Royal Caribbean International is the world’s most popular single cruise brand. They own eight biggest ships the world currently has. The latest ship launched by them can accommodate more than 5,000 passengers. With extensive public spaces and amazing deck plans, these ships provide every single passenger with a fascinating experience.
Other than having all kinds of basic amenities one can think of, these gigantic water crafts also has innovations like ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, surfing stimulators on board. This means, even if you are the most active person in the world, you will never get a chance to get bored while on a ship owned by this cruise line. These ships have activities, amenities and itineraries designed for appealing people of every age group, energy level and taste.
People would enjoy their stay in a Royal Caribbean ship irrespective of the fact whether they are active vacationers or just interested in relaxing for a few days. The cruise line, since the day of its inception, has catered a wide variety of customers including honeymooners, families, singles and retirees.
As mentioned above, ships owned by this cruise line visit a number of ports, all
A trip to Athens or Greece is nothing less than a trip to the pages of history. The ancient architectures are still present, many of them partially demolished, but still bearing the message from the past. The major construction, such as the Parthenon, which happens to be one of the iconic constructions of Athens, speaks of the rich history and culture of the city. The most interesting part about visiting Greece is that there is no specific attraction within the country. When you are in Athens, you will be able expecting various archaeological and historical museums which will speak about the history of the place and also about the various aspects of their art, culture and lifestyle. What really sets Athens apart from the rest of the world is that, even though there are museums and various other places to visit within the city, the city as a whole is living museums in itself. Numerous constructions and various designs can be found all across the city. They have their own story to tell and add to the pages of history of Athens. Make sure you plan your trip long enough to soak up all of it, or as
Besides Lázaro, we were fortunate to be accompanied by Miami resident Annie Betancourt, founder of Sisters Across the Straits, a Board Director of the League and a member for more than three decades. We were the twenty-sixth group Annie has taken to Cuba. She later explained that ‘it’s complicated’ is the standard response Cubans use to describe any difficult situation. It’s a diplomatic way of saying there is no answer to your question or perhaps there is no solution. ‘It’s complicated’ became the password for our six day adventure in Cuba.
Annie was born in Cuba and lived there with her parents until she was thirteen years old. That was when the revolution occurred and Fidel Castro came into power. Her father, an engineer, understood the changes that were coming and, like hundreds of other Cubans, moved his family to Miami, hoping that their time in that city would be short. But Fidel remained in power and the family soon realized that Miami was their new home.
Annie’s hope is that these visits will improve mutual understanding after decades of isolation and distrust between the US and Cuba. The itineraries, as you will see, are designed
Check on the children’s facilities.
Verify if the ship provides essential items that your children will need. If you have a young kid traveling with you, check if they have cribs, high chair, toys and other stuff that children need. You might as well ask if they have a special menu for children.
Ask if they provide babysitting services.
Now this is really important, as you cannot be with your child all the time. The reason you had the cruise is to relax and unwind, hence, you cannot always be with your child. A babysitter can give you the break that you need so you can go to the spa, have a swim or enjoy the dancing. Do not forget how much it cost, by the way.
The activities conducted onboard.
Inquire on the programs they have for the family. Cruise liners have a program of activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as those intended for children depending on their ages.
You can either get a separate cabin for your children or get one that can accommodate the whole family. Whatever your choice is, make sure
Decide and agree as a couple with your itinerary
Before proceeding with your trip, it would be advisable to agree with an itinerary for your trip. Decide as a couple on where to go, what activities to do, hotels to book, flights to take as well as your seats on the plane. It would be advisable to agree on the schedule for your trip because some people are comfortable traveling at night time or some with day time. Have your whole trip planned, even the possible side trips so that both of you would enjoy and would be less stressed during the trip.
Decide and agree on mutual expenses
Whether you are travelling with a friend or with a love one, it would be best to agree on who will shoulder the expenses or how much the both of you are capable of spending for your trip. Money can destroy friendships and relationships, let alone if you travel with a mere acquaintance. Decide on what, where and how much both of you are willing to spend for the trip. Have a budget and stick with your budget as much as possible.
Avignon became the official residence under Pope Clement V in 1309. His successor, John XXII, made it the capital of Christianity and transformed his former episcopal palace into the primary Palace of the Popes. It was the official residence of seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Nowadays, 25 rooms are open to the public and although most of the furnishings have disappeared, one can still see how vast the place was.
Go to Place de l’Horloge to have a cool drink at a café and watch the world go by. This is a very beautiful square and is the centre of life in Avignon. On one side is the theatre and the Town Hall. The Town Hall itself was built in 1845 and incorporates a beautiful 14th century clock tower with life-sized figures on top.
The Musee du Petit Palais is an art gallery and museum. It houses an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as art from Italy and is in a 14th century building at the north side of the square.
Another place well worth a visit is the Rocher des Doms. These are beautiful leafy gardens set
Top of the list is the Caribbean, often considered as the epitome of a dream cruise. This popular destination is very much the “traditional” cruise; most people who think of cruising imagine the white sands and warm waters of the Caribbean. Choice wise, the cruises to the Caribbean split off to either cover the eastern or western islands, with the main difference being the islands you visit; both locations allow you to enjoy many opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, para-sailing and jet skiing.
The second most popular cruise destination; often seen as one for those who enjoy variety. Mediterranean cruises tend to be popular amongst those who enjoy experience many different countries and cultures on one trip. With all the destinations on offer in the Mediterranean, the cruises to this part of the world tend to run for longer periods of time, allowing you to get the most of places such as Rome, Barcelona, Italy, Turkey, Venice and the Greek islands. These far ranging trips really do allow for a wide range of travel experiences.
Off to cooler climes with our third destination, Alaska. Cruises usually visit this
Campo Marzio is a small mound in the most accented bottleneck of the river, marked by remains of a pre-Roman town and by its subsequent Roman fortifications. The first town of the Valle Argentina is Badalucco in a crossroad position for itineraries from the bottom of the valley towards the mountain. The village throngs its rough-hewn stone houses on the hill in front of Mount Faudo. In the village, made of stone, to invade every corner and take advantage of every cleavage, one finds imposing arcane figures nested in frescoes and, in the damp and silent alleyways, a permanent art gallery in the open exhibits sculptures ceramics and sculptured slate. The “sagra du stocafissu a baiicogna” is the colorful touch that attracts to the village, during the month of September of each year, throngs of tourists and “gourmets”.
Following the provincial road, but turning right and after some short bends, you meet Montalto Ligure in a panoramic position. The legend has it that, around the year one thousand, a young married couple who escaped from the “jus primae noctis” (the right of the first night), established this village. Here the Romanesque parish church of San Giorgio preserves