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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 144 After ss Mayan Sun anchors off Dangriga, Belize, your Shore Excursion is a trip to Tikal,

(and the National Park which surrounds it), in Guatemala. Tikal is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the Americas, with large pyramids jutting out of the surrounding dense jungle which also features local wildlife – with monkeys, parrots, peacocks and the sacred jaguar in residence.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destinations W-142 & … 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 101 You disembark sv Tradewinds in Dangriga, Belize, and travel east to the famous Maya ruins at

Tikal, Guatemala; then north through Mexico’s Rio Bec Ruin Route; thence to Palenque and on to Uxmal and Merida, before rejoining your ship at Isla Contoy. Your constant companions for this trip are the fabulous travel books of John Lloyd Stephens ~ “Incidents of Travel in Central America and Yucatan”, illustrated by Frederick Catherwood, first … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 61 Visiting Livingstone, Guatemala, on board Indigo Sails, you learn that every Maya child has

a Nahual ~ an animal protective spirit ~ which helps the child communicate with Nature throughout his or her life. You also learn that the Guatemalan Maya have been vigorously protecting their culture from persecution since the days of Columbus up to the present day. ~ Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 389 When Indigo Sails moors off the town of Livingston in Guatemala you travel up the Rio Dulce

to Lake Izabel and view the ruins of Fort San Felipe, built in the mid-17th century to guard against pirates and privateers plundering lakeside warehouses where gold, silver, pearls, gems and spices were stored and made ready for shipment on board treasure fleets bound for Spain. ~  Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 298 ss Colombia arrives in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, during the local Fiesta celebrating Holy

Week (before Easter Sunday), when villagers from the surrounding area honour two important deities ~ Jesus Christ of the Catholic Church, and the local Maya god. ~  Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-143)  Continue reading