Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has increased its number of guaranteed bilingual cruises aboard their four vessels to a record 26 voyages for 2007/08.

The German-owned line have increasingly become more international in recent years, and their whole fleet is now available for the first time, including Great Lakes cruises on Columbus from September-November.

Six-star flagship Europa sails around the world, while Hanseatic visits the Far East and polar extremes and Bremen sails to South America and Antarctica. All the British-speaking cruises can be seen on www.hl-cruises.co.uk under Itineraries.