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Cruises in South Asia

Devotees performing rituals.

India

Shore excursions: moving riverside scenes

Jane E. Fraser Bruce Gates of Port Douglas is moved by scenes of life and death on the Ganges.

Cruising

Fresh waters, new frontiers

Raja Ampat Palau

Taken a cruise lately? Join the club - nearly 700,000 of us did one or more last year. So, where next beyond the obvious? Louise Goldsbury has the answers.

Cruising

Serving up more

The pool on Lido deck on the way to New Caledonia onboard Pacific Dawn cruise ship, January 2008. Photograph by Ruth Duncan. SHD TRAVEL FEBRUARY 17 CRUISE.

Joanna Hall To the uninitiated, cruising may appear a one-dimensional kind of holiday, floating on the seas somewhere exotic with many people, eating too much and sunbathing with a cocktail in hand.

India

Up the lazy, hazy Hooghly

India, boat on the Hooghly river.

Lee Atkinson takes a slow boat back to the days of empire while daily life unfolds all around.

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World's top 10 river cruises

Mekong-River

Forget airport hassles and cramped tour buses - a relaxing river cruise is the way to see the world. Here are the top 10.

Map of South Asia

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Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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