Topic Tag: Cruise ships

Engage, History

Cruising for trouble | On this day

Some people love cruise ships, some people hate them. But, personal preferences aside, the fate of the SS Columbus — scuttled by her captain eighty years ago — suggests the dangers of tourism in a time of war. James Ferguson tells the tale

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Arrive, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel, British Virgin Islands

Road Town, Tortola | Neighbourhood

A year and a half after the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the capital of the British Virgin Islands is back in the business of welcoming visitors

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Arrive, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel, The Bahamas

Nassau, The Bahamas | Layover

It’s probably the cruise ship capital of the Bahamas, and by some estimates, nearly eighty per cent of visitors here stay in Nassau for...

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Engage, Culture, History, Grenada

The Bianca C: into the deep

It’s fair to say the passenger liner MV Bianca C had its share of bad luck. It sank not once, but twice, and now lies in about 150 feet...

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, St. Martin

St Martin: an island like a new world

Sitting at the Tropicana, my favourite bistro in Marigot’s Marina Royale, awaiting my moules flown in that day from France, sipping my...

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Food and Cuisine, Trinidad and Tobago

The Breakfast Shed: food without frills

Once you understand that “no frills” is really no exaggeration, the Breakfast Shed at the Port of Spain dock offers robust, tasty local...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain rises to the summit

Three months into his new job, in April, American President Barack Obama will not only have an opportunity to meet his Western Hemisphere...

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Embark, Culture, Festivals and Events

Caribbean Datebook (January/February 2013)

Around the region Jump and wave! Carnival: the origins of the festival are disputed by scholars, the name alone evokes different things for...

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