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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 255

Island Card          (visiting Island  H-55) ~  Hope that the Captain of ss Colombia does not add his (and your) ship to the reef off the island of Anegada, BVI. There are already over 300 wrecks in these waters, many easily seen whilst diving. While visiting this sunken island you explore the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 254

Ship Card        (visiting Island C-14) ~  The buccaneering spirit is still alive and well in the Bahamas on the island of Spanish Wells, originally named for the Spanish explorers who put ashore for fresh water and provisions. Now the islanders put to sea in refrigerated boats and search all over Bahamian waters … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 253

Island Card      (visiting Islands B-7 & B-9) ~ While visiting North Bimini en route to Paradise Island on board your local sea-plane service, visit Papa’s favorite watering hole in Alice Town, where you gaze out over the turquoise waters of this tranquil island in the stream and contemplate writing your best-selling novel amid … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 252

Ship Card      (visiting island Y-153) ~ When mv Riviera anchors off Cayman Brac your morning dive is the Hobbit Drop-Off with its other-worldly inhabitants. For the rest of the day, relax among some of the friendliest islanders in the Caribbean and relish the peacefulness and serenity that is Brac living. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 251

Island Card      (visiting Islands A-1, E-34, E-35, E-38 & E-39) ~ When ss Azure Sea sails towards her home port of Miami at the end of your cruise to the Western Caribbean, you use the swivel telescope on the top deck to see Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Little Water Cay and Dellis Cay … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 249

Island Card      <Lose Island F-45> ~ During your visit to the Dominican Republic on board ss Magellan you get a great deal on a 50 million year old piece of amber resin with a mosquito preserved inside of it. Wrong ~ It is a piece of cheap plastic. Beware where you buy your … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 248

Ship Card         (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~  The ethnic diversity that embodies Guyana shows itself in the many festivals. When mv Riviera visits Georgetown, the festival of Mashramani is celebrating the birth of the Republic and the bringing together of all people; with everyone “Jumping Up” (partying) for a month-long celebration.  ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 247

Island Card           <Lose Islands A-1 & X-144) ~  When ss Magellan returns to the Port Of Miami at the end of your cruise to Cancun in Mexico you try to bring back a black coral necklace, only to find out that it is illegal to import this protected species to … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 246

Ship Card      (visiting Island H-58) ~ While on board ss Mayan Sun moored off Tortola you treat yourself to a West Indian delight ~ dinner on the outside deck at the home of a native Tortolian: Fresh fruit daiquiri, spicy papaya soup, chicken in a coconut shell accompanied by home-grown greens and vegetables, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 245

Island Card      (visiting islands R-115, R-116 & R-120) ~ When you visit the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao on board the ss Magellan during your cruise of the Western Caribbean, you will hear the Creole language of Papiemento being spoken by islanders across the social spectrum. This language is a blend of local … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 244

Island Card       (visiting Island P-107) ~ On board ss Neptune today you dock at Tobago, where the island’s spectacular rain forests are protected by a law dating back to 1776: This law states that “these forests shall remain forever unalienable for the express purpose of attracting rains”. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 243

Island Card      <Lose Island N-99> ~ When visiting Bridgetown, Barbados, on board ss Neptune, you go on the Rum Tour shore excursion which tells you about the politics and economics of the sugar crop which has been the mainstay of the Bajan economy for over 300 years. You tour a distillery and see the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 242

Ship Card      (visiting Island L-83) ~  If you are looking for a true hide-away then the island of La Désirade will fit your bill. Life is extremely simple on this table mountain in the sea which was for some years a leper colony. Today, islanders either fish in their lively-colored fishing boats, graze … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 241

Island Card (visiting Island N-104) ~  During your visit to Dominica (dom-i-nee-ka), the Nature Island of the Caribbean, on board ss Colombia, your shore excursion takes you to this island’s Catholic Cathedral which is built of volcanic stone and glass with it’s different sections telling of Dominica’s past history – the Carib Indians, Christopher Columbus, French … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 240

