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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 281 During your stopover in Trinidad on board Indigo Sails you have to be rescued from the

La Brea Pitch Lake ~ the world’s largest asphalt deposit, with its self-replenishing supply. You have definitely stepped in too deep this time … Lose Trinidad.  ~  Island Card  <Lose Island P-105>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 280 mv Riviera docks in Key West just in time for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration on

April 23rd: Parades, parties, bed races and creative costumes celebrate the fact that “We Seceded Where Others Failed”. By the end of all the parties you should have found your Sovereign State of Mind.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Z-154)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 279 When visiting Grand Bahama on board ss Colombia your Shore Excursion is another cruise; this

one will take you over the local reefs to see brightly-coloured corals and sponges with a huge variety of marine life ~ sharks, stingrays, barracuda, parrotfish, turtles, angelfish, puffers and maybe a moray eel ~ all from the large, angled, undersea windows of your glass bottom boat.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 278 You arrive on Providenciales through the Leeward Cut on board ssc Island Dancer. The ship’s

Captain anchors in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay, from where you take a dive boat and visit Little Water Cay with its Nature Reserve protecting the rock iguanas. In the afternoon you zip up to Dellis Cay for the best beachcombing and shelling in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 277 During ss Colombia’s voyage to Bermuda you visit the shipboard casino for a lecture given by

a world-class poker player, in order to learn how to best play the games of chance; but, you still lose your dollars that evening when you play for real … Lose Pembroke Parish, Bermuda. ~  Island Card  <Lose Island Parish G-51>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 276 Take a few days off from your cruise aboard the ssc Island Dancer and stay “Somewhere

Different” in Abaco. Enjoy rest and relaxation plus home cooking and expertly guided bonefishing. All of this in a small rustic retreat amid naturally landscaped gardens surrounded by land and marine life as well as over 50 species of wild birds and parrots. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-22)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 275 When visiting Isla Bastimintos off the Panamanian coast on board mv Riviera, you take the

dive boat (and a dive buddy) miles out to sea and try to find one of the many Spanish galleons that were wrecked in these waters hundreds of years ago, along with their treasure of bullion and jewels. ~  Island Card (visiting Island T-127)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 274 Cuban painters and art have made a huge contribution to Caribbean culture; ranging from

Wilfredo Lam’s masterpiece “The Jungle” (1943); to Elso Padilla’s installation “For America” (1986); and Flavio Garciandia’s “Visit to the Tropical Art Museum” series (1994). ~  Ship Card (visiting Island F-49)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 273 Of all the wonderful protected environments in Costa Rica perhaps the most inspiring is the

“Children’s Rain Forest”, which has grown from 15 acres to over 46,000 acres of trees, vegetation and wildlife through the donations and sacrifices of children from over 40 countries who wish for people and children around the world to learn more about Natural History and the long-term protection of our planet’s rainforest. ~  Island Card … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 271 On board ss Azure Sea play hooky and jump ship while visiting Antigua. It’s Sailing Week –

seven days of ocean racing and shoreside parties ending on Dockyard Day with its tugs-of-war between crews, greased pole races and spinnaker flying. The climax of the week is Lord Nelson’s Ball and the award ceremonies.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-70)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 270 If you wish to be scared while on Grand Bahama – dive with a steel-mesh-clad master diver,

watch him feed a variety of free-roaming sharks and maybe reach out and touch the sandpaper roughness of a shark’s skin as your dive master guides a shark over for you to examine. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 269 Cruising on board the ketch Indigo Sails is great for making for making new friends in

different countries; this is helped by practicing your limited French and Spanish language skills during your visits to Petit Martinique and Chimana Grande. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands M-96 & Q-114)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 268 When ss Azure Sea anchors off Puerto Barrios you go ashore and discover the wonderful

language of design and color that is Guatemalan weaving. Most women still weave on the same backstrap loom used by the early Maya, using cotton and woolen threads dyed with colors from local plants and insects. In Guatemala it is said that “Weaving has preserved the design of the Maya universe.”  ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 265 When visiting Carriacou on board mv Riviera your timing is impeccable. You arrive during the

