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Cruise in the Caribbean
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Caribbean cruise aboard the Flamenco
From February 14th to 28th 1998, we did our first experience of a cruise. In fact, we did two cruises of seven days. During this beautiful holiday in the Caribbean, we had the chance to experience a rare phenomenon, a total solar eclipse during our stay in Antigua on February 26, we were very lucky that the ship's route that day the eclipse was total! Here is our itinerary:
|ITINERARY A||ITINERARY B|
Day 1: Santa Domingo, Dom. Rep.
Day 9: Sea
On each island, here is a summary of places visited:
Santa Domingo: We had free time, so just a stroll to the harbor .
Puerto Rico: Excursion to the El Yunque rainforest, and visit the fort El Morro.
St-Thomas: Cable car ride to Paradise Point, a beautiful view of the harbor of Charlotte Amalie. Swimming at the beach of Magen's Bay.
Guadeloupe: Excrusion through Basse Terre: La Soufriere Volcano Falls Carbet.
St.Kitts: Visit to Romney Manor and its beautiful gardens, visit the Brimstone Hill froteresse (nicknamed the Gibraltar of the West Indies).
St-Martin: We enjoy a day at the Orient Bay beach on the French side of the island.
Virgin Gorda: Visit The Baths, huge boulders scattered and stacked formants corridors and caves.
Sta-Lucia: Catamaran trip around the island. Visit the botanical gardens. Walk around the crater of the volcano La Soufriere. Stop at Marigot Bay (location of Dr. Dolittle).
Martinique: Gardens Tour Balata. Walk through the rainforest. Visit of St-Pierre (the former capital of Martinique), which was destroyed in 1902 by the eruption of Mount Pelee, which overlooks the city by 39 000 deaths.
Dominique: Island ideal for ecotourism. Walk through the rainforest and Trafalgar Falls.
Antigua: Visit Shirely Heights for a magnificent view of St.James French Harbour. All afternoon at the beach Dichenson Bay to experience the total solar eclipse (February 26th, 1998, between 14:30 and 14:34)
St.Thomas: A little shopping near the harbor, and relaxing on the ship.