The Caribbean plays host to an array of spectacular islands, each boasting breath-taking scenery, fascinating wildlife and a wealth of vibrant history and tradition. With over 7,000 islands, the Caribbean is a treasure trove of attractions for those who visit, from lush rainforests that are full of life to heavenly expanses of pristine white beaches to sparkling turquoise waters.
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Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape, 1st Apr 17, 7 nights, sailing from Miami
Holland America Line, ms Koningsdam, 19th Feb 17, 10 nights, sailing from Fort Lauderdale
Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Valor, 1st May 17, 5 nights, sailing from Galveston
Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Fascination, 3rd May 17, 7 nights, sailing from Bridgetown
Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape, 6th May 17, 7 nights, sailing from Miami
Royal Caribbean International, Adventure of the Seas, 6th May 17, 7 nights, sailing from San Juan
The tropical paradise of Belize promises adventure, both onshore and off. Crystalline rivers flow through impressive lowland jungles, home to a myriad of rare wildlife. Silky sand beaches, waving palms and colourful coral gardens are just part of Belize's natural wonders. Whether mountain biking through a lush rainforest or snorkeling with sharks, you'll experience things you've only imagined.
Costa Maya is the newest port in the Western Caribbean. Located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, it feels more like a private island created from scratch expressly for cruisers. It's a man-made tourism village with bars, restaurants, shops and pools at the ready.
Long before Cancun became a popular destination, Cozumel was well-known as a diving spot and home to the world famous Palancar Reef, which gives divers the opportunity to view thousands of brilliantly colored fish. Non-divers can kick back on a sun-drenched beach, or enjoy any number of seaside activities, such as shopping in colorful marketplaces or dining in open-air cafés.
Based in the north east of this popular Caribbean island, Falmouth is one of the newest ports to serve the cruise industry. Situated perfectly between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, this port allows you to explore a number of natural wonders. Take a short taxi ride to the Dunn's River Falls, climb up the base of the falls or head towards the beach where you can see the waterfall rush into the ocean. Fancy a bit of shopping? Head towards Montego Bay where you can immerse yourself in bars and duty-free shops.
It may be tempting to simply veg out under the casuarina tress along the white sands of Seven Mile Beach. A more adventurous option involves a boat trip to the famous Stingray City Sandbar. As you snorkel in shallow water, tour operators provide buckets of chopped up squid for you to feed to the huge stingrays. The rays will eat from your hand, and are quite polite as long as you don't step on their tails. Save time for a quick run to the Tortuga Rum Factory on South Church Street.
There's a lot of history packed into this tiny island (2 by 4 miles) first claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon in the early 16th century. Make sure to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and the "Little White House," where Harry Truman relaxed. Key West's Mel Fisher Maritime Museum houses millions of dollars’ worth of treasure salvaged from a Spanish Galleon. At sunset, tradition requires heading over to Malloy Dock, to see it come alive in a celebration of jugglers, musicians and street performers as the sun goes down.
This mainland town has been transformed into a full-fledged tourist destination complete with luxury resorts, dozens of fantastic restaurants, and enough clubs and live music venues to keep night owls occupied for weeks. But its main appeal is its proximity to many important historical and ecological landmarks, including several stunning collections of Mayan ruins, two eco-archaeological parks and thousands of hidden caves and natural springs which ancient Mayans regarded as doorways to the spiritual world.
The Mayan city of Chitzen Itza is a short two hours from Progreso. With its intricate temples, the famous pyramid of Kulkulcan, a sacred ball court and astronomical observatory, it is certainly worth the trip to one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Americas. A closer option (90 minutes away) is the Mayan site of Uxmal, which also offers an impressive array of pyramids and plazas. Another important Mayan ceremonial centre, Dzibilchaltun, is but 15 minutes away. If the ruins intrigue you, look for the face of the living Maya. The descendants of the Maya still thrive here, having preserved their language and many of the ancient ways.
Where to begin on this picturesque island? Whether it's swimming the colourful barrier reefs (has the second largest in the world), trekking through the jungle, or watching the sunset on the pristine, white, sandy beaches, this Honduras getaway ticks all the boxes for your Caribbean cruise.
Fancy visiting your own private island? CocoCay is exclusively leased to Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. It's a tiny island, stretching 1 mile long and 200 yards wide. Walk along the deep, white sandy beaches, rock your worries away in a hammock or take in the lush green vegetation. A number of watersports are on offer allowing you to explore the coral of the crystal clear waters.
