A Spanish archipelago with a flavor all their own, the Canary Islands are closer to Africa than Europe. Yet with status as a major destination for British travelers, the Canary Islands provide enough fun-in-the-sun activities, as well as stunning mountains and deserts, to make this a popular stop for Transatlantic and Western Europe cruises.
(3:05 p.m. GMT) -- For seven days in early November Marella Cruises' 34-year-old Marella Dream went into dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. While the dry dock was mainly for regular mechanical maintenance, it gave contractors and crew the opportunity to spruce up the ship's interior, too. New additions