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With Venice in Danger, Protectors Look to Rich for Rescue

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jul 5th 2011 09:08 AM


An Italian heritage protection group has issued a warning claiming that a rising tide of tourists in Venice is likely speeding the flooding of the city and recommending that the government cap the number of tourists before there is nothing left to visit.
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Fatter Passengers Mean Change in Boat Rules

by Fran Golden. Posted Apr 5th 2011 01:00 PM
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Fatter passengers are the cause of a rules change by the U.S. Coast Guard that will impact tour boats, ferries and water taxis.
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Family Cruises: Look Before You Book

by Gerard Walen. Posted Mar 7th 2011 12:00 PM
Family cruises provide some of the best vacation memories for everyone involved, and the stress level is low because most everything is included in the price of the cruise. But before you book, you need to make sure the cruise provides everything needed for the entire clan. If not, parents or children could end up not being able to enjoy the care-free getaway on the high seas that they expected.
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Are Drugs on Cruise Ships on the Rise?

by Fran Golden. Posted Feb 17th 2011 01:00 PM
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A cruise passenger was arrested in St. Thomas last week after federal agents found a load of party drugs he was allegedly dealing from his cabin on a gay charter cruise on the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas. The bust on the world's largest ship was the latest in a series of recent high-profile incidents, begging the question, are illicit drugs on cruise ships increasing?
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Cruises from Port Canaveral

by Gerard Walen. Posted Feb 10th 2011 01:00 PM
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Just a few decades ago, passengers couldn't take cruises from Port Canaveral – there weren't any. But now this bustling port on the east coast of Florida offers a home to three major cruise lines with a total of six cruise ships. Most sail to the Bahamas and points farther on longer cruises. Also, Port Canaveral is a 90-minute drive from Walt Disney World and other Central Florida theme parks; that's why Disney Cruise Line berths two ships there. Here's a closer look at the cruises from Port Canaveral:
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