Cruising in the Caribbean is exciting, flamboyant and full of life
Caribbean cruises have long been a popular choice with both experienced cruisers and first timers looking to try a cruise for the first time. This is a classic destination in every sense and the Caribbean promises to fill your days with wall to wall sunshine, stunning beaches, warm waters and gently swaying palm trees. Best seen by cruise ship, you can explore at your leisure and really get a feel for the distinct characteristics and varied cultural vibrancy of a number of islands in a single trip.
Steeped in history and simply overflowing with stunning natural beauty, the Caribbean promises to suit all tastes. Whether it’s exploring the dense forestry and mountainous peaks of St Lucia and St Kitts or enjoying beach-side cocktails whilst soothing reggae wafts through the air in Barbados and Trinidad, you can be sure that your Caribbean cruise will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
CRUISE LINES WHICH VISIT THE CARIBBEAN
For sheer indulgence, enjoy the holiday of a lifetime with a Caribbean cruise. Many of our cruise line partners offer extensive itineraries to this region including Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn Cruises and Windstar who each offer voyages to this magnificent region.
Luxury cruise ships are often somewhat smaller than many of the vessels that visit the Caribbean, so you’ll find that these cruise lines offer itineraries that visit seldom-seen ports of call and hidden islands that are largely inaccessible to bigger ships. For example, SeaDream Yacht Club often features the islands of St Barts and Anguilla on selected voyages, whilst Oceania Cruises visits stunning Santo Tomas in Guatemala, a lush island steeped in Mayan history.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
There really is no ‘best’ time to visit the Caribbean on a cruise; it’s more a case of finding the best time to suit your preferences. If you’re seeking the very best of the Caribbean sunshine, then trips between November and March are a good choice, as this is when the region is at its hottest. For the best value, departure dates in November, April, May and June are great months to capitalise on slightly lower fares and other assorted cruise deals.
Those who wish to err on the side of caution may want to avoid travelling to the Caribbean during hurricane season which normally occurs between June and late October.