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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 313 One of the last frontiers of scuba diving in the Caribbean, Los Roques National Park is

a blessing: When visiting Gran Roque on board ssc Island Dancer you dive the Pinnacles with its streams of multi-colored fish, orange cup corals and azure vase sponges. ~  Island Card (visiting Island Q-113)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 312 When ssc Island Dancer visits the Dry Tortugas, (dry as in bring your own water), you camp

on Garden Key with Fort Jefferson standing guard. In the morning swim over to Bush Key and marvel at the number and variety of migrating birds that stop-over on these islands ~ orioles, masked boobies, noddy and sooty terns and the black whiskered vireo to name but a handful. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands Z-157 … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 311 When ssc Island Dancer docks on Bequia, make sure that you arrange a guided tour of the

Moonhole ~ private homes that have been built into naturally occurring caves in the cliffs. These homes have huge arches, fabulous views and lovely patios; they often have no electricity, rarely have windows and are kept cool by the constant trade winds … Amazing. ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-87)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 310 When ss Mayan Sun moors off Little Cayman you go to Pirate’s Point and take the mile-long

Nature Walk along the “Pirates Trail”. Listen to your guide telling tales from this island’s history while walking through the tropical woodland amid colorful parrots, orchids and the rock iguanas. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Y-151)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 308 While docked on board ss Neptune in the Dominican Republic (discovered by Christopher

Columbus during his first voyage in 1492), you can visit the Caribbean’s oldest city, cathedral and university. After a morning of culture and history in Santo Domingo, run away to the pearl-white sands and coco-palm-fringed beaches of Punta Cana. These are just twenty beautiful miles of the Dominican Republic’s one thousand miles of beaches. ~ … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 307 An afternoon of pampering is called for to help mend the attrition caused by sea, sand and

salt; so visit your onboard spa, where you combine a seaweed body wrap, massage and sauna with a super deluxe beauty treatment. Now you are ready for a night out when mv Riviera docks in Nassau town, New Providence, the Bahamas.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-8)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 306 On board ss Mayan Sun you win First Prize in the Fancy Dress Competition and then take your

friends on a half-day sports fishing charter in the deep waters off Aruba in the Dutch Antilles. What a catch ~ and release; white marlin, kingfish, mahi-mahi, barracuda, tuna and wahoo.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island R-116)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 305 If you time your cruise aboard ss Caribbean Star correctly, you can be in Cartagena for one

of its Caribbean Music Festivals; four days of music by African-influenced bands from Colombia, elsewhere in the Caribbean, and all over the world … playing Hip Hop and Salsa alongside local rhythms like Cumbia and Vallenato. ~  Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination S-122)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 304 When ss Caribbean Star visits Sandys Parish in Bermuda your Shore Excursion is a bicycle ride

along the westernmost section of the Bermuda Railway Trail. Here you will see bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander and poinsettia bursting through an abundance of greenery: Then on to Fort Scaur with its views of the bright blue seas of Great Sound on one side, and Ely’s Harbour (once a smugglers haven) on the other. ~  Ship … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 303 Sailing on board mv Riviera off the coasts of Guyana and Surinam on a yoga retreat cruise,

you learn that the ancient philosophers decreed that humans must repay three innate debts. Firstly, a debt to our family for their support and succour; secondly, a debt to those teachers who have given us knowledge; and most importantly we must repay the divine forces that nurture and sustain our lives ~ the wind, water, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 302 After docking in Sint Maarten on board ss Caribbean Star you have the sail of a lifetime on

board an “America’s Cup” Contender Class 12 meter yacht. You race against another 75 feet long masted racer over an America’s Cup Course and feel the awesome exhilaration of wind, surf and speed as you and your other crew members battle to be first over the finish line. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island R-119)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 301 After mv Riviera docks in Dangriga, Belize, you admire colourful paintings depicting Garifuna

life and culture at a local art and sculpture studio. You also find hand-crafted mahogany and cedar drums in traditional Garifuna style; and later, when you spend the night at the farming and fishing community of Hopkins Village, these drums are used to make sacred music to accompany a healing ceremony by the local Shaman … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 300 While visiting Miami on board ss Magellan you camp on Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National

