The Caribbean is definitely the most popular of all the cruising regions offered around
the World. It is really in a league of its own. Get up close and personal with stingrays in
Grand Cayman. Enjoy crystal-clear waters, brilliant white beaches, and sophisticated
shopping. Or just chat up the locals. Plus, there’s the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto
Rico, Christoffel National Park in Curaçao, and the Mayan Ruins in Cozumel, just in
case you want the exotic.
Caribbean cruises are generally offered in these areas:strong
Eastern Caribbean:from Miami or Ft.Lauderdale visiting Puerto Rico, Bahamas and the Virgin Islands.
Western Caribbean:from Miami, Houston, Tampa and New Orleans typically visiting Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica.
Southern Caribbean:from Miami or San Juan, Puerto Rico visiting St Thomas, Aruba, Barbados.
Nassau, Bahamas – Picture an idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sand beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade, and warm, crystal- clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-colored marine life. This, is Nassau.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Historic San Juan, once nothing more than cobblestone streets and the distinctive architecture of the Spanish who founded it, is now a modern world capital. Puerto Rico’s landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and an incredibly massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to most of the island.
St Maarten, Netherland Antilles – Sample what is perhaps the world’s best culinary fusion on this tiny half-Dutch, half-French island. The 37-square-mile island also offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful ocean vistas and some great shopping
Antigua - The largest of the British Leeward Islands offers you warm, steady winds, a coastline of safe harbors and a nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. Antigua is a popular vacation destination, attracting tourists with its ideal climate, 366 beautiful beaches, amazing landscape and leisurely lifestyle
Ocho Rios, Jamaica - The town of Ochos Rios is edged with beautiful white sandy beaches, incredible landscapes and stunning waterfalls.
Belize City, Belize - With miles of lush tropical rain forest, a gorgeous Caribbean coastline and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, it doesn’t take long to realize why Belize City is known as “The Jewel.” Located between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize possesses a unique combination of modernity and rustic Caribbean charm.
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands - Pastel-colored houses and breathtaking panoramas is the hallmark of St Thomas. While the beaches and ocean are beautiful, there is one thing that really sets St. Thomas apart – shopping. Browse through the shop-lined streets of Charlotte Amalie and find out why St. Thomas is called the “duty-free shopping capital of the world.”
Cozumel, Mexico - Just off the Yucatan Peninsula is Cozumel, Mexico’s largest island and gem of the Caribbean for scuba diving and home to the world famous Palancar Reef, which gives divers the opportunity to view thousands of brilliantly colored fish. The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman is one of a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called “Las Tortugas” (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Few places in the world rival the undersea sensations of the Cayman Islands. Kissed by sparkling, turquoise waters, is a dream come true for water sports enthusiasts
Bridgetown, Barbados - High tea and cricket in the afternoons remains a tradition on the very British island of Barbados, also called the “Little England” of the Caribbean. The Bajan landscape, with its breathtaking panoramas of oceans and valleys, is the perfect setting for snorkeling in turquoise waters, touring historic sites or taking in a round of golf.
Dominica - Set halfway between Guadeloupe and Martinique, you’ll find Dominica, the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands. With its lush forested mountains, countless rivers, and black-sand beaches, you’ll see why it’s called the “Nature Island of the Caribbean.”