By Guest Lecturer Lawrence Tartaglino
Sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge of the Caribbean Islands and the Panama Canal is a special treat for me. Although experiencing a transit of the Panama Canal is a “bucket list” item for many people, for me, the canal holds a special place in my heart. Most people know the history of the challenges and hardships endured by the builders of the Canal: from the failure of the French to the ultimate American success due to ingenuity, a deep commitment and good timing. For me, however, the story of the canal begins not in France, Panama or Washington D.C., but in Genoa, Italy.
Mention tango and many immediately think of its beautiful presence on the dance floor between two refined dancers; however, tango is much more fascinating and complex.
Travelers in Argentina marvel at the sight of performers in the street sharing their talents. Elegant partners dramatically glide across stages in Buenos Aires. But, where did this passionate dance form come from?
South America is calling out to us…the cultural rhythms, the picturesque colonial towns, the staggering natural beauty – not to mention the culinary delights and boutique wineries throughout Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. What better way to spend your fall or winter?
As a continuation of last week’s spotlight on a few of our exciting new ports, we’re turning our focus on vibrant South America and the sun-drenched Caribbean. From the bliss of Punta Cana to Arica, Chile’s fascinating northernmost city at the edge of a desert, our new 2016-2017 Winter Collection introduces unique ports throughout South America and the Caribbean.
While cruising to multi-faceted destinations in South America and the Caribbean, you don’t have to go looking for wondrous new experiences – they await you at every turn. Significant rainfall in lush tropical settings and emerald rainforests produce an immense amount of flowing water, creating cascades of majestic scenery. This winter, stand in awe at any of the memorable waterfalls below.