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Norwegian Escape breaks with tradition to pick rapper Pitbull as godfather

Aren't cruise ships usually christened by godmothers? Yes, but Pitbull has pulled off a coup by being named to christen and perform at the rollout of Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest, baddest ship to hit the sea.

The Miami rapper, a.k.a. Armando Christian Perez, just finished a stint in Las Vegas. He'll be the headlining performer at the Nov. 9 christening of the Norwegian Escape in Miami.

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LAX to Toronto and back for $368? Yes, through early February

Delta is offering a $368 round-trip fare to Toronto that includes all taxes and fees and is offered through Feb. 10.

It is subject to availability and must be bought at least seven days in advance. It is for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Info: (800) 221-1212,

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Organize your flight with seat back shoulder bag

Here's a welcome alternative to stuffing the items into the airplane’s seat back pocket. The Tab: Messenger Seat Back Pocket Organizer is an 11-inch polyester shoulder bag that slips into the seat back pocket or hangs from your tray table legs with two included SnapStraps.

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Blue Angels to show off their moves in free air show over Oahu

Both in the sky and on the ground, thrills will abound during displays of military might just 20 miles from the beaches of Waikiki.

On the opposite side of Oahu, the Kaneohe Bay Air Show will delight the crowds Oct. 17-18. Admission to the spectacle at Marine Corps Base Hawaii is free.

The stellar lineup centers around the U.S.

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Captain your own cruiser on waterways in and around Venice, Italy

Sail into the sunset aboard a self-skippered cruiser in Italy next summer as part of a boating flotilla. Le Boat, which offers European boating vacations, is introducing a travel experience that offers the opportunity to captain a cruiser and join a group of fellow boaters who will follow the same itinerary through the waterways in and around Venice.

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