Caribbean island Spread across hundreds of islands, stretching thousands of miles – the Caribbean is paradise. With year-round sunshine and palm-fringed pathways, it’s the ultimate getaway for holidaymakers. The region is a popular destination for cruise ships, often sailing across the Atlantic or flying into Miami. With so many ports to add to your itinerary, it can...

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The Metropol Parasol installation in Seville on the Costa del Sol The Costa del Sol, Spain’s sunniest corner, stretches out along the southern coastline of Andalucia. For centuries, the whole region was under Moorish occupation, the legacy of which remains today in glorious mosques, palaces, gardens and fortresses. As such, some of Spain’s biggest attractions are accessed from ports along the Costa del Sol. The Alhambra...

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The twin crater lakes of Caldeira das Sete Cidades in Sao Miguel Several cruise ships feature calls at the Azores during their repositioning cruises between the Caribbean and Europe in the spring and in the other direction in the autumn. This remote archipelago west of Portugal is a legendary staging post for sailing ships attempting to cross the Atlantic. White-washed houses plus 17th and 18th century convents...

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A tunnel in the middle of Madrid during winter For those looking to get away to warmer climes and escape the chills of the later months, Europe has some of the best destinations to visit and melt away the winter blues. From Spanish seas to Italian hills, catch the shining sun and pack your sunglasses for these ultimate winter cruise destinations. Barcelona Surprisingly, Barcelona...

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece Not only is Santorini one of the most popular of the Greek isles, it is also one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With a stable climate of warm and unbroken sunshine during the day, Santorini provides the perfect weather for exploring every c­­­­­­­orner of the island. Santorini is part of the Cyclades Islands...

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Waterfalls cascading down lush cliffs in the Azores Volcanic rock The Azores are often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’ - and it is easy to see why as this archipelago of nine volcanic islands appears to rise up from the sea like mountaintops of a drowned continent. Lying 812 miles west of Portugal, the Azores are the farthest flung outpost...

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A couple on a Galapagos expedition with Celebrity Xperience on a Zodiac excursion Celebrity Cruises acquired petite Celebrity Xperience in 2016. She joined its biggest Galapagos cruise ship, Celebrity Xpedition, which takes 98 passengers, and an even smaller sister, Celebrity Xploration, carrying just 16 guests. With a capacity of 48, Xperience is the perfect size for the Galapagos, with just the right number of guests to encourage a...

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