Aer Lingus says nearly a third of its North America-bound traffic at Dublin Airport is made up of travelers transferring from the U.K. and Europe. Dublin Airport offers U.S. customs and immigration services at Terminal 2, and it has 134 weekly nonstop round-trip flights to North America, putting it seventh in Europe.
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The waters around Isla Mujeres, near Cancún, are teeming with whale sharks from May to September, offering a rare chance for travelers to experience swimming with the largest species of fish in the world. Whale sharks are quite docile, so divers can come as close as they want and even touch them.
American Cruise Lines announced that its new ship, the Queen of the Mississippi, will operate sailings during the holiday season. Itineraries include the Cajun Christmas sailing, which departs Dec. 21, and the Old Fashioned New Year's Eve cruise, which departs Dec. 28.
Small-ship line Blount will offer a new cruise itinerary in 2014 that sails between New Orleans and Chicago. The round-trip cruise will be undertaken aboard the 88-passenger Grande Mariner and will last 15 nights.