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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 314

Ship Card      (visiting Island Parish G-53) ~ Your shore excursion today while aboard mv Riviera includes Tucker House, just on the corner of Barber’s Alley in St.George’s Parish, Bermuda; you also find out about the famed Gunpowder Plot of the American War of Independence, and learn from the St.George’s Foundation why Barber’s Alley … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 313

Island Card      (visiting Island Q-113) ~  One of the last frontiers of scuba diving in the Caribbean, Las Roques National Park is a blessing. When visiting Gran Roque on board ssc Island Dancer you dive The Pinnacles with its streams of multi-colored fish, orange cup corals and azure vase sponges. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 312

Ship Card      (visiting Islands Z-157 & Z-158) ~ When ssc Island Dancer visits the Dry Tortugas, (dry as in bring your own water), you camp on Garden Key with Fort Jefferson standing guard. In the morning swim over to Bush Key and marvel at the number and variety of migrating birds that stop-over … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 311

Island Card      (visiting Island M-87) ~  When ssc Island Dancer docks on Bequia make sure that you arrange a guided tour of the Moonhole ~ private homes that have been built into naturally occurring caves in the cliffs. These homes have huge arches, fabulous views and lovely patios; they often have no electricity, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 310

Ship Card      (visiting Island Y-151) ~  When ss Mayan Sun docks off Little Cayman you go to Pirate’s Point and take the one mile long Nature Walk along the “Pirates Trail”. Listen to your guide telling tales from this island’s history while walking through the tropical woodland amid colorful parrots, orchids and iguanas. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 308

Ship Card      (visiting Island F-45) ~  While docked on board ss Neptune in the Dominican Republic (discovered by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage in 1492), you can visit the Caribbean’s oldest city, cathedral and university. After a morning of culture and history in Santo Domingo, run away to the pearl-white sands and coco-palm-fringed … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 307

Island Card      (visiting Island B-8) ~  An afternoon of pampering is called for to help mend the attrition caused by sea, sand and salt; so visit your onboard spa, where you combine a seaweed body wrap, massage and sauna with a super deluxe beauty treatment. Now you are ready for a night out … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 306

Ship Card      (visiting Island R-116) ~ On board ss Mayan Sun you win first prize in the fancy dress competition and take your friends on a half-day sports fishing charter in the deep waters off Aruba in the Dutch Antilles. What a catch ~ and release; white marlin, kingfish, mahi-mahi, barracuda, tuna and wahoo. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 305

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destination S-122) ~ If you time your cruise aboard ss Caribbean Star correctly, you can be in Cartagena for its Caribbean Music Festival; four days of music by African-influenced bands from Colombia, elsewhere in the Caribbean, and all over the world … playing Hip Hop and Salsa alongside local rhythms like … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 304

Ship Card      (visiting Island Parish G-54) ~ When ss Caribbean Star visits Sandys Parish in Bermuda your shore excursion is a bicycle ride along the westernmost section of the Bermuda Railway Trail. Here you will see bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander and poinsettia bursting through an abundance of greenery: Then on to Fort Scaur with its views … Continue reading

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Doesn’t It Make Your Mind Wander? …

When, amid all the recent headlines about Russia invading the Ukraine/annexing Crimea, military incursions, clandestine Russian Spetsnaz operations, the US, UK and EU threatening sanctions, East against West, New Cold War, etc, etc … that the prime minutes of the 24 hour news channels and the front pages of the global media are fixated upon … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 303

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destinations P-108 & P-109) ~ Sailing on board mv Riviera off the coasts of Guyana and Surinam on a yoga retreat cruise you learn that the ancient philosophers decreed that humans must repay three innate debts. Firstly, a debt to our family for their support and succour; secondly, a debt to … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 301

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destination W-142) ~ After mv Riviera docks in Dangriga, Belize, you admire colorful paintings depicting Garifuna life and culture at a local art and sculpture studio. You also find hand-crafted mahogany and cedar drums in traditional Garifuna style; and later, when you spend the night at the farming and fishing community … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 302

Ship Card      (visiting Island R-119) ~ After docking in Sint Maarten on board ss Caribbean Star you have the sail of a lifetime on board an “America’s Cup” Contender Class 12 meter yacht. You race against another 75 feet long masted racer over an America’s Cup Course and feel the awesome exhilaration of wind, surf … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 300

