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New Disney Dream Cruise tries to please everybody -

The christening ceremony, complete with elaborate musical number, fireworks and a 16-foot champagne bottle, was typical in-your-face Disney. The best attributes of the company's newest cruise ship, though, aren't quite so over-the-top.

Oh, the 4,000-passenger Disney Dream certainly has some wows, like a 765-foot "water coaster" whose clear tubes wind and twist above the highest decks, but the Disney whimsy here is more understated than you might expect. Art deco interiors and other classic touches in common areas hark back to a time when only the very wealthy could afford to sail on ocean liners. From the atrium's massive chandelier to the plush theater, it's a grand display.

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National Geographic Launches Adventures Tours - Business Wire

National Geographic Logo Adventure Tours 
In keeping with its tradition of adventure and exploration, National Geographic has introduced National Geographic Adventures, a new program offering unique trips for the active traveler. The program allows travelers to experience adventure from new perspectives, such as trekking across mountain ranges to archaeological wonders; kayaking into a glacier-carved wilderness; crossing an entire country on foot; or climbing a little-known route up one of the world’s highest peaks. These adventures also offer immersive cultural experiences like visiting with Andean villagers, hiking to a remote monastery in Bhutan to meet with monks, or living among some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers in Tanzania.

To make these trips possible, National Geographic has partnered with Mountain Travel Sobek, an adventure travel company co-founded more than 40 years ago by the late Barry Bishop, legendary mountaineer, photographer and longtime National Geographic staff member. Together, National Geographic and Mountain Travel Sobek have developed unique, active itineraries in some of the world’s most remote and spectacular places, including Alaska, Bhutan, Chile and Argentina, England, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Spain, and Tanzania.


Vision Airlines Initial Sales Exceed $1 Million

Vision Airlines main hub is Desting / Ft Walton Beach Florida, airport code (VPS). TB

Vision Airlines, the nation's newest big jet, low-cost carrier, will end its $49* introductory one-way Florida fare sale on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

"However, Vision Airlines still offers the lowest one-way fares in the industry on its direct flights from 17 southern U.S. departure cities to six Florida destinations," says company spokesman Bryan Glazer. "On average, Vision Airlines' fares to Florida cost $89. Fares across the airline's route system range from $69 - $199."

The first flights start taking-off on March 25, 2011.