Caribbean Cruises

Described as 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
Our Recommendations
  Cruises from Miami
Trip with the MSC Seaside from Miami
Trip with the MSC Seaside from Miami
14 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 October 2020 - March 2021
p.p.from $2,019
Sensational cruise from Miami with MSC Cruises
Sensational cruise from Miami with MSC Cruises
7 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 May 2020 - March 2021
p.p.from $924
19 day cruise on board the MSC Divina from Miami
19 day cruise on board the MSC Divina from Miami
18 Nights with the MSC Divina
 March 2021 - April 2021
p.p.from $2,409
Voyage from Miami with the MSC Meraviglia
Voyage from Miami with the MSC Meraviglia
7 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 November 2020 - February 2022
p.p.from $749
Journey from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
Journey from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 June 2020 - August 2021
p.p.from $1,166
  7 night cruises
Sensational cruise from Miami with MSC Cruises
Sensational cruise from Miami with MSC Cruises
7 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 May 2020 - March 2021
p.p.from $924
Voyage from Miami with the MSC Meraviglia
Voyage from Miami with the MSC Meraviglia
7 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 November 2020 - February 2022
p.p.from $749
Journey from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
Journey from Miami with the Symphony of the Seas
7 Nights with the Symphony of the Seas
 June 2020 - August 2021
p.p.from $1,166
Glorious expedition from Port Canaveral with Royal Caribbean
Glorious expedition from Port Canaveral with Royal Caribbean
7 Nights with the Harmony of the Seas
 May 2020 - March 2021
p.p.from $1,141
6 day voyage on board the MSC Meraviglia from Miami
6 day voyage on board the MSC Meraviglia from Miami
5 Nights with the MSC Meraviglia
 03.11.2020
p.p.from $844
  Luxury Cruises
Sailing with the Viking Sky to Barcelona from Miami
Sailing with the Viking Sky to Barcelona from Miami
14 Nights with the Viking Sky
 21.03.2021
p.p.from $4,695
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale with the Silver Shadow
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale with the Silver Shadow
13 Nights with the Silver Shadow
 15.04.2021
p.p.from $7,470
Sailing from San Juan via Jost Van Dyke
Sailing from San Juan via Jost Van Dyke
10 Nights with the Silver Shadow
 08.01.2021
p.p.from $4,410
Voyage with Seabourn from Bridgetown
Voyage with Seabourn from Bridgetown
14 Nights with the Seabourn Odyssey
 November 2020 - February 2021
p.p.from $8,723
Cruising from Philipsburg via Deshaies
Cruising from Philipsburg via Deshaies
14 Nights with the Seabourn Odyssey
 January 2021 - March 2021
p.p.from $10,144
Top Caribbean Ports
Miami, Florida, USAfrom
$389

Miami, situated on the Atlantic coast in Southeast Florida, is the world's busiest cruise port. An array of world-famous beaches such as South Beach, which is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, continue to put the city on the map for cruise vacationers. Miami is home to many beautiful and lush national parks and botanical gardens, such as Biscayne National Park and the divine Pinecrest Gardens.

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, USAfrom
$386

The city of Fort Lauderdale in the U.S. state of Florida and makes an ideal holiday destination. Due to the many canals in the city, Fort Lauderdale is also known as the American Venice. In the 1970's, the area was very popular with students celebrating Spring Break but these were replaced by cruise vacationers in recent years. Fort Lauderdale offers beautiful beaches, museums, the world's biggest everyday flea market and also the world's largest drive-in cinema, which has 13 screens.

San Juan, Puerto Ricofrom
$699

San Juan is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico. As a cruising hot spot in the Caribbean, San Juan offers all of the amenities and attractions of a modern city. The city is divided into Old and New San Juan. Old San Juan dates back five centuries and is known for its colourful buildings and old forts, which once protected the island. El Morro is a well-known fort that now houses a small military museum. At the city walls that surround San Juan is The Paseo de la Princesca, a beautiful promenade with shops, restaurants, and gorgeous views.

Bridgetown, Barbadosfrom
$569

Bridgetown is the island's largest city and is a vibrant and historic cultural gem. The city was founded by the British, meaning there is a terrific mix of old and new on the island with historic British colonial buildings alongside modern structures such as shopping centres and financial institutions. Always a lively city, there is a large amount of shopping, dining and cultural experiences to discover. Street vendors provide colour and character to the streets and the local bars and restaurants are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture.

Castries, Saint Luciafrom
$569

In the capital of St. Lucia, you will find one of the finest harbors in the West Indies. A large part of the islands exports of bananas, sugar cane, rum and syrup pass through Castries. The city was founded by the French, whose influence is felt today. The backdrop to the town is the mountain of Morne Fortune, which is an ever-present reminder of the natural beauty to be found all over the island if you venture away from the colourful buildings, markets and stores.

