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8 7 7 - 3 3 7 - 4 6 6 5 A M E R I C A S . C E L E S T YA L C R U I S E S . C O M Ios is truly a lovely, uncrowded and wonderfully serene island. Our tour here included the site of Skarkos, a prehistoric settlement that dates from the early Cycladic period, free time for relaxation and swimming at magnifi cent Manganari Beach, plus splendid panoramic views made possible by climbing the village hill overlooking the pictur- esque community of Chora, the Port of Ios and Ormos Harbor. Celestyal Cruises does not compete with "big name" cruise lines like Holland America, Princess, Norwegian or Celebrity, to say noth- ing of vessels on the luxury end of the scale. Instead, it provides an authentic Greek cultural experience combined with a choice of very port-intensive itineraries, sometimes two in one day combined with no days "at sea," during which guests are likely to spend little time aboard ship other than to sleep, eat and, possibly, take in an evening show. Consequently, the line's shipboard facilities and amenities can- not compare with those found aboard the latest megaliners, nor are they needed. If you want to do the Greek islands effi ciently, affordably and in depth, this is the way to go, and also why shorter Celestyal sailings are incorporated within numerous Greece vacation programs that are sold by top tour operators. Pool deck of Celestyal Olympia Photo credit: Bruno Vega THIS LLAMA IS VALUED AT $168 MILLION. With more than 2.5 million travelers visiting Peru's 11 World Heritage Sites each year, it comes as no surprise that the country's $168 million annual tourism revenue is on the rise. That's why in 2011, Tourism Cares selected Peru for a sustainable tourism initiative that engaged peers from both the North American and Peruvian tourism industries to make an impact through volunteering and distributing $80,000 in grant funding. Visit TourismCares.org to see how your company can help make global sustainable tourism a reality. Join a growing roster of industry-leading companies committed to preserving the places we love and depend on.

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