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carat1 PANAMA CITY

(9/11/14) Smithsonian Magazine reports today that Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama, Finally Open for Business ... more

carat1 CARTAGENA

(9/4/14) eTurboNews reports today that Cartagena is on track to becoming the next business and leisure hub in Latin America ... more

carat1 GRAND TURK

(8/30/14) Travel Pulse reports today that Grand Turk tourist arrivals are setting a record pace ... more

carat1 CAYMAN ISLANDS

(8/22/14) Travel Pulse reports today that despite challenges, the Cayman Islands' tourism business is booming ... more

carat1 MEXICO

(8/15/14) SFGate.com reports today that Mexico is romping back into the tourist game ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(8/14/14) Travel Weekly.com reports today that the new Baha Mar Casino, once slated to open in December 2014, has now set a 'late spring' opening day target ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(8/14/14) CNN today provides 11 reasons to visity Panama City ... more

carat1 AVALON

(8/14/14) The Bulletin reports today that while soaking up Catalina, tourists pose dilemma for the island ... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(8/12/14) Yahoo Travel reports today that true-crime tours draw tourists to grisly murder scenes ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(8/2/14) The Caribbean Journal reports today that Belize tourism saw a strong first half of the year ... more

carat1 CAYMAN ISLANDS

(8/1/14) Divernet reports today that the Cayman Government has moved to provide protection for all stingrays to be found in Cayman waters ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(7/31/14) Cayman27 reports today that West Bay Loop showcases Cayman's beauty ... more

carat1 JUNEAU

(7/30/14) KTOO reports that planning is underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(7/30/14) BahamasWeekly.com reports that the Ministry of Tourism is planning to hold more Junkanoo events ... more

carat1 VANCOUVER

(7/29/14) Crosscut.com reports today about numous attractions in the area that take you above it all ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(7/26/14) eTurboNews reports today that the Bahamas Supreme Court closes a dolphin tourism attraction ... more

carat1 SKAGWAY

(7/24/14) CBCNews reports today that a train derailed on the historic Yukon to Alaska railway ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(7/19/14) The Daily Express today provides a profile on the town of Puerto Vallarta ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(7/4/14) Cayman Compass reports today that a giant Ferris Wheel is planned for George Town's waterfront ... more

carat1 ROATAN

(6/26/14) Infozine.com reports today about the US State Department's latest advisory on traveling to Honduras ... more

carat1 AVALON

(6/2/14) The Republic reports today that Catalina Island braces for water rationing amid drought, tourism boom ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(5/28/14) Travel Pulse reports today Mazatlan welcomes cruise ships back to the port ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(5/21/14) Cayman27 reports today the cruise port plan raises fears of environmental toll ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(5/19/14) Tech Dirt reports today all calls in the Bahamas are being recorded by the NSA ... more

carat1 VANCOUVER

(5/15/14) CBCNews reports today that beer tourists drink to Vancouver's microbrewery boom ... more

carat1 ROATAN

(5/15/14) Cruise Law News reports today that cruise line security officials met with Honduran tourism reps over security on the island ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(5/13/14) Tribune 242 reports today that NCL is not banning straw goods purchased in Nassau from being returned aboard their ships ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(5/13/14) Belize News5 reports today that local officials have voted thumbs down on new NCL project ... more

carat1 ACAPULCO

(5/10/14) eTurboNews.com reports today that residents and tourists panic after two earthquakes, but little damage was done ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(5/9/14) Cruise Law News reports today that NCL is banning goods bought at the Straw Market from being brought aboard their ships ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(5/3/14) The Detroit Free Press reports today that Mayan glory days echo at Belize's elegant Xunantunich ruins ... more

carat1 VICTORIA

(5/2/14) The Times Colonist reports today that Victoria Tourism is off to a good start ... more

carat1 JUNEAU

(4/25/14) The Juneau Empire reports today that Alaska's Cruise Season will begin early ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(4/21/14) The Caribbean Journal reports today that the Bahamas, led by Baha Mar, is eying Chinese tourists ... more

carat1 LORETO

(4/19/14) The Seattle Times reports today about slowing down in Mexico's Loreto ... more

carat1 ALASKA CRUISE SEASON

(4/18/14) The Juneau Empoire reports today that Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not great, 2014 visitor season ... more

