Among the many benefits of seeing parts of the world from cruising is the happy people you encounter along the way. In North America, photo subjects are often reluctant to smile for the camera — in some cases, permission is requested or demanded. In many countries outside our continent, the smiles come readily from all walks of life, and often you can see from the pictures if they’re genuine, as they usually are…
Brenda Purcell, who takes tourists on her little tour bus in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
In Dominican Republic, a man happy to be making the biggest cigars we’ve ever seen.
It must be the cigars…this man in the basement of Nassau’s Graycliff Hotel.
Margarita, not the drink but a hostess in Santiago’s Veramonte Winery tasting room.
Once he was known as Captain Stubing…now in his 80s, he’s Gavin MacLeod of California.
Owners of a Mom and Pop restaurant in Huatulco, near the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Nobody we’ve met has a bigger smile or bigger heart than Sandy Cuadrado in Cartagena.
In the news…
• Security concerns cancel Celebrity Reflection's port call at Istanbul
• Carnival Pride going back to Tampa to operate 5-to-14-day cruises
• Canadian Port of Saint John to deepen harbor and extend window for ships
Today at portsandbows.com: Regent Seven Seas world tour big hit