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


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
Cruising from Miami with the MSC Seaside
Cruising from Miami with the MSC Seaside
7 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 November 2019 - October 2020
p.p.from $614
Grand Adventure from Miami to Barcelona
Grand Adventure from Miami to Barcelona
27 Nights Southern Europe, ...
 MSC Divina
p.p.from $4,499
American Rhythms & Caribbean Colours
American Rhythms & Caribbean Colours
21 Nights Caribbean, ...
 MSC Seaside
p.p.from $6,599
8 day journey from Miami
8 day journey from Miami
7 Nights with the MSC Armonia
 January 2020 - April 2020
p.p.from $834
Cruising with the Norwegian Pearl to New York from Miami
Cruising with the Norwegian Pearl to New York from Miami
12 Nights with the Norwegian Pearl
p.p.from $2,023
  7 night cruises
Cruising from Miami with the MSC Seaside
Cruising from Miami with the MSC Seaside
7 Nights with the MSC Seaside
 November 2019 - October 2020
p.p.from $614
Cruise with Celebrity Cruises from Fort Lauderdale
Cruise with Celebrity Cruises from Fort Lauderdale
7 Nights with the Celebrity Apex
 November 2020 - May 2021
p.p.from $1,832
8 day journey from Miami
8 day journey from Miami
7 Nights with the MSC Armonia
 January 2020 - April 2020
p.p.from $834
8 day journey from Port Canaveral
8 day journey from Port Canaveral
7 Nights with the Harmony of the Seas
 December 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $1,375
Trip with Holland America Line  from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Trip with Holland America Line from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
7 Nights with the Veendam
 October 2019 - April 2020
p.p.from $743
  Luxury Cruises
Sail with the Viking Sea to Barcelona from San Juan
Sail with the Viking Sea to Barcelona from San Juan
13 Nights with the Viking Sea
p.p.from $4,595
Iconic Miami to spectacular London
Iconic Miami to spectacular London
139 Nights with the Crystal Serenity
p.p.from $184,206
12 day cruise with the Viking Sky to Miami
12 day cruise with the Viking Sky to Miami
11 Nights with the Viking Sky
p.p.from $3,695
Trip with Crystal Cruises from Miami
Trip with Crystal Cruises from Miami
127 Nights with the Crystal Serenity
p.p.from $167,764
27 day voyage from Miami
27 day voyage from Miami
26 Nights with the Viking Sky
p.p.from $11,890
Our Recommendations
Expedition with Silversea from San Juan to Bridgetown
This port-intensive, 8 day Caribbean adventure on board the extravagant Silver Wind will take you from one stunning port to the next, including Saint Lucia and Martinique.
Our advice:
With every stateroom on board exclusively of the luxury Suite variety, you will return from your day's exploration of the local port to your own opulent space complete with a butler service.

  • San Juan - Bridgetown
  • South America,Caribbean,Central America
  • 13.11.2019

from $4,000
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Cruising from Miami via Nassau
A visit to the Bahamas is a unique experience. Enjoy the island's music, food and natural beauty on a cruise with Royal Caribbean. This is a 6 day round trip adventure from Miami, including a visit to the grand Bahama island.
Our advice:
You'll never be bored with the magnificent Empress of the Seas, so spend your cruising day during this itinerary exploring this action packed ship. Enjoy salsa dancing or a Broadway show, or simply relax by the pool if you'Re looking to unwind.

  • Miami - Miami
  • Caribbean,Central America,North America
  • 26.04.2020

from $789
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Expedition with the Norwegian Bliss from New York
This longer cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines covers a huge distance and gives the passenger a taste of some very contrasting cultures, sights and even climates. From Florida to Jamaica and Mexico, keep an open mind and embrace new experiences over 15 days.
Our advice:
Beginning and ending in the Big Apple, this cruise gives you the opportunity to explore the city before or after your cruise. I recommend you arrive in New York a few days early, as you never know when you'll have such an opportunity to visit again!

  • New York - New York
  • Canada and the USA East Coast,Caribbean,Central America,North America
  • January 2020 - February 2020

from $2,485
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Top Caribbean Ports
Miami, Florida, USAfrom

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.

Highlights of Miami
  • Soak up the sun on one of Miami's world-class beaches
  • Take some time off and explore Coconut Grove, once known as an oasis for free-thinkers
  • Enjoy the restaurants and bars that Little Havana and Calle Ocho have to offer
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, USAfrom

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.

