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UPDATE: Which cruises are affected by Hurricane Irma?

UPDATE 9/9! Every cruiseline with ships in the Caribbean area is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path. At the time of writing, Hurricane Irma has passed over Antigua and Barbuda, Sint Maarten, BVI, USVI, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. It is said that Irma will head north to pose threats to Florida and the… Read more »

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Le Méridien Tampa: hotel review

Last week I embarked on a cruise to Western Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s Oosterdam along with my dad. Arriving the day before from Europe, we needed a one-night stay in a hotel in Tampa. A lot of popular pre-cruise hotels are located in the Rocky Point Area west of the airport, but we opted… Read more »

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Tulum Mayan Ruins

If you’re ever in Mexico, chances are you’re going to do an activity that involves Mayan culture. Eastern Mexico has some extraordinary archeological sites, of which the best known and most beautiful are those in Tulum, Cobá (Quintana Roo) and Chichén Itzá (Yucatan). I went to visit the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Quintana Roo, which was available… Read more »

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Cruise ship review: Norwegian Epic

In October 2015, I did a cruise on the Mediterranean sea aboard the Norwegian Epic. During September and October, the Epic underwent a massive refurbishment to get the 2010 ship back in mint condition. There were also a few new shows added to the line-up, such as Priscilla Queen of the Dessert, and Burn the… Read more »