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.
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.
- Bridgetown - San Juan
I especially love this itinerary for the overnight stay in port in lively Havana, Cuba. Relax in a Bohemian bar ashore for the evening without the obligation of getting back to the ship in time for departure, or wander the 57 hallowed hectares of Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón.
- Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale
- Canada and the USA East Coast,Caribbean
- November 2018 - December 2018
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
- Central America,North America,Caribbean
- November 2018 - February 2019
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
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
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.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
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
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
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.Highlights of Basseterre
- Take a tour and discover the island guided by a local or ride The Sugar Train along the scenic coastlines
- Explore the wildlife with a snorkelling trip, relax on a beach or enjoy paddleboarding
- Learn about the island at the historic National Museum
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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