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World's busiest cruise ports are in Florida

If you are one of the 25 million passengers expected to take a cruise this year, chances are your travels may take you to Florida. Port Miami welcomed 4.8 million passengers last year, making it the busiest port in the world.

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral in Cape Canaveral were the second and third busiest, with combined traffic of more than 7.5 million passengers.

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Out with the old, in with the new: Disneyland’s ‘Fantasmic’ drops old favorites for new stars

Disneyland faced a daunting challenge with the remake of the 25-year-old “Fantasmic” nighttime spectacular: How do you update a beloved modern classic without alienating its die-hard fans?

The Anaheim theme park has succeeded with a retooled show that largely hews to the original story line with just a sprinkling of new characters and technological flourishes.

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Mariah Carey will return to Vegas for handful of Christmastime concerts

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey finished her Las Vegas residency last week. But she’ll be back.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the name of Carey’s 1994 holiday hit, is also the name of the show to be staged Dec. 14, 16, 17, 20 and 22 in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. That’s where the pop singer just completed a two-year, 50-show residency called “Mariah: #1 to Infinity.”

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Ever see a camel kiss? Now you can on a tour to India

Explore the monuments and markets of Old and New Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the palaces and bazaars of the “pink city” of Jaipur on a 14-day tour of India offered by World Spree.

Highlights include two game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the royal Bengal tiger and the Pushkar camel fair, which is part tribal gathering, part livestock market and part carnival.

Dates: Oct.

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If you're using a wheelchair while traveling, how to get help, resolve problems and keep your cool

Brian Mattson’s mom is 93. The Agoura Hills resident wrote to On the Spot to talk about a less-than-satisfactory experience his mother had with getting special assistance at LAX.

She’s mobile, but she cannot walk the great distances often required by airline travel.

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Where to find smokin' fresh cocktails in Vegas, just in time for National Tequila Day

Sweet-and-sour mix is out; fresh cucumber, pineapple and watermelon are in when Las Vegas bartenders shake it up for National Tequila Day on Monday.

Sadly, it’s not a federal holiday. Still, the agave fields in Mexico (the plant from which tequila is distilled) hold the honored distinction of being collectively recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But back to Vegas’ twist on tequila.

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