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
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.
The most popular months to visit the Caribbean are, generally speaking, December to April because:
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 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:
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.
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Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and is also one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean Sea. There is heaps to see and do in the city, here are some of our favourites:
Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas is not as laid-back and relaxed as the rest of the country. There is always something going on, so it is perfect for a cruise holiday stop-over to get your dose of urban excitement.
Oranjestad is a charming town that is the capital of the island of Aruba. It is well-loved by cruise passengers and Americans trying to escape the Northern Hemisphere winter. Oranjestad is the place to be if you are looking for fun, sun and an opportunity to spend money.
The capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is a must-visit on a cruise around the Caribbean. The city if full of historic authenticity and modern vibes alike. San Juan boasts colonial-era artefacts alongside modern street art and exquisite restaurants.
The Caribbean consists of over 7000 islands, less than 10% of which are inhabited. All of these islands have heaps in common:
However, if you look deeper, every island is also unique and is a complete contrast to the next. Look at the Cayman Islands that are a trusted international financial centre and its neighbour, the revolutionary Cuba. There is Barbados that's full of hustle and bustle and then there is St. Vincent that stands seemingly unchanged since the colonial times.
There is a splash of colour everywhere you look in the Caribbean: birds, flowers, water, sand, fish. The region's biodiversity makes the Caribbean perfect for nature lovers:
There are so many different cultures in the Caribbean and all of them are alive with colour, music and wonderful traditions. There is a beautiful mixture of customs brought in by the European colonizers, native heritage and influences of the later immigrants.