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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 222 During your Shore Excursion when cruising aboard ss Magellan, you visit the Botanical

Gardens of St.Vincent, where you find a breadfruit tree grown from the original plant brought from Tahiti by Captain William Bligh in 1793; also in the grounds are endangered St.Vincent parrots and a museum with artifacts from earlier inhabitants of the island – the Arawak, Carib and Black Carib Indians.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 121 St.Vincent’s Botanical Gardens are home to some amazing examples of Nature: The Tree of

Life, with it’s unbelievably hard wood; the sandpaper tree, with rough and coarse leaves; the “velcro” tree, to which material sticks; the waterproof lily; also the sealing wax palm, the Mahogany tree with it’s exploding pods and the cannonball tree whose open flowers fall to the ground at nightfall leaving a fragrance of Jasmine in … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 114 When visiting St.Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star make sure to visit Mesopotamia Valley,

the island’s breadbasket. This richly fertile valley is planted with root crops such as dasheen (one of the world’s earliest cultivated plants) and arrowroot (used in food, paper and pharmaceutical products), plus banana, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa and breadfruit. From the top of the valley at the Montreal Gardens there is a magnificent pastoral view of … 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 3 On board ss Mayan Sun, sailing from St.Vincent, you visit St.Lucia and see one of the most

magnificent views in all of the Caribbean ~ Two half-mile high spikes (Petit Piton and Gros Piton) stand guard over Jalousie Bay and the St.Lucia Rainforest Reserve with its banana trees, giant ferns, towering bamboos, vines and orchids. Living in this forest are the endangered jacquot (parrot), also the Antillian crested and the purple-throated hummingbird. These … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 377 While you are ashore from Indigo Sails on the island of St.Vincent, wander through Kingstown

and choose some souvenirs to take home: Try the boutiques which stock locally made, hand painted dresses in brightly colored flowing fabrics; or the, again hand painted, cotton t-shirts. Arts and crafts are highly valued here with homegrown produce and ancient techniques being utilised by local artists.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island N-103)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 373 Kingstown, St.Vincent, has its skyline broken by church towers: Firstly, St.George’s Anglican

Cathedral with clock tower and stained glass windows; then St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral School and Presbytery, a mix of Roman, Baroque, Gothic and Moorish architectural styles; also, the large Methodist Church and steeple.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island N-103)  Continue reading