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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 107 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 … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 106 Today is a “Sea Day” aboard ss Neptune. No islands to visit, no Shore 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 … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 104 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

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 103 While visiting Santiago de Cuba on board ss Mayan Sun you find a Casa de la Trova” – a house

of troubadours, where you and your friends (old and new) enjoy an evening of partying and dancing to the Cuban rhythms of Salsa, Son, Rumba, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Jazz, all amidst a crowd of friendly and hospitable locals. ~  Island Card (visiting Island F-49)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 101 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 Catherwood, first … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 100 Sailing on board ss Azure Sea, 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. You pass through lush rainforests whose trees are covered in mosses, vines, ferns, and epiphytes; where the hanging orchids are visited by garnet-throated hummingbirds, and red-tailed hawks hover overhead: Your reward on this hike, when the clouds clear, is a spectacular … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 99 Today your Shore Excursion is an East End of Grand Bahama Adventure; 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, sun bathe, take the shade beneath palm trees, relax, meet the locals and enjoy island life. A fabulous day.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 98 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

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 97 As you set sail aboard ss Neptune from Costa Rica and its protected habitats, you head for

Miskito Cay off the coast of Nicaragua where you find the turtle crawls (kraals) – 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 (visit Caribbean destination U-133) <Lose Island U-130>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 96 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 decide to spend more time here, so … you volunteer to work alongside the National Park Service rangers for a month, and will help to maintain trails, protect nesting sea turtles and assist in environmental education. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 95 On board the ss Colombia you arrive at Fort-de-France, Martinique, late in the morning. Five

minutes after arriving ashore you are drenched by a torrential tropical downpour, which leads to singing and dancing in the rainy streets, followed by a buying spree for a new dry wardrobe in the fabulously chic local boutiques. ~  Island Card (visiting Island L-77)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 94 When ssc Island Dancer sails to St.Lucia, a visit to Pigeon Island is in order. This island

(now connected to the mainland by a causeway) was used by pirates, notably a Frenchman known to seafaring Spaniards as Pie de Palo (peg leg), as a lookout point for likely victims: The harbour was used by the British fleet in the years that St.Lucia, (“The Fair Helen of the West Indies”), was fought over … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 93 If you wish to disappear from civilisation for a few days, try Long Island in the Bahamas for

your disappearing act. Explore the over forty different colonial settlements scattered around this island, the largest being Deadman’s Cay and Clarence Town. Most of the population in these communities are involved in agriculture, growing mainly pineapples, papayas, bananas and corn ~ to be shipped to the capital city of Nassau, New Providence. Many of Clarence … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 92 As you approach the island of Guadeloupe on board ss Magellan and then sail around the two

wings of this island butterfly, you begin to understand why the Arawak Indians named this island Karukera (the Land of Beautiful Waters). It could be a brief rain-shower that clears the air; a view of the Atlantic waters walled in by dramatic cliffs; a serene lake in the mountains; one of the natural hot springs, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 91 After ssc Island Dancer docks in Kingston Harbour in Jamaica, you visit Port Royal which was

called the “wickedest city on earth” when it was a buccaneer headquarters in the late 1600s. In the year 1720, two female pirates, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, were tried here and sentenced to hang; right now, returning to Kingston town, night has fallen, and you should not be here alone at night … Lose … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 90 Pastel colours paint Georgetown, Great Exuma, pink, yellow and blue. Your sailing ketch

Indigo Sails is moored in the deep blue waters between Georgetown and Stocking Island; Stocking, with its fabulous white sand beaches and pristine beauty protects Elizabeth Harbour from the wilder waters of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a secluded blue lagoon ideal for sailing and scuba, contemplation and reflection. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands D-24 & D-25)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 89 mv Riviera anchors off Pillory Beach on Grand Turk, so a day of sun, sand and scuba diving is

called for: You meet up with your dive boat and head towards the Tunnels, where you swim through coral arches leading divers from sandy flats directly out over the 6,000 feet ocean drop off. Keep your eyes peeled for barracudas, stingrays and manta rays. ~ Island Card (visiting Island E-37)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 88 When visiting Dominica on board ss Mayan Sun, visit the National Museum in Roseau and see

wonderful prints portraying 18th Century life on this island, with views of the lives of the free Creoles, plantations at work, local dancers, the linen market and women washing clothes in streams. More recent art can be found at local galleries showing Dominica’s leading artists working in a variety of media – oils, acrylics, watercolors, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 87 During your visit to Puerto Rico on board ss Azure Sea you surf the waves of this island’s

