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Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas out of Galveston, TX

Recently I experienced the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston. Stayed in a room with a balcony, which I highly recommend. I’ve always stayed in interior rooms, but really enjoyed the balcony and probably won’t sail again unless I am in a balcony room.

As always on a cruise, the staff that waited on us were great! We had a great crew that cleaned our room and knew our schedule pretty well. Then the dining room wait staff was great and very helpful with our special needs with food allergies. Of course we alerted the maitre d’ on the first night and they were consistent in meeting our needs.

Our first stop was in Roatan, Honduras. Roatan is home to the second-largest coral reefs in the world. Our shore excursion we chose was the Shipwreck Snorkel & Beach. We took a ride out to a remote private island and met our guides at the Fantasy Island Beach Resort, which was beautiful.

Then the following day we were in Belize City, Belize. Belize City was founded in the 1700’s by former pirates. Home to lush tropical rainforest and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. We visited the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, which was once a major trading center before the Europeans arrived. Afterwards we took a boat ride along the coast on the River Wallace.

Our final stop was Cozumel, Mexico where we did an underwater Helmet dive.

Tips on lowering your risk of being a victim of petty theft or non-violent crimes while away from home:

1. Leave your valuables and irreplaceable items inside your stateroom safe.
2. Avoid wearing flashy and obviously expensive jewelery.
3. Carry only the cash or credit cards you will need on each of your outings.
4. Use discretion when handling cash in public.
5. Keep your belongings secure and out of sight.

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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed for road fill

(CNN) A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.

Local media in the Central American country of 334,000 people report the temple at the Noh Mul site in northern Belize was largely torn down by backhoes and bulldozers last week.

“This is one of the worst that I have seen in my entire 25 years of archaeology in Belize,” John Morris, an archaeologist with the country’s Institute of Archaeology, told local channel 7NewsBelize. “We can’t salvage what has happened out here — it is an incredible display of ignorance.”

The institute’s director, Jaime Awe, called the destruction “one of the worse set of blows I have felt philosophically and professionally.”

“What happened there is both deplorable and unforgivable,” Awe told News5 in Belize.

READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/14/world/americas/belize-mayan-pyramid-destroyed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Travel Tidbits – Women-only hotel floors, ‘The Godfather’ director opens new resort & more

Hotel Review: DoubleTree by Hilton in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam the DoubleTree by Hilton is a glassy, minimalist retreat in the midst of the city… New York Times

 

 

 

Intercontental das Cardosas in Porto, Portugal.
From: The Globe and Mail

Old World charm with a sleek design in Porto
Within the remnants of Porto’s walls, there’s a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

Women-only hotel floors tap boom in female business travel
Walk into a room on the 17th floor of Bella Sky Hotel and be greeted by fresh flowers, fruit smoothies, fashion magazines, and a bathroom stocked with exclusive products… CNN

 

 

 

From hellhole to haven
Belfast’s historic Europa might have a few shortfalls but it continues to survive and delight… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

 

Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge: premier mountain resort in Belize

‘The Godfather’ director opens new resort
Francis Ford Coppola is a man of many talents… USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Taj Mahal Palace: Rebirth of a Mumbai legend
The Ravi Shankar Suite in the Taj Mahal Mumbai’s Palace Wing is the newest specialty suite to delight guests returning to this icon of luxury and hospitality in India… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
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415.384.3880

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

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