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Five Carnivals Around the World

People from all over the world tend to seek out vacations where they can bask in the sun and enjoy a climate that’s much hotter than then they are used to on a daily basis. But how about you double your pleasure by visiting your chosen destination when they celebrate carnival? Carnival around the world is one of the biggest street parties at any given destination. People flood the city streets in colorful costumes that …

Five Small Caribbean Museums with a Bigger Story

From the Bahamas to the southeastern points of the Caribbean, small museums dedicated to special interests, people or significant events can become an engaging stop even on a busy itinerary. If your own interests at home include one of these categories, then consider including one of these noteworthy, smaller museums during your own local time in the destination. While some are off the beaten track or a drive out of town, others just as often …

Cuba: Cienfuegos To Havana Aboard The M/S Panorama

Step back in time to a place rooted in culture and history. Where the people are as warm and welcoming as the climate. All but closed to Americans for nearly half a century, Cuba now awaits you.

Itinerary

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Cienfuegos

Arrive in Cienfuegos, also known as the Pearl of the South, where you will be met and assisted by a member of our team. Founded by French settlers, Cienfuegos boasts a unique architecture and

State Department Overhauls Travel Advisory System With Four Tier Map

While the share of Americans holding a passport has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers don’t lie: a bit over one third of the U.S. population have a passport.

The State Department has never encouraged Americans to travel outside the confines of their comfort zone and many times compound matters by deeming perfectly safe areas in Mexico, Brazil, and even favorite travel destinations of Mexico, Egypt, and The Philippines at one time or another …

Havana Explorer Tour

Join our experienced Trip Leader and in-the-know Cuban Guide for this activity-filled sojourn in Havana. In their engaging company, you’ll experience the sights and sounds of the city, spend time with artists, students and professionals, and come away with a deep appreciation and understanding of Cuban life and culture.

Itinerary

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Arrive in Havana [D]

Welcome to Havana! You will meet your Cuban guide who will provide local history and knowledge throughout the program.

Caribbean Treasures

Begin and end your journey on this bewitching Caribbean cruise where no two days are alike. One day, you’re shopping chic French boutiques for the latest fashions from Paris. On another, snorkeling a secluded cove known only to lucky yachtsmen – like you. Skip more common and commercial ports like St. Thomas in favor of less-visited destinations like Montserrat. Bypass the major cruise terminals in favor of exclusive marinas and anchorages on this Caribbean cruise. …

1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

At a travel show earlier this year, Schultz shared her favorite emerging destinations, ranging from forgotten marvels …