Cruising 2008 Travel Cruising 2008

A Cruise to the Muse

By Scott Vogel  |  
Now 62 or 63 years old, Heloisa Pinheiro -- the woman who inspired "The Girl From Ipanema" -- is alive and well in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Cruise Trends: What's In for '08

By Andrea Sachs  |  
The dollar may be sinking, but the berth rate is rising. And don't be afraid to look beyond the Caribbean for ports that are worth a call.

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Destination: South America
Intent on satisfying cruise lovers eager for new destinations, cruise lines are adding more South America itineraries.

Special Reports

No-Fly Cruises
By car to ship: Get out to sea without taking to the air, thanks to local ports.

Travel Log

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Join the Travel staff's Flight Crew as they share tips and tales from the road daily.

PHOTOS: Lead photo: Scott Vogel, The Washington Post. Photos by Vogel (Heloise); Brazil Tourism (waterfall); Carnival Cruises (thumbnail). WEB EDITOR: Christian Pelusi -

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