Coral Islands Cruise March 2010
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Joining friends from the United Kingdom and US for an 8 day cruise of the Coral Islands. Until I have time (yea right!) to write my own blog...below is the marketing material from Thompson, the UK tour company who both organizes the tour and owns the ship (Desitiny) we will cruise.
Calling at Caribbean titans like Barbados and Martinique, this cruise ticks off glossy rainforests, colourful villages and more beaches than you'll have time to count. Things kick off in the Dominican Republic, the country Columbus declared the fairest in the world. Next, you'll head out to sea, arriving in Martinique on day three. Here, the scene becomes very French. Not only will you be able to exchange euros for croissants in pavement cafés, but you'll also find sleek shops selling the latest Chanel. Swapping a French island for a distinctly British one, you'll arrive into Barbados, where you'll find cricket grounds and old English churches side-by-side with palm-fringed beaches and rum shops. After getting your fill of white sands, take to the water for some swimming or snorkelling with turtles. The second half of your cruise takes you to the Caribbean's lesser-known islands - Dominica, St Kitts and Tortola. Prepare to have your breath taken away several times over, because it's the scenery that's the star of the show in these places. Dominica is known as the island of waterfalls, Tortola is full of ancient rainforests and hot mineral pools, and St Kitts is all about the beaches.