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Cruise & Vacation Planning - Passport, Documents & Security

United States Department of State
Responsible for issuing passports to U.S. citizens. Information is provided for International travel, Passports,visas, traveling with children etc.

United States Customs and Border Protection
As the single unified border agency of the United States, the CBP mission is vitally important to the protection of America and the American people.

United States Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Latest security bulletins, news and pre-cautions for travelers.

Canada Passport Office
Responsible for issuing, revoking, withholding, recovery and use of Canadian passports. It provides guidance to missions issuing passports abroad and supervises all matters relating to Canadian travel documents.

Cruise & Vacation Planning - Tourism Directories

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.

Port of Vancouver - Information for Alaska Cruise Departures
The Port of Vancouver is homeport for the Vancouver-Alaska cruise, one of the world's most popular cruises. Information, directions, maps and cruise ship schedules.

Cruise & Vacation Planning - Flight Information

Flight Arrivals and Departures Real Time is a free service that offers an independent and comprehensive real time arrival/departure/delay information for commercial airline flights operating to/from/within the United States. We offer a variety of search options that allow you to find flight info even without knowing the flight number.

Low Cost Flights
Planning a cruise but you are far away from a big port? Here you can find the full list of low cost airlines that fly to any airport in the world. Enjoy the trip!

Cruise & Vacation Planning - Currency Converter

FXConverter - 164 Currency Converter
A multi-lingual Currency Converter with up to date exchange rates.

Travelers Currency Cheat Sheet
FXCheatSheet allows travelers to create and print a currency converter table for their next trip.

Cruise & Vacation Planning - Travel Advisory and Health Information

Center for Infectious Diseases Travel Health Information & Warnings
Health information for specific destinations. What to know before you go.

Foreign Affairs Canada Travel Warnings
Country Travel Reports are available for every country of the world. They include information on security and safety, health, and entry requirements.

US State Department Travel Warnings
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.

Ship Inspection Program
Every vessel that has a foreign itinerary and that carries 13 or more passengers is subject to twice-yearly inspections, and when necessary, a reinspection by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP).

Cruise & Vacation Planning - Spas and Resorts

Spas of the World
This site has been designed to introduce you to different Spas around the world and different spa treatments. You will find vacation resort spas with spas treatments such as manicures, holistic spa treatments, massages, ayurveda, massage rocks and beauty treatments

Worldwide Travel & Vacation Planning
With a click of your mouse, travel with us to the corners of the world. We hope our travel adventures and tips we share will inspire you to take your dream trip. Great pictures and travel tips from folks who have traveled the world. Learn from their experiences!

Discounted hotels and vacations
Travel on a Budget offers you great savings on your breaks and vacations. Take a look now at our great range of travel products.

Alaska by Alaskans
A FREE source for Alaskan Tourists. Alaska By Alaskans is your One Stop Shop for Alaska Vacations. We offer almost every type of Alaska Tour and Activity: Alaska wildlife viewing, skiing, Alaska salmon fishing, Alaska hunting adventures, glacier tours, flight seeing, kayaking, remote camping, rafting, and most any adventure imaginable. We Specialize in Pre-Packaged Tours, Eco-Tours, Remote Lodge Vacations, and Alaska Fishing & Hunting Adventures

Goa Holiday Packages - Use this directory to find the best flights, accommodation and holiday packages to Goa in India

Egypt Cruise Holiday - Choose from the best sites specialising in cruise holidays from Egypt on the River Nile

Bali Hotel, Kuta Hotels, Bali Vacation - Bali Garden Hotel, right on Kuta Beach set amongst more than two hectares of lush tropical garden with frangipani, hibiscus and gently swaying palm trees.

Magical Cape Town Vacations
Learn how to maximise the magic in your Cape Town Vacation. The secrets that only Capetonians know, which draw this family back to Cape Town year after year. Find your magical Cape Town vacations here - hotels, restaurants, places to visit.

Benidorm Beaches
The purpose of this site on the Costa Blanca is to help you to decide whether this coastal region is for you. Join us on a guided tour of the Costa Blanca, including beach information, real estate, gambling, Spanish Cuisine, language, night life, things to do, and much much more. - Budget Hotels from all top chains: Ramada Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn
Easy & secure online hotel booking engine. Our special rates offer great value on both budget and luxury accommodation. Plus an ever growing travel guide with great vacation ideas including popular attractions, tours, museums and entertainment information around the world.
Guided tours in Rome and Vatican with licensed guide, walking tours in Rome, food and wine tours. Let Romangateway make your visit to Rome a vacation to remember for a lifetime!

