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Western Caribbean
MS Veendam Holland America Line 11 December 2019 7 Nights
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There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
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You really haven't seen Florida until you've seen the Florida Keys. This archipelago consists of a 126-mile string of 1,000 beautiful coral islands stretching out at the south end of the state. Many of them are connected by the Overseas Highway (Highway U.S. 1). Key West, located 155 miles south of Miami, is the best known and southernmost spot in the continental U.S.A. It is a tropical blend of exotic foliage, beautiful waters and history-rich attractions. Since its founding in 1822, Key West has gone through many phases; over the years pirates, smugglers, writers and revolutionaries have made the Conch Republic their home. Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Thornton Wilder are among the most noted who came here to enjoy the idyllic setting and casual, relaxed atmosphere. In the early 1800s, pirates found the Keys' busy shipping lanes quite profitable and Key West an easy escape. When piracy was defeated, a new, legal industry emerged - wrecking. The history of the wreckers can be learned in the Wrecker's Museum, which features treasures of some of the most successful salvage operations. Other industries developed, including sponging and fine cigar making; the latter was introduced in the 1830s by Cubans who escaped from Spanish tyranny. In 1912, Henry Flagler's railroad between Key West and the mainland was completed; it was destroyed by a hurricane a few years later. Cigar makers moved to Tampa and the railroad and shipping trade with Havana ceased; the resourceful islanders discovered tourism as their salvation. Visitors to Key West find a number of attractions to enjoy - unique architecture and charming gardens, treasures from shipwrecks, picturesque streets to stroll around, delicious cuisine and scores of souvenir shops and art galleries.
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Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands with an area of 76 square miles and a population of around 30,000. It is known around the world for its famous Seven Mile Beach. For early birds, an early morning walk along the beach is a wonderful experience. The beaches of Grand Cayman are spectacular and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. The island economy is heavily dependent on tourism, with as much of 75% of the island's GDP being tourist generated. Aside from numerous beaches, there are many attractions on the island. Grand Cayman and the Caymans in general are very well known for their diving and snorkelling. The island features many reefs and walls, some of which can be accessed by swimming from shore.
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Third largest island of the Caribbean, Ocho Rios; you can take part in exotic and exploratory excursions.
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When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
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There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
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