Video: Set sail with Royal Caribbean’s original musical, Columbus, The Musical!

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Embark on a journey that recounts the imagined history of Marvin Columbus, Christopher’s fictional, down-on-his-luck, distant cousin. An original Royal Caribbean production, the story recounts Marvin’s banishment from his family’s kingdom, and his madcap voyage of discovery in the hopes of claiming his own place in history. Unforeseen romance and a “happily ever after” are on the map as Marvin crashes into his Caribbean destiny.

 

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Fun Surfing in Barbados

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Barbados is situated east of the Caribbean island chain and is part of the Windward Islands. It is located about 350km (220m) northwest of Venezuela. Barbados is a popular holiday destination, thanks to its clear turquoise water and sparkling beaches. However, it is also one of the most popular places in the world for surfing. Numerous athletes come here to catch a wave, along with fans of surfing or those who have just begun their surf practice.

The spot is ideal for different kinds of surfing due to the strong, constant trade winds and year-round swell on the east coast. In winter, surfers move to the north and west coasts of the island, where the north swell is perfect for masterful tricks. The rainy season on the island is from June to December.  Barbados is an ideal vacation destination for surfers of different levels, as it offers some heavy waves, but they aren’t too frequent. The destination is good for those who want to ride fun waves, rest on the white sandy beach and enjoy the beautiful nature of this tropical paradise.

The island is flat, with very little elevation changes, with the exception of the “Scotland District”. The climate here is tropical, which provides pleasant warm temperatures year-round with a high level of humidity and rich wildlife. The wind here is not as strong as in the other parts of the island, mainly E-N, and it doesn’t change much throughout the year. 

Fun Surfing in Barbados

However, the surf here is quite inconsistent and random.

Surfing on the West Coast lasts from December to March (with a North Swell). On the East Coast, with Atlantic swells, surfing is available almost year-round.

Location:

Caribbean, island located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

Geographic coordinates: 13 10 N, 59 32 W

Coastline:

97 km

Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to December)

Landscape:

mostly flat, with some elevation in the central part of the island

Natural hazards:

infrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides

Currency:

Barbadian dollar (BBD)

Fun Surfing in Barbados

The South Coast

If you are searching for an active holiday with busy nightlife, numerous activities and plenty of entertainment for tourists, you will most definitely like the South Coast of the island. Numerous high-quality restaurants, happening nightlife spots and other popular places are located in close proximity to the coast. The most persistent breaks are South Point and Brandon’s. However, you could also try it out at Freights Bay and Accra.

Visit Barbados from November to June, and you will have a chance to catch some heavy waves.

Fun Surfing in Barbados

The East Coast

The East Coast is good for professionals or surfers with a lot of experience. In other words, this coast is not for you if you’re a beginner. The waves here are heavy almost all year round. The East Coast is home to the Soup Bowl – a world-class right point break, which is extremely heavy and hollow. It could be compared with the waves of the north shore of Oahu.

Remember that the best time to visit the South Coast and have thrilling and even extreme surf is when the north wind is constantly blowing on the shore. The best surfing in Barbados is done at low tide.

Fun Surfing in Barbados

The West Coast

The West Coast is the most popular among the surfers of Barbados. However, this side of the island can change quickly. The most convenient wave for the perfect ride is a north swell. It could happen when the air is cold in the morning; if the air feels cold there may be a low pressure system and you might have a chance to surf a north swell. These swells wrap onto the West coast of Barbados. It could happen pretty often, or even less than 6 times a year. However, the only months to catch these waves are December to April. You can find a lot of amazing spots for having a perfect ride, including Maycocks, Tropicana, Batts Rock, and others.

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Luxury in Singapore

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The perfect gateway to Asia

The journey of a lifetime begins in Singapore. Visit this charming gateway to Asia and be transported to a vibrant world of rich cultures, local flavors, dramatic landscapes and iconic skylines. It’s truly the perfect first stop – or finale – on an Asian adventure. Singapore is an English-speaking, multi-cultural country that is the cruise and air hub of Southeast Asia.

Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

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Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

Luxury in Singapore

SINGAPORE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a 3 Michelin Star rated meal at Joel Robuchon, the famous celebrity chef restaurant located on Sentosa Island, Singapore’s tranquil resort island that is also home to the lovely Capella Hotel
  • Let the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore create a personalized itinerary for you on the city’s best attractions and activities
  • Explore Gardens By the Bay, a spectacular indoor-outdoor garden with the stunning Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and Supertree Grove
  • Visit the ArtScience Museum for fascinating exhibitions, hands-on creative workshops and unique, thought-provoking events
  • Explore Marina Bay and Singapore River on a nostalgic vessel called a bumboat cruise at night once the city skyline lights up.
EXPERT TIP

A paradise for foodies, Singapore offers 29 Michelin-starred restaurants.  Two of Singapore’s food stalls earned a Michelin Star, a first in Michelin Guide’s history! Now Singapore is the least expensive place in the world to eat a Michelin Star rated meal for just US$3.00!

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Travel trends in Spring 2017

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Eco-travel

Travel trends in Spring 2017. Photographer taking pictures of an African elephants, wild animal, safari game drive, Eco travel and tourism, Kruger national park, South Africa

Photographer taking pictures of an African elephants, wild animal, safari game drive, Eco travel and tourism, Kruger national park, South Africa

Eco-travel is gaining more popularity these days. Whether you are a fan of wildlife, support the green movement or just feel responsible for the future of the planet, ecotourism might be the right choice for you.

All types of ecotourism and “green” travel are trendy right now and are becoming more popular: responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware traveling. The modern tourist is becoming more responsible and gaining more awareness of the environmental problems that humanity has to face nowadays. But the fact remains that all the travel opportunities that come under the umbrella of eco-travel are highly popular right now.  

Ecotourism is also a popular choice for many celebrities, politicians and top world businessmen.

If you have chosen this type of travel for your next holiday, be prepared for vegetarian food, getaway destinations, digital detox activities and unfamiliar activities: all healthy and environmentally friendly, but sometimes unfamiliar for those who are used to more traditional travel activities. In terms of destination, you can choose from a wide range of perfect trips, as nowadays eco-travel is accessible almost all over the world.

Family-owned properties

Travel trends in Spring 2017

Travel trends in 2017 include the promise of finding places that are more exclusive, exceptional and new. If a few years ago everyone was crazy about luxury hotels and high-end resorts, nowadays the concept is changing in favor of having a more authentic experience. Family-owned properties are becoming more popular due to the possibility of making deeper, local connections.

Don’t miss this opportunity if you want to plunge into a different culture and more fully understand the place you are visiting.  Travelers who desire to keep up with the times and modern trends will certainly like the idea of staying in a family-owned property. Coinciding with the ecotourism trend, its most popular destinations are connected with the idea of exploring nature and eco-friendly destinations while staying in family-owned properties.

Sailing adventures

Travel trends in Spring 2017. Yacht, sailing regatta.

Yacht, sailing regatta

Yachting and sailing have always been popular among travelers all over the world. However, this spring season is going to be the most popular in terms of sailing adventures. The average tourist is usually trying to find some new experiences. In this case a perfect choice would be sailing, yachting or cruising with the top cruising companies, which you can experience with YYZ Travel. From luxury cruise ships and the best entertainment onboard the largest ships, you can experience private sailing and yachting with maximum comfort and the ability to sail in narrow bays and hideaways

Polar travel

Travel trends in Spring 2017

According to J.Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group’s third annual ‘Future 100’ Report, polar travel is one of the main target destinations for explorers in spring 2017.

“As the planet warms, more travellers are visiting the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth: the polar regions,” she says. “Crystal Serenity became the first large-scale cruise liner to traverse the Northwest Passage from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean in September 2016. And in the remote Norwegian territory of Svalbard, revenue from tourism is outstripping revenue from coal mining, previously the region’s mainstay. As summer ice in the Arctic reaches historic lows, more ships are expected to join. Tourists hope to see the region before climate change alters it forever, even as environmental groups warn that large-scale tourism could spell disaster for the fragile Arctic.”

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The Most Relaxing Tourist Gateways

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If you were to poll 100 people and ask them where they would like to go for a holiday, 70 of them will probably answer: the sea. The sea charms and pleases us, and a beach vacation is good for one’s health. Bathing in the ocean, breathing the sea air, exploring wild coasts and sand, and relaxing in nature is a great recipe for a relaxing vacation.

