There are many possibilities to embrace waterways into your travels: cruise ships, smaller hotel barges, passenger ferries, day cruising, self-drive houseboats, adventures by canoe or raft – and riding or walking alongside on the paths.
Ocean cruises can be a circular trip, one-way or right around the world – from an overnight at sea up to six months.
Ships range in size, status, facilities, entertainments and cabin comfort.
We prefer to recommend smaller cruise ships, up to 1000 passengers for a more traditional ocean liner experience.
We are not fans of giant ships.
Some one-way cruises reposition ships between seasons, calling into ports enroute and are excellent value.
Freighter passages add more possibilities with regular sailings on Australian and international routes all over the world. They only take a handful of passengers.