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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Top "amazing and unexpected" cruise destinations

   Out to Sea for Oct. 17/15

   (c) By Jim and Barb Fox

   Cruise travel is getting even more “amazing” with a growing number of destinations accessible by ship around this ocean-linked world.
   As part of “Plan a Cruise” month, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has unveiled the “11 most amazing and unexpected” destinations.
   “While Caribbean paradises may be the first cruise destination to come to mind for many, cruise lines are continually expanding cruise locales to include hidden gems of the world and surprising locations,” it says.
One of the most scenic ports to sail out of is San Francisco, passing by Alcatraz island and under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Jim Fox photo)
   Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA acting chief executive, said from small European towns to bustling ports in Southeast Asia, “cruise travellers can discover some of the most amazing travel destinations” aboard a cruise ship.