Atlantic Coast from Borinquen Point to Rincon. Later in the evening, drive to La Parguera Bay where, at night, microscopic organisms are seen in the ocean glowing pink, green and blue as the wind, waves and currents disturb them, highlighting a moonlit walk on the beach. ~ Island Card (visiting Island F-40)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 86 After admiring the paintings, sculptures, artifacts and literature which grace the walls and library on

board ss Caribbean Star you explore the town of Dangriga for more examples of Belize’s unique blend of cultures ~ British, Spanish, Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, African, Chinese and German Mennonite. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-142)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 85 Sint Eustatius (also known as Statia) was the first country to officially acknowledge the

fledgling United States of America on November 16th. 1776, when Fort Oranje fired its cannon in salute to the United States brig Andrew Doria, which was flying the new Stars and Stripes flag. ~ Island Card (visiting Island R-118)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 84 On board sv Tradewinds you visit Eleuthera and spend the day diving: Firstly, Rock Sound’s

natural grotto, a deep green ocean hole inside of an inland lake connected underwater to the nearby ocean. (Deep means when the father of scuba descends in a submersible and claims not to have touched bottom). Finish the day at Current Cut where a channel only 100 foot wide funnels tidal currents at high speed, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 83 When you arrive at East Harbour on the island of Utila aboard your sailboat Indigo Sails,

a day of exploring is called for. This island has a quaint charm with colourful wooden cottages highlighted by their scalloped trim and the bright colours of the surrounding tropical flowers. Hire a small boat and explore the waterways which wind their way through the mangrove swamp; then visit the Marine Reserve and outlying cays … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 82 When ss Magellan docks in Puerto Rico be sure to sight-see the fabulous flora and fauna. The

28,000 acre El Yunque rainforest is home to 200 different species of trees, also ferns, vines, palms and dwarf forests. Lizards, tree snails, orchids and tiny tree frogs (coqui) live in the forest, with hummingbirds, lizard cuckoos, screech owls and hawks flying overhead amid the rain showers. ~ Ship Card (visiting Island F-40)  Continue reading

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The Stylised Map of the Caribbean that is the Game Board for WorldWide Cruise Line’s Caribbean Adventure

Board Game. is based on the natural shape of a map of the Caribbean area. The map and game starts at the top left corner in Miami, where many cruise ships start their voyages, then naturally progresses to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, continuing to other Bahamian Out Islands, then the Exumas, Turks & Caicos and on to … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 81 From the deck of mv Riviera you see Kuna Indians from El Porvenir island paddle their canoes

toward their own autonomous region within mainland Panama. Here in the jungles the women of the tribe find and study its inhabitants ~ parrots, owls, blue Morpho butterflies, poisonous golden frogs, jaguars, small spotted tigers, hawks, eagles and the quetzal ~ and slowly craft colourful Mola, the textile art of these islands. ~ Island Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 80 Including America’s intervention in 1983, Grenada has lived a turbulent history. Firstly,

with French forces fighting the Carib Indians for possession, ending, in 1652, with some of the last of the Kalinago (Carib Indian) men throwing their women and children off a northern precipice (Morne des Sauteurs) and then following them to their death on the rocks below. This was followed by battles between the British and … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 79 During your stopover in the Dominican Republic on board ss Magellan, either take your tennis

racquets to Casa del Campo and spend the day playing the “Wimbledon of the Caribbean”; or, grab your sticks and play the famous “Teeth Of the Dog”, a Pat Dye designed championship golf course, with its “spectacular seven” surf-side holes; or … go sailing on the beautiful blue waters off Minitas Beach. ~  Island Card … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 78 Dictionaries and phrase books in various languages (Spanish, Dutch, English and French) are

available from the cruise staff on board ss Magellan when she sails to Cartagena, Aruba, Grenada and finally the quiet, peaceful isle of La Désirade, where you find a deserted sandy beach … and a touch of your inner peace. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands L-83, N-102, R-116 & S-122)   Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 77 First called Malliouhana by the fierce Carib Indians, this island was christened Anguilla

(an-gwee-ya) by Columbus in the 1490s. Both words translate to eel in their respective languages. Anguilla, with it’s white powdered sands edged by brilliant blue waters is a beach lovers dream come true. ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-72)  Continue reading