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3 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has long been recognized as one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. More than a century ago, the 50-mile-long passage created the ultimate shortcut for ships – eliminating the perilous journey around the southern tip of South America and changing international trade forever. Here are a few lesser known facts about the Panama Canal.

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Curious Traveler Webisode 6: Elegant Accommodations

Our loyal guests experience the ultimate luxury of our spacious and elegant suites and staterooms with every extraordinary voyage, and this week, Curious Traveler host Christine van Blokland discovers exactly why our sophisticated accommodations are second to none. From the lavish amenities and rich fabrics to fine furnishings and original art, it’s easy to see why our suites and staterooms are a home away from home.

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Curious Traveler Webisode 5: Culinary Discovery Tours

On this week’s Curious Traveler webisode, host Christine van Blokland puts her culinary skills to the test during our popular “What Mermaids Know” cooking class. Following a sequence of baking, poaching and sampling delicious varieties of fish in The Culinary Center, Christine joins Director of Culinary Enrichment and Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly on a Culinary Discovery Tour through Sicily, starting in Mercato del Pesce in Taormina, and later on a truffle hunt expedition in Slovenia.

From learning how to make authentic Italian cannoli and a unique Sicilian lemon salad to a truffle luncheon and winery visit, Christine truly gets a taste of each Mediterranean locale with Oceania Cruises.