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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 273 Of all the wonderful protected environments in Costa Rica perhaps the most inspiring is the

“Children’s Rain Forest”, which has grown from 15 acres to over 46,000 acres of trees, vegetation and wildlife through the donations and sacrifices of children from over 40 countries who wish for people and children around the world to learn more about Natural History and the long-term protection of our planet’s rainforest. ~  Island Card … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 271 On board ss Azure Sea play hooky and jump ship while visiting Antigua. It’s Sailing Week –

seven days of ocean racing and shoreside parties ending on Dockyard Day with its tugs-of-war between crews, greased pole races and spinnaker flying. The climax of the week is Lord Nelson’s Ball and the award ceremonies.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-70)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 270 If you wish to be scared while on Grand Bahama – dive with a steel-mesh-clad master diver,

watch him feed a variety of free-roaming sharks and maybe reach out and touch the sandpaper roughness of a shark’s skin as your dive master guides a shark over for you to examine. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 269 Cruising on board the ketch Indigo Sails is a great way to make new friends in different

countries; this is helped by practicing your limited (but improving) French and Spanish language skills during your visits to Petit Martinique and Chimana Grande. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands M-96 & Q-114)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 268 When ss Azure Sea anchors off Puerto Barrios you go ashore and discover the wonderful

language of design and color that is Guatemalan weaving. Most women still weave on the same backstrap loom used by the early Maya, using cotton and woolen threads dyed with colors from local plants and insects. In Guatemala it is said that “Weaving has preserved the design of the Maya universe.”  ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 265 When visiting Carriacou on board mv Riviera your timing is impeccable. You arrive during the

annual Regatta when the sound of conga drums fills the air and the people of Carriacou celebrate the harvest of land and sea with sensational dances handed down over the generations from the African tribes of Congo, Moko, Mandinka, Kromanti and Ibo.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-86)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 264 After an exhilarating hike along St.Margaret’s Trail (and beyond) into the mountainous,

tropical interior of Grenada (the largest island in the Grenadines), you return to ss Mayan Sun and visit the onboard health centre for a sauna and Swedish massage. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island N-102)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 263 While visiting Bermuda’s Warwick Parish on board ss Magellan you have pre-arranged an early

early morning horseback ride along part of the island’s Railway Trail. You choose not to climb the 185 steps to the lens house of Gibbs Hill lighthouse, but instead continue through South Shore Park to Warwick Long Bay with its unique coral outcrop 200 feet offshore.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Parish G-52)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 262 As Indigo Sails heads for St.George’s Parish Harbour in Bermuda you are passed by two yachts

racing in the Newport – Bermuda Sailing Race. This brings to mind the words of the old grey poet of Norfolk, who wrote: “Fannies wet all day and night, Brilliant sailing like a kite. Get that dammed club topsail set, Just to make us curse and sweat. Set the guinny on the sprit, Sheet her down … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 261 On board ss Mayan Sun your stopover today is Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands: During your

Shore Excursion you visit the Nevis Philatelic Bureau and collect a fabulous set of Commemorative Issue stamps highlighting the island’s multi-coloured and diverse flora and fauna.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island K-73)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 260 Cat Island is another Out Island where old-time Bahamas life continues, where Bahamians

pursue their everyday lives in small, sparsely settled communities. The traditions of living off the land and from the sea continue. Here you will see signs of Obeah, the West Indian Magic; also ruined plantation houses; as well as a chapel and religious retreat atop Mount Alvernia, another contribution from Father Jerome, who lived out … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 259 While visiting Surinam on board ss Colombia you find that the African Diaspora to this

country was subjected to the worst treatment of slaves ever recorded. John Stedman’s accounts of life in Surinam during the 18th century influenced William Blake in his poem “The Tiger”: Also, in Voltaire’s book Candide, a slave describes how “dogs, monkeys and parrots are a thousand times less miserable than we are” … Lose Surinam.  ~ … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 258 On board sv Tradewinds, dock at beautiful Barbuda and visit Codrington Lagoon where frigate

birds with their up-to-eight-foot wingspan nest in the miles of mangrove bushes. The Bird Sanctuary is home to over 150 species, including pelicans, snipes, ibis, herons, kingfishers, warblers, tropical mockingbirds, oyster-catchers, cormorants and egrets.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island K-71)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 257 When visiting Venezuela’s Margarita Island on board ss Colombia you visit the Castillo de

