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Sugar & Spice – Saga Sapphire Cruise

I don’t want to go home. I like my cabin (Saga has the only personalized radio station on board a ship, which is an added bonus). I like the eucalyptus flannels that give us a wonderfully cooling welcome back on board. And I really like my last trip, on the retro St Kitts Scenic Railway.

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St Kitts Scenic Railway

Built almost a century ago to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mill in the capital city of Basseterre, this narrow-gauge railroad now provides a fascinating way to see the island. The lower deck is air-conditioned with lovely rattan furniture, but everyone gravitates to the upper level with its spacious open-air observation deck.

The train rolls across tall steel bridges spanning deep canyons (known locally as ghuts) and I marvel at the rainforests housing mischievous monkeys and birds so bright they take your breath away.

For anyone over 50 wanting to experience a good number of Caribbean islands in a short space of time, this cruise is a must-do.


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Danielle - a couple of months ago

Hi guys, love the post, but the image you are using belongs to me and there’s no credit for it. Can you please either remove it or add a credit. Thanks! Danielle

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    Lisa - last month

    Hello Danielle, which image?

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