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The Falkland Islands: When you’re more British than Britain

In the waves of the Atlantic ocean, some 3,000 miles north of Antarctica is an archipelago standing strong against the frigid battering of the sea, defiant in its wild beauty. The Falkland Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are a place of wonder and peaceful ambiance surrounded only by the …

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Must Haves to Create the Perfect Family Vacation

Growing up in a military family provided a different experience to my youth. We moved often, I had to make new friends every few years, my father was gone for long stints at a time and we just didn’t have the extra funds to spend on extra-curricular activities. I didn’t …

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A More Intimate Approach to Cruising

Bigger isn’t always better. It seems that many of our vacations have become super-sized, and while sometimes that is just what you’re looking for, what about when you’re itching for something more low key? Many cruise ships are built like floating theme parks and an entire vacation can be spent in …

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MSC Meraviglia: A New Era of Luxury Cruise Ships

The mighty Mediterranean Sea has connected civilizations for centuries. Ancient artifacts from the Stone Age have been discovered along its shores, and it is believed that Egyptians sailed its hearty waves as early as 3,000 B.C. It is home to over 3,000 islands and borders 21 countries with 970,000 miles …

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MSC Cruises and UNICEF: Combating Child Malnutrition Together

While on the MSC cruise ship Divina a few weeks ago, I was pleased to learn of their partnership with UNICEF. Beginning in 2009, MSC launched their “Get on Board for Children” program. By joining forces and encouraging guests on board the 12 MSC cruise ships to contribute, MSC recently donated …

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6 Must Do’s on a Girlfriends Getaway Cruise

Last week Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, condemning this Midwesterner to six more long weeks of winter. But having just returned from a week cruise in the Caribbean on the MSC Divina, I can face this cold fate with new resilience. The MSC Divina is the perfect girlfriends getaway choice. …

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Tips For Planning Your First Cruise

Planning your first cruise can be an exciting but nerve wracking time. There are so many cruise lines, ships, ports and destinations to choose from. Then you have to determine a length of stay and of course fill your time on and off the ship. With the help of MSC …

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