Sint Maarten, one of the Caribbean Cruise favourites Jean goes from the Dutch side to the French side, 'Saint Martin', by public bus and back the the Dutch side, 'Sint Maarten', with time to spare. Columbus saw this island on the 11th November, 1493, Saint Martin's day, the rest is history, though, there was much history before that history. he claimed...
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Barbados in the Caribbean, is a regular stop for Doris Visits Barbados literally means, the Bearded One, and it comes from the bearded tree. The first Doris Visits film gives you some great tips and a good overview, so kick off with the film. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ek6i8_barbados We have spent much time in Barbados with friends, family, swimming with turtles and also as a...
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Charlotte Amalie, one of the most attractive harbours in one of the prettiest Caribbean Islands. Paradise Point Tramway is a cable car ride that takes you up 700 feet to give amazing views, but there are more tours below and it boast duty free shopping and like many Caribbean Islands will have fantastic jewellery. The local bus to the beach...
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St Kitts almost unspoilt by modernisation and commercialism, it still has many tours and much to keep you busy. It sits almost between Guadeloupe and Antigua. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9xOZEtRCs The Caribbean is often a first choice for new cruises, so you have come to the right place to look around. Want a quick read on choosing a ship - how to choose a...
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Many years ago we went to Guadeloupe to shoot a commercial for BP with an underwater diving team. We also filmed in the rain forests which are quite spectacular and found ourselves orchid spotting. Until we fill this blog, here are what the island offers as its best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQFQnxLevQ8 The Caribbean is often the choice of new cruisers, so if you...
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Southern end of the Windward Islands lies Grenada At the southern end of the Caribbean Sea, between Tobago and the Grenadines which includes Bequia where we have a great film report of this not so visited island, is Grenada is flanked by two forts. The bay is circled by colourful French colonial buildings and it is a favourite with all the cruise...
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Suggestions We have actually stayed in Jamaica twice. Once in what was then a very quaint and lovely Couples Hotel, that reeked of old film stars and people singing round the piano. There were pictures of movie stars everywhere and you could imagine you were standing where Errol Flynn or Noel Coward stood. It had double...
Doris Visits Bequia in the Grenadines Islands Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Cruise passengers do that almost daily on a Caribbean Cruise, but it is the cruises with special destinations that regular cruisers look for. Take the island of Bequia. Well take a...
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