carat1 JUNEAU

(4/13/14) The Everett Herald reports today that Juneau’s cruise-ship stage overhaul is near completion ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(4/10/14) The BahamasWeekly.net reports today that a smoking hot Barbeque Competion is heading to Nassau ... more

carat1 ROATAN

(4/8/14) The Sun Daily reports today that a Filipino cruise ship worker was murdered in Roatan ... more

carat1 AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND

(3/22/14) The Los Angeles Times reports today that Catalina's Avalon is getting an ambitious overhaul ... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(2/26/14) NWCN.com reports today that Kush Tourism is offering the first marijuana-themed tour of Seattle ... more

carat1 LORETO

(2/26/14) The Prince George Citizen reports today that Loreto, Mexico, designated a "Magic Town" to promote tourism, remains a quiet seaside gem ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(2/25/14) Seatrade Insider reports today that a Belize developer has received the go-head for a $100m cruise port ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(2/24/14) Cayman27 reports today that cruise ship passengers are vital to Cayman's tourism sector, expert says ... more

carat1 CARTAGENA

(2/16/14) The Baltimore Post Examiner reports today that cruise tourists flock to once-risky Colombian port of Cartagena ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(2/15/14) The Miami Herald reports today that China makes inroads in the Bahamas with Nassau's Baha Mar mega-resort ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(2/4/14) The Cayman Compass reports today that the Cayman Islands have been voted the top scuba diving destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(2/3/14) Cayman 27 reports today while the Cayman Turtle Farm may not be making money, it is central to the country’s tourism industry. ... more

carat1 MEXICAN CRUISE PORTS

(1/14/14) Travel Weekly reports today that the latest Mexico travel warning excludes most tourism destinations ... more

carat1 HALF MOON CAY

(1/9/14) Cruise Fever reports today that Half Moon Cay has been voted "Best Cruise Line Private Island" ... more

carat1 LA PAZ

(12/31/13) The Huffington Post writes today about the unexpected pleasures of La Paz, Mexico ... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(11/17/13) CruiseandFerry.net reports today that Cruise Lines are returning to Mazatlan ... more

carat1 AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND

(10/31/13) The Norwich Bulletin reports today that charm and adventure abound on Catalina Island ... more

carat1 ASTORIA

(10/30/13) The Oregonian today features a great photo essay on Astoria ... more

carat1 KETCHIKAN

(10/27/13) The Fairbanks News-Miner reports today that Ketchikan enjoyed a record tourist season during the summer of 2013 ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(10/23/13) CBC News reports today that Mazatlan is a safe and revitalized tourist destination ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(10/18/13) Cayman Net News reports that more cruise passengers are promised to arrive in Grand Cayman in the next two years ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(10/18/13) The Bahamas Weekly reports today that the Minister of Tourism has welcomed NCL's new Norwegian Breakaway on its first visit to Nassau ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(10/17/13) The New York Times reports on the gentrification of the Casco Viejo district in Panama City ... more

carat1 AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND

(10/17/13) The Wausau Daily Herald reports on how Avalon is using raptors to control the sea gull population in the city ... more

carat1 CABO SAN LUCAS

(10/13/13) The Windsor Star reports today on efforts to conserve sea turtles in the Baja peninsula ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(10/13/13) Travel Weekly reports today that the Bahamas are courting cruise passengers with Balmoral Beach in Nassau ... more

carat1 COZUMEL

(10/11/13) USA Today provides helpful suggestions on what to do in Cozumel ... more

carat1 LORETO

(10/2/13) The World Property Report reports that Carlos Slim has purchased the Loreto Bay Resort, the struggling project on the Sea of Cortez ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(9/30/13) The Railway Gazette reports that Panama City has begun tests of its new subway system ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(9/27/13) The Huffington Post provides 10 reasons why you should visit the country of Belize ... more

carat1 LA PAZ

(9/25/13) Travel Weekly reports today that visitors to La Paz can expect a whale of a time ... more

carat1 ACAPULCO

(9/19/13) USA Today reports today that tourists have begun to be evacuated from Acapulco due to the floods ... more

carat1 ACAPULCO

(9/19/13) USA Today reports today that 40,000 stranded tourists are desperate to flee Acapulco ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(9/19/13) The Costa Rica Times reports today that the first Central American metro will start functioning by the end of 2013 in Panama City ... more

carat1 KODIAK

(9/19/13) The SeattlePI.com reports today that a $2.8M, 1,100-foot sidewalk has opened in Kodiak ... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(9/17/13) Travel Weekly reports today that Mazatlan's port is about to get busy again ... more