Ship Card          (visiting Islands M-90, M-91, M-92, M-93 & M-98) ~  After ss Magellan anchors off Mayreau you walk up to Station Hill Village and reward yourself with a righteous snack; afterwards, carry on upwards to the church from where today there is a spectacular view encompassing Canouan, Union, the Tobago Cays … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 239

Island Card        (visiting Islands A-4 & D-29) ~  South Florida parks offer great outdoors classrooms. So, before sailing on board mv Riviera for Cat Island in the Bahamas, visit Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, and get your feet wet as you cast your nets in sea-grass beds while pulling in shrimp, crabs and starfish. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 238

Ship Card      (visiting Island X-147) ~ sv Tradewinds anchors off Isla Holbox near Punto Mosquito where the Gulf meets the Caribbean, and a patch of bright pink transforms into a large flock of flamingos struggling to flight then gracefully gliding to rest on the midnight blue waters. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 237

Island Card     (visit Caribbean destination P-108) <Lose Island M-86> ~ When Indigo Sails docks by the town of Windward on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines, you see villagers of Scottish descent carrying on the tradition of wooden boat building, using the white cedar of this island and the greenheart tree from Guyana. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 236

Ship Card      (visiting Island X-145) ~  sv Tradewinds leaves Cozumel and it’s coral reefs late in the evening; after you wake the next morning,  look out of your cabin window and see grey Mayan temples perched atop a cliff above tall, wind-swept palm trees and white sands, with the blue Caribbean Sea pounding … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 235

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) ~ Costa Rica is an adventure. When visiting Puerto Limon on board ss Neptune go north to Tortuguero National Park, which is tall forest, palm groves, waterways and beaches. Canal/river trips with a local guide show you woodpeckers, howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, turtles, “walking palms”, cougars, ocelots, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 234

Ship Card      (visiting Island M-86) ~ Visiting Carriacou on board sv Tradewinds you wander north to the hills and wonder at Nature’s blessings. White Imortelle and dogwood trees dot the lush landscape; bougainvillea and flamboyants flourish along with ferns and vines: In the greenery live glossy cowbirds, ramiers, southern mockingbirds, Antillean grackles, elaenias, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 233

Island Card       (visiting Island V-134) ~ During your cruise to the Bay Islands of Honduras on board ss Magellan you dive the reefs off the island of Roatan (part of one of the largest Barrier Reefs in the world) and begin to understand why these reefs have such a well deserved, world-class … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 232

Ship Card           (visiting Island X-144) ~  When ss Azure Sea arrives in Cancun, Mexico, you take the two day shore excursion to visit the city of Merida which the Maya called “The Place of the Fifth Point”, indicating that it was the centre of the universe. You also travel the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 231

Island Card        (visiting Island X-147) ~  Visiting Isla Holbox (pronounced ohl-bosh) off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular while on board ss Caribbean Star, the highlight of your morning is a walk along a beachcomber’s fantasy ~ a wide expanse of beach, miles long and littered with millions of sea shells of every conceivable Caribbean variety. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 230

Ship Card        (visiting Island Z-157) ~  While on board sv Tradewinds your visit to Garden Key is spent snorkeling off the white sand beaches of the Dry Tortugas, where you also learn first-hand about the endangered lives of four species of sea turtles ~ the Green, Leatherback, Atlantic Ridley and the Hawksbill. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 229

Island Card        (visiting Islands K-71 & L-80) ~  ss Magellan has a Caribbean Art Auction on board during your cruise to St.Barthélemy and you learn from the visiting onboard lecturers about the artists, painters and sculptors of the different Caribbean islands. Later in the cruise you use your new-found knowledge to begin … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 228

Ship Card      (visiting Caribbean destination W-142) ~  After arriving in Dangriga, Belize, on board mv Riviera you visit the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, where you find jaguars, ocelots, margays and scarlet macaws living in the surrounding jungle. As it is mid-November Dangriga is a carnival of colour and sound on … Continue reading