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Where in the World Wednesday: October 18, 2017

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Colonized by the Dutch, more than 600 languages and dialects are spoken here. There are bone white sand beaches nestled between black sand beaches dotted with volcanic rock from the last eruption 50 years ago. Here you can try one of the most expensive cups of coffee in the world (USD $50 per cup) made from the excrement of a small nocturnal animal found in the jungle. Locals all have one of four first names; translated as “first born”, “second born”, “third born” and “fourth born”. And it doesn’t matter if the child is a boy or girl. Babies are carried everywhere during the first three months of life. Their feet are not allowed to touch the ground until they are three months old.

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Where in the World Wednesday: October 11, 2017

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This isolated capital city is the fourth most populous city in its country. Famous for a 19th century gold rush, this city averages just 31 degrees, but is one of the sunniest capital cities in the world. This city also ranks as one of the top cities in the world in terms of self-made millionaires per capital. There is a famous wine region less than three hours from this city.

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Perth, Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city in Western Australia with a population of two million. Perth is actually closer to Bali, Indonesia, than it is to Sydney and is situated at 31° latitude. Celebrity Cruises sails from Fremantle, located a half hour from Perth.

Where in the World Wednesday: October 4, 2017

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Originally built as a Roman city founded in the 3rd century BC, this city shares its name with cities in the United States, Sweden and Panama. There are ten Statues of Liberty in this country, five of which are in this city. There are more than 6,100 streets here, the shortest measuring just 18 feet. 

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Paris, France

Paris is the capital and most populous city in France with a population of 2.3 million people.
A list of must-see sites in Paris include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, a cruise on the River Seine, Musee d’Orsay, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Catacombs, and a day trip to Versailles.

Where in the World Wednesday: September 27, 2017

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A famous Benedictine Monk, the youngest of seven children, was born in this small town in the mid 1600s. He made a name for himself by greatly improving the quality of local wine. He worked as a cellar master caring for the medieval monastery’s food, ale and wine. Today his name is synonymous with the finest wine. In addition to wine, this town prides itself in producing quality pig trotters, also known as pig’s feet.

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Sainte-Menehould, Champagne, France

Sainte-Menehould is a commune in the Champagne province located in north-eastern France, about 115 miles east of Paris. Sainte-Menehould is the birthplace of French Benedictine Monk Dom Pérignon. The famous champagne Dom Pérignon is named for him. The remains of the monastery where he spent his adult life is now the property of the winery that produces Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon.

Where in the World Wednesday: September 20, 2017

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This port city is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in its country. It gets its name from the stone reefs found by the city’s shores.

Its Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts over 20 museums, nearly 40 art galleries and 2 Orchestra houses.

Due to the city’s proximity to the equator, the weather is generally warm. Here you will find numerous islands, rivers, waterways and bridges that intersect with the city and which gave it the nickname of the “Venice” of its country. There is an absence of extreme temperatures here with a cool breeze from trade winds.

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Recife, Brazil

Recife, pronounced (‘heh-see-fee’), is located in northeast Brazil and is the capital of Pernambuco. Recife is known for an exciting nightlife and cultural scene plus its yearly Carnaval. Recife is a coastal city and gets its name from the recifes (reefs) located offshore from the city. Recife is also located close to the historic town of Olinda. The historic center of Olinda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese.

Where in the World Wednesday: September 13, 2017

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is ideal for adventurous travelers. It has excellent skiing in the winter and incredible mountain climbing and base jumping in the summer. Located just two hours from one of the most famous port cities in the world, this park is known for its meadow basins, deep valleys, and mountaintop views. Each July, this mountain range hosts a one-day bicycle race over seven of its mountain passes. The largest city near the park has approximately 100,000 year round residents and was discovered nearly 800 years ago. A famous, well preserved mummy was found here and is showcased in the local museum.

