Caribbean cruises are the ultimate tropical getaway, filled with endless sunshine, sandy beaches, unique shore excursions and historical architecture. Cruises are the easiest way to see several islands in one trip, and with so many itinerary options available, you're guaranteed to find a cruise that caters to your interests. Many cruise itineraries are 7- 10- or 14- days long, but for those seeking a quick island getaway or last minute deal, 3- 4- or 5-day cruises are also available.
Most Caribbean cruises depart from Florida, which is home to the largest cruise ports in the world, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port Canaveral. However, there are also options from Baltimore, Boston, Galveston, Jacksonville, Mobile, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, and, Tampa.
The Eastern Caribbean is known for its pristine coral waters and stark white colonial landscapes. Stop by unique tropical ports including Nassau-The Bahamas, Grand Turk, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and popular destinations within the Virgin Islands including St. Thomas, St. Croix, and Tortola.
There’s no better way to explore the different islands that make up the most sun kissed place on earth, than on a Western Caribbean cruise. Embrace the translucent blue waters of Belize, Jamaica, Cuba, Montego Bay, Honduras, Roatán, Cozumel, or Grand Cayman.
The Western Caribbean is known for its rich history and culture. Shore excursions allow you to explore firsthand the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum or take a scenic tram ride to the historic district of St. Thomas. The newest Jamaican port of call, Falmouth, is a city that has preserved its Georgian historic architecture with extreme care and refined details giving it a uniquely authentic Jamaican flare! While at the unique ports of call, take a cooking class and pick up an authentic recipe for your next dinner party that will make even the most mastered chef envious.
A Southern Caribbean cruise is perfect for anyone looking to indulge in world class golfing, one-of-a-kind shopping, exquisite cuisine, an abundance of colorful marine life, and endless pristine beaches. A cruise to this part of the Caribbean takes you on the ultimate island hopping vacation with a rich variety of ports to visit!
Be sure to consider a cruise that ports in the infamous ABC Islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. While there you can test your luck at one of the world famous casinos in Aruba or walk along the divi divi tree lined coast to the exclusive turquoise water beaches. In Addition, you can take advantage of the numerous diving sites, legendary shipwrecks, and of course, the renowned golf courses, where among the greens you'll find friendly iguanas.
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