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Willemstad, Curaçao The Dutch influence on Willemstad presents itself immediately in the pastel-shaded houses lining the harbour; a comfortable stroll around is perfectly rounded off with relaxation in one of the waterfront cafés. Meanwhile, fantastic photo opportunities further afield include tours to the eerie Hato Caves or the colourful underwater world of Curaçao, via semi-submersible submarine. Ocho Rios, Jamaica Situated on the north coast of the island, Ocho Rios’ highlight is sure to be the nearby Dunn’s River Falls – equally rewarding for swimmers and climbers alike. For more natural wonders, Fern Gully is a zigzagging 5km valley full of tropical shrubs, with verdant trees forming a leafy canopy overhead. The town itself is home to shopping malls, golden beaches and a collection of colonial buildings. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands George Town is perched on the west side of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands. It’s renowned for shopping opportunities along with the astonishingly beautiful Seven Mile Beach, a short distance north of the city. Also within reach is Stingray City, where you can encounter the fascinating creatures in their natural environment. Havana, Cuba The cobbled streets and squares of culturerich Havana feature engrossing architecture, interspersed with the bright colours of classic American cars. It’s famed for its cigars and rum, and the eventful Cuban Revolution. Take a stroll around Habana Vieja – Old Havana – and soak up the Latin atmosphere while savouring the city’s finest museums and palaces. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Encounter many of Havana’s highlights as you hitch a ride in a classic car from the ‘50s. You’ll also find out about the process for rolling handmade cigars. Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands With sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and reefs teeming with tropical fish, Grand Turk is a dream come true, an idyllic haven for swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers alike. Head to Gibb’s Cay in search of elusive stingrays; discover Cockburn Town, the island’s historic centre; or pay a visit to the famous Grand Turk lighthouse. Road Town, Tortola Tortola was a famous pirate haunt of old, and still exhibits an air of mystery. Uncover the swashbuckling legends surrounding the area; unwind on the vast sugar-white sands; or enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with dolphins in the azure waters. Road Town, meanwhile, is typically old-world Caribbean and home to Pussers Bar, the perfect place to try some authentic rum. Basseterre, St. Kitts The elegant St. Kitts capital, Basseterre, is proudly home to some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean. Take a tour to Brimstone Hill Havana Grand Turk Havana Fortress to admire spectacular views across the island, or to the natural wonders in the Botanical Gardens of Nevis. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Travel on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenery that greets you en route. St. John’s, Antigua The stunning English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights, sensational views of which can be savoured from the 490 feet-high lookout point at Shirley Heights. Elsewhere, a visit to the colourful street market in St. John’s is a must, along with a stop at one of 365 stunning beaches. Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores Ponta Delgada boasts a fine array of parks, cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. Owing to its location on São Miguel Island, it’s also the gateway to the extinct Sete Cidades Volcano and its picturesque crater lakes; the hot springs and fumaroles of the mystical Furnas Valley; and much more. For adult travellers only This cruise is for guests aged 18 and above only. ©Agile LeVin/Visit Turks & Caicos Islands – www.visittci.com/grand-turk Caribbean, Canada & the Amazon Authentic View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 75


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