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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! 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. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Visit the island of Virgin Gorda, home to the famous geological wonder known as The Baths. Comprised of volcanic boulders that have formed scenic grottos across the sandy beaches, this fascinating sight is not to be missed. 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 Fortress to admire spectacular views across the island, or to the natural wonders in the Botanical Gardens of Nevis. Alternatively, just relax on one of the tranquil beaches in the balmy climate. 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 – one for each day of the year, so the locals say. Virgin Gorda Tortola I have taken three cruises with Fred. Olsen to the Caribbean and each one has been excellent. Curaçao Bonaire independent customer reviews Circumnavigate Montserrat Circling this Irish-influenced island, you’ll pass tropical landscapes as well as jaw-dropping volcanic ruins – the only evidence left from 1995’s Soufrière Hills Volcano eruptions. Some of the scenery truly has to be seen to be believed. Fort-de-France, Martinique The largest city in the French West Indies is surrounded by steep green hills. Among the tree-shaded walks and verdant floral displays you’ll find a cultural centre featuring a handful of historic sites, markets and museums. Plus, your stay on the island presents opportunities to visit the St. James Rum Distillery and sample typical Creole cuisine. Bridgetown, Barbados The laid-back atmosphere of Barbados is just one of many reasons why tourists flock to this very British Caribbean island. Go in search of sea turtles in the shimmering waters; venture to Harrison’s Cave and marvel at the impressive stalactites and stalagmites; or simply unwind on one of the many palm-fringed beaches, soaking up the tropical climate. Caribbean, Canada & the Amazon View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 77


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