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Caribbean Ports of Call : Western Region

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ISBN-10: 1564409791

ISBN-13: 9781564409799

Edition: 4th (Revised)

Authors: Kay Showker

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List price: $12.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.66" long
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Kay Showkerhas won numerous awards for her coverage of the Caribbean, most recently the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s award for Best Guide Book on the Caribbean forCaribbean Ports of Call: Western Region(GPP Travel). She writes for leading travel magazines and newspapers across the country. She lives in Manhattan.

List of Mapsp. vii
The Caribbean and The Bahamas: Ports of Callp. ix
Cruising and the Caribbean
The Winning Combinationp. 1
How to Use This Guidep. 2
The Delights of the Caribbeanp. 3
The Delights of Cruisingp. 8
Selecting a Cruise
Hints, Tips, and Advicep. 13
What You Should Know Before You Gop. 17
Caribbean Cruise Lines and Their Ships
A Guidep. 21
Ports of Call
The Bahamas
At a Glancep. 43
Distant Neighborsp. 44
Fast Factsp. 46
An Introduction to Nassaup. 48
Port Profile: Nassaup. 49
Budget Planningp. 50
Drugs, Crime, and Today's Realitiesp. 50
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 50
Nassau Shore Excursionsp. 50
People-to-Peoplep. 51
Nassau on Your Ownp. 52
A Walking Tour of Old Nassaup. 52
Nassau and Its Environsp. 58
Shoppingp. 61
Dining and Restaurantsp. 63
Sportsp. 64
Entertainmentp. 66
Festivals and Celebrationsp. 67
Grand Bahama Islandp. 68
In Briefp. 69
A Drive around Grand Bahama Islandp. 73
The Out Islandsp. 74
Key West
At a Glancep. 79
America's First Caribbean Islandp. 80
Fast Factsp. 81
Budget Planningp. 82
Port Profile: Key Westp. 82
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 83
Shore Excursionsp. 83
Key West on Your Ownp. 84
Mallory Square and Vicinityp. 85
Duval Streetp. 89
Caroline Street and Beyondp. 92
The Other Key Westp. 95
Sportsp. 95
Shoppingp. 96
Dining and Restaurantsp. 96
Entertainmentp. 97
At a Glancep. 99
The Quintessence of the Tropicsp. 100
Fast Factsp. 102
Budget Planning and Other Practical Tipsp. 104
Crafts and Duty-Free Shoppingp. 105
Cuisine and Diningp. 107
Sports and Entertainmentp. 108
Nightlife, Cultural Events, and Festivalsp. 108
Introduction to Montego Bayp. 109
Port Profile: Montego Bayp. 110
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 111
Montego Bay Shore Excursionsp. 111
Montego Bay on Your Ownp. 112
A Walk around Montego Bayp. 112
A Drive around Montego Bayp. 113
A Drive East of Montego Bayp. 113
A Drive West of Montego Bayp. 115
Restaurantsp. 118
Sportsp. 118
Introduction to Ocho Riosp. 120
Port Profile: Ocho Riosp. 121
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 122
Ocho Rios Shore Excursionsp. 122
Ocho Rios on Your Ownp. 122
A Walk around Ocho Riosp. 123
West of Ocho Riosp. 123
East of Ocho Riosp. 125
Restaurantsp. 127
Sportsp. 127
Port Antoniop. 128
Touring Port Antoniop. 130
Kingstonp. 131
The Cayman Islands
At a Glancep. 133
The Diver's Mt. Everestp. 134
Fast Factsp. 135
Budget Planningp. 136
Port Profile: Grand Caymanp. 136
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 139
Shore Excursionsp. 139
Grand Cayman on Your Ownp. 140
Driving Tour of Grand Caymanp. 140
Shoppingp. 144
Dining and Restaurantsp. 146
Sportsp. 147
Entertainment/Nightlifep. 150
Festivals and Celebrationsp. 150
The Mexican Caribbean
At a Glancep. 151
Where the Past Meets the Presentp. 152
Fast Factsp. 153
Budget Planningp. 154
Author's Favorite Attractionsp. 154
Shore Excursionsp. 154
Port Profile: Cozumelp. 157
Cozumelp. 158
Shoppingp. 160
Dining and Restaurantsp. 162
Nightlifep. 163
Sportsp. 163
Playa del Carmen/Calica (Cancun)p. 165
North of Playa del Carmenp. 166
South of Playa del Carmenp. 170
West of Playa del Carmenp. 173
Central America and the Panama Canal
Central Americap. 178
Belizep. 179
Fast Factsp. 182
Guatemalap. 183
The Caribbean Coastp. 183
Fast Factsp. 186
Hondurasp. 186
The Bay Islandsp. 187
The North Coastp. 188
The Mayan Antiquities of Copanp. 190
The Mosquito Coastp. 190
Fast Factsp. 191
Nicaraguap. 191
The Mosquito Coastp. 192
Fast Factsp. 193
Costa Ricap. 194
The Caribbean Coastp. 195
The Pacific Coastp. 197
Cruisesp. 197
Fast Factsp. 197
Panamap. 198
The San Blas Islandsp. 198
Chart of Cruise Ships Sailing the Caribbeanp. 207
Indexp. 221
About the Authorp. 227
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