Highlights of Fort Lauderdale
  • Take a walk along the city's New River and view the Riverwalk A&E
  • Enjoy a host of outdoor activities such as an alligator tour
  • Relax and enjoy one of Fort Lauderdale incredible sandy beaches
Bridgetown, Barbadosfrom

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.

Highlights of Bridgetown
  • Enjoy the picturesque shores on pleasure craft, which dock right in the heart of the city
  • Uncover the history of the city in the Barbados Museum, National Heroes Square and more
  • Visit upmarket boutiques in Broad Street and duty-free shopping at cruise ship terminals
San Juan, Puerto Ricofrom

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.

Highlights of San Juan
  • Explore the popular resorts of Isla Verde
  • Marvel at the colourful buildings that line Old San Juan
  • Discover the colonial history of the San Juan Historical Site
Castries, Saint Luciafrom

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.

Highlights of Castries
  • Explore the spectacular scenery surrounding Castries on a sightseeing tour
  • Discover the culture of Castries in the Immaculate Conception Church and at Derek Walcott Square
  • See the best of the bay by snorkelling, a boat tour or paddleboarding
Cozumel, Mexicofrom

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.

Highlights of Cozumel
  • Scuba dive in the Arrecife Palancar coral reef
  • Uncover Cozumel's oldest historical village El Cedral
  • Relax at El Cielo, Cozumel's best kept secret
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antillesfrom

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.

Highlights of Philipsburg
  • Savor the exquisite local cuisine in a range of fine dining locations
  • Sail on a catamaran to a hidden cove
  • Explore the hills of Philipsburg on a zip line or by horse back
  • Relax on the Great Bay beach and its boardwalk
Panama Canalfrom

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.

Highlights of Panama Canal
  • First opened in 1914, It's one of the worlds greatest engineering feats
  • Provides access to someof the most beautiful destinations in the Central Americas
  • Allows ships to pass between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean in under eight hours
Willemstad/Curaçao, Netherlands Antillesfrom

In the colorful 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.

Highlights of Willemstad
  • Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Kenepa Beach, Blue Bay beach & Shete Boka National Park
  • Swim with the island's dolphins at the Dolphin Academy
  • See the best of the island on a ATV off-road tour or a coastal boat tour
Oranjestad/Aruba, Netherlands Antillesfrom

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.

Highlights of Oranjestad
  • Enjoy a bustling nightlife sure to provide a night to remember
  • Learn the history at The Historical Museum and Fort Willem III tower
  • Enjoy various activities like golf, watersports or even a trip to a butterfly farm
Cartagena, Colombiafrom

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.

Highlights of Cartagena
  • Old Town UNESCO World Heritage site
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle
  • Plaza de La Trinidad
Key West, Florida, USAfrom

Key West is located on Key West Island at the western end of the Florida Keys. Visitors especially enjoy the azure blue sea and white sand beaches. For divers and snorkelers, the underwater snorkeling park is a must. At Mallory Square and Duval Street you will find many shops and restaurants - try the Key Lime Pie, a cake with the unique taste of Key lime.

Highlights of Key West
  • Little White House Musuem, former Winter white House of Harry S. Truman.
  • Once the place of residence for Ernest Hemingway where it's believed he wrote part of A Farewell to Arms.
  • Key West Naval Air Station was a major naval base during WWI
Costa Maya, Mexicofrom

Costa Maya is a Caribbean tourist area that stretches along the eastern Yucatan Peninsula. The region boasts gorgeous beaches and biosphere reserves with coral reefs, mangroves and jungles that house sharks, dolphins, turtles, jaguars, monkeys and many bird species. In addition to the picturesque landscapes, tourists can also visit the palaces and temples that the Maya peoples built here more than 1,500 years ago.

Highlights of Costa Maya
  • Dive to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere
  • Head south to the town of Xcalakits and its white sand beaches
  • Swim in the Laguna Bacalar, a crystal clear lagoon surrounded by jungle
Nassau, Bahamasfrom

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.

Highlights of Nassau
  • Take time to relax on spectacular beaches
  • Enjoy an evening snorkeling on stretches of vivid coral reefs
  • Visit during Junkanoo Festival andexperience astounding costumed dancers as well as a breathtaking parade
  • Shop, dine, sight-see and more along Bay Street
St. John's, Antigua and Barbudafrom

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.

Highlights of St. John's
  • Visit the farmers markets in the capital city of Antigua
  • Enjoy the eye catching architecture and the ruins of sugar plantations
  • Explore the astonishing St. John's Cathedral
  • Visit the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda to experience the island's historical culture
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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