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Cristóbal, Panama The port town of Cristóbal, translating as ‘Christopher’ after the famous explorer, guards the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. Nearby are the Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam, made all the more impressive given the limitations of the technology at the time the canal was built. Plus, within reach is the striking Fort San Lorenzo, a well-preserved reminder of when this area was at the heart of the Spanish Main. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Captivating Cartagena de Indias is overlooked by the unmistakable Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas – a fine example of the Spanish colonial architecture which spreads across the city. Narrow, walled streets are lined by a fascinating mix of old merchant houses, churches and open-air cafés. Explore on foot, or perhaps via horse-drawn carriage. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Colombia is the world-leading producer of emeralds and a visit to Cartagena de Indias provides the perfect opportunity to get creative and make your own emerald trinkets. At the Caribbean School of Jewellery, watch demonstrations and learn the craft, before enjoying a hands-on experience. Cartagena de Indias Aruba We enjoyed all the islands, especially Curaçao, and the trips in Colombia and Panama. independent customer reviews Oranjestad, Aruba Oranjestad is a unique destination to discover, it’s the gateway to attractions such as the Casibari rocks – formations unlike any other in the Caribbean – and semi-submarine tours to Antilla, the region’s largest shipwreck. Admire the vividly coloured buildings that line the waterfront and are reminiscent of Amsterdam, visit the island’s Butterfly Farm, or simply relax on the glorious beaches. Kralendijk, Bonaire Beautiful Bonaire is deservedly high on the wish list of Caribbean islands to visit due to its assortment of attractions. Browse shops selling gifts handcrafted by the locals; head to the uninhabited island Klein Bonaire for a spot of snorkelling; uncover Rincon, the island’s oldest village; seek out wild iguanas and pink flamingos; or simply kick back on a golden beach or two. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Take the scenic route around Bonaire on a Harley Davidson, encountering salt mounds, historic slave huts, golden beaches and fantastic views across the Caribbean Sea. You may also spot a pink flamingo or two! Caribbean, Canada & the Amazon View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 65


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