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    5 places for a gondola cruise

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    Where to take a gondola cruise

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    VENICE

    For many, a trip to this watery city is not complete without a gondola ride. Gondoliers (like the one below) are ready and waiting at every turn.

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    LONG BEACH, CALIF.

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    Passengers can even enjoy pizza as they cruise the canals and waterways around Naples Island.

    www.gondolagetawayinc.com

    3

    PROVIDENCE

    Cruises along the Woonasquatucket and Providence rivers are especially dramatic on WaterFire evenings.

    www.gondolari.com

    4

    NEW ORLEANS

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    The Bella Mae cruises through the lagoons of City Park.

    www.nolagondola.com

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    BOSTON

    Musicians add extra romance to many of the cruises along the Charles River. www.bostongondolas.com

    PATRICIA HARRIS