Summer vacation facts and cruise hot spots

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Escape to the Sea

Forget about the crowded streets, towering skyscrapers, and bumper-to-bumper traffic and head to the sea for some rest and relaxation.

Cruising in the summer offers many itineraries to choose from. Although cruises in Europe and Alaska tend to draw the most visitors, there are also cruises in the Caribbean that can be had.

Alaska offers breathtaking scenery; Europe offers cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, and the Caribbean offers tropical breezes and plenty of sun, sand, and music.

Summer vacation facts

More fun facts can be found at

  • The word “summer” is derived from Proto-Indo-European root words that mean “together/one.
  • The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.
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