What's the best thing about cruising? River or Ocean cruise? And is the Captain's Dinner worth attending? Our own cruise expert Rod answers some of the things you might have to consider when booking your next voyage.

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  • 22 December 2017

When it comes to delivering a superior service, we know you can't beat personal experience and in-depth knowledge of a destination.

At Howard Travel we invest in destination knowledge through our training trips and making time to share staff experiences with the rest of the team.

New to cruise? Read our guide to get you started and discover why a cruise holiday is so popular.

Discover why an Azamara voyage is so special - behind the scenes aboard Azamara Journey 

With an exclusive tour of the boutique hotel at sea.

A river cruise differs from a traditional ocean cruise in unique ways. From cabins to cuisine, itineraries to innovative design, we have compiled some of the best reasons to river cruise.

There is no doubt about it – the cruise holiday market is growing. According to Cruise Lines International Association Europe, first-time cruisers now account for a third of passengers on ocean cruises, and they predict this figure will increase. The number of families taking a cruise is also increasing. So just why are cruises becoming so popular?