Greek island of Santorini – Mask!

Once a volcano, the beautiful Greek island of Santorini has some spectacular views and great shopping! There are only three ways to get to the top of Santorini, one is by cable car, another by walking, and a really odd and politically incorrect way is by donkey. This area is where I picked up this amazing mask you see here.
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Holland America

To appeal to a more diverse crowd, Carnival owned Holland America has made dramatic changes.  Larger foyers and other structural features targeted the line to an older clientele but now they have completely remodeled their ships to include more intimate, smaller foyers and individual areas.  Holland America cruises all around the world and they have loyal customers in many countries.

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New England to Canada cruise – Flavor of Europe

Want to get the flavor of Europe without ever leaving the North American continent? The New England to Canada Cruise is right for you! You have a choice of leaving from Boston or New York and arriving in Montreal or Quebec City. Quebec City, personally one of my favorite cities in the world, is home to Chateau Frontenac, one of the most photographed hotels in the world. This hotel has a castle-like structure overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Cruising down St. Lawrence River you pass beautiful places like Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. With the amazing French history, excellent food, incredibly nice people, and best of all a very low cost departing from the East coast, I highly recommend this cruise.

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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Lines are 4.5 star rated which places them nicely between Carnival Cruise Line (4 star) and a number of five star lines.  Cruisers enjoy dining whenever they want on Norwegian at the abundant dining facilities all over the ship!  For a little bit more money you can dine in their specialty restaurant, which other cruisers report is fantastic. This line is also known to be great for kids and adults, with cruises that go to Hawaii and all around the world!

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Cruising To Europe In The Fall

Cruising to Europe in the fall is a wonderful idea for several reasons! Normally the rates are lower, the locals have more time to spend with you, and the climate is milder. One of  the reasons to book at this time of year is the rate has a chance to drop even though you may have just paid your deposit or even if your paid in full.

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