Park. In the morning, paddle your sea kayak down to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (the USA’s first Underwater Preserve) on Key Largo and explore the reefs, mangroves and tidal creeks, with their coral, bird and fish inhabitants. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-1, A-5 & A-6)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 299 Call ahead when you are onboard ss Mayan Sun and reserve a room on Petit St.Vincent. Your

stay here is total seclusion in old-fashioned Caribbean style. A hammock on the beach with a red flag hoisted for privacy, and if you require room service raise the yellow flag. ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-93)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 298 ss Colombia arrives in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, during the local Fiesta celebrating Holy

Week (before Easter Sunday), when villagers from the surrounding area honour two important deities ~ Jesus Christ of the Catholic Church, and the local Maya god. ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 294 Arriving at St.John in the U.S. Virgin Islands you learn that man and Nature can make life

difficult, even for a National Park. Hurricanes batter the island; a severe drought causes problems; construction projects hurt vegetation, and silt run-off from these projects damages corals and water quality. Also, the millions of visitors erode the holistic habitat of the reefs … Lose St.John.  ~  Ship Card  <Lose Island J-65>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 293 ss Caribbean Star anchors off Bloody Bay on Little Cayman; Bloody Bay Wall starts at 18 feet

below sea level then drops off to depths of a few thousand feet; initially, the excellent visibility makes it easy to see a variety of corals and multitude of sponges, tiny seahorses, coral shrimps, starfish, damselfish, grouper, turtles, eagle rays and stingrays.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Y-151)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 292 When visiting St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) in late April on board ss Neptune, you run

into the Carnival celebrations with Mocko Jumbies (stilt-walking spirits), steel bands, Quadrille dancing (for everyone), calypso music, outrageous costumes and dancing in the streets for the whole two weeks of this non-stop Street Party.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island J-66)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 291 When ss Colombia anchors off Île du Diable (Devil’s Island) by French Guiana you see a harpy

eagle flying overhead: He will soon be flying over the mainland jungle and the Wayama Indians who live there among the jacaranda and tabebuia trees, vines and orchids, purple macaws and woodpeckers, alligators and snakes, howler, spider and capuchin monkeys. ~  Island Card (visiting Island N-110)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 290 When ss Colombia docks in Hamilton, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, your Shore Excursion is a

visit to the Underwater Exploration Institute with its simulated capsule dive from this volcanic island to the ocean floor 12,000 feet below; also, there are scale model wrecks, huge murals and an aural introduction to the sounds of sea animals communicating.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Parish G-51)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 289 When ss Mayan Sun visits Georgetown, Guyana, hope that your time ashore coincides with one

one of the many different festivals: Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad; Hindus commemorate Deepavali ~ the Festival of Lights; Christians observe Christmas and Easter; Chinese New Year is a New Moon Party after January 26th.  ~  Island Card  (visiting Caribbean destination P-108)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 288 The islands of Los Roques are now a Venezuelan National Park and fishing is limited to

traditional methods; even so, when ss Caribbean Star anchors off Gran Roque your day of bonefishing is an exciting introduction to salt water flyfishing. Usually not weighing more than 10-12 pounds here, these fish are fierce fighters and make for a fabulous day of sport.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Q-113)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 287 When visiting the island of Bequia (beck-way) in the fabulous Grenadines on board mv Riviera

you visit the small whaling museum which shows how the islanders made their living chasing whales in small boats with a master harpooner always ready to cock his arm and let fly his harpoon.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-87)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 286 A great day of sunbathing and snorkeling around the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras –

beginning in the shallows with green and purple parrotfish, trigger fish, jacks, rock beauties and sergeant majors, then further out, the awesome sight of the ocean floor disappearing beneath you at the “Drop Off”. Afterwards, back to Roatan to discover sun-burned backs and shoulders – not enough sun protection, and not a good end to … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 285 If you really wish to get away from it all, try Walker’s Cay, the furthermost island in the

northern Bahamas, and an unspoiled haven for divers who will find all the fish they need at White Hole. Enjoy the deserted beaches, the crystalline waters and stunning sunsets.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island C-21)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 284 When visiting Haiti be sure that you get to travel on board one of the brightly decorated

buses that are the people-movers of the island, Tap Taps. Many of these transports have graceful curves and sweeps which are embellished with bright colours and Kreyol phrase. This is vibrant Haitian street art ~ in Haiti or on 5th Street, Miami Beach. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2 & F-46)  Continue reading