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Sloths Named the New National Animal of this Central American Country

Slow-moving, sweet-faced and gentle sloths have taken the world by storm, becoming one of the most beloved creatures in popular culture in the last few years. Formerly a synonym for laziness, sloths have become cultural darlings, with their famously adorable countenances that always seem to be smiling sweetly, 270-degree, slow head rotations, ability to hold their breath...

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Wow-Worthy Adventure

You’re in for an all-in-one adventure on the Amplified Freedom of the Seas®. Wherever you choose to wander, you’ll find plenty of unparalleled thrills onboard in between adventures ashore. Like adrenaline-pumping slides and rides right on deck. A new pool scene designed to level up your time in the sun. And fresh, authentic flavors that will...

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A Bolder Way To Getaway

Trade your to-do list for a to-discover list with three Royal Amplified cruise ships. Our quick getaways are bar-raising adventures designed to change the way you weekend. Whether you’re into action-packed thrills or beachside chill, you’re just one click away from a powered-up adventure to remember.   INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS® This is a firm “no”...

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The World’s Newest Wonder

THE WORLD’S NEWEST WONDERThe ship class that redefined cruising just got bolder. The biggest ship in the world, Wonder of the SeasSM brings even bigger adventures to the award-winning Oasis Class and sails to postcard-perfect Caribbean shores starting March 2022 — before kicking off the most epic Europe season ever in May 2022. BIG TIME PLAYTIMEAt the...

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The One-of-a-Kind Festival that Lights Up Montreal This Fall

Montreal is a year-round global capital of celebration. The world’s second-largest French-speaking city (after only Paris) is famous for its cosmopolitan flair, cuisine, fashion, as a UNESCO City of Design, the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil - and a full calendar of top-shelf festivals that wrap the city in energy anytime you visit. A famously active...

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River Cruising 'French Immersion'

The secret about river cruising was out, even before the pandemic. Like all cruise travel, it's the ‘easy button’ way to ‘sample’ multiple destinations and get an overview of a region. You unpack once, really settling in to your ship environment like a home away from home in a floating boutique hotel that winds its way...

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8 German Words You Need to Fit in at Oktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest time again. The festival traditionally held annually in Bavaria’s capital of Munich, with similar events throughout the entire region, is one of the world’s most epic celebrations. Name notwithstanding, Oktoberfest actually runs for just over two weeks from mid-late September to the first Sunday in October. It’s been cancelled again in 2021, but that gives...

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Exclusive! Behind the Scenes Video from the New James Bond Movie in Jamaica

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited new James Bond film, No Time to Die, the Jamaica Tourist Board is releasing some exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage. It showcases cast and crew from the movie, as well as some of the locations shot in Jamaica. The country has been part of the Bond legacy from the very beginning. Author...

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So Much More Than a Suite Only On Celebrity

So much more than a suite There’s a revolution of sorts brewing in the cruise industry, courtesy of The Retreat, Celebrity Cruises’ newest, all-inclusive suite experience. We all want the best value for our money and that’s why many experienced travelers opt to stay in a suite versus a standard room or cabin when booking a...

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Mardi-Gras: Fun Fueled Vacation

MARDI GRAS: FUN-FUELED VACATION When we launched our first ship, 1972's TSS Mardi Gras, we made cruising a lot less stuffy, a bit less fancy, the kind of fun everybody could enjoy. Nobody expected this ship to change the cruise world, but... here we are! So, here’s a brand-new ship with a familiar name. With this Mardi Gras™ we...

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