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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 293 ss Caribbean Star anchors off Bloody Bay on Little Cayman; Bloody Bay Wall starts at 18 feet

below sea level then drops off to depths of a few thousand feet; initially, the excellent visibility makes it easy to see a variety of corals and multitude of sponges, tiny seahorses, coral shrimps, starfish, damselfish, grouper, turtles, eagle rays and stingrays.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island Y-151)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 292 When visiting St.Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) in late April on board ss Neptune, you run

into the Carnival celebrations with Mocko Jumbies (stilt-walking spirits), steel bands, Quadrille dancing (for everyone), calypso music, outrageous costumes and dancing in the streets for the whole two weeks of this non-stop Street Party.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island J-66)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 291 When ss Colombia anchors off Île du Diable (Devil’s Island) by French Guiana you see a harpy

eagle flying overhead: He will soon be flying over the mainland jungle and the Wayama Indians who live there among the jacaranda and tabebuia trees, vines and orchids, purple macaws and woodpeckers, alligators and snakes, howler, spider and capuchin monkeys. ~  Island Card (visiting Island N-110)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 290 When ss Colombia docks in Hamilton, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, your Shore Excursion is a

visit to the Underwater Exploration Institute with its simulated capsule dive from this volcanic island to the ocean floor 12,000 feet below; also, there are scale model wrecks, huge murals and an aural introduction to the sounds of sea animals communicating.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Parish G-51)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 289 When ss Mayan Sun visits Georgetown, Guyana, hope that your time ashore coincides with one

one of the many different festivals: Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad; Hindus commemorate Deepavali ~ the Festival of Lights; Christians observe Christmas and Easter; Chinese New Year is a New Moon Party after January 26th.  ~  Island Card  (visiting Caribbean destination P-108)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 288 The islands of Los Roques are now a Venezuelan National Park and fishing is limited to

traditional methods; even so, when ss Caribbean Star anchors off Gran Roque your day of bonefishing is an exciting introduction to salt water flyfishing. Usually not weighing more than 10-12 pounds here, these fish are fierce fighters and make for a fabulous day of sport.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Q-113)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 287 When visiting the island of Bequia (beck-way) in the fabulous Grenadines on board mv Riviera

you visit the small whaling museum which shows how the islanders made their living chasing whales in small boats with a master harpooner always ready to cock his arm and let fly his harpoon.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island M-87)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 286 A great day of sunbathing and snorkeling around the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras –

beginning in the shallows with green and purple parrotfish, trigger fish, jacks, rock beauties and sergeant majors, then further out, the awesome sight of the ocean floor disappearing beneath you at the “Drop Off”. Afterwards, back to Roatan to discover sun-burned backs and shoulders – not enough sun protection, and not a good end to … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 285 If you really wish to get away from it all, try Walker’s Cay, the furthermost island in the

northern Bahamas, and an unspoiled haven for divers who will find all the fish they need at White Hole. Enjoy the deserted beaches, the crystalline waters and stunning sunsets.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island C-21)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 284 When visiting Haiti be sure that you get to travel on board one of the brightly decorated

buses that are the people-movers of the island – Tap Taps. Many of these transports have graceful curves and sweeps which are embellished with bright colours and a Kreyol phrase. This is vibrant Haitian street art ~ in Haiti or on 5th Street, Miami Beach. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2 & F-46)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 294 Arriving at St.John in the U.S. Virgin Islands you learn that man and Nature can make life

difficult, even for a National Park. Hurricanes batter the island; a severe drought causes problems; construction projects hurt vegetation, and silt run-off from these projects damages corals and water quality. Also, the millions of visitors erode the holistic habitat of the reefs … Lose St.John.  ~  Ship Card  <Lose Island J-65>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 281 During your stopover in Trinidad on board Indigo Sails you have to be rescued from the

La Brea Pitch Lake ~ the world’s largest asphalt deposit, with its self-replenishing supply. You have definitely stepped in too deep this time … Lose Trinidad.  ~  Island Card  <Lose Island P-105>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 280 mv Riviera docks in Key West just in time for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration on

April 23rd: Parades, parties, bed races and creative costumes celebrate the fact that “We Seceded Where Others Failed”. By the end of all the parties you should have found your Sovereign State of Mind.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island Z-154)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 279 When visiting Grand Bahama on board ss Colombia your Shore Excursion is another cruise; this

one will take you over the local reefs to see brightly-coloured corals and sponges with a huge variety of marine life ~ sharks, stingrays, barracuda, parrotfish, turtles, angelfish, puffers and maybe a moray eel ~ all from the large, angled, undersea windows of your glass bottom boat.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 279 When visiting Grand Bahama on board ss Colombia your Shore Excursion is another cruise; this

one will take you over the local reefs to see brightly-coloured corals and sponges with a huge variety of marine life ~ sharks, stingrays, barracuda, parrotfish, turtles, angelfish, puffers and maybe a moray eel ~ all from the large, angled, undersea windows of your glass bottom boat.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 278 You arrive on Providenciales through the Leeward Cut on board ssc Island Dancer. The ship’s

Captain anchors in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay, from where you take a dive boat and visit Little Water Cay with its Nature Reserve protecting the rock iguanas. In the afternoon you zip up to Dellis Cay for the best beachcombing and shelling in the Turks and Caicos Islands. ~  Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 277 During ss Colombia’s voyage to Bermuda you visit the shipboard casino for a lecture given by

a world-class poker player, in order to learn how to best play the games of chance; but, you still lose your dollars that evening when you play for real … Lose Pembroke Parish, Bermuda. ~  Island Card  <Lose Island Parish G-51>  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 276 Take a few days off from your cruise aboard the ssc Island Dancer and stay “Somewhere

Different” in Abaco. Enjoy rest and relaxation plus home cooking and expertly guided bonefishing. All of this in a small rustic retreat amid naturally landscaped gardens surrounded by land and marine life as well as over 50 species of wild birds and parrots. ~  Ship Card (visiting Island C-22)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 275 When visiting Isla Bastimintos off the Panamanian coast on board mv Riviera, you take the

dive boat (with a dive buddy) miles out to sea and try to find one of the many Spanish galleons that were wrecked in these waters hundreds of years ago, along with their treasure of bullion and jewels. ~  Island Card (visiting Island T-127)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 274 Cuban painters and art have made a huge contribution to Caribbean culture; ranging from

Wilfredo Lam’s masterpiece “The Jungle” (1943), to Elso Padilla’s installation “For America” (1986), and Flavio Garciandia’s “Visit to the Tropical Art Museum” series (1994). ~  Ship Card (visiting Island F-49)  Continue reading