January 2016

Exploring Grand Turk Beyond the Cruise Center

January 27, 2016

Before we visited Grand Turk on a 7-Day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam, I did some research on the Turks and Caicos Islands. We’d visited Grand Turk several times before on other cruises, but had never left the 18-acre cruise port developed by Carnival Corporation. After writing this post: 33 Fun Facts About Turks and […]

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A Look Around the Grand Turk Cruise Center, Turks and Caicos

January 25, 2016

Grand Turk is the capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands archipelago and it is located 575 miles Southeast of Miami, Florida, and 30 miles south of the Bahamas. In 2006, Carnival Corporation opened the $50 million Grand Turk Cruise Center on the southern end of Grand Turk Island. The entire island is approximately seven miles […]

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A Look Inside the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel

January 23, 2016

Before our Holiday cruise to ring in the New Year, we stayed two nights at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel. This hotel is one of our favorite places to stay before a cruise out of Port Everglades, because it is conveniently located close to the airport, the cruise port, and is within walking […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals $400 Million Fleet Enhancement Program

January 21, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled its $400 million fleet refurbishment program today to enhance its guests’ experience while cruising on its 14 ships, claimed to be the youngest cruise fleet in North America. Called the The Norwegian Edge, the cruise line’s two-year program includes refurbishment of its fleet, a new culinary program and two premier private island destinations. The […]

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