Sightseeing in Jamaica

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Gros Piton

Gros Piton

The second highest peak on Saint Lucia, Gros Piton can be climbed without ropes or mountaineering experience. 960 1280

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Cas En Bas Beach

Cas En Bas Beach

Giddyup! A man rides a horse along Cas En Bas Beach, a stretch of sand to the north of St. Lucia. 960 1280

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Green Figs and Salt Fish

Green Figs and Salt Fish

Don’t let the name fool you. This dish may be called “green figs and salt fish,” but there are no figs in it. Popular since the 1700s, it consists mainly of boiled green bananas and salted fish. 960 1280

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Fort Rodney

Fort Rodney

St. Lucia is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 960 1280

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Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

This soothing waterfall can be found at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, a 6-acre tropical retreat. 960 1280

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Rainforest Zip-Lining

Rainforest Zip-Lining

St. Lucia holds plenty of adventure, including the chance to zipline through its rainforests. 960 1280

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St. Lucia Jazz Festival

St. Lucia Jazz Festival

Musicians Mike Stern, Richard Bona and Bob Franceschini perform on the final day of the 20th St. Lucia Jazz Festival. Held every May, the festival showcases various flavors of jazz from the US, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. 960 1280

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Diving Paradise

Diving Paradise

A diving paradise, St. Lucia’s waters include a stunning array of coral, sponge and marine life. 960 1280

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Soufriere

Soufriere

A scenic town on St. Lucia’s west coast, Soufriere has many hot springs and mineral baths -- no surprise given that its name means “sulphur” in French. 960 1280

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Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs is the world’s only drive-in volcano. It’s located on the southwestern end of St. Lucia. 960 1280

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Castries Market

Castries Market

Enjoy fresh papaya at Castries Market, a lively market filled with tropical fruits and vegetables. 960 1280

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Anse Chastanet Resort

Anse Chastanet Resort

Mountain biking in the Caribbean jungle of St. Lucia. Here, bikers take a break at Anse Chastanet Resort, which encompasses more than 600 tropical acres. 960 1280

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Jamesby Island
Jamesby Island

Jamesby Island

Relax, go sunbathing or take a swim off the coast of Jamesby Island. One of 5 isles in Tobago Cays, this island has the smallest beach in the area. 960 1280

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Winstar Cruise

Winstar Cruise

Take an exciting Windstar Cruise through St. Lucia, located northeast of St. Vincent and northwest of Barbados, in the Caribbean Sea. Climb aboard a luxurious ship for a unique voyage where fun is at your fingertips - book shore excursions, enjoy a candle-lit dinner, listen to live entertainment, work-out in the fitness facility, rent water sports equipment and more. 960 1280

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Hiking in St. Lucia

Hiking in St. Lucia

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Tobago Cays

Tobago Cays

Located in the southern Grenadines, the Tobago Cays is an archipelago that consists of 5 small uninhabited islands -- Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradol, Petit Tabac and Jamesby. A popular port of call for cruise ships, Tobago Cays draws thousands of tourists for diving, snorkeling and sports fishing. 960 1280

  

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

If staying dry and on land is your speed -- enjoy a game of golf at the Sandals La Toc Golf Resort and Spa in St. Lucia. Sharpen your club-selection skills on this 3,141-yard course, where several holes demand laser-like accuracy for the perfect shot. Rolling hills and majestic fairways inspire performance at all levels. 960 1280

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St. George's, Grenada

St. George's, Grenada

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Scuba Diving near St. Vincent

Scuba Diving near St. Vincent

St. Vincent is a scuba diver’s paradise. The island offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean, with numerous reefs, shipwrecks, caves and caverns for underwater adventurers to explore. 960 1280

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Sandy Island

Sandy Island

Drop your anchor and enjoy a romantic day on beautiful, uninhabited Sandy Island -- just a 30-minute boat ride from Petite Anse. The island has numerous coconut trees. So if you need a break from snorkeling or bird watching -- crack open a coconut and sit on the beach with the cool, crystal-blue water lapping at your feet. 960 1280

