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Into the Icy Belly of Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier

Ice. No surprise – it’s a prominent feature of Iceland’s landscape. For a different perspective, go deep inside a glacier for a view from the inside out. On the Comprehensive Iceland Cruise Tour, a 10-day journey round trip Reykjavik, Iceland, an included excursion takes you deep into a tunnel under the ice. Langjokull Glacier (“the …

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Concierge Collection: Cairo’s Shore Excursions

As the capital of Egypt, Cairo has many of the main attractions in the country. The Pyramids of Giza come on the top of those attraction as it’s the only wonder left from the old seven wonders. The Great Pyramids of Giza built for the Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. They were constructed around 2500 …

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Alaskan tribal house of Saxman Nature Village in Ketchikan

Tlingit Culture in Ketchikan with Joe Williams

Alaska’s First City and the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is the furthest southeastern city in the state. It’s usually the first Alaskan city visited by cruise ships and others traveling north. It’s here in a Tlingit settlement called Saxman Village that Joe Williams Jr, a Native Tlingit, was born. Once the Mayor of …

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How Women Ruled the Ancient World of Greece – Through Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi

You are a Greek general in the 5th century BC pondering whether to start a war with a neighbor to take over their land. You could be a Queen wanting advice on the future of your kingdom, or maybe you are a common villager seeking advice on a sick child. Who do you turn to? …

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Carvings on a Clan House in Alaska

Alaskan Culture – Huna Tlingits Provide a Lesson in Perseverance

A port call at Icy Strait Point on the Alaska Glaciers & Prince William Sound cruise takes you into Hoonah, an authentic Tlingit village on Chichagof Island. The cruise port of Icy Strait Point is owned and operated by the Huna Totem Corporation, an Alaska Native corporation with all profits supporting the local community. Today, …

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Port Vendres – Discover the Fauvism Road

Visit the hometown of the Wild Beast artists, Henri Matisse and André Derain, on the French Expressionists of Collioure shore excursion. How shocking it was at the time. Saturated colors exploded on canvas. Unrealistic, bold strokes and bright colors. A bit abstract. The art critics were not kind. WILD BEASTS (les fauves) he said when …

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Three Top Itineraries in Northern Europe!

Do you know where you’re going next summer? Why not explore the historical, geographically astounding, and culturally rich regions of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic with us? We’re tempting you by highlighting three Northern Europe itineraries that explore some of the most beautiful and compelling destinations this part of the world has to offer, …

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What Is the Monteverde Cloud Forest?

What Is the Monteverde Cloud Forest?

Can you think of anything more enchanting than a lush rainforest immersed in clouds? Or does a forest teeming with tropical flora and lively fauna captivate you more? As you’ll see, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve genuinely offers something for everyone. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve piques the interest of many travelers, drawing …

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13 Beaches in Cozumel Worth Checking Out

The island of Cozumel sits off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. It’s one of Mexico’s finest tropical jewels that invites travelers to lounge in a beach chair and drift into tranquility.  Millions of travelers flock to Cozumel year-round for its perfect swimming weather, neon-blue waters and some of the best snorkeling opportunities …

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Tips for Cruising to Curaçao

Curaçao is a unique Dutch Caribbean island, famous for its candy-colored colonial architecture, tucked-away beaches and electric blue liqueur. Although Curaçao may not draw as much attention as the nearby islands of Aruba and Bonaire, you shouldn’t miss out on this Caribbean gem. Filled with surprises and countless ways to explore, Curaçao is like no other island. Friendly locals make …

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Best Cruises to See the Northern Lights

Native cultures tell stories of the northern lights reaching down and taking people away if they whistle at them. In Norse mythology, the lights represent the trails of gods and goddesses traversing the sky. Romans believed the aurora was the glow of mystical caves.  For thousands of years, humans have been fascinated by the northern lights and created …

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