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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 161 While visiting Curaçao on board ss Azure Sea you learn that the island has traditionally

been a refuge for the persecuted: From the Caiquetio Indians fleeing from the fierce Caribs; to freedom fighters Simon Bolivar and Juan Pablo Duarte; to the Jews, who built the oldest existing synagogue in the Western hemisphere; and to the Muslims and English Protestants who came for this island’s religious tolerance. But not your cab … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 130 The Carib Indians called her “Madinina” ~ the Isle of Flowers; Christopher Columbus

discovered “the best, richest, sweetest, most charming country in the world”. During your visit to Martinique on board mv Riviera you see for yourself the mountain roads splashed with anthurium, bougainvillea, hibiscus, fragipani and wild orchids. Now you understand why Paul Gaugin, painter extra-ordinaire, was so charmed by this island that he called it paradise. ~  Ship … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 125 When mv Riviera docks in Dominica you visit the Carib Territory of 3,700 acres with its

3,000 inhabitants who are some of the last indigenous Caribbean people in the world. The Caribs cultivate the land, fish, and work with different woods – bamboo, calabash, larouma reed and fwije (forest tree fern) – which they sculpt, carve and weave into unique and valuable pieces, including copies of the large waterproof chests and … 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 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 41 The British Virgin Islands have had an interesting life; originally formed by volcanic

activity many years ago, they then splintered into the collection of tiny islands and cays that exist today. Settled firstly by the Ciboney Indians, then the Arawak and Caribs, the islands were then fought over by the Spanish, English, French and Dutch. Mix in an unhealthy sampling of pirates and privateers, rumours of buried treasure, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 36 The Bay Islands have had a variety of inhabitants over the years: From a branch of the Mayan

Indians who originally settled the islands; to the Spanish; the Garifuna (descendants of Carib Indians and African slaves) and also Cayman islanders. There were also pirate contingents from England, France and the Netherlands who used the islands of Roatan and Utila amongst others as bases to harry and plunder Spanish treasure ships. ~ Ship Card (visiting … Continue reading