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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 175 When visiting Cuba on board Indigo Sails you learn that Cubans have been fighting for

freedom and independence ever since Taino Indian Chief Hatuey (pronounced Ah-Tway) was burned at the stake in 1512: The slave rebellion in 1868, led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who made the “Grito de Yara” declaring Cuban Independence, started the Ten Years War: The 1895 Insurrection inspired by José Marti was denied by the Treaty … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 116 Arriving in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District before sailing on board ss Neptune, you party at

the Midem Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival where you hear Soca singers from Trinidad; a Garifuna band from Livingston, Guatemala, playing Punta Rock; an ensemble from Cuba playing Jazz, Danzon, Son and Bolero; and a group of veteran Jamaican Reggae All-Stars. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2, F-48, F-49, P-105 & W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 103 While visiting Santiago de Cuba on board ss Mayan Sun you find a “Casa de la Trova” – a house

of troubadours, where you and your friends (old and new) enjoy an evening of partying and dancing to the Cuban rhythms of Salsa, Son, Rumba, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Jazz, all amidst a crowd of friendly and hospitable locals. ~  Island Card (visiting Island F-49)  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

WorldWide Cruise Line, WWCL, Caribbean Cruise, Board Game, iPhone App

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. … Continue reading