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9th February, 2013

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Carnival dancer

It’s carnival time in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately the Captain was stuck on board ship doing Captain’s stuff so asked me to write something on the carnival for the blog.

The heat of the day was accompanied by the heat of the atmosphere. It was an electric sight, something I have never experienced personally…….. until now. Passengers and tour escorts alike left the gangway to a special performance on the quayside from a steel band and stilt walkers! I really did feel like I was in the Caribbean today. We set off from the Sapphire as a collective amongst the hustle and bustle of the busy streets to be met by a stadium filled with people celebrating their carnival weekend.

We were treated today to the 'Children’s Carnival'. Children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers showed off their dancing skills and the most elaborate costumes I have ever seen.

The performance was in full swing by the time we arrived late morning but it was at fever pitch by the time we departed.

It was a fabulous day to savour for everyone and our passengers enjoyed becoming part of the whole experience.

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