Why choose a Caribbean cruise?
If you’re looking for blissful beaches, one-of-a-kind experiences and captivating culture, then a Caribbean cruise is exactly what you’re looking for.
With 7,000 islands in the region, the opportunities for amazing exploration and ultimate relaxation are seemingly endless – and of course, the best thing about a cruise is that you can visit several of these stunning islands in one holiday!
The geographical make-up of the Caribbean makes for care-free cruising – the islands are spaced out perfectly, allowing cruisers to arrive at a new picturesque port most mornings.
Witness wonderful wildlife in St. Lucia – hike through the forest and listen to hummingbirds and parrots in the trees above, or spot dolphins and whales off the coast. Finish it off by heading up Soufriére volcano for a dramatic sight like no other! The Bahamas are even home to the world-famous Pig Beach, where you can make a splash with swimming pigs. Who would have guessed?!
Cruise lines are so invested in the Caribbean that there are private islands you can only visit by cruise! Set sail with Royal Caribbean and you could be calling into CocoCay in the Bahamas, or Labadee in Haiti. Both islands are a playground of fun and adventure – the latter even boasts the longest zip line over water!
For a more chilled approach, browse bustling markets in Bonaire, lay on the pink sands of Bermuda or dabble in some duty-free shopping in St. Thomas. You’ll find high-fashion buys in St. Maarten and exquisite handcrafted jewelry in Bridgetown, Barbados, too.
Whether you hit the Eastern or Western Caribbean, you’ll have a blast. The locals are famous for their laid-back lifestyle, and their leisurely approach to just about everything will have you unwinding in a flash.
Spot tropical fish in St. Kitts, kayak along the coast of Grenada or dance to reggae rhythms in Jamaica. Turquoise waters, gently swaying palms and soaring temperatures are guaranteed!
The best time for a Caribbean cruise
December to April is generally the peak time for a Caribbean cruise, where you’ll find the weather is hot, sunny and relatively dry. The humidity tends to be low at this time of year, too.
If you want to get away when it’s a bit quieter, then summer and autumn is your best bet. However be aware that the weather is likely to be stickier and wetter at this time of year – often with short, heavy downpours of rain.