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Bolzano, Valle d’Isarco, Dolomites, Italy

Located two hours from Venice in Northeastern Italy in the eastern section of the northern Italian Alps, the Dolomites encompass three Italian provinces: Trento, Bolzano, and Belluno. Located within this area are a variety of both bustling cities and tiny towns. Bolzano is the largest city in the region and was founded more than 800 years ago. Ötzi the Iceman is a well preserved mummy found in Bolzano and is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Celebrity Cruises visits the region on numerous Venice itineraries from May through October.

Where in the World Wednesday: September 6, 2017

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This coastal tourist town of just 14,000 residents is known for its beautiful beaches and mother of pearl. Each year this city hosts a pearl festival celebrating its multicultural heritage. This city was attacked four times during World War II. Racial segregation was common here until the 1970s. An undersea telegraph cable was laid from a nudist beach here, connecting this city to the rest of the world. The beach now bares its name.

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Broome, Australia

Broome, located in Western Australia, is a place a beat apart from the rest of Australia. Broome is bordered by the Indian Ocean and Kimberley Wilderness, the latter of which is a vast expansion of the Australian Outback. Broome is also famous for its pearling industry, particularly the mother of pearl, which got its start in the late 1800s.

Where in the World Wednesday: August 30, 2017

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This vibrant, colorful city with its unique architecture has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with buildings from the late 1600s. Archeologists have found remnants of ancient settlements dating back to 950 AD. The historic city center consists of four quarters which are divided by an inlet that leads into the large natural harbor. Due to its proximity to oilfields, its political stability and its natural deep water harbor, this town became the site of an important seaport and refinery. The harbor remains one of the largest oil handling ports in its region.

This destination is also home to a bridge that you had to pay a toll to cross until the mid-1900s — anyone who was wearing shoes had to pay the toll (2 cents). As a result, wealthy people took off their shoes to avoid having to pay, and poor people who couldn’t afford shoes borrowed a pair from the rich and paid the 2 cents to cross the bridge, to maintain a sense of pride. Today there are 65 different nationalities living in this city of 150,000 residents.

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Willemstad, Curaçao

The island of Curacao is the largest and most populous of the three ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) in the Lesser Antilles. Curaçao is located just 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Celebrity Cruises visits Curaçao on a variety of Dutch Antilles, Ultimate Caribbean, and Exotic Caribbean itineraries.

Where in the World Wednesday: August 23, 2017

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Situated on a 15th century hunting ground, over 7 million bulbs are planted in this park creating a river of flowers covering an area of nearly 100 acres. Last year over 1.5 million visitors visited this park, yet only 22,000 residents live in this town. During the 17th and 18th centuries this town was home to many castles and estates of wealthy merchants and nobility. In the following centuries, nearly every castle was torn down to plant flowers.

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Keukenhof “River of Flowers”, in Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands

Located less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Amsterdam and The Hague, Keukenhof is a famous spring garden that’s one of the most beautiful in the world. Each spring seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths bloom in arrays of gorgeous colors. Keukenhof is open each year from mid-March to mid-May. Celebrity Cruises sails from Amsterdam on Scandinavia/Russia and Norwegian Fjords itineraries.

Where in the World Wednesday: August 16, 2017

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Located on the western shore of this island lies a hidden gem of immeasurable natural beauty. Home to ancient mountains and spectacular ocean views, this area will take your breath away. First surveyed by a renowned British explorer, this small city is a gateway to outdoor adventure from hiking and fishing to kayaking and whale watching.

Most amazing is that this area is well known for the large number of giant icebergs that float on the same route every spring. Surprising as it may seem, these giant icebergs casually pass by small towns on this island, extremely close to the shore which creates a seemingly surreal landscape which looks more like the set of a Science-Fiction movie. This spring alone, more than 1,000 icebergs (some over 150 feet tall) casually floated by this island.

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Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland is the 16th largest island in the world and is located off the east coast of mainland Canada. Ferryland is located on Newfoundland’s southeast coast and is famous for its Iceberg Alley. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Newfoundland and exploring this island that was originally discovered by Captain James Cook in the 1760s, check out a Celebrity Cruises sailing. Celebrity Cruises visits Corner Brook, Newfoundland on various Canada/New England cruises each fall.