carat1 ACAPULCO

(9/17/13) Business Week reports today that Mexico storms leave dozens dead, thousands stuck in Acapulco ... more

carat1 ASTORIA

(9/12/13) The Huffington Post provides a profile on the city of Astoria, Oregon ... more

carat1 ASTORIA

(9/12/13) The Huffington Post provides a profile on the city of Astoria, Oregon ... more

carat1 CABO SAN LUCAS

(8/29/13) ABC News reports today that Tropical Storm Juliette Has Hit Baja California Mexico Resorts ... more

carat1 JUNEAU

(8/28/13) The Juneau Empire reports today that the U.S. Forest Service is considering new plans aimed to increase tourism to Mendenhall Glacier ... more

carat1 LA PAZ

(8/27/13) The Washington Times reports today about the attractions to be found in La Paz, Baja California ... more

carat1 VICTORIA

(8/24/13) SFGate.com reports today about biking in Victoria ... more

carat1 ALASKA

(8/21/13) The AlaskaDispatch.com reports today that this has been a summer when Alaskans got to wear T-shirts and shorts on ice glaciers, comfortably ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(8/19/13) TravelDailyNews.com reports today that Norwegian Cruise Line plans to develop an eco-friendly destination in Belize ... more

carat1 ROATAN

(8/6/13) TravelDailyNews.com reports today that Roatan demonstrates global leadership in sustainability ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(7/22/13) The Cayman News Service reports today that scientists are researching why the population of stingrays is in decline in Stingray City ... more

carat1 ALASKAN PORTS

(7/15/13) The Sacramento Bee reports today that there are many low-cost and even free things to do in Alaska port towns ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN BASIN

(7/10/13) USA Today reports today that a Third Carnival ship has been impacted by Tropical Storm Chantal ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN BASIN

(7/8/13) AccuWeather.com reports today that Tropical Storm Chantal aims for Caribbean ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(6/12/13) Travel Pulse reports today that Mazatlan Continues On a Path of Tourism Recovery ... more

carat1 COCOCAY

(5/29/13) BBC News reports today that a fire aboard Royal Caribbean' Grandeur of the Seas led to the cancellation of the cruise ... more

carat1 CABO SAN LUCAS

(5/26/13) The Daily Beast profiles the town of Todos Santos, a short drive away from Cabo San Lucas ... more

carat1 VANCOUVER

(5/24/13) The Puget Sound Business Journal reports today that the Skagit bridge collapse has tourism officials on guard in Vancouver ... more

carat1 CABO SAN LUCAS and LA PAZ

(5/23/13) USA Today profiles the top five off-peak destinations for summer 2013, including Cabo and La Paz ... more

carat1 AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND

(5/21/13) The Long Beach Business Journal reports today that Avalon's 100th birthday bash features special events and travel offers ... more

carat1 VANCOUVER

(5/10/13) The Edmonton Journal reports today that Vancouver is a great place to start a cruise to Alaska ... more

carat1 SAN DIEGO

(5/9/13) The San Diego Union Tribune reports today that Carnival is exploring the addition of a new Baja cruise destination ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(5/3/13) The New York Times ran a profile on tourism in Panama City, Panama ... more

carat1 CAYMAN ISLANDS

(5/3/13) Grist reports today that tourists are making Grand Cayman's stingrays fat, mean, and insomniac ... more

carat1 JUNEAU

(5/2/13) The Juneau Empire reports today that the 2013 Cruise Season has begun in Juneau ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(5/2/13) USA Today reports today that Royal Caribbean plans to expand short cruises from Florida ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(4/28/13) The Vancouver Sun reports today that scientists have found fossils that are millions of years old in Panama Canal ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(4/16/13) Belize.com reports today that Norwegian Cruises is in talks with the Belize government for cruise tourism in southern Belize ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(4/19/13) The eTravel Blackboard Asia reports today that Nassau Bahamas cruise visitors are told to be on their guard ... more

carat1 ASTORIA

(4/10/13) The Daily Astorian reports today that Sea lions were hot topic at Port meeting ... more