Travel Article A Day
Travel Article A Day provides bloggers, site owners and anyone interested, with high quality PLR travel articles delivered daily to your inbox. In addition, a monthly Travel Tip Video is provided.

Cruise Australia
With fresh articles & the latest cruise news, can inform you on all the ins and outs of the best cruise destinations, ships and cruise features before your holiday at sea.

Yacht Charter Specialists - Primo Yacht
For the ultimate yacht charter experience, contact the yacht charter specialists, Primo Yacht.

Family Vacation Advisor
Your complete guide to family vacations. Find the perfect resort, cruise, destination, vacation rental or idea for your family vacation in one place. For travel with infants to teens, there is no need to go anywhere else!

Kasauli Hotels
Plan your trip to Kasauli, Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh, India. Find complete list of all hotels in Kasauli with tariff, packages, photos, discounts and reviews. Find all Budget Hotels in Kasauli.

Tanning Beds
Enjoy a summer tan during the winter in you own home with a one of our wide variety of all kinds of tanning beds.

Golf Clubs
Worldwide Golf Shops carries an impressive selection of golf clubs.

Kenya Safari, Kenya safari, East African Safari and Tanzania safari tours; over 20 years safari experience!

Travel To Tuscany
Practical tips for your Travel to Tuscany, Italy on anything from the best way of getting to Tuscany and choosing Tuscany holiday accommodation to the things to do for people of all ages, Tuscany wine tasting tips, Tuscany decorating ideas and much more.

Caribbean Destinations

Vieques Travel Explore Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Virtual Tour of the island with colorful pictures. Guide includes lodging, reviews, easy hotel reservations, need to know facts, special discounts and a free Vieques E-Zine.

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Get to know the "pueblo" of Cabo Rojo, one of the hidden jewels of Puerto Rico. Site includes interesting places to visit, photos, travel facts, history, paradores, hotels, restaurants, real estate and online directory.

Wedding and Honeymoon Plannning

Tahiti Honeymoons
Tahiti honeymoon vacations to Tahiti resorts for Luxury vacations and romantic honeymoon packages. Tahiti honeymoon specialist travel agent located in Denver, Colorado.

Kid's and Family Vacation Planning Resources

Kid Friendly Family Vacations
A journal of one Family's way of shaking up the family vacation routine. Family vacations do not have to be run of the mill - shake up the routine and have fun.

Family Vacation Advisor
Your complete guide to family vacations. Find the perfect resort, cruise, destination, vacation rental or idea for your family vacation in one place. For travel with infants to teens, there is no need to go anywhere else!

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Did You Know?.

CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) 62 cruise line members represent more than 90 percent of global cruise capacity, with 482,000 berths on CLIA Member ships. With more than 22 million people cruising worldwide each year, the cruise industry will invest $25 billion to launch 55 new ships between 2015 and 2020. In 2015, the industry will introduce six new oceangoing cruise ships and 16 new river cruise ships.

Top 2014 Cruise Trends (CLIA)

Rebound in luxury cruising (luxury category ships, onboard upgrades) based on an improving economy and increased consumer confidence

Multigenerational and celebration travel increase for all passenger source markets with larger sized family as well as social/ affinity groups traveling together

Continued development and availability of technology to facilitate and lower the cost of onboard communications as well as to provide more efficient passenger servicing

Expectation of first-time passenger growth driven by the 95 million Millennial generation based on population size and positive experiences cruising with their parents

Cruise lines offering more all-inclusive options and packaging in accommodations, services and amenities for increased ease in booking and ship enjoyment

Cruises increasingly attracting consumers seeking active vacations with extreme excursions, longer stays in ports for sightseeing and high-energy onboard facilities

Seeing the world in comfort and ease, especially exotic locations, will continue to drive new itinerary creation and cruise ship deployment

Hot destinations for 2014 according to CLIA cruise line members include: Trans Pacific, World Cruises, U.S. Rivers, South America, Antarctic, Middle East, Canada/New England, Africa and Exotic Rivers