From the arrival of the first official wave of tourists in 2018, to the arrival in 2019 of the biggest wave yet in 2019, 2018 was the year of the boat.

From the first wave of cruise ships to the most spectacular cruise ships ever to the first ever cruise to sail the Grand Canyon, 2018 saw a sea change in the way the world sees the oceans.

So what is it that we can expect next year?

In the meantime, here are our top 5 tips to help you make the most of 2018.