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On board sv Tradewinds you finish exploring some of the beautiful beaches of

Tortola ~ Apple Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Cane Garden Bay ~ and sail onwards to Norman Island, rumored to be the site of RL Stevenson’s classic tale of adventure, Treasure Island. You climb to the lookout post on the top of Spyglass Hill with its 360° view of the surrounding Virgin Islands, and are reminded that … Continue reading

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When ss Neptune anchors off the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama, you

visit Isla Bastimentos Marine Park and see parrots, caimans, opossums, white-faced capuchin monkeys and a red poison-dart frog above the water; below it, you find blue parrotfish, angelfish, red sea urchins, lobsters, an electric ray and masses of multi-coloured sponges and coral.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island T-127) Continue reading

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When visiting Cuba on board Indigo Sails you learn that Cubans have been fighting

for freedom and independence ever since Taino Indian Chief Hatuey (pronounced Ah-Tway) was burned at the stake in 1512: The slave rebellion in 1868, led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who made the “Grito de Yara” declaring Cuban Independence, started the Ten Years War: The 1895 Insurrection inspired by José Marti was denied by the … Continue reading

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For a great day outdoors in Bonaire, (one of the Leeward Antilles), visit the tropical

desert that is Washington Slagbaai National Park. Here you can find the towering Kadushi cactus, candle cacti, bromeliads, the Humboldt orchid, agave succulents, also the yatu and prickly pear cactus. Many of Bonaire’s more than 200 species of bird-life live in this park ~ pink flamingos, yellow-winged parrots, green parrots, parakeets, chuchubi, Trupial birds, hummingbirds, … Continue reading

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Make sure you don’t miss the state-of-the-art Broadway Show on board

ss Magellan tonight! Hurry back from the hot white sands of Baie Longue beach on the French side of Saint Martin, (one of the Leeward Islands), and make sure that you have a front row seat to see your favorite singers and dancers. Enjoy the show.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island L-84) Continue reading

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When ss Magellan docks in St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), try to find a dockside

bookshop to pick up some Caribbean-themed books for those days spent by the ship’s pool. One of the best Caribbean reads is “Don’t Stop The Carnival” by Herman Wouk, supposedly set in a hotel somewhere between St.Thomas and St.Croix.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands J-66 & J-67) Continue reading

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While cruising on board ss Caribbean Star, your visit to Martinique takes you to a

restored Plantation House with it’s sugar cane fields, windmill, processing plant, rum still and rusted slave chains. These plantations with their history of profits, abuse and cruelty were the main source of the island’s prosperity (sugar cane was called “White Gold”) until the late 1800s … Lose Martinique …  ~  Ship Card <lose Island L-77> Continue reading

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When the ss Caribbean Star docks at Guadeloupe, see if you can be put on the

guest list for the banquet of the Fête de Cuisinières. This is a festival glorifying Creole cuisine ~ a mélange of French, African and West Indian ingredients with plenty of East Indian (especially Madras) spices mixed in. If you miss the festival, the art of Creole high cuisine is celebrated, mainly by its women chefs, … Continue reading

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During your visit to Petit Saint Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star, you

spend the morning walking around the island by way of its soft, white, sandy beaches. Then take a picnic to Mopion (a small sandbar with a thatched shelter); after lunch relax and contemplate the state of our planet as you meditate upon crystal-clear waters, and drifting clouds in a sapphire sky.  ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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When ss Azure Sea cruises amidst the islands of the French Caribbean you make

sure to explore the quiet, unspoiled island of Marie Galante. Firstly, hiking to the ruins of 19th Century stone windmills, then continuing onwards to Les Galeries ~ rock formations carved by the surf. Next is Trou à Diable (the Devil’s Hole), a huge cave with an underground lake; then finish the day with a walk … Continue reading

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After arriving at Grand Turk onboard sv Tradewinds you visit the Turks and Caicos

National Museum in Cockburn Town. The artifacts on display reflect the rich cultural heritage of the island – Taino Indian, Spanish, African and Bermudian. The main exhibit has ten tons of artifacts from the Molasses Reef Wreck; ordnance (cannon, shot and firearms), carpentry tools and surgical implements, hull and rigging pieces, also storage jars and … Continue reading

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The laid-back aura that permeates Isla Mujeres ~ the Island of Women ~ does not

stop you from exploring when you arrive here on board the ss Caribbean Star. Choose from a visit to the turtle sanctuary, a Maya ruin, the Fortress of Mundaca the Pirate or a day-trip to the uninhabited Isla Contoy with it’s lush vegetation and wonderful National Wildlife Reserve.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands X-146 & X-148) Continue reading

