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While sailing past Norman Island aboard Indigo Sails you recall that this was the original site of Robert Louis

Stevenson’s book “Treasure Island”, with its famed verse beginning “15 men on the dead man’s chest … “. RL Stevenson also summed up traveling ~ “for my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move”. ~  Island Card (visiting Island H-60) Advertisements Continue reading

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Some of the finest art in the Caribbean has come from Jamaica: “Bird Man” ~ a fabulous, over five hundred-

year-old, Taino Indian woodcarving of a part bird, part human creature: Sketches of the Jamaican Jonkonnu masquerade from the 1830s, parodying European culture: Political sculptures such as “Negro Aroused” by Edna Manley. A modern example is Eddie Chambers “Untitled” in which the colors of the British Union Jack flag have been replaced with the Rastafarian … Continue reading

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ss Azure Sea docks in Key West and your Shore Excursion is a visit to the Key West Museum of

Art and History. Here you find the paintings of Mario Sanchez, a self-taught artist who used egg yolk, coffee grounds and limestone dust to create local scenes on the boards of wooden crates. See if you can find Gato’s Village, Old Island Days or Boza’s Conga, which all portray island life and living. ~  Island Card … Continue reading

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When you return to Miami on board ss Azure Sea after your cruise to the islands of Cancun

and Cozumel, you take a boat tour of Biscayne National Park which includes Boca Chita Key; a view of various underwater wrecks and marine life; also an examination of the various flotsam and jetsam from around the world that has washed up on the park shores.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-1, A-5, X-144, X-145) Continue reading

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Your stopover today on board sv Tradewinds is the island of Tobago, where you hike through the rain-

forests with their trees and plants of such varied and vivid shades of green. Later in the day, while on Little Tobago, you visit The Reserve with its multitude of different species of birds; and see among the many others in this sanctuary, an Audubon’s shearwater, a collared trogon, a red-billed tropicbird and even a … Continue reading

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Standing on the deck of mv Riviera as she sails from Devil’s Island off French Guiana, you watch

an Ariane rocket blasting off into space from Kourou with a communications satellite on board. You recall viewing the ruins of the hospital, church and cemetery of the old penal colony here, from where thousands of French prisoners never returned home. You also remember your visit to a Wayama Indian Tukusipan (ceremonial hut) with its … Continue reading

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The Carib Indians, the French, English and Swedish have all fought over St.Barthélemy,

(St.Barts). Now, this is a French outpost with an ultra-chic South of France atmosphere. Stories have it that Monbars the Exterminator, a dreaded French buccaneer who preferred to count bodies than to count his spoils after raids, had his headquarters here; but one would hardly believe this as you wander through the quaint Port of … Continue reading