Tropical sun, fun and adventure for everyone.
Why cruise the Caribbean?
Besides the miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches, vibrantly clear ocean water and warm climate Caribbean cruises tempt first time passengers, as well as, seasoned travelers with cheap deals, all year round sailings, short or long itineraries, variety of stops and proximity of closeness from popular U.S. departure ports.
With more than 7,000 islands to chose from a Caribbean cruise is sure to suit all your tropical sun in the fun adventures during the winter and summer.
The Caribbean region is located southeast of the United States, north of South America and east of Central America and is the most widely traveled cruising region that is also the most competitively priced because of the availability of cruise ships going to this area. The Caribbean is broken up into three regions Western Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean all of which offer spectacular sighs, tropical fun and duty-free shopping.
Caribbean Cruises - An affordable paradise vacation.
Caribbean cruises are extremely kid friendly and affordable for a nice family vacation that everyone will enjoy. Most cruise lines that travel to the Caribbean have extensive kids programs and on board activities to entertain your children while sailing. On shore excursions offer so many options from just spending some quality time on some of the most magnificent beaches in the world to explore haunted plantations and old forts or even feeding super friendly stingrays in their natural habitat. Add in plenty of duty-free shopping for a well-rounded family vacation.
Couples choosing a Caribbean cruise will not be disappointed as this area offers lots of relaxation and cuddle time along with lots of fun on board and on shore. Imagine a nice romantic dinner onboard followed by a day at the beach either lounging or maybe snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing or hiking. Enjoy romantic sunsets arm in arm and enjoy some alone time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So whether your enjoying a romantic weekend getaway, treating yourself to some rest and relaxation, or maybe celebrating an anniversary, a Caribbean cruise serves as a great backdrop and at great prices.
Solo travelers would benefit greatly from a Caribbean cruise. There are so many itineraries to choose from that fit any budget and time schedule plus there are a host of tropical fun places to choose that no matter what a good time will be had whether you are cruising to relax or cruising to party it up. Most travelers aboard Caribbean cruises tend to be a bit younger and extremely friendly, as are the locals in these parts, so the potential to make new friends along the way is high. Also note that most of the islands visited on a Caribbean cruise are considered very safe, like Bermuda or Grand Cayman, especially for solo female travelers. So grab your sunscreen and book your Caribbean cruise today.
Have a large group that wants fun in the sun at affordable rates? A Caribbean cruise will do just that. Besides all the multi-generational on board activities of the cruise lines in this region you have a wide array of your choices of ports that are sure to please your group. Both Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries are desirable and can be as short as 3 - 4 days on up to 10 days or more. Caribbean cruises are the epitome of variety so whether your group is a family reunion, bachelor/bachelorette party or business convention there will be ample activities to enjoy together or separately while cruising through paradise.
Caribbean cruises are also great for a creative and fun weekend getaway. Why stay put at one particular hotel when your hotel can float to a few sunny and interesting destinations while you are treated to around the clock food options and activities? Relax at the pool after an exhilarating on shore trip that had you feeding stingrays in their own natural habitat. Join an onboard game of trivia or late night comedy show and then head into town for some duty-free shopping. Short Caribbean cruises deliver tons of fun at great rates, so step outside the box, and put on your dancing shoes for a great weekend at sea.
Popular Caribbean cruise destinations.
It's not easy choosing a particular Caribbean cruise because their are so many islands to choose from. So, we did some research and have come up with some of the best islands to visit on your cruise to the Caribbean. But in all honestly, you really can't go wrong with any Caribbean cruise you choose, because all offer travelers a slice of paradise wrapped up with fun and adventure that you won't find everyday.
Dominica: Cruising to this gem of an island is a beauty that has stayed relatively secret because it is not known for the typical white sandy beaches that the Caribbean is famous for. Dominica's beauty lies on the interior of the island where, with an on shore excursion, you can swim in the pools of two amazing twin falls, named Father and Mother, one of which has cold water and the other hot. Or snorkel in the warm waters at Champagne Beach which produces bubbling waters created by volcanic vents. Dominica is also the backdrop for two of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies starring Johnny Depp. For an authentic cruise to the Caribbean experience, this island shouldn't be missed.
Aruba: Southern Caribbean Cruise Experience. If you are seeking a friendly and happy island to visit choose a Caribbean cruise that sails to Aruba. This island is amazing clean with white sand beaches and near perfect weather year round thanks for tropical trade-winds that blow through. Eagle Beach is great for spending a relaxing day soaking up sun while Baby Beach offers some amazing snorkeling. There are plenty of inexpensive shore excursions on this island one of which is a chartered party bus that delivers fun and good times that won't be forgot.
St. Thomas: Eastern Caribbean Cruise Experience. This island is home to one of the top 10 ranked best beaches of the world, Magens Bay, which can be enjoyed by itself or on tours of St. Thomas. If you choose to take a shore excursion for a tour of St. Thomas that includes Magens Bay double check that it includes a stop at Mountain Top where you can view this glorious beach from above. Some other cruise excursions on St. Thomas are Coki Beach, Sapphire Beach, Drakes Seat and Coral World.
San Juan: Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Home of the Pina Colada, San Juan, serves as both a port of call as well as a popular international embarkation point to start some Caribbean cruises. San Juan is charming and historic which leads way for great shore excursions where you can set out on foot and enjoy the regions colonial architecture along cobblestone streets. Outside of Old San Juan look for excursions to El Yunque which is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national forest system. Be adventurous join others for some deep-sea fishing or enjoy a snorkeling or diving excursion.
Grand Turk: Popular Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Speaking of snorkeling or diving, the island of Grand Turk, ranks in the top five spot for divers with a 7,000 shelf drop off just a few hundred yards from the shore. This is island is tiny and really doesn't need extensive land excursions because when in dock you are just steps away from beautiful sandy beaches, an infinity-edge pool with swim up bar and a shopping area built specifically for cruise passengers.
St. Martin/St. Maarten: Eastern Caribbean Cruise. This island has a two in one appeal because the island is split by it's cultural heritage. One side of the island is part French the other part is Dutch with both offering a variety of beaches to enjoy. Both sides offer some tremendous shopping as well as casinos and island tours. Other note-worthy attractions are the Butterfly Farm and America's Cup Sailing Regatta. For exhibitionists or those who want a full body tan head over to Orient Beach which is one of the few new beaches of the Caribbean.
Some other notable mentions go out to St. Lucia (Eastern Caribbean Cruise itinerary), which is being hailed as one of the best honeymoon destinations; Cozumel (Western Caribbean Cruise) for it's spring break atmosphere for those who like to party and local resort day passes for the more subdued; Curacao (Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination), has colorful colonial Dutch houses lining the harbor to tour as well as a floating market where you can buy crafts right off boats from nearby Columbia, Venezuela and the West Indies; and Grand Cayman (Western Caribbean Cruise), offers a unique natural habitat experience two miles of the coast on a shallow sandbar named Stingray City where you can jump in and feed the stingrays by hand.