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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 342

Ship Card      (visiting Islands F-40, H-57, H-58 & J-67) ~  On the first day of your cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tortola, Virgin Gorda and St.Croix you make sure to find the health club and gym on board ss Azure Sea so that you can keep in shape and prepared for the hikes … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 341

Island Card      (visiting Island Q-111) ~ While visiting Isla Margarita, Venezuela, on board sv Tradewinds you take a small boat through the beautiful bayous of La Restinga National Park with its rich plant and wild life, all the while listening to the clicking of the oyster shells clinging to the roots of the mangrove trees. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 340

Ship Card      (visiting Island K-72) ~ In Anguilla the wildlife is wonderful. While you breakfast amidst hummingbirds and bananaquits, watch the playful frigate birds and diving pelicans flying above the deep blue waters; then spend the rest of the morning snorkeling the reefs where blue doctor fish, torpedo-headed wrasses and hovering trumpetfish share … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 339

Island Card      (visiting Islands N-101 & N-103) ~ While sailing through the Windward Islands on board Indigo Sails, you check your position by the stars and see Ursa Minor, Aquarius, Orion and Cassiopeia in the heavens as St.Vincent and Pigeon Island appear on the horizon. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 338

Ship Card        (visiting Island N-102) ~  When ss Mayan Sun docks in Grenada, you find an art gallery that is showing some of the many fine examples of local and West Indian paintings and sculptures: Here, alongside displays of the “Primitive School” of painting, there are also antique maps of the Caribbean and other objets … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 337

Island Card      (visiting Island N-99) ~ Possibly the best time to be in Barbados is mid-July until early August, which is the time of the annual Crop Over celebrations. This two-week-long-party marks the reaping of the sugar cane harvest and dates back to the 1870s. Join in the open-air concerts and parades with … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 336

Ship Card      (visiting Island V-135) ~ After a morning dive of the Black Hills off Utila, one of the Bay Islands of Honduras, you do some archaeological exploration on dry land, then return to ssc Island Dancer and indulge in an aromatherapy massage with therapeutic essential oils including lavender, marjoram and ylang ylang. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 335

Island Card      (visiting Island X-144) ~ When ss Caribbean Star visits Cancun, you attend a performance of the Ballet Folklorico and witness a glorious pageant which relates a variety of different stories from this land steeped in legend and tradition: The “Mexican Hat Dance” of Jalisco State and the “Dance of the Stag” from the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 334

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-66) ~ When visiting St.Thomas on board ss Colombia you play Mahogany Run GC with its 18 challenging seaside holes and incredible landscapes; then visit Blackbeard’s Tower, a fine lookout at the top of Government Hill. In the afternoon, buy local at the Arts Alive arts and crafts festival. Finish off … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 333

Island Card      (visiting Islands H-57 & H-63) ~ During your Eastern Caribbean cruise on board sv Tradewinds you visit Virgin Gorda and spend time playing in The Baths; then find your way to Leverick Bay from where you windsurf over to Mosquito Island for a lazy afternoon on a nameless, deserted beach. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 332

Ship Card          (visiting Island H-64) ~  Spend some days on Guana Island ~ a wildlife sanctuary ~ and observe some of the more than 50 species of birds on the island while walking the nature trails lined with oleander and hibiscus, orchids and jasmine, frangipani and plumeria: Pick your choice of … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 331

Island Card      (visiting Islands L-84 & R-119) ~ On board ss Colombia your Shore Excursion to St.Maarten includes a hike to the top of Paradise Peak, from where you can see the whole island ~ St.Maarten and St.Martin. Before going back to town you will need to choose your dinner fare; either French bouillabaisse and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 330

Ship Card      <Lose Island M-86> (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~ When Indigo Sails docks by the town of Windward on Carriacou 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. These fast, graceful, trading and sailing sloops … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 329

Island Card    (visiting Island R-118) ~ Visiting St.Eustatius while sailing aboard Indigo Sails in the Leeward Islands, you go beach-combing on Zeelandia Beach; this morning, after a storm, the pickings are good ~ interesting pieces of driftwood and broken glass, an ancient coin and a 300 year-old blue Dutch slave bead. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 328

