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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). Later, finish the day at Current Cut where a channel only 100 foot wide funnels tidal currents at high … 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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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 81 From the deck of mv Riviera you see Kuna Indians from El Porvenir Island paddling their canoes

toward the Comarca de Kuna Yala autonomous region within mainland Panama. In this jungle 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 … 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 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 the … 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

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 76 Before sailing on down to Shell Island and Man-O-War in the Abacos onboard your crewed

sailboat Indigo Sails, you stop at Walker’s Cay and scuba dive Shark Rodeo (afterwards finding out that far too many of these beautiful beasts are massacred every year): In the afternoon, you dive Pirate’s Cathedral, with its surreal maze of tunnels and caves which end in a cavernous grotto with sunlight streaming in from an opening in … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 75 During your Yoga Cruise through the Caribbean from Windermere Island towards Stocking Island

in the Exumas you learn from the Yoga master on board that through sacrificing personal interests you can worship, (that is work towards healing the injured parts of Nature), by helping to detoxify and revitalize our earth’s atmosphere and ecosystems. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands C-15 & D-25)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 74 When visiting Bequia (the largest island in the Grenadines) on board ss Caribbean Star, be

sure to bring back an example of the marine art of scrimshaw (engravings in bone on a variety of collectibles), or a vividly coloured original naïve painting; the other choice you have among the golden beaches and banana trees are the romantic shell-laden Sailors’ Valentines which were given by sailors as keepsakes to loved ones … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 73 Your visit to Trinidad on board sv Riviera shows you an international mix of races, cultures

and religions living together ~ English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, African, Amerindian, Chinese, Middle Eastern and East Indian; with Hindu temples and Muslim mosques standing next to Protestant and Catholic churches, while Spiritual Baptism and Trinidad Orisha are also practiced on the island.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island P-105)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 72 The worst place to be in Miami when the twelve-stories-high ss Neptune sails out of Government

Cut at the start of it’s cruise to Grand Bahama, Man-O-War Cay and Staniel Cay, is driving down Alton Road when this massive floating hotel sails past the end of the street en route for fun and sun in the Caribbean – without you. Lose Miami.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands B-11, C-17 & D-27) <Lose destination … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 70 During your cruise through the British Virgin Islands onboard ss Magellan you rent a kayak on

Beef Island and paddle through the Sir Francis Drake Channel (named after the English naval entrepreneur who first sailed this channel in the year 1595). Keep paddling eastward through azure seas until you reach Necker Island, (privately owned by a more modern-day English entrepreneur). ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands H-61 & H-62 on your scorecard)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 69 The waters off the east coast of the island chain called the Exumas are where you have a

great chance of a pelagic encounter with the likes of giant marlin, wahoo or sailfish; you may also find a variety of sharks, including tigers and hammerheads. This is evidenced by the legend of the Shark Lady who lived just over the bridge from Great to Little Exuma and told tales from a lifetime of … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 68 ss Azure Sea has a late sailing time, so you spend the evening with the Queen of Saba eating

some of the best West Indian cuisine on the island: Try the goat curry, stuffed onion fish or the fish cakes, all with rice and local greens. Finish with banana or pumpkin fritters, followed by a moonlight stroll through the charming streets of The Bottom alongside the friendly locals. ~ Ship Card (visiting Island R-117)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 67 Visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia, you learn that the Haitian Revolution on the island of

Hispaniola in 1791 led to the only successful slave revolt in Caribbean and American history. The name of the western part of the island was changed to Haiti ~ its old Taino name ~ and Haiti became the second nation in the Americas to gain Independence, after the U.S.A. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands F-46 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 65 Before sailing from Miami to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on board ssc Island Dancer you

spend the day on South Beach, mingling with locals, holiday makers, shoppers, and artists at the Miami Beach Art Deco Weekend, which celebrates the Art Deco Era of the 1920s through the ’40s with music concerts, fashion shows, design workshops, art exhibits, guided architectural walks, a street fair and movie screenings. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 64 While ss Azure Sea sails toward Key Biscayne, you pass the onboard Photographers’ Gallery,

but today, instead of the usual photos, the walls are covered with wonderfully coloured drawings and paintings, by various children and grown ups on board, of their highlights of your cruise to Bermuda’s Sandys Parish and St.George’s Parish. ~ Ship Card (visiting Islands A-4, G-53 & G-54)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 63 When sv Tradewinds visits the island of Chimana Grande in Venezuela’s Mochima National Park

the ship’s captain anchors in a large cove ringed by rocky cliffs. You take the ship’s dinghy to explore the small mangrove lagoon with its colourful marine life, then continue along the coastline to Playa El Saco with it’s protected blue waters, palm-frond sun-shelters and open air restaurants. ~ Island Card (visiting Island Q-114)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 62 ss Caribbean Star anchors off Ambergris Caye and you decompress on the beach, relaxing in

your hammock with the muffled sounds of waves breaking on the reef offshore and the occasional screech of a seabird. Too bad you didn’t check to see where you slung your hammock … Beware of Falling Coconuts! ~ Lose Ambergris Caye. ~ Ship Card <Lose Island W-139>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 61 Visiting Livingstone, Guatemala, on board Indigo Sails, you learn that every Maya child has

a Nahual ~ an animal protective spirit ~ which helps the child communicate with Nature throughout his or her life. You also learn that the Guatemalan Maya have been vigorously protecting their culture from persecution since the days of Columbus up to the present day. ~ Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 60 When mv Riviera is docked in Miami you are shown the Everglades by your Miccosukee Indian

guide: When the airboat goes past Tear Island he reminds you that his tribe believe they exist to protect the land and keep it healthy. The people of the tribe are brought up to live in harmony with Nature and to respect all living things, including the manatees, alligators, wildcats, raccoons, rattlesnakes, wild papaya trees, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 59 Your evening Shore Excursion to St.Lucia, when you visit onboard mv Riviera, is a performance

of Derek Walcott’s masterpiece of poetic drama ~ “Dream on Monkey Island”, at the open-air theatre complex named after him on Pigeon Island, which is on the other side of a man-made causeway linking the two islands. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands N-100 & N101)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 58 There are plenty of sites to see in Barbados for history buffs. While visiting the island

onboard ss Caribbean Star find your way to National Heroes Square, (formerly known as Trafalgar Square), with its statue of Admiral Lord Nelson: Nearby St.Michael’s Cathedral has a Greek palindrome engraved on a font, translating to “Wash the Sin, Not Just the Skin”: Close by, there is the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere, built by … Continue reading