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Rediscovering Columbus’s Caribbean

The Boston Globe: "Christopher Columbus discovered the 8-mile-square volcanic island in 1493 and named it in honor of his brother Bartolomeo. Once a Swedish colony, St. Barts is now an overseas collectivity of France and part of the French West Indies, which includes St. Martin, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. Retracing Columbus’s footsteps, Doug and I felt a tinge of excitement at the prospect of exploring an island and a port of call not offered on previous Caribbean sailings aboard much larger cruise ships."




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