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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) 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

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One of the most anticipated annual celebrations in the Bahamas is the week-long Out Island Regatta on Great

Exuma. When you dock the ketch Indigo Sails at Georgetown in April this normally sleepy town has been transformed. Traditional Bahamian sailing ships race against each other during the day, and for a week the mix of yachties, boat people, visitors, locals, island lovers and seafarers never get to bed. ~ Ship Card (visiting Island D-24) Continue reading

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During your visit on board sv Tradewinds, go south to the beautiful beaches of Martinique. While you

are at the beach make sure to see the brightly painted “Gommiers”, (fishing boats crafted from a single tree trunk), which will catch the bounties of the sea that adorn your dinner table this evening. Try the shrimp or cod fritters, octopus stew, a gratinée of minced conch (pronounced konk) or Christophine squash. Fish Colombo … Continue reading

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Sweet Bimini … only fifty miles from the Port of Miami … is a world apart. A famous

Reverend and Preacher visited the island to find some inspiration for his acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize and the words he said to his guide after a boat ride through the bonefish flats perhaps sums up all of the Bahamas and the Caribbean: “You make me feel so close to heaven that I … Continue reading

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When visiting the Free Port of Porlamar, Margarita Island, on board ss Neptune, you treat

yourself to a duty-free shopping spree, including a string of pearls (the name Margarita comes from the Greek word for pearl). You also take home samples of the local craftwork, such as a Chinchorro (colourful hammock), ceramics and a mapire ~ a handwoven basket made from African palm trees.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Q-111) Continue reading

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When ss Caribbean Star docks in Vieques (pronounced bye-kess), a day

at the beach is recommended: After stopping at the Punta Mula lighthouse for the spectacular view of Puerto Rico and Culebra, choose between Hidden Beach or any of a choice of colours ~ Red Beach, Blue Beach or Green Beach ~ for a quiet, secluded, palm tree lined stretch of sand. ~  Ship Card (Islands … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 400

Island Card      (visiting Islands X-145, X-146 & X-149) ~  Whether you are scuba diving Cozumel’s Palancar Reef, the shipwrecks at Cayos Lobos or the cave of the sleeping sharks off Isla Mujeres, remember to protect and conserve your environment … also, please … leave only bubbles  ooo ººº °°° ˚˚˚  ̊ ̊ ̊  ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 399

Island Card      (visiting Islands M-90 & M-91) ~  Friendship Hill offers great views for hikers on Canouan (pronounced can-ah-wan), with Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau off to the south. At the north end of the island, Maho Bay is one of many beautiful white sand beaches amid a calm turquoise … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 398

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-65) ~ When ss Azure Sea arrives at St.John your shoreside excursion is a choice of 20 different walking or hiking trails, (try the Cinnamon Bay Loop or maybe Reef Bay), and one underwater snorkeling trail beneath Trunk Bay, (a stunning white sand and palm-tree-backed beach). Have Fun. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 397

Island Card      (visiting Island E-33) ~ When visiting Salt Cay on board ss Caribbean Star relax at one of the superb, small, quiet guest houses. Choose from water sports, horseback riding, bicycling, beachcombing or sunbathing, before finishing off the trip with catch of the day (lobster, grouper or cracked conch), peas’n’rice and callaloo. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 396

Ship Card      (visiting Island M-92) ~ When ss Caribbean Star docks at the bustling port of Clifton on Union Island, you visit the local handicraft shops, boutiques and art galleries for collectibles; then head for the beautiful blue waters and powdered sands of the magnificent Chatham Bay. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 395

Island Card        (visiting Island Parish G-51) ~  When ssc Island Dancer visits the town of Hamilton in Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, you visit City Hall and the Bermuda National Gallery with its superb portrait paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Murillo, alongside contemporary works by local artists which reflect upon the island’s history and heritage. The … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 394

Ship Card      (visiting Islands V-137 & V-138) ~ Most of the population of Guanaja lives just offshore on Hog Cay in Bonacca, a crowded town with narrow twisting streets and houses built on stilts that line the waterways which bisect this “Venice of Honduras”. Rent a boat and relax while fishing during the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 393

Island Card      (visiting Island R-117) ~ On board the ssc Island Dancer your mooring off Saba near the Marine Park lets you and your diving buddies dive Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, discovering steep walls and towering sea-mounts with purple pipe organ and barrel sponges, black coral and an abundance of large fish – grouper, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 392

Ship Card    (visiting Islands M-86, M-91, M-92, M-93 & M96) ~ During your stop-over on Petite Martinique while sailing aboard ss Caribbean Star, your hike to the top of the volcanic peak, “Piton” or spike, rewards you with a great view of the surrounding islands of Petit St.Vincent, Carriacou, Union and Canouan. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 391

Island Card      (visiting Island W-139) ~  When visiting Ambergris Caye on board ss Mayan Sun take a day trip to the ancient Maya site of Altun-Ha on the mainland. Here in the lush tropical jungle, amid the ruins of temples and tombs alongside residential and ceremonial structures, you will find the Green Tomb in which … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 390

Ship Card      (visiting Island J-65) ~ After arriving at St.John on board ss Caribbean Star you find that the best place to learn about the fringing reefs and barrier reefs, along with all the creatures who live amongst them, is the Visitors Center at the National Park headquarters in Cruz Bay with its excellent displays … Continue reading