ALTHOUGH THE UNITED STATES ELIMINATED its cruise travel to Cuba in June, affecting some 800,000 passengers, travel by sea shows no sign of slowing worldwide, and cruise lines are expanding their fleets and destinations for 2020, expected to be a record year. North Americans will make up nearly half of the expected 30 million passengers in the coming year, an increase spurred on by the continuing popularity of cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, along with the rising tide of river cruises and expedition-style sailing.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
AS TRAVELERS SAIL on European Waterways’ luxury hotel barges, their taste buds are delighted by a resident master chef preparing dishes reminiscent of the region they are cruising in using fresh, local ingredients. For passengers aboard Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque, Chef Arnis Maskevics provides an outstanding gastronomic experience.