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More cruise ship passengers descend on St. Kitts

Sun St. Kitts "Over 21,000 sun and fun seeking cruise passengers visited St. Kitts in the past five days, according to the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA).

SCASPA said over 17,000 passengers are expected between Tuesday and Saturday.

Six thousand passengers visited on 26 Dec., 5,793 on 27 Dec., and 4,619 on 25 Dec.

On 24 Dec., the 2,500-passenger Norwegian Dawn arrived from Barbados with 2,693 passengers and 1,071 crew and departed for Florida."

Enjoy St Lucia's natural beauty on a Caribbean cruise

Enjoy St Lucia's natural beauty on a Caribbean cruise: "The Caribbean island of St Lucia is known for its spectacular natural scenery - so why not look up some cruise deals and book a break in this part of the world?

Some 19,000 acres of rainforest lies in the heart of the island, with almost 30 miles of trails running through this area.

Here you can find a variety of rare plants and birds, including the Amazona Versicolor or the Jacquot, as it is also known, which is St Lucia's national bird."

Savouring Jamaica's feisty food from roadside stands to resorts

Calgary Herald "'A white man can jerk!' chef Walter Staib says with glee, a grin spreading across his bearded face at the launch of our four-day culinary tour of Jamaica.

At first the stocky, white-haired, German-born restaurateur, who speaks with a thick accent even though he has long resided in Philadelphia, seems an odd choice to lead a group of foodies around this verdant Caribbean island, best known for its fiery jerk, not wiener schnitzel."

World's Most Dangerous Airports: Dominica's Cane Field

Jaunted: "Now, Cane Field is one of two airports on this small island, the other being Melville Hall. However Cane Field is the smaller of the two, mainly used for island hopping, private jets, and the like. With a runway only 3,100' long, it's easy to see why. You will catch the occasional American Airlines or LIAT planes landing at the nearby Melville Hall, but it's Cane Field that holds the most suspense for incoming flights."

Adventure and a workout in Jamaica

The Boston Globe: "I spent 30 minutes working out with Rosa Young on a nice little patio at the Coco Le Palm resort on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica and it damn near killed me. Seven days with her in the jungle, hiking up waterfalls or running on the beach? Well, maybe if I were younger. OK, and not such a wuss.

Young and her partners are hosting a workout adventure a tad on the unusual side for Jamaica and definitely well off the beaten path. They are calling it Jamaica’s ultimate Eco Trek, scheduled for Jan. 17-24, and it takes place in the form of adventure exercise excursions to Royal Palm Reserve, the Negril lighthouse, Paradise Park, and Mayfield Falls"

The Caribbean Under Canvas - A Camping Resort on St. John

NYTimes.com: "Our destination was the island’s original and most celebrated campsite. On a prime chunk of tropical real estate on the northern shores of St. John, just before the coastal road cuts a wobbling arc toward the island’s interior, the Maho Bay Campground is a mini-city of tent cottages, established somewhat unintentionally in 1976."

Montserrat!

The New York Post Between the rampant Guinness chugging, green-hill-rinse-repeat topography and a St. Patrick's Day that's been deputized a federal holiday, you can barely tell the difference between Montserrat and Ireland, where its first Catholic settlers hailed from. Er, except it's sunny, the people are tan and there's an active volcano.
The only hiccup is accessing this leprechaun-sized Leeward island of just over 5,000 people. While there are no direct flights from the US, and probably never will be, you can get to Montserrat in a couple of different ways from Antigua, which American nonstops it to out of Miami.