The best of world cruising

Veteran travel reporter Catriona Rowntree’s guide to your next cruise.

Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or looking to book your first holiday at sea, Catriona Rowntree’s new book, The Best of World Cruising, will help prepare you for your next voyage. 

Known as ‘Australia’s most travelled woman’ after more than 23 years hosting Getaway, Catriona shares her life-long love of cruising in her latest book.

The Best of World Cruising is Catriona’s curated list of the top 40 ocean and river cruise destinations around the world, written especially with the Aussie traveller in mind. 

From sailing the sun-soaked islands of Croatia, to gliding through the glaciers of Alaska on a cruise liner, to discovering the epic waterfalls of the Kimberley on an expedition boat, there is something for everyone and every budget. 

For every destination there is detailed information on key ports, day trips and popular attractions, as well as travel tips including when to go and what to pack.

Ranging from budget family-friendly trips to adults-only luxury river cruises, The Best of World Cruising covers options for all tastes and budgets.

One of the aspects that set this book apart from other cruise guides is ‘The Facts’ section found under each destination. The Facts feature the finer details of choosing a cruise such as the demographic of cruisers, including whether it’s suitable for young children or populated solely by retirees and the kind of personalities that would enjoy the destination so you’ll have an idea of what to expect at cruise ports regardless of which cruise line you choose.

The book also features a section on cruising experiences from $25,000 Antarctic expeditions and bareboat sailing to back-to-back sailing on Cunard’s Three Queens and Christmas Market river cruises.

Find out more about The Best of World Cruising.

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