Through March 2018, Costa Cruises guests can enjoy the white sands of the Caribbean beaches alongside specially designed itineraries to highlight the islands’ best offerings.
Three ships serve the Caribbean, including the Costa Deliziosa, sailing seven- and 10-night itineraries in the western Caribbean. All sailings depart from Port Everglades, Fla., making a variety of calls at ports including Miami; Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Progeso and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatán and Coxen Hole, Honduras; and Ocho Ríos, Jamaica.
Built in 2010, Costa Deliziosa features premium materials, such as marbles, granite, mother of pearl and Murano glass. The ship boasts four restaurants, 11 bars, three pools and a 4-D cinema. Relax at the Samsara Spa.
Stateroom options include 56 Samsara Staterooms; 6 Grand Suites; 14 Panorama Suites; 30 suites; 56 mini suites; 624 balcony rooms; 178 ocean-view cabins; and 166 interior rooms.
Enter for a chance to win a cruise for two on the Costa Deliziosa here.
Costa Magica’s seven- and 14-night cruises sail the southern Caribbean, including Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Vincent, Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Tobago. Also cruising the southern Caribbean, Costa Pacifica offers seven- and nine-day options.
WorldHotels is slated to introduce a new property in Peru this January: Casa Andina Premium San Isidro is set to open early next year. The Lima-bound property is the brand’s first in Peru. The 16-floor hotel houses 157 guestrooms, a gym, spa, swimming pool and rooftop terrace. The on-site restaurant, La Plaza Bar and Grill, uses local ingredients and rich traditions to serve delicious options.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Wheel the World, backed by booking.com, is a new accessible travel startup and one-stop shop for travelers with disabilities, regardless of age. The site curates accommodations, transportation and tour activities suitable for those living with disabilities.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.