If you are traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia most everyone will say, you must see The Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Collection and Catherine Palace. Yes, you must, but you should also ride the metro because it's so unexpectedly beautiful.
Cruise ship dining once conjured up images of gluttons bellying up to the buffet. Now gastronomy trumps gluttony: A more discerning generation of foodies is selecting ships and itineraries based on their culinary allure.
In my first two years as the travel editor of Town & Country, I logged more than a month sleeping on cruise ships. They were not for me. Last summer, I tried again and discovered that not only have my circumstances changed but so have cruise ships.