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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 76 Before sailing on down to Shell Island and Man-O-War in the Abacos on board your crewed

sailboat Indigo Sails, you stop at Walker’s Cay and scuba dive Shark Rodeo (afterwards finding out that far too many of these beautiful beasts are massacred every year): In the afternoon, you dive Pirate’s Cathedral, with its surreal maze of tunnels and caves which end in a cavernous grotto with sunlight streaming in from an opening in … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 75 During your Yoga Cruise through the Caribbean from Windermere Island towards Stocking Island

in the Exumas you learn from the Yoga master on board that through sacrificing personal interests you can worship, that is work towards healing the injured parts of nature, by helping to detoxify and revitalize our earth’s atmosphere and ecosystems. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands C-15 & D-25)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 74 When visiting Bequia (the largest island in the Grenadines) on board ss Caribbean Star, be

sure to bring back an example of the marine art of scrimshaw (engravings in bone on a variety of collectibles), or a vividly coloured original naïve painting. The other choice you have among the golden beaches and banana trees are the romantic shell-laden Sailors’ Valentines which were given by sailors as keepsakes to loved ones … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 73 Your visit to Trinidad on board sv Riviera shows you an international mix of races, cultures

and religions living together ~ English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, African, Amerindian, Chinese, Middle Eastern and East Indian; with Hindu temples and Muslim mosques standing next to Protestant and Catholic churches, while Spiritual Baptism and Trinidad Orisha are also practiced on the island.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island P-105)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 72 The worst place to be in Miami when the twelve-stories-high ss Neptune sails out of

Government Cut at the start of it’s cruise to Grand Bahama, Man-O-War Cay and Staniel Cay, is driving down Alton Road when this massive floating hotel sails past the end of the street en route for fun and sun in the Caribbean ~ without you. Lose Miami.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands B-11, C-17 & D-27) <Lose … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 70 During your cruise through the British Virgin Islands onboard ss Magellan you rent a kayak on

Beef Island and paddle through the Sir Francis Drake Channel (named after the English naval entrepreneur who first sailed this channel in the year 1595). Keep paddling eastward through azure seas until you reach Necker Island, (privately owned by a more modern-day English entrepreneur). ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands H-61 & H-62 on your scorecard)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 69 The waters off the east coast of the island chain called the Exumas are where you have a

great chance of a pelagic encounter with the likes of giant marlin, wahoo or sailfish; you may also find a variety of sharks, including tigers and hammerheads. This is evidenced by the Shark Lady who lives just over the bridge from Great to Little Exuma and tells tales from a lifetime of shark fishing. Souvenir … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 68 ss Azure Sea has a late sailing time, so you spend the evening with the Queen of Saba eating

some of the best West Indian cuisine on the island: Try the goat curry, stuffed onion fish or the fish cakes, all with rice and local greens. Finish with banana or pumpkin fritters followed by a moonlight stroll through the charming streets of The Bottom with it’s friendly locals. ~ Ship Card (visiting Island R-117)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 67 Visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia, you learn that the Haitian Revolution on the island of

Hispaniola in 1791 led to the only successful slave revolt in Caribbean and American history. The name of the western part of the island was changed to Haiti ~ its old Taino name ~ and Haiti became the second nation in the Americas to gain Independence, after the U.S.A. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands F-46 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 65 Before sailing from Miami to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on board ssc Island Dancer you

spend the day on South Beach, mingling with locals, holiday makers, shoppers, and artists at the Miami Beach Art Deco Weekend which celebrates the Art Deco Era of the 1920s through the ’40s with music concerts, fashion shows, design workshops, guided architectural walks, street fair and movie screenings. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, X-145 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 64 While ss Azure Sea sails toward Key Biscayne, you pass the onboard Photographers’ Gallery,

but today, instead of the usual photos, the walls are covered with wonderfully coloured drawings and paintings, by various children and grown ups on board, of their highlights of your cruise to Bermuda’s Sandys Parish and St.George’s Parish. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands A-4, G-53 & G-54)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 63 When sv Tradewinds visits the island of Chimana Grande in Venezuela’s Mochima National Park

the ship’s captain anchors in a large cove ringed by rocky cliffs, you then take the ship’s dinghy to explore the small mangrove lagoon with its colourful marine life, then continue along the coastline to Playa El Saco with it’s palm-frond sun-shelters and open air restaurants. ~ Island Card (visiting Island Q-114)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 62 ss Caribbean Star anchors off Ambergris Caye and you decompress on the beach, relaxing in

your hammock with the muffled sounds of waves breaking on the reef offshore and the occasional screech of a seabird. Too bad you didn’t check to see where you slung your hammock. Beware of Falling Coconuts! ~ Lose Ambergris Caye. ~ Ship Card <Lose Island W-139>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 61 Visiting Livingstone, Guatemala, on board Indigo Sails, you learn that every Maya child has

a Nahual ~ an animal protective spirit ~ which helps the child communicate with Nature throughout his or her life. You also learn that the Guatemalan Maya have been vigorously protecting their culture from persecution since the days of Columbus up to the present day. ~ Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 60 When mv Riviera is docked in Miami you are shown the Everglades by your Miccosukee Indian

guide: When the airboat goes past Tear Island he reminds you that his tribe believe they exist to protect the land and keep it healthy. The people of the tribe are brought up to live in harmony with Nature and to respect all living things, including the manatees, alligators, wildcats, raccoons, rattlesnakes, wild papaya trees, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 59 Your Shore Excursion to St.Lucia, when you visit onboard mv Riviera, is a performance of