Ship Card      (visiting Islands K-74 & K-75) ~ Drop anchor from Indigo Sails at Rendezvous Bay on the northwest side of Montserrat, then hire a mountain bike and go riding in the northern hills where you see the Montserrat oriole (only to be found on this island) flying through the bamboo and hairy mango trees; … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 327

Island Card      (visiting Island N-99) ~ When you dock at the old harbor of Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Careenage, mind out that Indigo Sails is not the subject of a careening. This process involves tying a weight to your boat’s mast to overturn it so that the hull can be scraped, caulked and painted. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 326

Ship Card      (visiting Island K-73) ~ After stocking up with provisions on the island of Nevis (pronounced nee-vis), the Captain on board mv Riviera invites your party to a West Indian dinner spectacular at his table ~ a choice of conch salad, conch chowder, jerked chicken, curried goat, peas ‘n’ rice, johnny cakes, breadfruit, mangoes, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 325

Island Card         (visiting Island Q-114) ~  When visiting Chimana Grande off the Venezuelan coast on board Indigo Sails you hike the cliffs to the lookout, all the while checking out the brilliant blue waters and the coral reef below. You should also spot an iguana or two hiding amid the rocks and cacti … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 324

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-66) ~ When you arrive at St.Thomas aboard ss Neptune you must make a choice … up or down? Either an air conditioned submarine to take you 90 feet below the waves to see vibrantly colored fish and swaying sea fans alongside huge purple and orange sponges; or, you can take … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 323

Island Card      (visiting Caribbean destination Z-159) ~ Before joining ss Mayan Sun you visit the Everglades, which the Miccosukee Indians call Pa-Hay-Okee (Grassy Water), on board an air boat: You marvel at the fifteen-foot-high, three sided, sharp sawgrass and the alligators, egrets, blue herons, water moccasins and water lilies that live here. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 322

Ship Card      (visiting Island D-31) ~ Densely forested mahogany and pine trees cover the centre portion of the island of Andros. On Southern Andros you will find a huge tract of mangrove forest, home to amongst others, the endangered Bahamian parrot, six foot long iguanas, egrets and herons, a multitude of different lizards … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 321

Island Card         (visiting Island X-145) ~  A beach trip is the order of the day when ss Azure Sea docks in Cozumel, Mexico. You can choose to relax under a palapa and curl up your toes in the sand, or you can snorkle the reefs just off-shore at Palancar, Chankanaab, San Francisco, Yucab … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 320

Ship Card      (visiting island U-131) ~ The waters around Corn Island (off the coast of Nicaragua) are crystal clear on one side and green on the other. When visiting the island you sunbathe on the three-mile-long white sand beach then dive the wreck of a Spanish galleon just offshore in about 70 feet … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 319

Island Card           (visiting Island L-80) ~  During your stopover on St.Barts make sure to take your windsurfing gear to Baie St.Jean and catch some waves over to Anse (cove or bay) du Grande Colombier where you will find peace and quiet on the coco-palm-fringed beach ~ all the better for … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 318

Ship Card      (visiting Island F-45) ~ While on board ss Colombia you visit Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic, a recreation of a 15th. century artisans village with a Taino Indian Museum, workshops, studios and galleries. Here one can learn jewelry making, macrame, printmaking and basic art skills. After all this hard work your … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 317

Island Card       (visiting Islands J-66, K-73, L-80 & N-103) ~  During your cruise on board ssc Island Dancer you collect a variety of beautiful multi-colored stamps from the islands of St.Thomas, (U.S. Virgin Islands); Nevis, Saint-Barthélemy, (the Leeward Islands); and St.Vincent, (the Grenadines): These stamps celebrate the precious natural resources of these gems of the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 316

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-65) ~ After mooring in Cruz Bay, St.John, aboard ss Mayan Sun, you learn that the best way to hike here is with a guide; who can then show you the wild tamarind, french weed (used to treat fevers), the night-blooming witch’s vein (helped treat cardiac arrest), a zombie’s cucumber or … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 315

Island Card      (visiting Island L-84) ~ After tendering ashore from ss Caribbean Star you climb the ramparts of Fort St.Louis and see the town of Marigot spread out beneath you. As it is Saturday morning the market on St.Martin is busy with locals and vacationers buying a colorful assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, … Continue reading