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Holland America Lines Up Smart Partners At Sea

At a recent press conference held at New York’s Explorers Club, Orlando Ashford, the new president of Holland America Line, remarked how appropriate the venue was to share HAL’s news. He pointed out the large sled mounted over the door, which was used by Rear Admiral Peary and his aide, Matthew Henson, in their 1909 attempt to...

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Eastern Canada And New England Cruises Star Fall Foliage

Want to cruise, but not interested in the Caribbean -- fall is the time of year to visit ports-of-call between Baltimore and Quebec, Canada. Last year, Cruise Atlantic Canada reported nearly 650,000 Americans sailed to the region's six major ports in the four Provinces: Saint John in New Brunswick, St. John's and Corner Brook in Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax and Sydney...

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Azul Family All-Inclusives Offering Fall Sale

We’ve just learned that Azul Hotels and Generations by Karisma are having 30%-45% off fall specials and, because we found them great value during the summer, we want to share the savings.  First, a bit more about these all-inclusive properties along the Riviera Maya of Mexico.Designed for adults seeking a luxurious, full service vacation with gourmet...

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Puerto Vallarta Hotels And Resorts

Mexico's tropical Pacific Coast resort of Puerto Vallarta boasts nearly 600 hotels in every price range, from world-class luxury hideaways to down-home guesthouses, and most are terrific values. This town has been famous since the 1960's, when the best hotels were clustered downtown around the Puerto Vallarta's famous seaside promenade, Malecon, but that's no longer true. Look at this blog’s

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Riviera Nayarit Hotels And Resorts

For a tropical beach vacation packed with eco-adventure activities, head to our pick of the top family resorts along the Riviera Nayarit coast of Pacific Mexico. The mountainous region in the state of Nayarit extends north more than 150 kms from the purpose-built, gated resort of Nuevo Vallarta to the rustic surfers' paradise of...

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Taboo Resort, Golf And Conference Centre, Ontario, Canada

This family-friendly resort in the Muskoka Lake region of Ontario, is the backdrop for a low key but luxurious vacation where watersports, nature, golf and fine dining keep everyone in the family happy.Editors Note: In 2015, the Taboo Resort,...

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Karisma Resorts, Purveyor of Luxury Family Vacations

Imagine an all-inclusive resort with beautiful rooms, excellent food and well run children’s programs; add in great service and superstar mascots, and you’ll get the Azul by Karisma Hotels & Resorts luxury brand.Good design, quality amenities and service are critical to the luxury experience, but parents are more likely to pay a premium for ease, safety, room to relax and activities...

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A Cancun Vacation At The CasaMagna Or J.W. Marriott Resorts

The CasaMagna Marriott makes taking a family beach vacation at a fancy Caribbean resort easy and affordable. You're guaranteed Marriott quality in facilities and services, a well trained staff, and the amenities you associate with this business-ready hotel chain.All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the golden beaches of Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula where...

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Finding Bargains At Lesser-Known All-Inclusive Caribbean and Mexican Resorts

No matter whether it's a bear or bull market, all-inclusive resorts will continue to be a good value for active family vacations in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mexico. Due to the vagaries of the economy, competition from cruise companies, and the negative impressions left by hurricanes, medical alerts and erratic Homeland Security measures, the Caribbean resort industry has been making concerted...

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Iberostar Playa Mita Resort On Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Recently, on a press trip for the grand opening of the Iberostar Playa Mita, the company's newest hotel in Mexico and its first property on the Pacific at Riviera Nayarit, I enjoyed watching toddlers, kids, and their parents splashing in the infinity pool and building sand castles. It's...

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