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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 72

Ship Card (visiting Islands B-11, C-17 & D-27) <Lose destination A-1> ~ The worst place to be in Miami when the twelve stories high ss Neptune sails out of Government Cut at the start of it’s cruise to Grand Bahama, Man-O-War Cay and Staniel Cay, is driving down Alton Road when this massive floating hotel … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 70

Ship Card (visiting Islands H-61 & H-62 on your scorecard) ~ During your cruise through the British Virgin Islands onboard ss Magellan you rent a kayak on Beef Island and paddle through the Sir Francis Drake Channel (named after the English naval entrepreneur who first sailed this channel in the year 1595). Keep paddling eastward … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 69

Island Card (visiting Islands D-24 & D-26) ~ The waters off the east coast of the island chain of the Exumas are where you have a great chance of a pelagic encounter with the likes of giant marlin, wahoo or sailfish. You will also find a variety of sharks, including tigers and hammerheads; this is … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 68

Ship Card (visiting Island R-117) ~ ss Azure Sea has a late sailing time, so you spend an evening with the queen of Saba eating some of the best West Indian cuisine on the island. Try the goat curry, stuffed onion fish or the fish cakes, all with rice and local greens. Finish with banana … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 67

Island Card (visiting Islands F-46 & F-47) ~ Visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia, you learn that the Haitian Revolution on the island of Hispaniola in 1791 led to the only successful slave revolt in Caribbean and American history. The name of the western part of the island was changed to Haiti ~ its old … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 64

Ship Card (visiting Islands A-4, G-53 & G-54) ~ As ss Azure Sea sails toward Key Biscayne, you pass the photographers gallery, but today, instead of the usual photos, the walls are covered with wonderfully colored drawings and paintings, by various children and grown ups on board, of the highlights of your cruise to Bermuda’s … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 63

Island Card (visiting Island Q-114) ~ When sv Tradewinds visits the island of Chimana Grande in Venezuela’s Mochima National Park the ship’s captain anchors in a large cove ringed by rocky cliffs. You take the ship’s dinghy to explore the small mangrove lagoon with its colourful marine life, then continue along the coastline to Playa … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 62

Ship Card <Lose Island W-139> ~ ss Caribbean Star anchors off Ambergris Caye and you decompress on the beach, relaxing in your hammock with the muffled sounds of waves breaking on the reef offshore and the occasional screech of a seabird. Too bad you didn’t check to see where you slung your hammock ~ Beware … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 61

Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143) ~ Visiting Livingstone, Guatemala, on board Indigo Sails, you learn that every Maya child has a Nahual ~ an animal protective spirit ~ which helps the child communicate with Nature throughout his life. You also learn that the Guatemalan Maya have been vigorously protecting their culture from persecution since … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 60

Ship Card (visiting Islands Z-159 & Z-160) ~ While mv Riviera is docked in Miami you are shown the Everglades by your Miccosukee Indian guide: When the airboat goes past Tear Island he reminds you that his tribe believe that they exist to protect the land and keep it healthy. The people of the tribe … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 59

Island Card (visiting Islands N-100 & N101) ~ Your shore excursion to St.Lucia, when you visit onboard mv Riviera, is a performance of Derek Walcott’s masterpiece of poetic drama “Dream on Monkey Island”, at his open-air theatre on Pigeon Island, which is on the other side of the man-made causeway linking the two islands. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 58

Ship Card (visiting Island N-99) ~ There are plenty of sites to see in Barbados for history buffs. While visiting the island onboard ss Caribbean Star find your way to National Heroes Square, (formerly known as Trafalgar Square), with its statue of Admiral Lord Nelson: Nearby St.Michael’s Cathedral has a Greek palindrome engraved on a … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 57

Island Card (visiting Islands C-13 & C-14) ~ Harbour Island was once (along with it’s inhabitants, Brilanders) one of the more prosperous places in the Bahamas ~ this due to the renown of local boat builders. Now it is justly celebrated for the miles and miles of pink beaches (the pink color coming from the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 56

Ship Card (visiting Islands E-38 & E-39) ~ Originally, the Crossing Place on Middle Caicos was used by the early settlers at low tide to cross over the sandbars to North Caicos. Nowadays, the Crossing Place Trail and Caves is an eco-tourism project highlighted by Arawak and Lucayan Indian ruins, fabulous local scenery, hiking and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 55

Island Card (visiting Island K-76) ~ Relax in St.Kitts with a stay at a Plantation Great House, restored and converted into a luxury inn with beautifully landscaped grounds, grass court tennis, croquet and afternoon tea. Continue your relaxation with a sampling of local fare for dinner ~ roasted red and yellow pepper soup, poached parrotfish … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 19

Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~ The sights of the rainforest of Guyana were first written about by Sir Walter Raleigh, the English explorer, in 1596. Today, jaguars, hoatzin (the national bird) and naked-throated bellbirds still inhabit the rainforest along with greenheart trees, heliconia, orchids, epiphytes and the Victoria Regia lily, which has leaves … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 54

Ship Card (visiting Islands C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19 & C-20) ~ Of course the best way to enjoy the islands of the Abacos is to take a day long island-hopping tour. Start at Elbow Cay for a view of the pink and white striped lighthouse; then on to Man-O-War Cay, the boat building capital of … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 54

Ship Card (visiting Islands C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19 & C-20) ~ Of course the best way to enjoy the islands of the Abacos is to take a day long island-hopping tour. Start at Elbow Cay for a view of the pink and white striped lighthouse; then on to Man-O-War Cay, the boat building capital of … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 53

Island Card (visiting Island X-146) ~ During your yoga retreat cruise to Isla Mujeres on board ss Mayan Sun, you learn that when the ancient philosophers use the word “worship” it means acknowledging that the forces of nature are giving things and we are receivers. The most basic form of worship is to refrain from … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 52

Ship Card (visiting Islands W-140 & W-141) ~ When ssc Island Dancer arrives at Turneffe Island atoll (coral isles and reefs arranged in a circle surrounding a shallow lagoon) you enjoy exploring Belize’s spectacular barrier reef (second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) amid crystal-clear turquoise waters, some of which drop away thousands … Continue reading