MSC Melody Fends Off Pirate Attack

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Details are just coming in, but reports say that the MSC Melody has successfully fought off an attack by pirates off the Seychelles yesterday. The company has confirmed that on Saturday April 25th, 2009, the ship was approached in by apparent pirates a small “Zodiac” style boat at approximately 7:35 GMT. The ship… [Continue Reading]

Mexico, Still One of My Favorite Cruise Destinations

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What could be better than a vacation with wonderful dancing, spicy food, beautiful beaches, warm tropical weather, and frozen drinks with little umbrellas in them. Cruise ship visitors to Mexico enjoy all of these attractions and much more.
However, Mexico has been in the news quite a bit lately, but not with… [Continue Reading]

Free or Nearly Free Things to do in Madeira

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Our upcoming Transatlantic cruise includes stops at several unique islands in the Atlantic. The first of these islands is the Semi-autonomous Portuguese Island of of Madeira.
Madeira is a small island in the Atlantic West of both Africa and Europe. It was uninhabited until claimed for Portugal in 1420. … [Continue Reading]