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2 Courtney S, Wanda S, Helena H, Angela H, Rachele V, Heather L

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4 Depart New Orleans Two days at sea Visit Jamaica Visit Grand Cayman Islands One day at sea Visit Cozumel, Mexico

5 Riverwalk Marketplace is a mall located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The mall is located along the Mississippi River waterfront stretching from the base of Canal Street upriver to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The land was used as part of the 1984 World's fair. After the fair, this section was redeveloped into the "Riverwalk", The Riverwalk closed after 2005's Hurricane Katrina due to extensive wind and looting damage. It reopened in early December, 2005 in hopes that Christmas Season shopping would jump-start the area's recovery. Only a small number of shops were able to open at first. Additional businesses have gradually been reopening since.

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7 The above-ground tombs in the cemeteries of New Orleans are often referred to as "cities of the dead." New Orleans has always respected the dead, but this isn't the reason the tombs of departed loved ones are interred above ground. Early settlers in the area struggled with different methods to bury the dead. Burial plots are shallow in New Orleans because the water table is high. A few feet down the grave becomes soggy, filling with water. The casket will literally float. Early settlers tried to weigh them down and keep them underground by placing stones in and on top of coffins. Unfortunately, after a rainstorm, the rising water table would literally pop the airtight coffins out of the ground. To this day, unpredictable flooding still lifts an occasional coffin out of the ground in those areas generally considered safe from flooding and above the water table. Eventually, New Orleans' graves were kept above ground following the Spanish custom of using vaults.

8 Bourbon Street's history provides a rich insight into New Orleans' past

9 In the heart of New Orleans' oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It extends 13 blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue.

10 JAMAICA Jamaica is 75% limestone. The beautiful blue waters are created when the waters interact with the limestone of the island

11 During Spain's occupation of the island, starting in 1510, the Arawaks were exterminated by disease, slavery, and war. Spain brought the first African slaves to Jamaica in to work the fertile land. The British Parliament abolished slavery as of August 1, Sugar and coffee made Jamaica one of the most valuable possessions in the world for more than 150 years. Huge Bamboo plants grow on the island at rates of 3-5 feet per day. In 1655, British forces seized the island, and in 1670, Great Britain gained formal possession.

12 Discovered by Christopher Columbus in He named it Las Tortugas after the large number of sea turtles observed there.

13 Discovered by Christopher Columbus on May 10th 1503 Since the 17 th century people have flocked to the Cayman islands from various backgrounds such as pirates, refugees, shipwrecked sailors and deserters. As a tax exempt destination, people often send their banking here for tax refuge.

14 World renowned for its reefs, made popular by Jacques Cousteau in 1960 Mexicos 3 rd Largest Island 30 Miles Long and 9.9 Miles Wide

15 Scientist state the coral reefs are the most threatened marine eco-systems. Unless we take action we will lose up to 70% of the coral reefs by the year 2050 Cozumels Reefs National Marine Park forbids any touching of marine life within the park boundaries

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