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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 338 When ss Mayan Sun docks in Grenada, you find an art gallery that has on display many fine

examples of local paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures: Many of the artists working in Grenada today have been given encouragement and support by the volunteers at the Grenada Arts Council.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island N-102)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 337 Possibly the best time to be in Barbados is mid-July until early August, during the annual

Crop Over celebrations. This two-week-long-party marks the reaping of the sugar cane harvest and dates back to the 1870s: Join in the open-air concerts and parades with their steel pan bands and Bajan (Barbadian) Tuk bands with fifes and drums. The air is full of Soca and Reggae music, with both locals and visitors enjoying … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 336 After a morning scuba dive around the Black Hills sea mount off Utila (one of the Bay

Islands of Honduras), you do some archaeological exploration on dry land, then return to ssc Island Dancer and indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy massage with therapeutic essential oils including lavender, marjoram and ylang ylang. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island V-135)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 335 When ss Caribbean Star visits Cancun, you attend a Performance of the Ballet Folklorico and

witness a glorious pageant which relates a variety of different stories from this land steeped in legend and tradition: The “Mexican Hat Dance” of Jalisco State and the “Dance of the Stag” from the North Canyon Country are just a couple of the many examples of this rich tradition. ~  Island Card (visiting Island X-144)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 334 When visiting St.Thomas on board ss Colombia you play Mahogany Run GC with its 18 challenging

seaside holes and incredible landscapes; then visit Blackbeard’s Tower, a fine lookout at the top of Government Hill. In the afternoon, buy local at the Arts Alive Arts and Crafts Festival; then finish off the day with a curry of local vegetables and a recital of chamber music at Tillett Gardens. ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 333 During your Eastern Caribbean cruise on board sv Tradewinds you visit Virgin Gorda and spend

time playing in The Baths; then find your way to Leverick Bay, from where you windsurf over to Mosquito Island for a lazy afternoon on a nameless, deserted beach. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands H-57 & H-63)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 332 Spend some time on Guana Island ~ a wildlife sanctuary ~ and observe some of the more than

50 species of birds on the island while walking the nature trails lined with oleander and hibiscus, orchids and jasmine, frangipani and plumeria: Pick your choice of fresh fruit from papaya, mango or breadfruit, grapefruit, banana or pineapple: Choose a deserted beach and explore underwater for the over one hundred species of fish who call … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 331 On board ss Colombia your Shore Excursion to St.Maarten includes a hike to the top of

Paradise Peak, from where you can see the whole island ~ St.Maarten and St.Martin. Before going back to town you will need to choose your dinner fare; either French bouillabaisse and burgundy; split pea soup and Dutch beer; or, Caribbean lobster and Planter’s Punch.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands L-84 & R-119)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 330 When Indigo Sails docks by the town of Windward on Carriacou you see villagers of Scottish

descent carrying on the tradition of wooden boat building using the white cedar of this island and the greenheart tree from Guyana. These fast, graceful, trading and sailing sloops are some of the best-made in the Caribbean, so when you try to race one into port, you lose, and also … Lose Carriacou.  ~  Ship … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 329 Visiting Sint Eustatius while sailing aboard Indigo Sails in the Leeward Islands, you go

beach-combing on Zeelandia Beach; this morning, after a storm, the pickings are good ~ interesting pieces of driftwood and broken glass, an ancient coin and a 300 year-old blue Dutch slave bead. ~  Island Card (visiting Island R-118)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 328 Drop anchor from Indigo Sails at Rendezvous Bay on the northwest side of Montserrat, then

hire a mountain bike and go riding in the northern hills where you see the Montserrat oriole (only to be found on this island) flying through the bamboo and hairy mango trees. You also glimpse the island of Redonda in the distance while high up in the hills. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands K-74 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 327 When you dock at the old harbour of Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Careenage, mind out that

