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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 176

Ship Card           (visiting Island T-127) ~  When ss Neptune anchors off the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama, you visit Isla Bastimentos Marine Park and see parrots, caimans, opossums, white-faced capuchin monkeys and a red poison-dart frog above the water; below it, you find blue parrotfish, angelfish, red sea urchins, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 175

Island Card         (visiting Island F-49) ~  When visiting Cuba on board Indigo Sails you learn that Cubans have been fighting for freedom and independence ever since Taino Indian Chief Hatuey (pronounced Ah-Tway) was burned at the stake in 1512: The slave rebellion in 1868, led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 173

Island Card             (visiting Islands E-32 & E-36) ~  After scuba diving the Shark Hotel off West Caicos, steer Indigo Sails towards one of the most popular anchorages on Providenciales – Sapodilla Bay – but make sure to pay attention to the razor-sharp reefs all around the Turks and Caicos … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 174

Ship Card            (visiting Island R-120) ~  For a great day outdoors in Bonaire, (one of the Leeward Antilles), visit the tropical desert that is Washington Slagbaai National Park. Here you can find the towering Kadushi cactus, candle cacti, bromeliads, the Humboldt orchid, agave succulents, also the yatu and prickly pear … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 172

Ship Card           (visiting Island L-84) ~  Make sure that you don’t miss the state-of-the-art Broadway Show on board ss Magellan tonight! Hurry back from the hot white sands of Baie Longue beach on the French side of Saint Martin, (one of the Leeward Islands), to make sure that you have … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 171

Island Card           (visiting Islands J-66 & J-67) ~  When ss Magellan docks in St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), see if you can find a dockside bookshop to pick up some Caribbean-themed books for those days spent by the ship’s pool. One of the best Caribbean reads is “Don’t Stop The Carnival” … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 170

Ship Card           <lose Island L-77> ~  While cruising on board ss Caribbean Star, your visit to Martinique takes you to a restored Plantation House with it’s sugar cane fields, windmill, processing plant, rum still and rusted slave chains. These plantations with their history of profits, abuse and cruelty were the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 169

Island Card        (visiting Island L-81) ~  When the ss Caribbean Star docks in Guadeloupe see if you can be put on the guest list for the banquet of the Fête de Cuisinières. This is a festival glorifying Creole cuisine ~ a mélange of French, African and West Indian ingredients with plenty of … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 168

Ship Card            (visiting Islands M-93 & M-97) ~  During your visit to Petit Saint Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star, you spend the morning walking around the island by way of its soft, white, sandy beaches. Then take a picnic to Mopion (a small sandbar with a thatched shelter); after … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 167

Island Card      (visiting Island L-85) ~  When ss Azure Sea cruises amid the islands of the French Caribbean you make sure to explore the quiet, unspoiled island of Marie Galante. Firstly, hiking to the ruins of 19th Century stone windmills, then continuing onwards to Les Galeries ~ rock formations carved by the surf. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 166

Ship Card         (visiting Island E-37) ~  While visiting Grand Turk on board sv Tradewinds you visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum in Cockburn Town. The artifacts on display reflect the rich cultural heritage of the island – Taino Indian, Spanish, African and Bermudian. The main exhibit has ten tons of … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 165

Island Card                    (visiting Islands X-146 & X-148) ~  The laid-back aura that permeates Isla Mujeres – the Island of Women – does not stop you from exploring when you visit on board the ss Caribbean Star. Choose from a visit to the turtle sanctuary, a Maya … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 164

Ship Card                 (visiting Island P-106) ~  On board ssc Island Dancer, the highlight of your stopover in Tobago is the over two-hour-long glass-bottom boat tour, where you see yellow angelfish, purple damsels, striped sergeant majors and blue parrotfish swimming amid the gorgonian and elkhorn corals. Afterwards, you … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 163

Island Card           (visiting Island C-20) ~  While docked at Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos, your visit to the museum in New Plymouth will find paintings by local artists, a fine collection of maritime memorabilia from the days of the first loyalist settlers in the 1780s and maybe some examples … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 162

Ship Card    (visiting Islands D-26, D-27 & D-28) ~  ssc Island Dancer sails down to the Exuma Cays where you are amazed by the sheer beauty of these spectacular islands, surrounded by their varying colours of water – indigo, jade, turquoise – and the hundreds of white-sand coves that lay hidden here. You pass … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 161

Island Card             <Lose Island R-115> ~  While visiting Curaçao on board ss Azure Sea you learn that the island has the tradition as a refuge for the persecuted: From the Caiquetio Indians fleeing from the fierce Caribs; to freedom fighters Simon Bolivar and Juan Pablo Duarte; to the Jews, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 160

Ship Card      (visiting Islands/Destination E-38, K-74, N-104 & P-109) ~  Towards the end of your Yoga cruise on board ss Neptune to ashrams in Middle Caicos (Turks and Caicos Islands), Montserrat (Leeward Islands), Dominica (Lesser Antilles) and Suriname (South America), you marvel at the variety of people from different races and cultures whom … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 159

Island Card        (visiting Island R-116) ~  Autonomous Aruba has a weekly celebration of it’s multi-cultural spirit and multi-national residents, (whose more than 40 nationalities – Native Indian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese and African among others – contribute to the island melting pot). This Bon Bini, the Papiamento word of welcome, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 158

Ship Card      (visiting Caribbean Destinations Q-111 & Q-112) ~  While visiting Isla Margarita on board ss Magellan, you take a two day excursion to the Venezuelan mainland and see the incredible Angel Falls ~ the tallest continuously flowing waterfall on this planet (3,212 feet). The landscape here is awesome, with massive flat-topped mountains … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 157

Island Card        (visiting Islands A-1, D-29 & D-30) ~  After taking the family on a cruise aboard ss Mayan Sun to Cat Island and Long Island in the Bahamas, they give you your Just Reward by taking you on an all-day fishing trip from Miami Beach Marina. Tuna steaks for everyone.  ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 156

Ship Card        (visiting Islands B-8, B-10 & B-11) ~  When ss Azure Sea sails into Nassau, the capital of New Providence, you have a chance to see the town that has been the profit centre of the Bahamas for over 300 years: Firstly, as a pirates’ haven and operations base; then, for … Continue reading