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Air Travel Advice -- The one stop resource for smarter airline travel.

Caribbean Gemological Institute -- A buying guide to duty free jewelry and gemstones in the Caribbean.

CDC: Travel Information Page -- Information on travel illnesses and protecting yourself when traveling abroad from the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC: Vessel Sanitation Program -- The U. S. government ship inspection program and sanitation scores from the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC Vessel Inspection Scores -- Table of scores for all ships inspected to date.

Cruise Law --Attorney James Walker formerly represented cruise lines and now counsels passengers in their rights. Find out what your Contract of Carriage really says.

Cruise Lines International Association -- CLIA, the cruise lines' marketing organization, offers useful information for passengers.

Cruise Line Profiles -- One of the most useful links online.

Currency Exchange Rates -- From, an excellent currency rate exchanger which also provides past rate histories.

Dogs on Cruises -- From Doctor Fun, you'll love this light-hearted page. Serves no useful purpose but to brighten your day!

Fear of Flying Help Course -- Online lessons to overcome your fear of flying. A free course by Captain Stacey Chance (Captain for a major airline).

FedEx Office -- Find a location near you for passport photographs (formerly Fed Ex Kinko's).

Flags of all Countries -- A handy guide for identifying the flags of the countries we visit, as well as the flags flown by cruise ships.

iNetVacation -- Articles that provide travelers with the information and advice they need to trek anywhere in the world.

Internet Cruise Planner -- Candy Brock shares information and advice.

Isabelle's Travel Guide -- Isabells shares personal experiences from trips in the USA, Caribbean and Europe and shares tips on where to find everything you need to make your vacations memorable.

Mail Boxes Etc/UPS Store -- Get passport photos at a nearby location.

Minnie Pauz™ - Ladies, get some Humor Replacement Therapy. This is the site on the Internet that will cool you off.

National Hurricane Center -- From the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center: Hurricane season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th.

OANDA -- the web's premier site for currency conversion. Know before you go with a free "Cheat Sheet" for your wallet, courtesy of

Travel Visa Pro -- Provides one-stop solution to all of your travel visa and US passport needs; responsive visa expediting services to China, Brazil, India, Russia, Vietnam, and 200+ other countries for over 7 years.

Travisa -- A passport and visa expediter providing service to travelers' abroad since 1981. Twenty-four hour service available. Used and recommended by Cruise Diva.

U.S. Customs -- Know Before You Go. Answers to your questions on duty-free allowances and Customs regulations.

U.S. State Department - Services - Passports -- Information and requirements for obtaining a United States passport.

U.S. State Department - Practical Travel Information -- Travel safety and tips; what you need to know when traveling abroad.

Zierer Passport & Visa Service -- Professional services to help you obtain the proper travel documentation. Used and recommended by Cruise Diva.

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