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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 159 Autonomous Aruba has a weekly celebration of its multi-cultural spirit and multi-national

residents, (whose more than 40 nationalities – Native Indian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese and African among others – contribute to the island melting pot). This Bon Bini, the Papiamento word of welcome, is held every Tuesday and celebrates Aruba’s folklore, crafts, food and music.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island R-116)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 158 While visiting Isla Margarita on board ss Magellan, you take a two day Shore Excursion to

Canaima National Park on the Venezuelan mainland and see the incredible Angel Falls ~ the tallest continuously flowing waterfall on this planet (3,212 feet). The landscape here is awesome, with massive flat-topped mountains (Tepuys) soaring out of the jungle, inspiring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write “The Lost World”.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean Destinations … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 156 When ss Azure Sea sails into Nassau, the capital of New Providence, you have a chance to see

the town that has been the profit centre of the Bahamas for over 300 years: Firstly, as a pirates’ haven and operations base; then, for the years of the American Civil War, Nassau was a centre for blockade running activities. During America’s Prohibition era, the islands of New Providence, Bimini and Grand Bahama were all … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 154 Barbados has wonderful beaches – whether you are surfing the rugged and wave-lashed north

east coast at Bathsheba or meditating upon incredible multi-coloured blue waters from the cliffs above old Crane Harbour: Beach hopping along the Gold Coast from Paradise Beach to Paynes Bay then on to Sandy Lane is a fun way to finish the day – and you should always be on the lookout for the green … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 153 Returning from your visit to the pink sands of Harbour Island, Indigo Sails makes for

beautiful Belle Meade Island in Biscayne Bay where you make fast your mooring lines to the dock, wash down the boat, stow all gear and then relax in your hammock.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-3 & C-13)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 152 The mv Riviera docks on the island of Barbuda: You get away from the rest of the world and

spend the morning on the Atlantic side of the island, beach combing, shelling and bird watching; then later go swimming and snorkeling amid the coral reefs and beautiful blue waters off the Caribbean coast’s pink and white sand beaches.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island K-71)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 151 When sv Tradewinds anchors to the south of Ambergris Caye off the Belize mainland, some of

the best dive sites are Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark-Ray Alley and Amigos Shipwreck. The Reserve is a water-wonderland of brilliantly coloured fish of electric blue hue, fluorescent yellow, deep orange, deeper purple, bright red and luminous green.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island W-139)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 150 When ss Azure Sea anchors off Jost Van Dyke island you spend the morning learning how to

windsurf, and after falling off your board a few times, you turn out to be pretty good. You enjoy the learning experience so much that in the afternoon you take lessons on a 19 foot long daysailer and finally see what everyone in the Virgin Islands is on about … sailing is fabulous.  ~  Ship Card … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 149 Take the picnic lunch provided by catering staff on board ss Neptune to Brimstone Hill

Fortress on the island of St.Kitts. Here you visit the Fort George museum and read about the violent struggles for possession of the island between the English and French over the centuries. Today, the panoramic view of ocean and islands is obscured by clouds, but you can see Saba and St.Eustatius (Statia) through the mists. … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 147 After your cruise on board ss Mayan Sun to Porvenir Island and Isla Bastimentos, you return

to Miami and visit the Museum of Science which uses its affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute to emphasize South Florida’s historic and cultural links to Latin America and the Caribbean.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, T-126 & T-127)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 145 As you stand on deck aboard ss Colombia and gaze upon the 54 feet thick walls of the Old

City and Fortress of Cartagena it is easy to imagine Spanish galleons loaded with gold, pieces of eight, emeralds, pearls, coffee and tobacco protected by these “Murallas” from the English, Dutch and French pirates laying in wait along the Spanish Main.  ~  Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination S-122)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 144 After ss Mayan Sun anchors off Dangriga, Belize, your Shore Excursion is a trip to Tikal,

(and the National Park which surrounds it), in Guatemala. Tikal is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the Americas, with large pyramids jutting out of the surrounding dense jungle which also features local wildlife – with monkeys, parrots, peacocks and the sacred jaguar in residence.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destinations W-142 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 143 On board sv Tradewinds off South Bimini (which means two islands in the almost forgotten

