We are pleased to announce that CMV has been voted highly in the 2016 Silver Travel Awards, taking second place within the class Best Ocean Cruise Line.
As at early March 2017, Yellow Fever outbreaks remain a problem in Brazil. In January 2017, health authorities reported the outbreak in Minas Gerais state has spread to neighbouring states of Espirito Santo and Bahia. Cases have also been reported from Sao Paulo state. This is the worst yellow fever outbreak in Brazil since records have been saved (since 1980). Travellers are reminded to test yellow fever vaccination necessities for travel. See travel well being experiences and our truth sheets for further info.
In the cities, from hotels to bus stations to the airport, our most well-liked mode of transportation was a taxi. While local buses are readily available, with our restricted command of Spanish, it didn’t seem well worth the effort to make use of them. The taxis have been effectively marked and easy to establish as being respectable. Fares have been negotiated in advance, typically to our benefit, however often to that of the driver.
Buses are sometimes the most effective and cheapest approach to journey in Mexico. It was the tip of carnival and the bus station was crowed with households and students returning to highschool. Many buses were already booked full. Our tickets for the three:30PM bus gave us 2 hours to spend in Veracruz earlier than our journey continued.
In 2015 (September) a major outbreak commenced. The outbreak is thought to be related to a contaminated water supply. Cholera is transmitted by contaminated food and water. Outbreaks tend to occur in areas with poor sanitation. An oral cholera vaccine is out there for those in danger. See journey health experiences and our Fact Sheet on cholera and the vaccine (Dukoral).