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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 40

Ship Card (visiting Islands A-1 & Z-154) ~ After departing Miami on board ss Neptune sailing for Key West, you stand on deck in the safety of your mega-sized cruise ship and are reminded of American painter Winslow Homer’s watercolor “The Gulf Stream” which portrays humanity’s powerlessness against the unpredictability and violence of nature. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 39

Island Card (visiting Island R-116) ~ The trade winds that blow all year round make art out of nature in the form of the wind-bent divi-divi trees that are scattered all over Aruba. They also helped form the natural coral rock bridge at Andicouri. The breezes also make Aruba the natural place to hold the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 37

Island Card (visiting Island D-31 on the scorecard) ~ While cruising on board mv Riviera you moor off Small Hope Bay on the island of Andros; after going ashore, make sure that you do not upset the “chickcharnies” ~ strange little gremlins with three toes and red eyes, which are said to hang upside down … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 36

Ship Card (visiting Islands V-134 & V-135) ~ The Bay Islands have had a variety of inhabitants over the years. From a branch of the Mayan Indians who originally settled the islands, to the Spanish, the Garifuna (descendants of Carib Indians and African slaves) and also Cayman islanders. There were also pirate contingents from England, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 35

Island Card (visiting Islands S-123, T-128, U-131 & X-149) ~ During your cruise aboard sv Tradewinds from Isla de Baru to Cayos Holandes, Corn Island and Cayos Lobos you marvel at the different colours of Lake Bacalar while on your Shore Excursion in Mexico. This Lake of Seven Colours reminds you that water is a … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 34

Ship Card (visiting Island M-98) ~ A visit to the paradise that are the Tobago Cays (pronounced keys) is the quintessential Caribbean. These small uninhabited islands are protected from the sea by Horseshoe Reef. The islands have white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, all the better for exploring the underwater wonderland of neon fish swimming … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 33

Island Card (visiting Island K-74) ~ While Indigo Sails is moored off the island of Montserrat a stiff breeze picks up, so it is definitely the time to hang on to the ropes of your favorite mult-coloured sail and go spinnaker flying in the wind off the front of the ketch. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 32

Ship Card (visiting Island J-67) ~ During your shore excursion in St.Croix while onboard ss Colombia, you visit the Estate Whim Plantation Museum. This 18th. century Great House is made from coral and rock bonded together with a mortar of sea shells and sugar molasses: Here you can see the different ways that power drove … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 31

Ship Card (visiting Island B-11) ~ When ss Magellan docks on Grand Bahama make sure that you visit one of this island’s Nature Centres, where an explosion of colourful bougainvillea, hibiscus, periwinkles and orchids live with multi-coloured butterflies, blue lizards, curly tailed lizards and tree frogs, while hairy woodpeckers, Bahama yellow throats, indigo buntings, redstarts, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 30

Ship Card (visiting Island N-102) ~ The multi-ethnic cuisine of Grenada is a reflection of all the changes that have taken place on this island over the centuries. So, when you and your fellow passengers get together in a local restaurant and feast on callaloo soup, lambi (meat of the conch) souse, stuffed crabs, fried … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 29

Island Card (visiting Island M-90) ~ The drift dive called Mayreau Gardens in the Grenadines is the highlight of your diving trip aboard mv Riviera. Massive schools of brown and blue chromis, red snapper and jacks swim among the hard and soft corals, sponges and great sea fans. As the dive continues you will see … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 28

Ship Card (visiting Island X-146) ~ When ss Mayan Sun docks off the ever-so-relaxed Isla Mujeres, go with the flow and spend a couple of days being pampered with stress-busting massages, meditation on the white sand strands, melting into the calm turquoise waters, then freshly caught grouper with local spices and vegetables for dinner. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 26

Ship Card (visiting Islands N-102, N-103, N-104, P-105, P-108) ~ One of the most exciting sailing trips ever made in the Caribbean was the 1997 voyage made by a handful of Kalinago (Carib Indians of Dominica), who, according to their art of canoe building, chopped down a huge gommier tree, hollowed it out and “opened” … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 25

Island Card (visiting Island U-132 on the scorecard) ~ On visiting Bluefields and the nearby Deer Island you learn that thousands of Americans wishing to join the 1849 California Gold Rush left the U.S. East Coast and sailed here; then they were shipped up the San Juan River to Lake Nicaragua, where they were ferried … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 24

Ship Card (visiting Islands L-78, L-79, L-81) ~ When visiting the Saints, dock Indigo Sails in the superb harbour at Le Bourg on Terre-de-Haut. The islanders here catch most of the fish eaten on the nearby island of Guadeloupe. A short boat ride away, the isle of Terre-de-Bas is a hiker’s dream of scenic trails … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 23

Island Card (visiting Island C-16) ~ While on board ss Neptune cruising through the Abacos, you see in the distance Hope Town’s 120 feet high pink and white lighthouse on Elbow Cay. This lighthouse was built in the 1830s to discourage the islanders from luring shipping on to the reefs and then scavenging the wrecks. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 22

Ship Card (visiting Islands C-13 & C-15 on the scorecard) ~ While visiting Harbour Island on board the ss Caribbean Star you can still see the influence of the original British settlers ~ Victorian horse and carriage can be seen on the streets and the tea room continues to serve the infusion made famous by … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 21

Island Card (F-46) ~ Although the so-called “discovery” of Haitian art is dated to around 1940, the roots of Haitian primitive paintings go back to the mid-1800s from when we can see a painting of the San Souci Palace which exhibits intuitive organization of space, visionary quality and stunning colors, predating by a hundred years … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 20

Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) ~ When you visit Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica on board ss Caribbean Star, you meet fellow travellers who left La Selva Biological Station and took a boat tour down the Puerto Viejo River into the Sarapiqui River then on to the San Juan River, … Continue reading