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A paradise, with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and distinctive music, people and food, the Caribbean is a permanent fixture among the most popular cruise destinations in the world

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The lively and intoxicating Caribbean, with its shimmering, turquoise waters, vivid landscapes and colonial history, is a tropical paradise and hence, the ultimate tropical playground for tourists. The gems of the Caribbean are perhaps best explored on a cruise that will introduce you to a kaleidoscope of colour and unforgettable experiences. The inspiring azure seas, white beaches, vividly green forests and infectious Caribbean colour scheme must be seen to be believed. Taste the colourful and mouth-watering Caribbean food which brightens up the local markets. Choose from an extensive range of islands, beaches, cultures and flavours and hop from one island to another to satisfy the desires of your inner outdoor adventure enthusiast. The stunning scattered islands of the Bahamas are the ideal location for travellers with an appetite for beautiful scenery, pink-sand beaches, mesmerising blue waters and unforgettable experiences. Are you looking for a great outdoor adventure? Make your way to the unspoilt islands of Dominica and St. Lucia. Colourful, costume-filled festivities are to be found on many of the islands of the Caribbean Sea, however the most intense of them are celebrated in Trinidad. The possibilities are infinite.
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Expert Tips for cruising the Caribbean

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Make sure you pick a cruise line that matches all your desires, so you can have the ultimate Caribbean experience. Looking for exclusive shore excursions, luxury amenities and a private yacht feeling? Try cruise lines like Seabourn, Sea Cloud or Silversea. These are all boutique luxury cruise lines that sail to exclusive islands and offer tailor-made experiences.

If you're cruising with family and friends and want a fun-filled, action-packed cruise holiday with something for everyone, try a big ship cruise line like Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises & Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Travel Tips for Caribbean

The Caribbean is arguably the most popular cruise destination in the world and there’s little doubt as to why that is:

  • Spectacular vistas
  • Balmy weather
  • White-sand beaches
  • Glittering waters
  • Eclectic group of cultures
  • Innumerable islands
  • Year-round sunshine
  • Lazily swaying palm trees
  • Colonial history
  • Unique marine life

Easily accessible from all directions, the Caribbean is served by a great many ports such as Fort Lauderdale in Florida, which is located just a few hundred miles to the north of the Caribbean.

Millions of people visit the region each year and at CruiseAway we feel there’s no better way to explore these islands than on a cruise.

Most Popular Routes

The islands of the Caribbean offer cruise passengers variety in terms of:

  • Scenery
  • Culture
  • Shore excursions

Some of the most well-known islands are perhaps Aruba and Antigua which lie in the south of the region and are celebrated for their spectacular coastlines and warm natives.

Cruise passengers with an affinity or a love for water sports head over to Curacao for:

  • Snorkelling
  • Impossibly colourful fish
  • Vibrant coral reefs

For a more organic experience, head over to Guadeloupe or St. Lucia where the dense rainforests conceal a vast and biologically diverse assortment of wildlife and flora.

Other popular Caribbean cruise destinations include:

  • The Grand Cayman with its impressive Seven Mile Beach
  • Jamaica that is home to the cascading Dunns River Falls

There are so many fabulous destinations to visit and they must be experienced to be believed!

Cruise Lines

The Caribbean is sailed by, seemingly every cruise line under the Sun. There are so many cruise lines to choose from, you are bound to find your perfect cruising style and itinerary:

  • Azamara
  • Viking Ocean
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Caribbean cruises that depart from Australia are a rare occurrence, unless you are looking to go on a world voyage that includes these stunning islands.

Ask your CruiseAway cruise expert about our DreamAway Packages. These are tailor-made to suit your particular needs and include flights, hotel stays and transfers - let us take all the stress out of your cruise holiday!

The Best Time to Visit

The most popular months to visit the Caribbean are, generally speaking December to April because:

  • The air is less humid than in the other months
  • The temperatures are cooler
  • Those living in the Northern Hemisphere want to escape their winter

However, we would recommend booking your Caribbean cruise holiday around May, June and November. Even though there is a chance of an odd shower, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks:

  • The peak season is over, thus the prices are lower
  • The weather is still comfortable
  • The beaches are less crowded
  • These months are all outside of the rain season

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