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CRUISE HOLIDAYS UK

Call Louise Dibble on: (0175) 251-9512, or e-mail: ldibble@cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk

DESTINATIONS

 

Africa

 

Alaska

 

Asia

 

Bahamas

 

Bermuda

 

Canada / New England

 

Caribbean

      Basseterre, St. Kitts

 

      Bridgetown, Barbados

 
      Castries, St. Lucia

 
      Charlotte Amalie, St.

      Thomas

 
      Cozumel, Mexico

 
      George Town, Grand

      Cayman

 
      Key West, Florida

 
      Montego Bay, Jamaica

 
      Ocho Rios, Jamaica

 
      Oranjestad, Aruba

 
      Philipsburg, St. Maarten

 
      Puerto Limon, Costa

      Rica

 
      San Juan, Puerto Rico

 
      Willemstad, Curacao

 

Hawaii

 

Mediterranean

 

Mexican Riviera

 

Northern Europe

 

Panama Canal

 

South America

 

South Pacific

  
Watching a splendid sunset while dining al fresco on delectable seafood at one of 250 or so restaurants is but one of the pleasures in store for visitors to the USA's most southernmost city, Key West, at the tip of the Florida Keys and at the end of US Highway 1. Packed with sights and attractions this historic island city supports a vibrant community, including a large gay population, and boasts a long seafaring and naval tradition, situated as it is at the gateway to the Caribbean, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and in close proximity to Cuba. Key West, also known as the 'Conch Republic', has a distinct Caribbean flavour, the streets of its old quarter lined with palms, tropical flowering plants and pastel-painted wooden colonial 'gingerbread' houses. It is a city that has been the favoured haunt of greats like Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and Harry Truman, because of its relaxed atmosphere, colourful neighbourhoods, legendary bars and restaurants, offshore fishing opportunities, and lively nightlife. The city also hosts innumerable pageants, parades and festivals, has a busy theatre culture and several heritage museums. The streets of Key West are alive with life, buskers providing impromptu entertainment for those lingering at sidewalk cafes or browsing the many stores. Visitors flock to 'The Bight', the old harbour, to arrange sea trips for fishing, snorkelling or diving. As the sun sets it is traditionally celebrated with drinks and good cheer on the Mallory Dock, before the nightlife awakens among the dozens of establishments in areas like Bahama Village, settled in the 19th century by Bahamian immigrants, and along Duval Street.