So you finally saved up for your dream cruise holiday? Why not make it a little more interesting, with these wild innovations?
The boat caught fire on Saturday while on the dam, resulting in four deaths.
Travel in the shoulder seasons, book in advance (or last minute), or choose your journey with an older vessel, and you could find yourself making some awesome savings. If you're cruising on a budget, here are 5 affordable cruises that you just have to try.
Even the words 'spa retreat' sound tempting. And if you're travelling solo, some pampering as you explore the world is a pretty good combination.
It's hard to believe that only a decade ago, cruising was still very definitely for the grey rinse brigade only. These days, cruise ships are fantastic if you're a bit of a foodie, if you're travelling with kids or if you fancy a few adrenaline thrills on board.
This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.
Fingal is a slow mover but then he is 85 years old. Fingal is a Belgian barge that somehow ended up rusting in the Corpach boat yard in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the south-western end of the Caledonian Canal.
For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.
For the ultimate cruise experience, charter Carpe Diem 1, a luxury gulet, and explore the Turkish Turquoise coast, going wherever you fancy.
Highlights: Gorgeous food, incredible beaches and a range of water activities are on offer at the Spice Mill complex on Cockleshell