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On board ssc Island Dancer, the highlight of your stopover in Tobago is the over

two-hour-long glass-bottom boat tour, where you see yellow angelfish, purple damsels, striped sergeant majors and blue parrotfish swimming amid the gorgonian and elkhorn corals. Afterwards, you watch silently as a six-foot long leatherback turtle and then a “Tobago Taxi” (an Atlantic Manta Ray) glide by within touching distance.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island P-106) Continue reading

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While docked at Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos, your visit to the museum in New

Plymouth will find paintings by local artists, a fine collection of maritime memorabilia from the days of the first loyalist settlers in the 1780s and maybe some examples of the wonderfully coloured local postage stamps showing the Abaco people and their way of life.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island C-20) Continue reading

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ssc Island Dancer sails down to the Exuma Cays where you are amazed by the

sheer beauty of these spectacular islands, surrounded by their varying colours of water – indigo, jade, turquoise – and the hundreds of white-sand coves that lay hidden here. You pass Hawksbill Cay, then Staniel Cay on your way down to Little Exuma and can only silently marvel at the peace and tranquility. ~  Ship Card … Continue reading

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While visiting Curaçao on board ss Azure Sea you learn that this island has the tradition

as a refuge for the persecuted: From the Caiquetio Indians fleeing from the fierce Caribs; to freedom fighters Simon Bolivar and Juan Pablo Duarte; to the Jews, who built the oldest existing synagogue in the Western hemisphere; and to the Muslims and English Protestants who came for this island’s religious tolerance. But not your cab … Continue reading

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Towards the end of your Yoga Cruise on board ss Neptune to ashrams on Middle

Caicos (Turks and Caicos Islands), Montserrat (Leeward Islands), Dominica (Lesser Antilles) and Suriname (South America), you marvel at the variety of people from different races and cultures whom you have made friends with on your voyage: You also remember night-time lightening storms, calm azure seas and the multi-colored plant, animal and bird life seen on … Continue reading

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Autonomous Aruba has a weekly celebration of its multi-cultural spirit and multi-

national residents, (whose more than 40 nationalities – Native Indian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese and African among others – contribute to the island melting pot). This Bon Bini, the Papiamento words of welcome, is held every Tuesday and celebrates Aruba’s folklore, crafts, food and music.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island R-116) Continue reading

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When visiting Isla Margarita on board ss Magellan, you take a two day Shore

Excursion to the Venezuelan mainland and visit incredible Angel Falls – the tallest continuously flowing waterfall on this planet (3,212 feet). The landscape here is awesome, with massive flat-topped mountains (Tepuys) soaring out of the jungle, inspiring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write “The Lost World”.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean Destinations Q-111 & Q-112) Continue reading

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After taking your family on a cruise aboard ss Mayan Sun to Cat Island and

Long Island in the Bahamas, they give you your Just Reward by taking you on an all-day fishing trip from Miami Beach Marina: At the end of the day there are tuna steaks for everyone.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, D-29 & D-30) Continue reading

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When ss Azure Sea sails into Nassau, the capital of New Providence, you have

a chance to see the town that has been the profit centre of the Bahamas for over 300 years: Firstly, as a pirates’ haven and operations base; then, for the years of the American Civil War, Nassau was a centre for blockade running activities. During America’s Prohibition era, the islands of New Providence, Bimini and … Continue reading

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Barbados has wonderful beaches ~ whether you are surfing the rugged and

wave lashed north east coast at Bathsheba or meditating upon incredible multi-coloured blue waters from the cliffs above old Crane Harbour: Beach hopping along the Gold Coast from Paradise Beach to Paynes Bay then on to Sandy Lane is a fun way to finish the day, and you should always be on the lookout for … Continue reading

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When sv Tradewinds anchors to the south of Ambergris Caye off the

Belize mainland, some of the best dives are the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark-Ray Alley and Amigos Shipwreck. The Reserve is a water-wonderland of brilliantly coloured fish of electric blue hue, fluorescent yellow, deep orange, deeper purple, bright red and luminous green. ~ Island Card (visiting Island W-139) Continue reading

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When ss Azure Sea anchors off Jost Van Dyke island you spend the morning learning

how to windsurf, and after falling off your board a few times, turn out to be pretty good. You enjoy the learning experience so much that in the afternoon you take lessons on a Day Sailer and finally see what everyone in the Virgin Islands is on about … sailing is fabulous.  ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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Take the picnic lunch provided by the staff on board ss Neptune to the Brimstone

Hill Fortress on the island of St.Kitts: Visit the museum and read about the violent struggles between the English and French from the 17th to 18th centuries. Today, the panoramic view of ocean and islands is obscured by clouds, but you can see Saba and St.Eustatius (Statia) through the mists.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands K-76, … Continue reading

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After your cruise on board ss Mayan Sun to Porvenir Island and Isla

Bastimentos, you return to Miami and visit the Miami Museum of Science, which uses its affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute to emphasize South Florida’s historic and cultural links to Latin America and the Caribbean.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, T-126 & T-127) Continue reading