Month: December 2014

It’s All About Nature in Dominica

Lush, green Dominica looks like the Caribbean as it once was – before mass tourism hit.  And they don’t call it the Nature Island for nothing.  The diversity of flora and fauna is wide and deep, fed by abundant rainfall.  Black sand beaches and hot springs are testament to the island’s volcanic nature, while the …

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Aboard Royal Princess in Ft. Lauderdale

With about 4,000 passengers planning to board Royal Princess on this 10-day Southern Caribbean voyage, I expected the embarkation process in Ft. Lauderdale to be long and arduous.  To my surprise and delight, it was just the opposite.  Thanks to staged arrivals, plenty of security screening checkpoints and use of handheld scanners, I went from …

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