Archive for August, 2007

According to Daily Cruise News, “reports in from Costa Maya show that over 50% of the infrastructure in Costa Maya, including the pier, have had significant damage as a result of Hurricane Dean. Early estimates are that the port will remain closed up to 8 months, and will re-open sometime in mid 2008.

“Scheduled calls at Costa Maya during this time will be canceled, and the individual cruise lines will have to revamp those affected itineraries with either another port of call, or a day at sea.”

Much of the Caribbean “dodged a big bullet, named Dean, when the hurricane went a little south of its original track. It had been on a course that would have taken it directly over Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel/Cancun”

Luckily, as strong as Dean was, there have been very few reports of loss of life.

This web site – – provides historical information about which airports have the most delays and what times are the worst times to fly.  I learned about this on the Perrin Post at Conde Naste traveler.  I also learned from that blog that “European hotel managers rated Americans their second-favorite customers, after the Japanese. Not surprisingly, we’re also considered the best tippers and the worst dressers.”