Dark Secrets of the Caribbean

On every Caribbean cruise the Shopping Consultant talks about the incredible deals to be found: watches, diamonds, tanzanite, bamboo clothing, rum cakes and tequila, just to name a few. They’ll tell you about color changing nail polish (and the evil pranks possible with it). The crew will even direct you to the best fajitas you’ll ever eat (La Choza in Cozumel). But there is one thing they never tell you about. A secret so dark those in the know only speak of it in hushed whispers. The secret? Where to find the one true Food of the Gods —  (more…)

Fun, Fishing & Festivities: Destination – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas may have started out as a hiding place for English pirates, but the little fishing village nestled at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula has recently struck gold as a top-notch sun destination. (more…)

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Cruise the Crossroads of the World: Destination – Panama Canal

It is one of the greatest feats of engineering in human history.  The Panama Canal cuts a divide between North and South America, creating a short cut for ships sailing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Before it was completed in 1914, a ship sailing from New York to San Francisco would have had to sail nearly 14,000 miles around Cape Horn at the bottom tip of South America. (more…)

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Castles, Cathedrals and Canals: Destination – Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a fairy-tale city, rich in culture, charm and tradition.

From Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid, whose statue has sat on a boulder in Copenhagen’s harbor since 1913, to the glittering lights of the Tivoli Gardens, a visit to Denmark’s capital is like stepping into the pages of a lovely story. (more…)

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Two Nations, One Friendly Island

Most Caribbean islands have changed hands a few times in their history between the French, the English, the Dutch and the Spanish, leading to a vibrant mix of cultures distinct to each island. (more…)

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The Port of San Diego – Setting Sail in America’s Finest City

Of all the possible places to kick off your fantastic cruise vacation, the Port of San Diego is not only one of the most convenient in the world, but it’s also one of the most fun! (more…)

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Costa Maya, Mexico – A Tailor-Made Day in the Sun

The Mayan Riviera is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world.  Soft sand beaches, crystal blue waters and a rich cultural history have been attracting tourists for generations.

So in 2001, with the cruise industry seeking to expand its available ports of call in the region, a large port was built in Costa Maya, Mexico, south of Cancun near the Belize border. (more…)

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