San Carlos Borromeo, a castle which Simon Bolivar, the Great Liberator, made his headquarters. Bolivar’s wars for South and Central American Independence are legendary, but his dream of a self-governing republic of nations has not been realized … Lose Isla Margarita.  ~  Island Card  <lose Island Q-111>   Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 256 On board ss Neptune you visit Puerto Rico and run away to one of the Paradors (country inns,

usually in out of the way places): Try the old coffee plantation house near Jayuya in the shadow of Cerro de Punta, the highest peak on the island – here you can hike in the rugged and beautiful terrain of the surrounding mountains; eat a traditional Puerto Rican dinner; and watch baseball stars of the … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 255 Hope that the Captain of ss Colombia does not add his (and your) ship to the reef off the

island of Anegada, BVI; there are already over 300 wrecks in these waters, many easily seen whilst diving. When visiting this sunken island you choose to explore the wreck of the Rochus with its spectacular and varied fish population.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island  H-55)  Anegada,Wrecks,Caribbean,Rochus,British Virgin Islands,Sunken Island,Dive,WorldWide Cruise Line Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 254 The buccaneering spirit is still alive and well in the Bahamas on the island of Spanish

Wells, originally named for the Spanish explorers who put ashore there for fresh water and provisions. Now the islanders put to sea in refrigerated boats and search all over Bahamian waters for the treasure of the elusive crawfish (spiny lobster).  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-14)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 253 When visiting North Bimini en route to Paradise Island on board your local sea-plane service,

you visit Papa’s favorite watering hole in Alice Town, and while gazing out upon the turquoise waters of this tranquil island in the stream, contemplate writing your best-selling novel amid the splendid isolation. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands B-7 & B-9)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 252 When mv Riviera anchors off Cayman Brac your morning scuba dive is the Hobbit Drop-Off with

its other-worldly inhabitants. For the rest of the day, relax among some of the friendliest islanders in the Caribbean and relish the peacefulness and serenity that is Brac living. ~  Ship Card (visiting island Y-153)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 251 When ss Azure Sea sails towards her home port of Miami at the end of your cruise to the

Western Caribbean, you use the swivel telescope on the top deck to see Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Little Water Cay and Dellis Cay on the distant horizon. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, E-34, E-35, E-38 & E-39)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 249 During your visit to the Dominican Republic on board ss Magellan you get a great deal on a

50 million year old piece of amber resin with a mosquito preserved inside of it. Wrong! – It is a piece of cheap plastic. Beware where you buy your gifts. Lose the Dominican Republic.  ~  Island Card   <Lose Island F-45>   Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 248 The ethnic diversity that embodies Guyana is seen its many festivals. When mv Riviera visits

Georgetown, the festival of Mashramani is celebrating the birth of the Republic and the bringing together of all people, with everyone “Jumping Up” (partying) for a month-long celebration.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination P-108)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 247 When ss Magellan returns to the Port of Miami at the end of your cruise to Cancun in Mexico

you are wearing a black coral necklace that you purchased at the Kukulcan Plaza (named after the Maya god of the four elements), only to find out at US Customs that it is illegal to import this protected species to the U.S.A. … Lose Cancun, Lose Miami.  ~  Island Card   <Lose Islands A-1 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 246 While sailing aboard ss Mayan Sun, moored off Tortola, you treat yourself to a West Indian

delight ~ dinner on the outside deck at the home of a native Tortolian: Fresh fruit daiquiri, spicy papaya soup, chicken in a coconut shell accompanied by home-grown greens and vegetables, newly baked bread and fresh fruit ice cream for dessert. A perfect evening here often ends with live gospel music under a star-lit night … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 245 When you visit the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao on board ss Magellan during your

cruise of the Western Caribbean, you will hear the Creole language of Papiemento being spoken by islanders across the social spectrum. This language is a blend of local Indian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, English and African; after visiting these stunning islands it is good to know that “masha danki” means “thank you”. ~  Island Card … Continue reading