Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line / WWCL

During ss Mayan Sun’s stopover in Kingston, Jamaica, you take your mountain bike up

to Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains and ride the trails through the clouds and mists with a riot of greenery everywhere around you; all the while listening and singing along to Mr Marley’s songs of freedom. ~ Island Card (visiting Island F-48) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line / WWCL

While sailing along Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast en route for Utila Island you pass Miskito

Cay and see a small herd of green turtles gliding through the water off the port side of ssc Island Dancer; now you begin to understand why the local Miskito Indians regard these mysterious creatures as magical and sacred. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands U-130 & V-135) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / WorldWide Cruise Line

St.Vincent’s Botanical Gardens are home to some amazing examples of Nature: The Tree

of Life, with it’s unbelievably hard wood; the sandpaper tree, with rough and coarse leaves; the “velcro” tree, to which material sticks; the waterproof lily: Also the sealing wax palm, the Mahogany tree with it’s exploding pods and the cannonball tree whose open flowers fall to the ground at nightfall leaving a fragrance of Jasmine … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line / WWCL

After leaving Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, Indigo Sails hoves to above the Sherwood

Forest, a deep scuba dive among exotic old growth coral reefs filled with huge mushroom shaped corals who share these waters with other fabulous finds, like the amazing bank of star corals who have lived here for hundreds of years. ~ Ship Card (visiting Island Z-157) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

When Indigo Sails anchors off Treasure Cay you go ashore beachcombing and

souvenir hunting; you soon make the find of a painting, dated from 1975, of this very beach and the Point, showing an expanse of deserted sand and sea with a handful of small wooden cottages almost hidden by greenery … How things change. ~ Island Card (visiting Island C-23) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

No longer are the Florida Everglades “a system like a set of scales on which the sun and

the rains, the winds, the hurricanes and the dew-falls are balanced, so that the life of the vast grass and all its forms are kept secure”. Marjory Stoneman Douglas knew that the River of Grass needs all the help that we can give it. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination Z-159) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

During your visit to Guadeloupe on board ss Colombia feel free to hire a small boat and

go to the little Isle de Gosier, or take the ferry to the Isle Terre-de-Haut: But be careful, the beaches of Gosier and Crauven Plage on Terre-de-Haut are for people who prefer sunbathing the French way … “au naturel” ~ Island Card (visiting Islands L-78, L-81 & L-82) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

Arriving in Miami Beach’s Art Deco district before sailing on board ss Neptune, you

visit the Midem Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival where you see Soca singers from Trinidad; a Garifuna band from Livingston, Guatemala, playing Punta Rock; a band from Cuba playing Jazz, Danzon, Son and Bolero; and a group of veteran Jamaican Reggae All-Stars. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2, F-48, F-49, P-105 & W-143) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

When mv Riviera visits Bastimentos Island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago,

Panama, your tour around the island finishes with you seeing a brightly-colour-splashed (yellow and black) spotted poison dart frog sitting on the head of a four foot long spectacled caiman (crocodile) floating in the shallow water. Who will find their dinner first? ~ Island Card (visiting Island T-127) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

When visiting St.Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star make sure to visit Mesopotamia

Valley, the island’s breadbasket. This richly fertile valley is planted with root crops such as dasheen (one of the world’s earliest cultivated plants) and arrowroot (used in food, paper and pharmaceutical products), plus banana, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa and breadfruit. From the top of the valley at the Montreal Garden there is a magnificent pastoral view … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure

After the ss Caribbean Star docks in Nassau, New Providence, choose either the main island or

take a taxi to Paradise Island and find some games to play. Choices, choices ~ blackjack, jet-skiing, roulette, golf, shopping, cabaret shows, sports fishing, a submarine trip, scuba diving, fine dining, spa treatments, tennis, water skiing ~ the list is endless. Or, you can visit the yoga ashram, sit quietly, and meditate upon all the … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

When ss Mayan Sun drops anchor off the island of Andros, you spend the morning searching

the caves at Morgan’s Bluff looking for the reputed treasure of the long-dead Welsh pirate, Captain Henry Morgan; (even though he said that there was ‘small hope’ of anyone finding it). In the afternoon scuba dive Andros Barrier Reef, where you take a peek out over the 6,000 feet deep Drop-Off called Tongue of the … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

Before boarding ss Azure Sea and cruising to Cartagena and Isla de Baru, you cruise down Key

Biscayne on a “Humble House” Tour which features starter homes from the 1940s-50s; these houses were built strong enough to still survive today’s hurricanes. Admire their tropical colours, A-Frame roofs and porthole windows. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands A-4, S-122 & S-123) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

The Indians of the Caribbean and Central America called him Yuracan or Jurakan, and some

sacrificed living people to appease him … all to no avail. We have found no way to stop a hurricane in modern times either; so, with Category Five Hurricane Danielle on your tail you sail directly to Sandys Parish, Bermuda. Do not pass Miami, and you may not leave the island until you roll a … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

