Viking. More than just Norse ships and pillaging

If you’re a traveler, you’ve likely taken at least one cruise in your life.  And, chances are good that you may have boarded a Viking Cruise ship:  they are some of the best and most forward-thinking cruise lines in the world. But, Viking goes beyond by also informing and entertaining us with their ongoing Viking.tv online events. As well as…

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Safe travels? You can Belize in it

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that Belize has achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by the World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp, the first global safety and hygiene stamp, was awarded to Belize in late December 2020 in recognition of the country’s enhanced health and safety protocols. The stamp was developed in order…

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Whose cruise?

Travel is slowly peeping its head outside the door – and what do we see?  Cruises are on the horizon!  And Royal Caribbean has a pretty nice online brochure to whet your appetite. The brochure will make it easy to view all of their cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska or Europe. Featuring videos and ship details, this is your first…

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Nevis. Ssshh, you might want to keep it to yourself

Nevis is one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean.  It  is the smaller of the two islands that make up the small Caribbean island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. A former British colony, the islands became independent in 1983.  One thing that makes Nevis so special is that it is not always the first name…

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See places new, mon

Have you ever been to Trelawny?  Chances are good that you may not have even heard of it.  It’s in Jamaica, and it’s just one of the destinations offered by our new affiliate friends, AmstarDMC. AmstarDMC provides world-class destination services. From handpicked destination experiences to private VIP itineraries, plus a wide range of transportation options, they deliver the kind of…

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Spongebob on the Riviera

Who doesn’t love SpongeBob Squarepants, the charismatic ocean dweller who has, likely, been drinking too much “sea water”? Speaking of charisma, Karisma Hotels will be opening a new Nickelodeon property on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, starting on  Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts doesn’t compromise, combining unparalleled family fun with an elevated resort experience. Kids will love the iconic Nickelodeon characters…

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Your Sandals are ready, madam

Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health and safety measures in place to guarantee travelers’ peace of mind through the Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness. Sandals Emerald Bay, with its unique blend of sophistication and seclusion, marks the…

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Shipload of Love

Given the state of travel nowadays, it’s nice to hear something good.  And Virgin Voyages is offering to bring a smile to someone who deserves it.   “We can name a few things: the freedom of setting out on a new journey, the promise of fresh experiences, the sun cresting the horizon at the start of every new day, and memories…

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Something to Belize in

Who doesn’t dream of living on an island in the sun?  Really…who even needs shoes? An updated report from International Living, a website devoted living and retiring overseas, has identified some of the best and most affordable Caribbean Islands on which to live. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in Caribbean islands has heightened: web traffic for the…

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G, that’s quite a savings!

Our affiliate friends, G Adventures, have been changing the world through travel: that’s been their goal since 1990.  The trip of your dreams doesn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget or years of planning. Simply join a small group of like-minded travellers that, like you, are eager to experience all the things that make our world worth exploring. Which brings us to…

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Farewell to a travel pioneer

We’re sure that the name Sandals is well-known to almost everyone who loves to travel.  One of our affiliates, Sandals offers luxurious and unforgettable holidays at their all-inclusive resorts all around the world. This short post is to pay tribute and say “au revoir” to Sandals founder, Butch Stewart, who passed away on 4 January, 2021. Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s love…

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Conscious ship

MSC Lines is one of the largest private cruise companies in the world.  Based out of Switzerland, a country known for its approach to sustainability and common sense, MSC always aim to be a step ahead. With that in mind, the shipyard welcomed the newest member to the MSC Cruises fleet Ship to become one of the most environmentally-conscious ships…

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Bermuda saluda

History lesson.  Bermuda, a British Dependent Territory, consists of about 138 islands and islets, with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped, but roughly east-west, axis and connected together by road bridges. Despite this complexity, Bermudians usually refer to Bermuda as “the island”. The islands are composed of low hills separated by fertile depressions, and interspersed with a complex…

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How to build a boat

At one time or another most of up wish for a languid, luxurious and romantic cruise.   We marvel at the sheer size, scale and magnificence of cruise ships. But did you ever wonder what goes into making these ships the dream vessels that they are?  Well wonder no more, as this short video tells the tale – by Adam Tihany,…

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Cuba is on fire!

Cienfuegos means one hundred fires.  And that will surely be the number of flames that light your heart and your soul when you visit this most exquisite city in Cuba. Cienfuegos was founded in 1819, when French colonists settled in around the most spectacular and natural bay in Cuba. Bringing their elegant, classical architecture, wide, airy streets giving it a…

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Like a Virgin?

The crystal waters of the Caribbean are a treasure chest of emerald isles, adorned with unspoiled retreats that attract the world’s elite, year after year. Nestled between Puerto Rico and Anguilla are The British Virgin Islands, an archipelago home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Caribbean. With a private charter flight to The British Virgin Islands, you…

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Montego Bay – it’s all on the right side

Travel industry brains are predicting that July 2021 will be the time where travel, again, will be in bloom. Why not plan ahead?  Catch some rays on Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All inclusive’s private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Located in Falmouth, Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All…

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Cruise control

Now, this is fun. If you can’t cruise for one reason or another, why not eavesdrop on all of the cruises that are at sea?  This website gives you that vicarious thrill. Explore MarineTraffic.com’s  information on the world’s ships is at your fingertips. This fun tool is from the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean,…

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Welcome, Titan!

Matouring.com is excited to announce our partnership with Titan Travel. Their award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travelers There are some great travel companies out there – so why Titan? Well, they’re one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday…

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It’s secret season. Sshhh.

Insiders call it the ‘Secret Season,’ when travel bargains are everywhere: It’s happening now. We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. The good news: We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. It’s the ideal…

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