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Cruise Benefits Caribbean Veterans

A 14-day cruise through the Caribbean Islands raised money for the work The Royal Canadian Legion does in the area helping needy Commonwealth veterans on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.

A 14-day cruise through the Caribbean Islands raised money for the work The Royal Canadian Legion does in the area helping needy Commonwealth veterans on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.

The cruise arranged by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, one of the partners of the Legion’s Member Benefits Package, stopped at eight islands while sailing on the two-year-old cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse.

In Grenada the group was met by Lauren Grey of the Grenada Legion of the RCEL. The group toured the Island of Spice, including a stop at a nutmeg factory. That was followed by lunch and an afternoon of entertainment with Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean.

The next day, the cruise stopped at Barbados where the group was given a three-hour tour of the island by members of the Barbados Legion before stopping to watch the changing of the guard ceremony.

As part of the promotion, Carlson Wagonlit donated $100 for every cabin sold. In the end, Carlson Wagonlit donated $4,200 for the Legion to continue its work in the Caribbean.

Throughout the cruise participants were invited to send blogs to Legion Magazine’s Witness To Remembrance blog, www.legionmagazine.com/blog.

The trip was considered very successful and will be repeated Jan. 30–Feb. 10, 2014.


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