The new Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has lined up the big guns: two Eric Ripert restaurants, a Greg Norman golf course, a Nick Bollettieri tennis center, and a Jean-Michel Cousteau nature program (800/241-3333;; doubles from $699).

The rail-hot Expedition Everest roller coaster at Disney World's Animal Kingdom simulates a runaway steam-engine ride in the Himalayas. Zoom in and out of a mist-shrouded mountain before dropping (gulp) 80 feet. Look out for the Yeti!

In June, Royal Caribbean launches the world's most massive ocean liner: the Freedom of the Seas (800/ 327-6700;; eight-day cruise for a family of four from $2,796) is tricked out with a wave machine for surfing on the top deck.