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If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

04/04/2018 in Anywhere
March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of passengers.  It marks the 25th ship of the fleet – and the largest passenger cruise ship ever built.

5518 guests sail on this architectural marvel of a ship that's 3 and a half football fields long and...


Tips for Biking Bermuda's Railway Trail National Park

03/09/2018 in Bermuda

t may be one of the best ways to see the beauty of Bermuda.

The train system in Bermuda was short-lived, but its legacy is a National Park trail that is a gift to islanders – and visitors to the island – for generations.

In the '30's and '40's, the train, fondly known as 'Old Rattle and Shake',...


7 Reasons to Go To Sea on the New MSC Seaside

01/11/2018 in Caribbean

MSC Cruises' new flagship launched at the end of 2017 and it's really making waves.  Designers of the MSC Seaside had a goal: to bring guests on a big ship closer to the sea.  They threw out the playbook and started fresh, creating the Seaside, a new prototype for a class of ships inspired by an elegant Miami beach condo.

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Indulge Your Love for Luxe in the Dominican Republic

12/02/2017 in Dominican Republic

All-inclusive resorts in Puerto Plata and elsewhere on this lush Caribbean island with 1000 miles of coastline put the Dominican Republic on the map for travelers seeking affordable family and couples vacations from winter weather further north. 

But what you may not know is that you can also find experiences that rival deluxe vacations anywhere in the Caribbean. Save or...


Video: Eco-Friendly: Meet this Cruise Line Private Island's In-House Naturalist

11/09/2017 in Belize

This is a cruise line private island experience we haven't seen before.  Our Caribbean cruise on Regent Seven Seas Cruises included a day at Harvest Caye, and it turned out to be one of the most memorable days of our cruise. And when you watch the video you'll see why.

Harvest Caye is an island a mile offshore mainland Belize. ...


3 Tastes of the Caribbean That Make Us Want to Travel

11/06/2017 in Caribbean

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Florida Stone Crab

If seafood is what you crave in the Caribbean, don't miss the chance to try the sweet and delicate flavor of Florida Stone Crab. But don't let the name confuse you. It's found from the North-East coast to Belize, including Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and...


Do You Know Your ABCs? Islands, that is.

09/03/2017 in Caribbean

They're as far south as you can go in the Caribbean Sea. A stone's throw north of Venezuela, the 'ABC' Islands are blessed with a location outside the Caribbean's hurricane zone… and on the radar of travelers in the know.

Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao were part of what was formerly known as the Netherlands Antilles, and they are still part of...


A New Place for the Best Views of Old Havana

08/06/2017 in Havana

The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened in Havana. It's the Cuban capital's first five-star luxury hotel, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. And it is the first foray into the Americas for Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski.

The hotel is a revival of an historic six-story colonnaded building begun in...


Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

07/09/2017 in Anywhere

Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending.

The bartender gives you a great show making your drink. But instead of bartenders flipping and juggling glasses and bottles, in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's 'Bionic Bars', you are entertained by two robotic arms making the cocktails. The Bionic Bar debuted on Quantum of the Seas, and now,...


Nature and Heritage at Jamaica's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

03/21/2017 in Portland, Jamaica

A first for Jamaica and a first for the Caribbean. In 2015, Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains became the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also the Caribbean's first World Heritage Mixed Site for both natural and cultural riches.

The emerald mountains define the eastern part of the island and cover an area of 480 km2. The UNESCO...