carat1 IXTAPA/ZIHUATANEJO

(3/26/13) The Los Angeles Times reports today that the city of Zihuatanejo is getting a makeover with government funds ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(3/19/13) Travel Weekly reports today that the port of Mazatlan anticipates resumption of cruise calls in the Fall, 2013 ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(3/1/13) USA Today reports today that the Nassau Port Authorities forgot about the arrival of the Norwegian Epic, and turned away the ship and its 4,100 passengers ... more

carat1 COCOCAY

(2/25/13) Travel Pulse reports today that Carnival is adding 30 visits to Little Stirrup Cay (Royal Caribbean's CocoCay) for its Fascination and Ecstasy ships in 2013 ... more

carat1 HALF MOON CAY

(2/22/13) Travel Blackboard reports today that Holland America has added five new deluxe two-storey beach villas to its cabana offerings at Half Moon Cay ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(2/11/13) Travel Daily News reports today that the city of Mazatlan will welcome more than 300,000 tourists to celebrate Carnival in the city ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(1/25/13) CayCompass.com reports today that the Taste of Cayman begins on Saturday, January 26, in Georgetown, delighting locals and tourists ... more

carat1 HALF MOON CAY

(1/23/13) CruiseCritic.com reports today that Carnival Cruise Lines' Destiny has had to Alter its itinerary due to thruster problem ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY/FUERTE AMADOR

(1/16/13) LatinFlyer.com provides the top 5 reasons to visit Panama City, Panama ... more

carat1 BELIZE CITY

(1/9/13) 7NewsBelize.com reports today that Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled a number of visits to Belize City due to unsafe conditions in the city ... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN

(1/7/13) CayCompass.com reports today that Carnival Cruise Lines is threatening to pull out of service to Grand Cayman in the wake of Cayman Marine's price increase for transporting passengers to and from vessels in George Town harbour ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(12/11/12) The Daily Telegraph reports today that tourists are heading to apocalypse parties to mark start of a new Mayan era ... more

carat1 HALF MOON CAY

(12/5/12) The Bahamas Investor reports today that once again, Holland America Line has won the Porthole Cruise Magazine's Reader's Choice Award for Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay ... more

carat1 HUATULCO

(12/5/12) The Huffington Post Travel Blog provides 5 reasons to visit Huatulco, Mexico in 2013 ... more

carat1 MEXICO TRAVEL

(11/20/12) Travel Weekly reports today that the U.S. State Department's newest travel warning excludes most tourism destinations ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(11/14/12) The Huffington Post reports today that Old Mazatlan is giving way to Old Mazatlan ... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(11/13/12) KIROtv.com reports today that Legal pot could be state’s new tourist attraction ... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(11/5/12) Travel Age West reports today that Mazatlan anticipates the return of cruise ships ... more

carat1 COCOCAY

(11/1/12) The Royal Caribbean Blog reports today that Royal Caribbean has reopened CocoCay after damage done by Hurricane Sandy ... more

carat1 COCOCAY, GREAT STIRRUP CAY AND HALF MOON CAY

(10/30/12) USA Today reports today that Hurricane Sandy incurred generally "minor" damage on CocoCay, Great Stirrup Cay and Half Moon Cay ... more

carat1 COCOCAY

(10/30/12) The Royal Caribbean Blog reports today on the first report of Hurricane Sandy damage to the island ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(10/29/12) Bahamas.com reports today on Hurricane Sandy and the Islands of the Bahamas ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(10/27/12) The Sacramento Bee reports today that the Port of Nassau, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues have reopened following a visit by Hurricane Sandy ... more

carat1 HURRICANE SANDY

(10/26/12) USA Today reports today that Hurricane Sandy has forced more cruise ships to re-route ... more

carat1 COCOCAY

(10/26/12) The Royal Caribbean Blog reports today that Hurricane Sandy has forced Royal Caribbean cruise ship itinerary changes ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(10/24/12) The International Business Times reports today that Hurricane Sandy's Northerly Path Cancels Flights, Scatters Cruises ... more

carat1 NASSAU

(10/23/12) HeraldOnline.com reports today that Nassau Paradise Island will host a bevy of classic racing cars during Bahamas Speed Week, taking place from November 24 thru December 2 ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(10/19/12) The Washington Post reports today that rioters are protesting legislation allowing sale of state-owned land in the Panama Canal's duty-free zone ... more

carat1 CAYMAN ISLANDSY

(10/19/12) CBS Moneywatch reports today that an animal activist group is urging the Cayman government to stop farming sea turtles ... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(10/9/12) The Seattle Times reports today that the Port of Seattle turned in a record cruise year in 2012 ... more

carat1 ALASKA

(9/27/12) The Anchorage Daily News reports today that the last cruise ship of the season has left Juneau ... more

carat1 JAMAICA

(9/25/12) Travel Weekly reports today that Jamaican tourism officials want cruise passengers to spend more while in port ... more

carat1 BAHAMAS

(9/20/12) examiner.com reports today that Royal Caribbean will begin cruises from New Orleans to the Bahamas, starting in Fall 2013 ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(9/19/12) AFP reports today that the country of Belize is nearing default on its bond debt ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN

(9/18/12) Fox News reports today that the cruise lines are arranging for couples to jump ship to tie the knot ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN BASIN

(8/27/12) AccuWeather.com writes today about Hurricane Isaac's impact on upcoming cruises ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN BASIN

(8/24/12) USA Today writes today about Tropical Storm Isaac's impact on upcoming cruises ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN BASIN

(8/2/12) AccuWeather.com reports today that Tropical Storm Ernesto continues to move westward on a path for the Caribbean this weekend ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(7/31/12) CNNGo.com reports today that the treasure of pirate Captain Morgan has been unearthed in Panama ... more

carat1 VICTORIA, BC

(7/22/12) The Toronto Sun reports today that Victoria, BC, is celebrating its 150th birthday this year ... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(6/29/12) Reuters reports today that Seattle's newest landmark--the Great Wheel--opens today on the waterfront ... more

carat1 GREAT STIRRUP CAY, BAHAMAS

(6/8/12) The Nassau Guardian reports today that Norwegian Cruise Line is nearing completion of its $25 million expansion program on Great Stirrup Cay ... more

carat1 SAN FRANCISCO & VICTORIA, BC

(6/7/12) The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that Princess Cruises has been honored by the ports of San Francisco and Victoria, BC with awards for the cruise line's environmental efforts ... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(6/3/12) CNN reports today that a strong earthquake struck in the Pacific 300 miles off the coast of Panama ... more

carat1 VANCOUVER

(6/3/12) The National Post reports today that a 30-year-old man died after 60-metre fall at the Capilano Suspension Bridge ... more

carat1 CARIBBEAN

(6/1/12) Yahoo News reports that the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins today, with US forecasters predicting a less active season of one to three major hurricanes ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(5/26/12) CBS News reports today that Hurricane Bud is weakening and becoming increasingly disorganized in the Pacific just off the coast of Mexico ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(5/25/12) Reuters reports today that Hurricane Bud is churning its way towards Mexico's Pacific coast; landfall is expected to take place south of the popular tourist town of Puerto Vallarta .... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(5/23/12) The Seattle Times reports that the long-awaited King Tut exhibition opens to the general public on May 24 at Seattle's Pacific Science Center .... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY (FUERTE AMADOR)

(5/18/12) The UK Guardian asks while Panama tops lists of hot destinations for 2012, and is sold as the ideal introduction to Latin America, but does it live up to the hype? .... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY (FUERTE AMADOR)

(5/15/12) Time Magazine reports today that a fisherman whose boat had capsized and spent 27 days at sea is suing Princess Cruises for leaving him adrift in the Pacific .... more

carat1 NASSAU

(5/15/12) The Nassau Guardian reports today that the Bahamas are expecting 4.5 million tourist arrivals in 2012, up significantly from 2011 .... more

carat1 SEWARD and KODIAK

(5/11/12) Anchorage Daily News reports today that several Alaskan towns are vying for the title of "Ultimate Fishing Town".... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(5/2/12) Trip Advisor's Travelers Choice awards have named Puerto Vallarta as the Ninth Best Beach Destination and the number one overall destination in Mexico.... more

carat1 HALF MOON CAY

(5/1/12) Examiner.com reporter Barb Collett names Half Moon Cay as the best private island destination for cruisers... more

carat1 KODIAK and SEWARD

(4/30/12) The Alaska Dispatch reports today that the annual gray whale armada has begun returning to Alaska waters, and the good news is that the number of whales will set a record... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(4/19/12) USA Today reports today that a fisherman caught a 427.9 pound yellowfin tuna off the coast of Puerto Vallarta...but the world record catch won't count... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(4/16/12) PR Web reports today that the city's iconic Space Needle is celebrating its 50th birthday this month ... more

