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This storm that hit Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands looks horrendous and brought back memories of the storm we were in in Fiji. Houses have been ripped up, rain adds to the rivers breaking banks and the flood water rises. The rain and cyclone season tends to be before the tourists arrive in what we know as the Caribbean...
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Botanical Gardens around the world There are millions of Botanical Gardens around the world, some are very famous. We don't look to find the ones that everyone knows, we just search out the ones where we end up travelling. First up the Diamond Botanical Gardens in St Lucia. Most of these are set to mucis we have used in our...
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New to Choosing a Cruise? That is what Doris Visits is here for. We try to help you                     SEE THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. Last night we sat and had dinner, on land, with friends who had just come back from the Orient Express, now wanting to cruise. The comment...
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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A regular stop for Doris Visits, Barbados literally means, the Bearded One, and that name comes from the bearded tree. Jean's film for Doris Visits film gives you some great tips and a good overview of a beautiful island. https://youtu.be/nHvYGqwfr54 We have spent much time in Barbados with friends, family, swimming with turtles and also as a gateway to many a cruise....

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A number of people with cruises booked to these destinations have been calling us to ask should they go, should they worry. St Kitts has been hit badly by the storms and now hurricane Maria, they will need your support to get it back together build homes and re-open for business. When this happened to us in Fiji, the...
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As you step out into the brand new and still expanding cruise terminal buildings you will be given a magazine with a map and a walking tour suggested. Some by favoured advertisers but as you will see from the film, there is hidden away a slavery museum. You would maybe miss it if we did not show you it...
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St Lucia, Caribbean; Volcano+Botanical Gardens St Lucia is one of the largest of the Windward Islands, and it feels friendly the moment you step on to the island. Some islands just instantly greet you and this is one. The French and British spent many years fighting over the twin peaked island deep with rainforests and surrounded by beaches. There are...
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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...
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Tortola is a British Virgin Island east of Puerto Rico The British Virgin Islands are to the east or Puerto Rico. Tortola is a very popular stop, so you might want to work it out before you go. About 15 of the 50 or so British Virgin Islands are inhabited. Tortola will accept local currency, US dollars but not pounds...
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