Port to Port: Concluding in Cozumel with Carnival Cruise Lines

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We know many of you Holidaymakers have big love for Mexico, given the swathes of travellers we've sent to the likes of Excellence Hotels and their brethren. But beyond the classic region of the Riviera Maya is the island of Cozumel; and it's arguably even more beautiful than the mainland. This very reason brought us to the island as part of our InFocus video adventures, for we want to give you a proper glimpse of this gorgeous island.

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Port to Port: Getting Acquainted with Grand Cayman via Carnival Cruise Lines

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Classic tactics for a Grand Cayman holiday fall into cliches of big-bidget breaks, where some of the best hotels and dining on the planet coalesce around the island's renowned Seven Mile beach (in no way related to the Jamaican beach of the same name). Swinging by the island on a cruise is a fabulous portal into this otherworldly island, and you can bypass the regularities and get to grips with the island's wilder side.

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Port to Port: Cruising Through Falmouth, Jamaica with Carnival Cruise Lines

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Many places in Jamaica have made it into the common parlance of UK Holidaymakers (Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Kingston and the like), celebrated on the back of modern transatlantic tourism. They’re renowned for their big personalities; for the colour, music, and style that we see as synonymous with the Jamaican identity. But in Falmouth the yam-sellers still call. The streets are offset with the milky whites of English-colonial limestone. The smell of sugar-cane and fried fruits fills the market squares. Falmouth remembers right in its bones what it means to be Jamaican, all the way back to the emancipation.

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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya: The New Secrets Resort Opening November 2015

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Secrets Resorts announced their newest resort in three simple words: idyllic, natural, striking. Together they begin to measure the brand’s newest project: Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. The white sand beaches and the crystalline waters of Akumal lie just 20 minutes from Playa Del Carmen, placing you within easy reach of urban entertainment and natural beauty. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya will embrace this double life by marrying the Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions of Secrets Resorts with this peaceful Mexican hideaway. So, what’s in the box with a Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya holiday?

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5 Reasons for a Second Look at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

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When a big name like Dreams Resorts announces a new resort you can’t help but notice the palpable excitement in the holidaymaking community. Just look at the fanfare with which Dreams Dominicus Resort & Spa was greeted, not to mention the various happy dances that saw the light of day at Blue Bay HQ. But the initial excitement, we seem to forget, is only the beginning. That’s why we’re taking a second look at Dreams Sands Cancun, the Dreams Resort that had us all a-twitter towards the close of 2014.

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