Denis Island, The Seychelles

The Most Relaxing Tourist Gateways. Virgin beach Laguna Seychelles, Denis island. Photo: depositphotos.com

Virgin beach Laguna Seychelles, Denis island. Photo: depositphotos.com

If you are searching for the perfect coastal hideaway, you will probably enjoy visiting Denis Island, a wonderful island with diverse nature, palm groves, tropical palm groves, fine coral sand, a clear sea, and a rich underwater world – all this in a small lonely corner off the coast of Africa.

The island is a true paradise for divers. If you are a fan of this sport, you will almost certainly have a wonderful holiday in this getaway destination. Moreover, you can go fishing, windsurfing, yachting or canoeing.  It’s a perfect destination where you can enjoy the pristine coastline, explore the beauty of the sparkling sand and snorkel in a sea turtle sanctuary. The wildlife of Denis Island amazes with its incredible allure, having some the rarest birds on earth at the edge of a continental ocean drop-off.

Note that there is no signal for mobile phones and no Internet connection – and also no cable television or electricity. Sounds like a perfect digital detox trip, right? Well, it is. If you’re interested in coming here and enjoying the beautiful scenery and hidden attractions, don’t miss a chance to visit this island.

Playa de Carmen, Mexico

The Most Relaxing Tourist Gateways

Once an unremarkable fishing village, today Playa del Carmen is one of the most famous Mexican resorts. Situated 70 km from Cancun, Playa combines in a surprising way the cheerful and unbelievable atmosphere of youth entertainment and carelessness with restrained European chic. Palm-fringed, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean coast mixed with pleasant sunny weather and mild temperatures throughout the year make this destination a beloved getaway for even the most discriminating tourists. For those who care about preserving nature, ecotourism is affordable here. You can visit beautiful national parks, which in the vicinity of Playa have a great variety, and lush tropical nature.

Normandy, France

The Most Relaxing Tourist Gateways. View to Mount St Michel in Normandy, France.

View to Mount St Michel in Normandy, France. Photo: depositphotos.com

European cities are famous for their beauty and rich history. However, not every tourist is eager to visit these busy destinations, especially in the hot season. If you like quiet and relaxing places, Normandy is a perfect escape for an easy break. It is a pleasant destination, and with attractions including Mont Saint-Michel, the floral splendor of Claude Monet’s Garden and the historic site of the Normandy Landings, there’s something to see and do here whatever the weather is.

Accommodation is also easy to choose and to come by, with different options for various tastes: there’s a number of villas and small hotels to choose from, from eco-friendly hotels and areas to high-end modern places to stay.

Phuket, Thailand

The Most Relaxing Tourist Gateways. Rawai Beach of Phuket Thailand

Rawai Beach of Phuket Thailand.

Resort Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. It is one of the most popular destinations among tourists who love beach holidays and are more drawn to quiet and calm rest. The pearl of the Andaman coast, Phuket is located on the island, so the only way you can get there is by plane, by direct flight or via Bangkok. The island is washed by the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea. The nature of Phuket enchants with its magnificence – it is a grove of coconut palms, rubber plantations, green hills, and magnificent beaches, with white-sand coastlines and an amazing sea the color of azure.

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EUROPE YOUR WAY

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EUROPE YOUR WAY

EUROPE YOUR WAY

EUROPE YOUR WAY

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Canadian Rockies Adventures

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Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

TRIP LENGTH

8 Days / 7 Nights total
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

Canadian Rockies Adventures

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Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)

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Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Papeete, French Polynesia to Papeete, French Polynesia

Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)

Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)
Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)
Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)
Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)
Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)
Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)

Cook Islands And Society Islands Cruise (12 Days)

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VIDEO: EXPERIENCE “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” THEMED ACTIVITIES ON 2018 ADVENTURES BY DISNEY RHINE RIVER CRUISE

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In 2018, Adventures by Disney® will offer unique “Beauty and the Beast” themed activities on their Rhine river cruise vacations! On these sailings, you will be immersed in a tale as old as time during a “Beauty and the Beast” themed dinner, and enjoy other unique culinary experiences inspired by the new live-action film from Walt Disney Pictures.

Discover charming cities and villages in four countries, including some of the French towns that inspired scenes from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on a 2018 Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise.

Families can enjoy screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film onboard, then become part of this beloved story as they tour Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that is as picturesque as Belle’s hometown from the movie.

Adapted from: www.DisneyTravelAgents.com

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