Ornate pillars and bright white exterior of the Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi
Buildings across the Middle East are rich in local heritage and religious culture, boasting elaborate designs and beautiful structures. From the modern styles of contemporary designers to the ancient designs featuring stained-glass windows, the Middle East is home to some of the world’s finest architecture. Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Ralf Steinberger / Flickr.com, CC...

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A panoramic, aerial shot of Jelsa in Croatia and the surrounding bright blue sea
In recent years, the Adriatic has emerged from the Mediterranean’s shadow as the must-see region to explore by cruise ship. Once you sail along the intricate coastline of Croatia and Montenegro – the dramatic rocky cliffs and deep inlets punctuated by striking terracotta-tiled merchants’ houses in the distinctive Venetian style that dominates this region –...

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Cruising is sublime at any time of year, but there are certain periods during the contrasting seasons when corners of Mother Earth become particularly magical. Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, when nature’s fireworks display is at its most magnificent, is the main reason cruises head to New England and the Canadian Maritimes...

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Greek ruins on a hillside overlooking the ocean in Athens
From the Ionian to the Dodecanese, Greece is abundant with rich landscapes, everlasting horizons and historical adventure – making it a cruise destination everyone will love. With thousands of islands scattered across the Aegean Sea and beyond, see our top picks below for some of the highlights and landmarks to visit when cruising the Grecian...

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Classic cars lining a street of colonial buildings in Havana

Port in focus: Havana

Despite the fact that it must be one of the most photographed places in the Caribbean, nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty of Havana. Crumbling old buildings in sherbet yellow, burnt orange and brilliant turquoise. A glorious mish-mash of architectural styles, from Moorish to Spanish colonial, baroque and art deco. Those amazing vintage...

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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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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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