The SuperCruise VI – Antigua

The SuperCruise is the jazz cruise with soul! Plus a touch of comedy, gospel, and funk! And we’re back for our sixth consecutive year, with a new ship, new itinerary, new talent lineup, and new onboard activities! The talent lineup includes Will Downing, Boney James, The Brand New Heavies, Gerald Albright, Chrisette Michele, Earl Klugh, Peabo Bryson, and many more artists from the world of jazz and soul, plus a special appearance by funk legend George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic and a special gospel show featuring Yolanda Adams.

The Carnival Freedom is cruising from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Lucia • Antigua • St. Maarten/St. Martin. Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 Arrive Antigua at 8:00am. Antigua is an island in the West Indies, in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region, the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua means “ancient” in Spanish and was named by Christopher Columbus after an icon in Seville Cathedral, Santa Maria de la Antigua — St. Mary of the Old Cathedral.

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round.

The rambling array of gun emplacements and military buildings  Shirley Heights  of  is best known today for the absolutely breathtaking prospect that it offers. From the Heights one can look far out over English Harbor, and on Sunday afternoons the view is accompanied by barbecue, rum punch, and the plangent strains of steel band and reggae music. The site is named for General Shirley, Governor of the Leeward Islands when the area was fortified in the late eighteenth century. Close by is the cemetery, in which stands an obelisk erected in honor of the soldiers of the 54th regiment.

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