while bohemians blend with billionaires and rock stars mingle with royals. However, there are some sequestered villages that are far removed from the paparazzi, and they are all the more enchanting for it. Dating back to 1295, the village of…

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