Cozumel, Mexicofrom
$482

The Mexican island of Cozumel, located in the Caribbean off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, has a rich ancient history. Even today, visitors from all over the world flock to the island to observe the religious centre and temples that the Maya peoples built on the island centuries ago. Cozumel is also famous for its diving opportunities: Visitors can dive around beautiful coral reefs or to the Underwater Museum of Art.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antillesfrom
$743

Philipsburg is the capital of the overseas Dutch colony of St. Maarten. Boasting beautiful views of the Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond, it is an ideal location for a Caribbean holiday. On St. Maarten, there is adventure to be found throughout the beautiful island with snorkeling, swimming and horseback riding available. Philipsburg is also a hotspot for bargain hunters, with a mile-long commercial district with a range of duty-free shops. The white sandy beaches of Philipsburg are the perfect location to enjoy some relaxation.

Oranjestad/Aruba, Netherlands Antillesfrom
$844

The old town of Oranjestad will impress all visitors with its many colorful and ornate buildings, giving the Island a distinctly Caribbean feel, while also hinting at the Dutch influence through colonial architecture. Oranjestad's streets are lined with luxury retailers, diverse boutiques and jewelry stores. A scenic park lines the coastline of Ornajestad meaning you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. With a typical Caribbean feel, Oranjestad is a nightlife hotspot filled with restaurants, cafes, clubs, bars and casinos.

Panama Canalfrom
$1,545

The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans together. Since the canals opening in 1914, this channel has become one of the most important waterways in the world, earning itself the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Over 815,000 ships have traveled this canal in the last 100 years. Not only does the Panama Canal allow for passage between two of most immense oceans but it also provides great access to some of the most culture rich and vibrant destinations in Panama.

Willemstad/Curaçao, Netherlands Antillesfrom
$844

In the colourful city of Willemstad, experience the hospitality of the inhabitants. After the discovery by the Spaniards in the 16th Century, the island was conquered by the Dutch. There is a distinctly Dutch feel about Willemstad, complete with waterways and charming street cafes. In the old town, you will find picturesque colonial-style buildings as well as historic fortifications which all add to the design which has won Willemstad UNESCO Heritage Site designation.

Nassau, Bahamasfrom
$386

Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is the largest city of the island nation. Nassau is the grounds of the House of Assembly and numerous judicial departments and is considered historically a bastion area of pirates. The charming city boasts a colonial charm with its pink painted government buildings and other pastel-colored houses. Places of interest include the pirate museum, several forts and markets.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbudafrom
$758

St. John's is the capital of the island nation Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. Sights worth seeing include the St. John's Harbor, the St. John's Cathedral and the colonial court House.Saint. John's is among the most developed communitys in the Lesser Antilles, with a population of 22,193, St.John is the chief port of the island Antigua. The city became famous for numerous shopping centres and a variety of boutiques throughout the city.

St. George's, Grenadafrom
$569

St. George's, the capital city of Grenada is a colourful and charming town based in a horseshoe-shaped harbour backed by lush volcanic hills. There is a real sense of history in St. George's, with forts lining the hills, colonial street names and buildings in the town, a reminder of the French and British presence in the past. A tour is the ideal way to discover St. George's, outlining the stories and tales of all the famous landmarks. The natural beauty of the island is also waiting to be discovered with an eco tour or scubadiving trip.

Cartagena, Colombiafrom
$1,312

Cartagena was founded in 1533 and is located on the Caribbean coast in northern Colombia. The walled Old Town boasts some of the most beautiful colonial architecture in South America with cobblestones and colourful facades. It also happens to be one of the safest places in Columbia making it great for cruisers. Make sure not to miss the San Felipe de Barajas Castle and the Palace of the Inquisition.

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevisfrom
$745

Basseterre offers visitors a blend of beautiful beaches, landscapes and architectural reminders of the colonial history of the island. While the island of St. Kitts and Nevis offers a massive variety of opportunities to relax, there is also plenty of chances to explore the island by snorkelling, windsurfing, diving and golfing. A wide variety of bars, restaurants and clubs give you the chance to enjoy some authentic Caribbean food and nightlife.

Caribbean The Caribbean is arguably the most popular cruise destination in the world and there’s little doubt as to why that is. So now is a perfect time to search our selection of Caribbean cruises. This tropical utopia boasts spectacular vistas, balmy weather, white-sand beaches, glittering waters and an eclectic group of cultures. Easy 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. Caribbean cruise passengers and the innumerable islands of the Caribbean reap the benefits of year round sunshine and the lazily swaying palm trees don’t hurt its paradisiacal image either. 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. After all, the splendour of Caribbean cruises lie in its azure waters as much as its verdant islands. The islands are as rich in colonial history as the waters are of marine life and many remnants of Spanish, British or French rule still remain. Why not take a guided shore excursion to find out more in places like St. Kitts, or Kingston Jamaica?

Caribbean Cruises – Popular destinations.

The many islands of the Caribbean offer cruise passengers variety in terms of scenery, culture, onshore excursions and more. Some of the most well-known islands are perhaps Aruba or Antigua which lie in the south of the region and are celebrated for their spectacular coastlines and warm natives. These islands with their maritime backdrop are perfectly suited to those cruise passengers with an affinity or a love for water sports. If this sounds like you then head over to Curacao for some snorkelling. Here you’ll experience an ethereal world of impossibly colourful fish and 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 Grand Cayman, where the impressive Seven Mile Beach is located and Jamaica, which is home to the cascading Dunns River Falls. There are too many fabulous destinations to visit. They must be experienced to be believed!

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