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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

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 26 One of the most exciting sailing trips ever made in the Caribbean was the 1997 voyage made by

a handful of Kalinago (Carib Indians of Dominica), who, according to their art of canoe building, chopped down a huge gommier tree, hollowed it out and “opened” (stretched and warped) it; they then fitted a sail on which a Gli Gli (small fierce hawk revered by ancient Carib warriors) motif was daubed. These proud warriors … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 9 The Carib Indians, the French, English and Swedish have all fought over St.Bartélemy,

(St.Barts); at the present time, this is a French outpost with an ultra-chic South of France atmosphere. Stories have it that Monbars the Exterminator, a dreaded French buccaneer who preferred to count bodies than to count the spoils after raids, had his headquarters here; but one would hardly believe this as you wander through the … 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