After your visit to Turneffe Island, Indigo Sails makes for the mainland and an arranged visit

to one of Belize’s ecolodges where there is a profusion of local wild life. Jaguars, pumas, ocelot, coatimundi, spider and howler monkeys, ant eaters and tapirs all live in the dense jungle, sharing it with the trees, plants and over 300 species of birds ~ flycatchers, egrets, tanagers, parrots, toddy motmots and toucans, amongst many, … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

While visiting the island of Porvenir aboard your sailboat Indigo Sails, you meet a master in the art

of Mola making. Outside of Panama’s San Blas Islands these vibrantly colored Mola are often framed as works of art, but here Molas are the panels worn on the front and back of a Kuna woman’s blouse. Mola may depict animals, nature, traditions, daily events, legends and dreams.  ~ Ship Card (visiting Island  T-126) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

During your visit to Culebra on board sv Tradewinds, the National Wildlife Refuge offers

fine opportunities for bird watching (Gray Kingbirds, Bananaquits, Hummingbirds, Laughing Gulls and Pearly-eyed Thrashers among many, many others). There are also mangrove forests, spectacular beaches (try Playa Flamenco), superb diving and snorkeling on the mile-long coral reef, and a protected habitat for the endangered green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback turtles. ~ Island Card (visiting Island F-42) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

Today is a “Sea Day” on board ss Neptune. No islands to visit, no excursions nor sightseeing ~

just time for relaxation, reflection and contemplation. Your relaxation during the afternoon is a workout at the rock climbing wall, followed by reflecting upon your efforts on the different levels of difficulty; during the evening you visit the piano lounge high above the waves and contemplate the island of Sint Maarten on the distant horizon. … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

Collectors value highly the extremely colourful postage stamps of St.Lucia, many of

which portray island flora and fauna as well as historical milestones; they are released in limited quantities due to the small population of this mountainous island. But, on your trip to the island capital of Castries, you cannot find the Philatelic Bureau before mv Riviera is due to sail … Lose St.Lucia ~ Ship Card <Lose Island N-100 … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

While visiting Santiago de Cuba on board ss Mayan Sun you visit a “Casa de la Trova”

~ a House of Troubadours, where you and your friends enjoy an evening of partying to the Cuban rhythms of Salsa, Son, Rumba, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Jazz, all amid a crowd of friendly and helpful locals. ~ Island Card (visiting Island F-49) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

You disembark sv Tradewinds in Dangriga, Belize, and travel east to the famous Maya

ruins at Tikal, Guatemala; then north through Mexico’s Rio Bec Ruin Route; thence to Palenque and on to Uxmal and Merida, before rejoining your ship at Isla Contoy. Your constant companions for this trip are the fabulous travel books of John Lloyd Stephens ~ “Incidents of Travel in Central America and Yucatan”, illustrated by Frederick … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure

Sailing on board ss Azure Seas, you visit and tour the Dutch island of Saba (pronounced

say-bah), hiking up the 1,064 steps of Mount Scenery from the village of Windwardside; passing through lush rain forests whose trees are covered in mosses, vines and epiphytes, and where the hanging orchids are visited by garnet-throated hummingbirds. Your reward on this hike, when the clouds clear, is a spectacular view of St.Eustatius on the … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure / WorldWide Cruise Line

Spend the day on an East End of Grand Bahama adventure: Where you will learn

about this island’s flora and fauna; visit beautiful beaches; eat freshly caught fish along with just-picked greens, vegetables and fruits; go beach-combing; sit under palm trees and also meet the locals. A fabulous day.  ~ Island Card (visiting Island B-11) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure

The word on everyone’s lips when you awake on board ss Azure Sea is Carnival,

Carnival, Carnival … that means the island of Trinidad with it’s Calypso tunes, steel pan bands, Soca rhythms, Mas (masquerade) costumes, Moko Jumbies (stilt men), decorated floats, massive musical sounds and everybody dancing through the streets for days on end.  ~ Ship Card  (visiting Island P-105) Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Island Cards / Travel Adventure

After setting sail aboard ss Neptune from Costa Rica and its protected inhabitants, you

head for Miskito Cay off the coast of Nicaragua: There you find the turtle crawls ~ underwater pens in which to keep turtles captive while the turtlers scoured the seas for more green turtles with their tender meat and shells for jewelry … Lose Miskito Cay … ~ Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) <Lose … Continue reading

Board Game / Caribbean Cruise / Travel Adventure

When sv Tradewinds docks close to Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica you are so

overwhelmed by the beauty of the jungle and its inhabitants that you wish to spend more time here, so … you volunteer to work alongside the National Park Service rangers for a month, and will help to protect nesting sea turtles, maintain trails and assist in environmental education. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) Continue reading