Indigo Sails is not the subject of a careening. This process involves tying a weight to your boat’s mast to overturn it so that the hull can be scraped, caulked and painted. ~  Island Card (visiting Island N-99)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 326 After stocking up with provisions on the island of Nevis (pronounced nee-vis), the Captain

on board mv Riviera invites your party to a West Indian dinner spectacular at his table ~ a choice of conch salad, conch chowder, jerked chicken, curried goat, baked grouper, peas ‘n’ rice, johnny cakes, breadfruit, mangoes, pineapple and papaya … sublime. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island K-73)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 325 When visiting La Isla Chimana Grande off the Venezuelan coast while onboard Indigo Sails you

hike the cliffs to the lookout point, all the while checking out the brilliant blue waters and the coral reef below. You should also spot an iguana or two hiding amid the rocks and cacti while on your journey.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Q-114)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 324 When you arrive at St.Thomas aboard ss Neptune you must make a choice … up or down? Either

an air conditioned submarine to take you 90 feet below the waves to see vibrantly coloured fish and swaying sea fans alongside huge purple and orange sponges; or, you can take the tram 700 feet up Flag Hill to Paradise Point with its panoramic view. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island J-66)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 323 Before joining ss Mayan Sun you visit the Everglades, which Miccosukee Indians call Pa-Hay-

Okee (Grassy Water), on board an air boat: You marvel at the fifteen-foot-high, three sided, sharp sawgrass and the alligators, egrets, blue herons, water moccasins, orchids and water lilies that live here. ~  Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination Z-159)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 322 Densely forested mahogany and pine trees cover the centre portion of the island of Andros:

On Southern Andros you will find a huge tract of mangrove forest, home to amongst others, the endangered Bahamian parrot, six foot long iguanas, egrets and herons, a multitude of different lizards and the Bahamian boa constrictor. If you visit during spring time, hope to see the land crabs of Andros migrate in their thousands … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 321 Take a beach trip when ss Azure Sea docks in Cozumel, Mexico. You can choose to relax under

a palapa and curl up your toes in the sand, or, perhaps snorkel the reefs just off-shore of the beaches at Palancar, Chankanaab, San Francisco, Yucab or Santa Rosa, with their brightly-colored sea life of fish, corals and sponges. But, please take off your jewellery before you enter the water – barracudas often come to … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 320 The waters around Corn Island (off the coast of Nicaragua) are crystal-clear on one side and

green on the other. When visiting the island you sunbathe on the three-mile-long white sand beach then dive the wreck of a Spanish galleon just offshore in about 70 feet of water. ~  Ship Card (visiting island U-131)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 319 During your stop-over on St.Barts make sure to take your windsurfing gear to Baie St.Jean

and catch some waves over to Anse (cove or bay) du Grande Colombier where you will find quiet and peace on the coco-palm-fringed beach ~ all the better for your relaxation, reflections and meditation. Oh, and don’t forget to stay for the superb sunset.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island L-80)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 318 While onboard ss Colombia you visit Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic, a recreation

of a 15th.Century artisans village with a Taino Indian Museum, workshops, studios and galleries. Here one can learn jewelry making, macrame, printmaking and basic art skills. After all this hard work your group has a late dinner with a choice of either fresh kingfish in tropical coconut sauce; or paella, that great mix of saffron … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 317 During your cruise on board ssc Island Dancer you collect a variety of beautiful multi-

coloured stamps from the islands of St.Thomas, (U.S. Virgin Islands); Nevis, Saint-Barthélemy, (the Leeward Islands); and St.Vincent, (the Grenadines): These stamps celebrate the precious natural resources of these gems of the Caribbean, as well as the local flora and fauna.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands J-66, K-73, L-80 & N-103)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 316 After mooring in Cruz Bay, St.John, aboard ss Mayan Sun, you learn that the best way to hike

here is with a guide; who can then show you the wild tamarind, french weed (used to treat fevers), a night-blooming witch’s vein (helped treat cardiac arrest), a zombie’s cucumber or the pitch apple tree, whose leaves were used as parchment for letter writing. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island J-65)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 315 After tendering ashore from ss Caribbean Star you climb the ramparts of Fort St.Louis and

see the town of Marigot spread out beneath you. As it is Saturday morning the market on St.Martin is busy with locals and vacationers buying a colourful assortment of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, also herbs, spices and freshly caught fish. ~  Island Card (visiting Island L-84)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 314 Your Shore Excursion today while aboard mv Riviera includes Tucker House, just on the corner

of Barber’s Alley in St.George’s Parish, Bermuda; you also find out about the famed Gunpowder Plot of the American War of Independence, and learn from the St.George’s Foundation why Barber’s Alley is so named.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Parish G-53)  Continue reading