Ship Card      (visiting Islands A-1, A-5 & A-6) ~ While visiting Miami on board ss Magellan you camp on Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park. In the morning, paddle your sea kayak down to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (the USA’s first Underwater Preserve) on Key Largo and explore the reefs, mangroves and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 299

Island Card      (visiting Island M-93) ~ Call ahead when you are on board ss Mayan Sun and reserve a room on Petit St.Vincent. Your stay is total seclusion in old-fashioned Caribbean style. A hammock on the beach with a red flag hoisted for privacy, and if you require room service raise the yellow flag. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 298

Ship Card      (visiting Caribbean destination W-143) ~ ss Colombia arrives in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, during the local Fiesta celebrating Holy Week (before Easter Sunday), when villagers from the surrounding area honour two important deities ~ Jesus Christ of the Catholic Church, and the local Maya god. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 293

Island Card            (visiting Island Y-151) ~  ss Caribbean Star anchors off Bloody Bay on Little Cayman; Bloody Bay Wall starts at 18 feet below sea level then drops off to depths of a few thousand feet; initially, the excellent visibility makes it easy to see a variety of corals and sponges, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 294

Ship Card              <Lose Island J-65> ~  Arriving at St.John in the U.S. Virgin Islands you learn that man and Nature can make life difficult, even for a National Park. Hurricanes batter the island; a severe drought causes problems; construction projects hurt vegetation, and silt run-off from these projects damages … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 292

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-66) ~ When visiting St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) in late April on board ss Neptune, you run into the Carnival celebrations with Mocko Jumbies (stilt-walking spirits), steel bands, Quadrille dancing (for everyone), calypso music, outrageous costumes and dancing in the streets for the whole two weeks of this non-stop Street … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 291

Island Card      (visiting Island N-110) ~ When ss Colombia visits Ile du Diable (Devil’s Island) off French Guiana you see a harpy eagle flying overhead: He will soon be flying over the mainland jungle and the Wayama Indians who live there among the jacaranda and tabebuia trees, vines and orchids, purple macaws and woodpeckers, and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 290

Ship Card      (visiting Island Parish G-51) ~ When ss Colombia docks in Hamilton, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, your shore excursion is a visit to the Underwater Exploration Institute with its simulated capsule dive from this volcanic island to the ocean floor 12,000 feet below; also there are scale model wrecks, huge murals and an aural introduction … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 289

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~ When ss Mayan Sun visits Georgetown, Guyana, hope that your visit coincides with one of the many different festivals: Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad; Hindus commemorate Deepavali ~ the Festival of Lights; Christians observe Christmas and Easter; Chinese New Year is a New Moon Party after … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 288

Ship Card             (visiting Island Q-113) ~  The islands of Los Roques are now a Venezuelan National Park and fishing is limited to traditional methods; even so, when ss Caribbean Star anchors off Gran Roque your day of bonefishing is an exciting introduction to salt water flyfishing. Usually not weighing more than … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 287

Island Card      (visiting Island M-87) ~ While visiting the island of Bequia (beck-way) in the fabulous Grenadines on board mv Riviera you visit the small whaling museum which shows how the islanders made their living chasing whales in small boats with a master harpooner always ready to cock his arm and let fly his harpoon. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 286

Ship Card        <Lose Island V-134> ~ A great day of sunbathing and snorkeling around the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras ~ beginning in the shallows with green and purple parrotfish, trigger fish, jacks, rock beauties and sergeant majors ~ then, further out, the awesome sight of the ocean floor disappearing … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 285

Island Card           (visiting Island C-21) ~  If you really wish to get away from it all, try Walker’s Cay, the furthermost island in the northern Bahamas, and an unspoiled haven for divers who will find all the fish they need at White Hole. Enjoy the deserted beaches, the crystalline waters … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 284

Ship Card      (visiting Islands A-2 & F-46) ~ When visiting Haiti be sure that you get to travel on board one of the brightly decorated buses that are the people-movers of the island ~ Tap Taps. Many of these transports have graceful curves and sweeps which are embellished with bright colours and a kreyol phrase. … Continue reading