Lucayan Indian language), see if you can find what old-time explorers searched for in vain amid these azure waters: Firstly, the lost island of Atlantis; and secondly, the fountain of youth.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-10)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 142 When ss Neptune docks in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, visit the Colonial Zone

and go back in time to the 16th. and 17th. centuries, when the city was a colony (of various nations) and a home base for privateers and explorers, among whom Columbus is the most famous. Divers can enjoy the wrecks of the Conde de Tolosa and Nuestra Senora de Guadeloupe, both Spanish galleons sunk back in the days … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 141 Relax at the end of the day in your ship’s Lookout Lounge high above the deck, with its 360

degree view of the Caribbean Sea far below you. You see Man-O-War Cay, Great Guana Cay and Green Turtle Cay in the distance as ss Azure Sea sails towards Freeport, Grand Bahama.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands B-11, C-17, C-18 & C-20)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 139 When WorldWide Cruise Line’s steamship Colombia docks in Antigua you visit a local cricket

match between an Antiguan eleven and a team from Anguilla. While nibbling on your cucumber sandwiches and sipping your tea, one of the visiting batsmen hits the ball over the boundary ropes for “six”. Unfortunately, it lands amid your tea cups, saucers, plates, sandwiches and scones, ruining your “Tea Time”: Lose Antigua …  ~  Island … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 138 During your stop-over in Trinidad while on board ss Colombia, you visit the museum in Port

of Spain and see the wonderful watercolor landscapes and island scenes of Michael-Jean Cazabon, a French-Creole Trinidadian who studied art in Paris. His view of an Immortelle tree on Belmont Hill which he painted in 1850 is an excellent example of his genre. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island P-105)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 137 On board the ss Caribbean Star you visit the island of Eleuthera (from the Greek word for

Freedom), which was first settled in 1648 by a band of English Puritans and Independents escaping religious persecution in Bermuda and England. Go to see the Bluff and Current, two early settlements, and also the nearby Preacher’s Cave, where these “Eleutheran Adventurers” are said to have worshipped. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands C-12 & G-53)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 136 Isla Margarita, just off the Venezuelan coast, is home to some of the best beaches in the

Caribbean. When visiting the island during your “Three Americas Cruise” on board ss Colombia you have a decision to make; between El Yaque for it’s fabulous windsurfing and kitesurfing, or Playa El Agua with it’s beautiful sands fringed by palm trees, or Playa Manzanillo and it’s peaceful fishing village. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Q-111)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 135 While ss Neptune docks in Nassau, New Providence, you find that the best way to relive your

visit to the Bahamas is to purchase one of the stunning paintings created by local artists; with the festival of Junkanoo being a strong theme in some paintings, as is religion, spirituality and the celebration of local womanhood. Every one of these artworks is imbued with the wonderful tropical colours and sunlight which bathes all … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 134 When ss Mayan Sun anchors off Grand Cayman you go back in time along the Mastic Trail,

exploring the interior woodland of the island: Here you find Mastic and Mahogany trees alongside bitter plum and Royal palms; with Cayman and Cuban parrots, West Indian woodpeckers, Caribbean doves, Ruby-throated hummingbirds and Mangrove Buckeye butterflies flying amid the branches, flowering vines and orchids. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Y-150)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 133 After sv Tradewinds sets sail towards the Bermudas your onboard compass malfunctions and

flickering lights appear in the water off the starboard bow. These same strange phenomena were logged by Christopher Columbus centuries ago during his voyages to the New World. Remember that you are now in the Bermuda Triangle … Lose Pembroke and Warwick Parishes in Bermuda from your scorecard.  ~  Island Card <Lose Island Parishes G-51 … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 132 The ss Azure Sea sails late from Aruba and you have dinner in a local kitchen. Specialities

of the house are pumpkin soup, shark patties, cabrito stoba (goat stew), keshi yena and stewed lamb creole-style with pan roti. Home made flan or fresh fruit to finish.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island R-116)  Continue reading