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River Antoine Rum Distillery

River Antoine Rum Distillery

Looking for local spirits in Grenada? Head to the River Antoine Rum Distillery where a potent rum (only sold on the island) is produced the same way it was when the distillery opened in 1785. Today, the distillery functions primarily as a museum; so rum is produced in limited quantity. If inclined, tourists have the option to sample a less strong version of River’s rum. 960 1280

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

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Princess Margaret Beach

Princess Margaret Beach

St. Vincent and the Grenadines consists of 32 islands and cays located in the southern Caribbean. One of the islands, Bequia, has several beaches perfect for swimming and sunbathing, including Princess Margaret Beach (pictured). Tourists will need a water or land taxi to get here. We recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Max's Bar and then, after an hour, you can swim, snorkel or take a stroll along the beach to burn off a few calories. 960 1280

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Kingstown

Kingstown

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Villa Beach

Villa Beach

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La Soufrière

La Soufrière

Go on an adventure and hit St. Vincent’s most popular hiking trail near La Soufrière and its crater lake. The 4,049-foot-tall active volcano is the highest point on the island. The last time this majestic beauty erupted was in April 1979. 960 1280

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Dubai

Dubai

Dubai
A new cruise ship terminal is set to open in Dubai in 2012, allowing a total of 5 ships to dock at a time (currently, there is only space for 2). Expect more ships to add Dubai to their itineraries, and consider cruises to the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and those that follow the Spice Route to India and Asia.
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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore
Long a popular destination for foodies, Singapore will become easier to cruise to this year thanks to a brand new terminal. While here, check out the infinity pool on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel -- made up of 3 giant towers connected by a sky terrace on the roof.
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Europe

Europe

Europe
OK, so cruising in Europe isn’t exactly new … but this year, more ships are slated to stay in the Mediterranean through the winter instead of making their traditional journeys to the Caribbean for the season. This winter, consider taking a cruise to the Canary Islands or Morocco during off-peak months for a fraction of the price.
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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
With Rio the host of the World Cup, the 2012 UN Earth Summit and the 2016 Olympics, the city is expected to be a hot destination over the next few years. Luckily, the city is investing plenty of money in the existing cruise port, making travel to nearby attractions even easier.
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Canada

Canada

Canada
Canada is quickly becoming a more popular cruise destination. This year, Carnival, Regent Seven Seas and Disney are all adding new Canada cruises to their rosters.
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Galveston

Galveston

Galveston
Galveston, TX, is fast becoming the home port to a number of megaships. Carnival and Royal Caribbean both have ships docked here now, and the Disney Magic and Crown Princess are set to begin sailing from Galveston later in the year.
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London

London

London
A new cruise port is set to open in London in preparation for the mass influx of visitors to the city for the Olympic Games.
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Australia

Australia

Australia and New Zealand
Cruising down under is heating up this year, thanks to the additions of ships in Melbourne and Sydney by Princess, Celebrity, Carnival, Holland America and Royal Caribbean. In addition to circuits of Australia and New Zealand, new itineraries even include trips to Fiji and New Caledonia.
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New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans
N'awlins is back! For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the port will be full of cruise ships again this year. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian will all be offering cruises from the Big Easy.
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Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica
Royal Caribbean recently opened a new port in the small 18th-century town of Falmouth, Jamaica, making it the fourth cruise port in the country. Visitors to Falmouth can easily visit Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, each about 30 minutes from the port.
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Honduras

Honduras

Honduras
Set to open later this year, Trujillo on the Banana Coast will be Honduras's first port. Cruisers will be able to explore Honduras's pristine beaches and marvel at its lush tropical rain forests.
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Mississippi

Mississippi

The Mississippi
The Mississippi has seen a steep decline in cruising in recent years after its 2 biggest cruise lines went bankrupt. But fear not! Two new cruise lines are setting their sights on the Mighty Mississippi: one with a totally refurbished steamboat named the American Queen, and another with a brand-new paddlewheeler named the Queen of the Mississippi.
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