Derek Walcott’s masterpiece of poetic drama ~ “Dream on Monkey Island”, at his open-air theatre on Pigeon Island, which is on the other side of the man-made causeway linking the two islands. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands N-100 & N101)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 58 There are plenty of sites to see in Barbados for history buffs. While visiting the island

onboard ss Caribbean Star find your way to National Heroes Square, (formerly known as Trafalgar Square), with its statue of Admiral Lord Nelson: Nearby St.Michael’s Cathedral has a Greek palindrome engraved on a font, translating to “Wash the Sin, Not Just the Skin”: Close by there is also the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere, originally … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 58 There are plenty of sites to see in Barbados for history buffs. While visiting the island

onboard ss Caribbean Star find your way to National Heroes Square, (formerly known as Trafalgar Square), with its statue of Admiral Lord Nelson: Nearby St.Michael’s Cathedral has a Greek palindrome engraved on a font, translating to “Wash the Sin, Not Just the Skin”: Close by there is also the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere, originally … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 57 Harbour Island was once (along with its inhabitants, Brilanders) one of the more prosperous

places in the Bahamas ~ this due to the renown of local boat builders. Now it is justly celebrated for the miles and miles of pink beaches (the pink color coming from the bright pink or red shells of microscopic invertebrates called Foraminifera) which surround this erstwhile capital of the Bahamas. Not far away, Spanish … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 56 Originally, the Crossing Place on Middle Caicos was used by the early settlers at low tide to

cross over the sandbars to North Caicos. Nowadays, the Crossing Place Trail and Caves is an Eco-Tourism Project highlighted by Arawak and Lucayan Indian ruins, fabulous local scenery, hiking and biking trails, cave exploration and beautiful beaches with offshore snorkelling – all in an abundance of local plant and bird life. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 55 Relax in St.Kitts with a stay at a Plantation Great House, restored and converted into a

luxury inn with beautifully landscaped grounds, grass court tennis, croquet and afternoon tea. Continue your relaxation with a sampling of local fare for dinner ~ roasted red and yellow pepper soup, poached parrotfish with grilled yams, then mango mousse with raspberry sauce. ~ Island Card (visiting Island K-76)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 54 Of course the best way to enjoy the islands of the Abacos is to sail off on a day long island-

hopping tour: Start at Elbow Cay for a view of the pink and white striped lighthouse; then on to Man-O-War Cay, the boat building capital of the Abacos; next, the sleepy tropical delights of the beaches of Great Guana Cay; before carrying onwards to Shell Island for some beachcombing. Finish off the day at Misse’s … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 53 During your Yoga Retreat Cruise to Isla Mujeres on board ss Mayan Sun, you learn that when

the ancient philosophers use the word “worship” it meant acknowledging that the forces of nature are giving things and we are receivers. The most basic form of worship is to refrain from harming or polluting the divine forces that nurture and sustain our lives. ~ Island Card (visiting Island X-146)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 53 During your Yoga Retreat Cruise to Isla Mujeres on board ss Mayan Sun, you learn that when

the ancient philosophers use the word “worship” it meant acknowledging that the forces of nature are giving things and we are receivers. The most basic form of worship is to refrain from harming or polluting the divine forces that nurture and sustain our lives. ~ Island Card (visiting Island X-146)  Continue reading

WorldWide Cruise Line, WWCL, Caribbean Cruise, Board Game, iPhone App

WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 53 During your Yoga Retreat Cruise to Isla Mujeres on board ss Mayan Sun, you learn that when

the ancient philosophers use the word “worship” it meant acknowledging that the forces of nature are giving things and we are receivers. The most basic form of worship is to refrain from harming or polluting the divine forces that nurture and sustain our lives. ~ Island Card (visiting Island X-146)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 52 When ssc Island Dancer arrives at Turnoff Island atoll (coral isles and reefs arranged in a

circle surrounding a shallow lagoon) you enjoy exploring Belize’s spectacular barrier reef (second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) amid crystal-clear turquoise waters, some of which drop away thousands of feet to the ocean floor: You also visit Half Moon Caye Natural Monument with its red-footed booby sanctuary, and the fabulous, mysterious, over … Continue reading