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Caribbean dreaming with Royal Caribbean and Fahy Travel

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Are you dreaming of crystal clear waters, palm trees swaying in the light sea breeze, powder white sand between your toes, and tropical sunshine warming your face? This does not have to be just a dream — Caribbean cruises have never been more affordable. Royal Caribbean has some of the best ships in the Caribbean and is offering amazing value for later on this year.

Racing the Union’s blockade of Confederate ports

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The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.

 

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