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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 244 On board ss Neptune today you dock at Scarborough, Tobago, learning that this island’s

spectacular rainforests are protected by a law dating back to 1776: This law states that “these forests shall remain forever unalienable, to be left in wood for the express purpose of attracting rains”. ~  Island Card (visiting Island P-107)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 243 When visiting Bridgetown, Barbados, on board ss Neptune, you go on the Rum Tour Shore

Excursion which explains the politics and economics of sugar ~ the mainstay of the Bajan economy for over 300 years. You see the sugar crop in the fields, then tour a distillery and view the different stages of fermentation, aging and blending, also the art of barrel making. After making new friends on the tour … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 242 If you are looking for a true hide-away then the island of Désirade will fit your bill. Life

is extremely simple on this table mountain in the sea which was for some years a leper colony. Today, islanders either fish in their lively-colored fishing boats, graze sheep or make a living from the soil. Enjoy the golden-sand beaches at La Grand-Anse, Souffleur and Baie Mahault. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island L-83)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 241 During your visit to Dominica (dom-i-nee-ka), the Nature Island of the Caribbean, on board

ss Colombia, your Shore Excursion takes you to this island’s Catholic Cathedral which is built of volcanic stone and glass with it’s different sections telling of Dominica’s past history – the Carib Indians, Christopher Columbus, French plantations, convicts sent to Devil’s Island, Victorian murals, and the stained glass windows and dark stone brought to the … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 240 After ss Magellan anchors off Mayreau you walk up Station Hill to the village and reward

yourself with a righteous snack; afterwards, carry on upwards to the church from where today there is a spectacular view encompassing Canouan, Union, the Tobago Cays and Petit St.Vincent.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands M-90, M-91, M-92, M-93 & M-98)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 239 South Florida parks make great outdoor classrooms. So, before sailing on board mv Riviera

for Cat Island in the Bahamas, visit Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, and get your feet wet as you cast your nets in sea-grass beds while pulling in shrimp, crabs and starfish. A local naturalist will explain some of the mysteries of marine life.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-4 & D-29)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 238 At the end of the day, sv Tradewinds anchors off Isla Holbox near Punto Mosquito, where the

Gulf meets the Caribbean, and a patch of bright pink transforms into a large flock of flamingos struggling to flight then gracefully gliding to rest on the midnight blue waters. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island X-147)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 237 When Indigo Sails docks by the town of Windward on the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines,

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 … … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 236 sv Tradewinds sails from Cozumel and its coral reefs late in the evening; after waking the

next morning, you look out of your cabin window and see grey Mayan temples perched atop a cliff above tall, wind-swept palm trees and white sands, with the blue Caribbean Sea pounding the shore on the coastline at Tulum. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island X-145)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 235 Costa Rica is an adventure. When visiting Puerto Limon on board ss Neptune go north to

Tortuguero National Park, which is tall forest, palm groves, waterways and beaches. Here, canal/river trips with a local guide show you woodpeckers, howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, turtles, “walking palms”, cougars, ocelots, ant eaters, toucans and the brightly coloured poison dart frog. ~  Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 234 Visiting Carriacou on board sv Tradewinds you wander north to the hills and wonder at

Nature’s blessings: White Imortelle and dogwood trees dot the lush landscape; bougainvillea and flamboyants flourish alongside ferns and vines; and among all this greenery live glossy cowbirds, ramiers, southern mockingbirds, Antillean grackles, elaenias, cuckoos, yellow bananaquits and emerald-throated hummingbirds. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island M-86)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 233 During your cruise to the Bay Islands of Honduras on board ss Magellan, you dive the reefs

off the island of Roatan (part of one of the largest Barrier Reefs in the world) and begin to understand why these reefs have such a well deserved, world-class reputation. Organizations such as the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) work hard to protect these incredible natural resources. ~  Island Card (visiting Island V-134)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 232 When ss Azure Sea arrives in Cancun, Mexico, you take the two day Shore Excursion to the

city of Merida which the Maya called “The Place of the Fifth Point”, indicating that it was the centre of the universe: You then travel the “Mayan Route” to Campeche with its fabulous ruins and history.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island X-144)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 231 Visiting Isla Holbox (pronounced ohl-bosh) off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular while on board

ss Caribbean Star, the highlight of your day is a walk along a beachcomber’s fantasy ~ a wide expanse of beach, miles long and littered with millions of sea shells of every conceivable Caribbean variety.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island X-147)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 230 While on board sv Tradewinds your visit to Garden Key is spent snorkeling off the white

sand beaches of the Dry Tortugas, where you also learn first-hand about the endangered lives of four species of sea turtles ~ the Green, Leatherback, Atlantic Ridley and the Hawksbill. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Z-157)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 228 After arriving in Dangriga, Belize, on board mv Riviera you visit the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar

Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, where you find jaguars, ocelots, margays and scarlet macaws living in the surrounding jungle. As it is mid-November Dangriga is a carnival of colour and sound on Garifuna Settlement Day, the highlight of the cultural calendar for these descendants of the Red Caribs of the islands and West African slaves. ~ … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 229 ss Magellan has a Caribbean Art Auction on board during your cruise to St.Barthélemy and you

learn from the visiting onboard lecturers about the artists, painters and sculptors of the different Caribbean islands. Later in the cruise you use your new-found knowledge to begin your own Caribbean Art collection with a piece of “Found” art from the beaches of Barbuda.  ~  Island Card (visiting Islands K-71 & L-80)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 227 Travel “La Trace” route to Mount Pelée, which erupted in 1902, wiping out Martinique’s

capital of St.Pierre: Your trip takes you through the Pitons Carbet mountains where a hike to the top of Piton Carbet will afford you a wonderful vista of all Martinique and even her neighbour, St.Lucia. An alternative for the hardier hiker are the Gorges de la Falaise with forested canyons leading to a spectacular waterfall. … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 226 Shortly before arriving at your dive site in the Turks and Caicos Islands, your day is

highlighted by the sight of migrating humpback whales off the starboard bow of ssc Island Dancer. A few miles south of Salt Cay you hove-to above H.M.S. Endymion, an 18th century wooden British warship sunk in 30 feet of water; all that remains of her are cannons, ballast, anchors and bronze pins, which makes for a picturesque dive … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 224 Visiting Georgetown, Guyana, aboard sv Tradewinds you take a trip down the Essequibo River

and wonder at the portknockers (independent gold miners) hoping to find a shout (strike) of gold or diamonds in the river beds of this Land of Many Waters. ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination P-108)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 223 Meeting the ss Colombia in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for your Eastern Caribbean cruise, you

had planned to attend the annual Casals Festival featuring the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico. This concert series is the centerpiece of the local cultural calendar with world-class performers, but you have the wrong date, so you … Lose Puerto Rico. ~  Island Card  <lose Island F-40>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 222 During your Shore Excursion when cruising aboard ss Magellan, you visit the Botanical

Gardens of St.Vincent, where you find a breadfruit tree grown from the original plant brought from Tahiti by Captain William Bligh in 1793; also in the grounds are endangered St.Vincent parrots and a museum with artifacts from earlier inhabitants of the island – the Arawak, Carib and Black Carib Indians.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 221 When ss Colombia is moored in Havana, Cuba, you find that the island has wonderful white

sand beaches and beautiful blue waters: Varadero Beach is 12 miles of silky sand; Isla de la Juventud was a pirate haunt for hundreds of years, but is now renowned for great beaches and diving – here you relax with a picnic provided by the ship’s catering staff, then laze in the warm waters of … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 220 On board sv Tradewinds your visit to Green Turtle Key in the Abacos is a flashback to Cape

Cod (plus palm trees): The town of New Plymouth is full of gaily painted little clapboard cottages with gingerbread trim, which are bordered by white picket fences surrounding gardens full of yellow and red hibiscus, pink oleander and purple bougainvillea.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-20)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 219 When ss Neptune docks at Ochos Rios, Jamaica, you have the choice of two Shore Excursions –

an adventure-climb-and-clamber up a series of 600 feet high waterfalls; or, go horseback riding, firstly on a mountain trail, learning about the different trees, plants, fruits and wildlife of this island, then down to the beach where you can take your horse for a canter through the surf. ~  Island Card (visiting Island F-38)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 218 When mv Riviera docks at Punto Juarez on the north-eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsular,

Mexico, you take your bicycle ashore and mingle with the locals in downtown Cancun, then pedal down the excellent bike path with its views of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and fabulous hotels.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island X-144)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 217 When ss Neptune docks in Havana, Cuba, your Shore Excursion is a tour to tobacco plantations

and then a cigar factory, where you see the torcedores (cigarmakers) rolling the individual cigars while listening to a lector, who reads to them from newspapers and books. At the end of your cruise you try to bring a box of the cigars back to Miami. Bad move, as they are confiscated by U.S. Customs. Lose Miami … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 216 Before joining ss Magellan for a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, you visit Bill Baggs Cape

Florida State Recreation Area and climb to the top of the Cape Florida lighthouse which has guided shipping for over 170 years from its place at the tip of Key Biscayne. Fabulous views of the Miami coastline.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island A-4)  Continue reading