Get a taste of pirates on the Caribbean when you visit this historic island. Take a wonder round Blackbeard's Castle, and have your picture taken in the stocks! If you're an animal lover then you can't miss out on watching the Humpback Whales making their migration around the Virgin Islands (roughly between December and March). See these magnificient mammals as they had back to warmer climates to breed and give birth to calves. A once in a lifetime trip!
Cruise to Royal Caribbean's own private resort on the tip of the island of Haiti. Cutting through Haiti's northern forest, you can access the 260 acre beach and begin your Labadee adventure. Wonder round the local markets and you'll be enchanted by the homemade wood carvings, jewellery and paintings. If watersports and action is up your street then you have to test your nerve on Dragon's Breath, the world's largest zipwire over water, stetching 2400ft!
As well as being drenched in sunshine, San Juan also has history in abundance. It is the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas with Christopher Colombus landing in Puerto Rico back in 1493. Take a walk back 450 years when you experience Old San Juan, originally a military stronghold. Visit the impressive San Felipe del Morro Fort, San Juan Cathedral and San Jose Church. After taking in the history of this ideallic city, sit back at one of the many plazas and enjoy fine food.
What makes Nassau so special? Picture an idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sandy beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering an oasis of shade, and warm, crystal-clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-coloured marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementos, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-colored buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, chances are you'll leave this happy place in the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.
For older kids (12-plus), try America's Cup racing aboard Stars & Stripes, Canada II or True North -- it's as hands-on as you want. Younger children will get a kick out of the Butterfly Farm, a tropical garden surrounded by fine wire netting (so the butterflies don't escape) on the St. Martin side of the island.
The Barbados capital of Bridgetown is a historic city, full of tales of the colonial struggle between Britain, France, Holland and Spain. Bridgetown and its Garrison are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites so there's plenty to explore. Why not start with the historic forts along the west coast of Barbados. The first to be constructed was St. Ann's Fort in 1705, and grew to include soldiers' barracks, a parade ground and commissariat. Of course being the capital of Barbados, Bridgetown also offers an exciting nightlife, an array of shopping districts and entertainment.
Shop until you drop in Antigua's capital. From farmers markets to shopping centres in 19th century buildings, St. John's has it all. Buy local fruit and veg from the Heritage Market; souvenirs from the Vendor's Mall; or luxury goods from The Heritage Quay Shopping Centre. The city is only 4 miles wide so there's no excuse not to explore the 17th century buildings, or the sugar cane plantations which made this area prosper back in the mid-19th century.
If you enjoy being at one with nature then the capital of Martinique is a must-see port. The island itself is dominated by Mount Pelee, an active volcano. Wonder through the Balata Gardens and discover new and colourful flowers. If you enjoy hiking and think the Caribbean is all about relaxing on a beach, then think again. The Regional Local Park (Parc Naturel Regional de la Martinique) offers a number of treks from beginners to intermediate.
Oranjestad, meaning Orange City in Dutch, is the capital of Aruba. It is full of Dutch influences, particularly in its architecture, and offers an eccletic mix of Caribbean colours and old Dutch traditions. Attending the food markets is a must - the fishing docks offer fresh produce; and tropical fruit and veg fill the streets. Don't miss Oranjestad at night - the casinos and bright lights bring Vegas to the Caribbean.
Enjoy some rum in the sun like the pirates of old on this tropical island. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimtstone Hill Fortress, a 17th century barracks built by the British. Learn of the sad history of this island which was first discovered by Christopher Colombus, it's many battles between the Brits and French; and its move into the slave trade. Natural wonders surround this island, make sure you make a trip to the north east of the island and visit Black Rocks. The surf off the coast of this volcanic island, home to Mount Liamuiga, has sculpted huge lava deposits into unusual shapes.
If you're looking for a mix of relaxation, water sports adventure and a unique shopping experience, then a Caribbean cruise could be for you.
The best time to go is between mid-December and mid-April. If you're planning to go outside of these dates then a word of caution, hurricane season runs from 1 June - 30 November and storms and high winds can cause havoc on the ship. Find out more from the Met Office
Majority of cruise ships sailing to the Caribbean depart from the USA. Most popular ports are based in Florida (FT Lauderdale, Miami, Port Canaveral & Tampa), but others leave from New Jersey, Panama and Puerto Rico. What this does mean is you need to consider booking a flight with your cruise. Call CruiseDeals now to find out more and book your fly/cruise trip to the Caribbean. A number of cruise ships do sail from the UK, including P&O Cruises, Cunard and Fred Olsen, call our cruise specialists today to get the best Caribbean cruise deal from the UK.
A number of our key partners sail to the Caribbean islands including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Thomson Cruises.
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