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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