|•Take in old Helsinki with Baltic cruises|
A sea in northern Europe may not seem like a clear destination for a cruise, but a large number of passengers benefit from voyages around it aboard grand ships every year.
Aside from seeing some lovely scenery, the ports of call aboard Baltic cruise holidays will allow you to enjoy some of the region's most celebrated historic cities, including St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn & Stockholm.
One of the high points of a cruise in the region is bound to be exploring the Finnish capital,...
•Enjoy historic Havana on luxurious Caribbean cruises
If you are looking for a luxurious holiday in the sun that enables you to enjoy some history and culture, you'll find Caribbean cruises that stop at Havana difficult to beat.
A cruise around the Caribbean is guaranteed to be a relaxing experience, with sunshine, soaring temperatures, beautiful scenery, rum cocktails and excellent food combining to make you feel like you are enjoying a touch of paradise.
But you will also find there is plenty to do and see while you are in the region - if...
•Discover historic Venice on Mediterranean cruises
If you choose to travel there on luxury liners as part of Adriatic and Mediterranean cruises, the experience is likely to be even more special.
And you may find the sea legs you have developed during the voyage useful for sightseeing, as the best way to enjoy Venice is from a gondola.
Book a trip around the city's famous canals on one of these flat-bottomed wooden boats and you will have a close-up view of many of the most spectacular churches, mansions, palaces and bridges that give...
•Top three destinations to visit in Brazil on a South America cruise
Book a South America cruise for 2012 and you will have the opportunity to visit a host of fascinating destinations on the continent's vast coastline.
Brazil alone has a great selection of stops that will bring home the country's wide variety of cultures and historic influences - and all with the benefit of some stunning beaches.
The city you are sure to be most looking forward to visiting during your cruise holiday to South America is Rio de Janeiro. It may be best known for carnivals and...
•Looking for a golf holiday with a difference - why not try a luxury cruise?
A cruise may not seem like the obvious choice if you are thinking about booking golf holidays, but taking to the water could be the best way to enjoy a round or two in sun-kissed destinations.
Choose the right luxury holiday on board a cruise liner in the Caribbean and you could soon be working on your swing in some of the warmest and most beautiful surroundings you have ever played in.
It is now possible to book a Caribbean cruise that involves a number of rounds of golf. The cruise...
•What is there to see when stopping at Reykjavik on Arctic Iceland cruises?
If you are looking for a holiday that will take you well off the beaten track, there are few better choices than heading north on Arctic, Iceland and Greenland cruises.
The image you have in your mind when you think about cruises is likely to be of sunning yourself in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, but you will also find plenty to enjoy in the north Atlantic and Arctic oceans, including the fascinating city of Reykjavik.
Iceland's largest city - the most northerly capital in the world -...
•Why book a cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines?
If you like the idea of travelling to a succession of fascinating destinations and enjoying a little luxury in between, then you are probably already sold on the concept of a cruise holiday.
However, what you will need to decide is which cruise line to book with, as there are major differences between the various operators.
Should you like the idea of enjoying your holiday in a relaxed atmosphere, with courteous staff, then you may wish to choose Fred. Olsen cruise ships.
•Take mini cruises to Dublin to experience St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day is marked by events in cities around the world, but if you want to experience the real celebrations there is only one place to go - Dublin.
The Irish capital is packed in mid-March, as thousands of revellers head there to enjoy the festivities held to mark the national holiday.
Among the best ways to ensure you can find some luxurious accommodation is to book one of the mini cruises that call at Dublin to coincide with St Patrick's Festival week.
Head onshore from your...
•The best places to visit on South America cruises
South America is the ideal destination for a cruise holiday, thanks to its combination of beautiful coastline, fascinating cities, rich history and varied cultures.
There is an almost endless choice of ports of call to select from during South America cruises, which can make deciding on the right itinerary difficult - but there are some places you will not want to miss.
The continent has an intriguing history and nowhere is this more apparent than in Peru. Stop at Callao and not only...
•Enjoy the history and culture of Gdansk on a Northern Europe cruise
Choosing Northern Europe cruises for your next holiday will allow you to visit a host of new places, including the fascinating Polish city of Gdansk.
In fact, this port of call will enable you to visit three cities in a single day. The Tricity area of Gdansk Bay on the Baltic coast includes historic Gdansk, the seaside resort of Sopot and the port of Gdynia, where your liner will dock.
Although technically three separate cities, they are so close together it is possible to enjoy the best...
•Enjoy the historic sights of Riga on a Baltic cruise
Choosing Baltic cruises for your next holiday will allow you to visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities, including historic Riga.
The Latvian capital is renowned for the sights of its old town, which has been given UNESCO World Heritage Site status, but is also notable for its unique mix of East and West European influences. During your visit to Riga you will see modern western-style architecture, together with lots of evidence of Latvia's time under Russian control and of Riga's...
•Soak up history during a stop in Boston on North America cruises
If you're planning to go on a North America cruise for your next holiday, you may want to make sure your ship stops in Boston.
The city is one of the oldest in the US and is home to some fascinating attractions that mustn't be missed by those with a keen interest in the history of the country.
Many important events have taken place here, including the Boston Massacre, which occurred in 1770 when colonists and British soldiers clashed in a deadly riot.
The Boston Tea Party also played a...