carat1 COZUMEL

(4/6/12) MSNBC.com reports today that the Oasis of the Seas picked up 23 Cuban refugees on the open sea while en route from Falmouth to Cozumel; it was lobster night... more

carat1 CENTRAL AMERICA

(4/6/12) Breaking Travel News reports today that the seven Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are becoming increasingly popular cruise destinations... more

carat1 ALASKA

(4/2/12) AlaskaDispatch.com reports today that first migrating gray whales have reached Alaskan waters on their annual migration north... more

carat1 GALVESTON

(4/2/12) Cruisefever.net reports today that the Carnival Triumph was seized over a Costa Concordia-related lawsuit before being allowed to leave port... more

carat1 PANAMA CITY

(3/15/12) Fox News Latino reports today that excavators have discovered a 20 million year old camel fossil during Canal expansion... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(2/28/12) The Los Angeles Times reports today that the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board called the robbery of cruise passengers "extremely rare"... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(2/27/12) The Los Angeles Times reports today that Carnival Cruises has suspended a guided nature hike in the jungle near Puerto Vallarta after 22 guests were robbed by hooded gunmen... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(2/25/12) USA Today reports today that 22 cruise passengers were robbed while on a shore excursion in the countryside out of Puerto Vallarta... more

carat1 ACAPULCO

(2/20/12) The BBC reports today that the dropoff in tourism to Acapulco may put an end to the city's famous cliff divers... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(2/6/12) visitseattle.org reports today that the city of Seattle's tourism authority has set up a new website to to promote overnight stays and highlight Seattle's unique art and culinary scene... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(1/1/12) Travel Weekly reports today that the city of Puerto Vallarta is sprucing itself up for upcoming big events, including the World Economic Forum on Latin America from April 16 to 18... more

carat1 CARTAGENA

(1/2/12) Colombia Travel reports today that the city of Cartagena is rapidly preparing for the upcoming Mapfre Hay Music Festival, which begins on January 26 and runs to the 29th.... more

carat1 PUERTO CHIAPAS

(1/2/12) The Australian reports today that a countdown has begun for a Mayan prophesy that the world will end on December 21, 2012. The prophesy stems from a stone tablet which describes the end of a 5,126-year cycle, bringing the return of Bolon Yokte, a god associated with war and creation.... more

carat1 MEXICO

(1/1/12) Chicago Daily Herald has written a piece that explains how to be a smart traveler in Mexico... more

carat1 MAZATLAN

(12/27/11) USA Today reports today that Mazatlan tourism officials are criticizing Holland America for dropping calls at the city through March, saying the city is safe for tourists... more

carat1 CABO SAN LUCAS

(12/27/11) Ultimate Classic Rock reports today that the highlights from the 21st annual Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash from October held at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas can now be viewed online... more

carat1 COZUMEL

(10/27/11) Reuters reports today that Hurricane Rina weakened on Wednesday off Mexico's Caribbean coast. The hurricane, which is approaching the Yucatan Peninsula, was downgraded to a Category 1 from a Category 2... more

carat1 CAYMAN ISLANDS

(10/25/11) Cayman 27 reports today that the country's cruise tourism industry is in jeopardy unless new berthing facilities are not built in the next two years... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(10/14/11) The Banderas News reports today that Puerto Vallarta is back to normal after Hurricane Jova's close encounter with Mexico's Pacific Coast on October 12, and that all tourism activity is in full swing... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN and PUERTO VALLARTA

(10/13/11) The Los Angeles Times reports today that Princess Cruises' ships will return to the Mexican ports of Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta in 2012... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(10/2/11) The Toronto Sun reports today that Mazatlán's chefs have created the world's largest Shrimp Cocktail. Check out the picture of this 1,187 pound monster... more

carat1 ALASKA PORTS

(9/25/11) It's been a good four months, and the Alaska Cruise Season winds to a close for 2011. It'll start up again in May 2012...

