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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 192 While visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia you search the art galleries and find a variety of

artworks exploring island culture ~ some paintings have allusions to Vaudou rites and rituals; others have local politics as their theme, with it’s dictators and private militias; many artists explore the economics of poverty here in the poorest country of the Caribbean.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island F-46)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 191 Relaxing in Trinidad while cruising aboard ss Caribbean Star, you take afternoon tea at the

Asa Wright Nature Centre which is hidden high above sea level in the mountainous tropical rainforest of the Arima Valley. While sitting on the large veranda surrounded by a multitude of different species of flora and fauna you read some of this island’s literary greats ~ names such as Williams, Lovelace, James, Selvon and Naipaul, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 190 Before starting your Eastern Caribbean cruise from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, you make sure

to visit the Museum of Art in Ponce which exhibits international as well as local artists. Try to find examples of the Early Puerto Rican School with works by Lorenzo Homar and Rafael Tufino showing radical populist themes expressed in graphics. Flag and map imagery is also to be found in Puerto Rican Art, notably … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 189 Your visit to Saint Anthony’s Parish on the charming “Emerald Isle” of the Caribbean,

Montserrat, has been held ransom – like the island itself – by the volcanic vent known as Soufrière Hills Volcano, which has freshly erupted and is spewing out superheated mud, gases and rubble which slides downhill on a cushion of air.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-74)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 188 After diving the reefs and wrecks of the Chinchorro Reef, ssc Island Dancer sails from Cayo

Lobos and docks off Chetumal where you visit the impressive Museum of Maya Culture, learning all about Maya beliefs and customs in preparation for your tour of the Rio Beck Ruin Route, in the ruin rich, little explored, southern part of Quintana Roo, Mexico.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island X-149)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 186 Visiting Jamaica on board ss Azure Sea you find that “Out of Many, One People” means what it

says. Spanish, English, Scottish, African, Portuguese, Chinese, Indian, French and Syrian have all contributed to the island’s identity, as have a variety of religions still practiced here ~ Anglican, Baptist, Jewish, Methodist, Muslim, Roman Catholic and Rastafarian.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island F-48)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 185 Dominica is hiker heaven, so while visiting on board ss Colombia put on your boots and

sunscreen then take the whole day to hike the Northern and Central forests: There you will see a variety of birds on the Lower Syndicate Trail ~ an endangered imperial parrot, flycatchers and hummingbirds, bananaquits and bullfinches; where you also hear the mountain whistler, with its call reminiscent of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony; then find waterfalls … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 184 When ss Mayan Sun anchors off Gran Roque (Los Roques Archipelago) 70 miles off the coast of

Venezuela, you take the ship’s dinghy, fishing rods and friends and look for a “mud” in which to cast your line. A mud is where a school of bonefish are feeding and stirring up the sandy sea bottom of the grassy, hard sand and “Pancake” flats in this pristine National Park.  ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 183 During your visit to the Spice Island of Grenada while aboard ss Neptune, you delight in the

lush landscapes and natural beauties of the island, also the aroma of fresh spices in the air. All around you is evidence of the spice trade; on the inland road nutmegs are being sorted and cacao pods dry in the sun; bay rum leaves, lemon grass, cinnamon and cloves are used locally for alternative medicine … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 182 ~ HURRICANE CARD ~ It is said that William Shakespeare based his play The Tempest in

“the Vexed Bermoothes”; so when Hurricane Adrienne turns your way you must sail directly to Warwick Parish, Bermuda, and may not leave until you roll a combination of six or less on your turn of the dice.  ~   Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 181 Some of the best hiking in the Grenadines is on Union Island – with the tallest peak on

these volcanic lands being the almost 1,000 feet high Mount Taboi; outside the main town of Clifton there is Fort Hill with its fabulous panoramic view; and a trek to the north finds Richmond Bay and Belmont Bay with their inviting white sand beaches. If you have any strength left in your legs, visit the … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 180 On board ssc Island Dancer your visit to Treasure Cay (pronounced key) on the island of

Abaco is highlighted by entering a “Catch and Release” deep sea fishing tournament where you win second prize after returning your Blue Marlin back to the sea.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-22)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 179 Indigo Sails leaves Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas en route for Key West, but runs into

trouble in the Quicksands and Old Bombing Target Area, both marked as “Area To Be Avoided” in the (3,000 square nautical mile) Florida Keys’ Particularly Sensitive Sea Area zone … Lose Key West from your scorecard.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Z-155)  <Lose Island Z-154>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 178 While visiting the waters around the island of Eleuthera on board Indigo Sails you visit

Tarpum Bay, an artists’ colony, where you admire paintings, sculptures and works in various other media: Many of the oil and watercolour paintings portray island life and local scenery, illustrating the spectacular light and wonderful colours of the Bahamian “Out Islands” to their best effect.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-12)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 177 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 in the past … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 176 When ss Neptune anchors off the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama, you visit Isla

Bastimentos Marine Park and find parrots, caimans, opossums, white-faced capuchin monkeys and a red poison-dart frog above the water; underwater, you see 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 175 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 Treaty … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 174 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 173 After scuba diving the Shark Hotel off West Caicos, steer Indigo Sails towards one of the

most popular anchorages on Providenciales ~ Sapodilla Bay ~ but make sure to pay attention to the razor-sharp reefs all around the Turks and Caicos islands.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands E-32 & E-36)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 172 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), to 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 171 When ss Magellan docks in St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), see if you can find a shoreside

bookshop to pick up some Caribbean-themed reading for those days spent by the ship’s pool. One of the best Caribbean reads is “Don’t Stop The Carnival” by Herman Wouk, reportedly 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 170 While cruising on board ss Caribbean Star, your Shore Excursion on 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 169 When the ss Caribbean Star docks in 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, every day in … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 168 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; you 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 Islands M-93 … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 167 When ss Azure Sea cruises amid 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 along the coast … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 166 While visiting Grand Turk on board 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, surgical implements, hull and rigging pieces, also storage jars and cutlery. The … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 165 The laid-back aura that permeates Isla Mujeres – the Island of Women – does not stop you from

exploring when you visit 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 164 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