annual Regatta when the sound of conga drums fills the air and the people of Carriacou celebrate the harvest of land and sea with sensational dances handed down over the generations from the African tribes of Congo, Moko, Mandinka, Kromanti and Ibo.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-86)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 264 After an exhilarating hike along St.Margaret’s Trail (and beyond) to the mountainous,

 tropical interior of Grenada (the largest island in the Grenadines), you return to ss Mayan Sun and visit the onboard health centre for a sauna and Swedish massage. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island N-102)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 263 While visiting Bermuda’s Warwick Parish on board ss Magellan you have pre-arranged an early

early morning horseback ride along part of the Railway Trail. You choose not to climb the 185 steps to the lens house of Gibbs Hill lighthouse, but instead continue through South Shore Park to Warwick Long Bay with its unique coral outcrop 200 feet offshore.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Parish G-52)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 262 As Indigo Sails heads for St.George’s Parish Harbour in Bermuda you are passed by two yachts

racing in the Newport – Bermuda Sailing Race. This brings to mind the words of the old grey poet of Norfolk, who wrote: “Fannies wet all day and night, Brilliant sailing like a kite. Get that dammed club topsail set, Just to make us curse and sweat. Set the guinny on the sprit, Sheet her down … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 261 On board ss Mayan Sun your stopover today is Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands. During your

Shore Excursion you visit the Nevis Philatelic Bureau and collect a fabulous set of Commemorative Issue stamps highlighting the island’s multi-coloured and diverse flora and fauna.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-73)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 260 Cat Island is another Out Island where old-time Bahamas life continues, where Bahamians

pursue their everyday lives in small, sparsely settled communities. The traditions of living off the land and from the sea continue. Here you will see signs of Obeah, the West Indian Magic; also ruined plantation houses; as well as a chapel and religious retreat atop Mount Alvernia, another contribution from Father Jerome, who lived out … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 259 While visiting Surinam on board ss Colombia you find that the African Diaspora to this

country was subjected to the worst treatment of slaves ever recorded. John Stedman’s accounts of life in Surinam during the 18th century influenced William Blake in his poem “The Tiger”: Also, in Voltaire’s book Candide, a slave describes how “dogs, monkeys and parrots are a thousand times less miserable than we are” … Lose Surinam.  ~ … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 258 On board sv Tradewinds, dock at beautiful Barbuda and visit Codrington Lagoon where frigate

birds with their up to eight foot wingspan nest in the miles of mangrove bushes. The Bird Sanctuary is home to over 150 species, including pelicans, snipes, ibis, herons, kingfishers, warblers, tropical mockingbirds, oyster-catchers, cormorants and egrets.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island K-71)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 257 When visiting Venezuela’s Margarita Island on board ss Colombia you visit the Castillo de

San Carlos Borromeo, a castle which Simon Bolivar, the Great Liberator, made his headquarters. Bolivar’s wars for South and Central American Independence are legendary, but his dream of a self-governing republic of nations has not been realized … Lose Isla Margarita.  ~  Island Card  <lose Island Q-111>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 256 On board ss Neptune you visit Puerto Rico and run away to one of the Paradors (country inns,

usually in out of the way places): Try the old coffee plantation house near Jayuya in the shadow of Cerro de Punta, the highest peak on the island – here you can hike in the rugged and beautiful terrain of the surrounding mountains; eat a traditional Puerto Rican dinner; and watch baseball stars of the … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 255 Hope that the Captain of ss Colombia does not add his (and your) ship to the reef off the

island of Anegada, BVI; there are already over 300 wrecks in these waters, many easily seen whilst diving. When visiting this sunken island you choose to explore the wreck of the Rochus with its spectacular and varied fish population.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island  H-55)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 254 The buccaneering spirit is still alive and well in the Bahamas on the island of Spanish

Wells, originally named for the Spanish explorers who put ashore for fresh water and provisions. Now the islanders put to sea in refrigerated boats and search all over Bahamian waters for the treasure of the elusive crawfish (spiny lobster).  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-14)  Continue reading