carat1 MEXICAN RIVIERA PORTS

(9/12/11) Travel Agent Central quotes the head of Mexico's tourism board as saying the cancellation of stops in Mexican Riviera ports by the major cruise lines was a business decision, and not related to crime in Mexico... more

carat1 BELIZE

(8/24/11) PR.com reports today that Belize will be the home of a new submarine tour, beginning this fall, that will allow tourists to enjoy all the wonder and beauty of the Barrier Reef of Belize... more

carat1 SEATTLE

(8/1/11) Geek Wire reports today that the Space Needle has announced a sweepstakes and competition that will ultimately send one lucky winner on a suborbital spaceflight, through the Space Adventures space tourism company ... more

carat1 CARTAGENA

(7/29/11) Colombia Reports reports today that international tourism to Colombia increased 14.3% from January to June over the same period last year ... more

carat1 COZUMEL, LOS CABOS & PUERTO VALLARTA

(7/27/11) CNN International reports today that Mexico tourism remains strong, despite drug violence ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(6/29/11) The Miami Herald reports today that Mexican Tourism Officials have asked Princess Cruise Lines to reinstate calls to Puerto Vallarta ... more

carat1 BELIZE

(6/27/11) Travel Agent Central reports today that the Belize Tourism Board announced a new interactive culinary website geared towards providing travelers with a comprehensive guide to Belize's unique cuisine and restaurants located throughout the country ... more

carat1 ROATAN

(6/24/11) The New York Times reports today that the Honduran government has declared its waters to be a permanent sanctuary for sharks ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(6/22/11) examiner.com reports today that Princess Cruises is canceling stops in the Mexican port of Puerto Vallarta planned for later this year in order to protect its passengers from the violence in Mexico ... more

carat1 HURRICANE BEATRIZ

(6/22/11) Easy Destination blog reports that Hurricane Beatriz has hit some of the popular tourist resorts on the west coast of Mexico, including Acapulco, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Puerto Vallarta ... more

carat1 PUERTO VALLARTA

(6/3/11) TravelAge West reports that sea turtle season has come to Puerto Vallarta. Each year, thousands of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on area beaches. The season officially began in May and lasts through September ... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(5/18/11) Travel Weekly reports today that Carnival Cruise Lines' Splendor and Spirit will resume making calls in the port of Mazatlán, beginning with the Splendor's 7-day Mexican Riviera sailing from Long Beach on September 4, and the Spirit's 9-day sailing from Long Beach on September 23 ... more

carat1 ALASKA

(5/6/11) Today marks the beginning of this year's Alaska Cruise Ship Season, with the arrival of the Carnival Spirit as it docks in Juneau. The Alaska Cruise Ship Season lasts until late September, so if you haven't yet made your reservation for your trip to Alaska, talk to your travel agent today!

carat1 CARTAGENA

(4/11/11) Colombia Reports writes today that Cartagena's tourism authority is introducing a new rating system for the city's restaurants, with the aim of increasing competition and achieving world class standards ... more

carat1 FALMOUTH

(3/23/11) Travel Agent Central reports on the official grand opening of Jamaica's newest cruise port--Falmouth. Co-developers Royal Caribbean and the Jamaican Ports Authority spent $220 million on the cruise destination ... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(3/14/11) USA Today reports today that both Princess Cruises and Holland America Cruises have joined Carnival, NCL and Disney Cruises in dropping their calls to Mazatlán due to the recent upsurge in violence in the port ... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(3/8/11) Seatrade Insider reports today that Carnival's Splendor and Spirit have suspended their scheduled calls to Mazatlán, but Carnival said it hopes security can be improved for a return to the port in the near future ... more

carat1 CARNIVAL SPLENDOR

(2/21/11) Maritime Matters reports today that Carnival's Splendor has returned to service, leaving on a 7-day voyage to the Mexican Riviera. The Splendor was waylaid for several months due to an onboard fire in mid-November 2010... more

carat1 FALMOUTH

(2/17/11) USA Today reports today that Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas has docked at the historic city of Falmouth, Jamaica, marking the inaugural visit to the island nation's newest port... more

carat1 GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

(2/8/11) USA Today reports on Grand Cayman's newest tourist attraction, the USS Kittiwake, a WWII-vintage submarine rescue vessel that has been sunk in the waters off of Grand Cayman. If you're an avid wreck diver, it's something you don't want to miss... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(2/2/11) AOL Travel reports today that NCL and Carnival have resumed calls in Mazatlán this week after local officials beefed up security at the cruise terminal, in tourist areas and at excursion sites.... more

carat1 MAZATLÁN

(1/26/11) USA Today reports today that Holland America, Princess and the Disney Cruise Line have canceled calls in Mazatlán this week in the wake of a number of small crimes against cruise passengers visiting the city. The Disney Wonder will not return to Mazatlán, instead opting to spend more time in Cabo San Lucas... more


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