The Caribbean islands are composed from the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola) and Small Antilles. In broad terms and the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands are also parts of Caribbean. In Caribbean you will find some of the most most stunning in the world with beautiful long beaches. Dominican Republic, Jamaica – the land of Bob Marley, Cuba – the land of revolution, Virgin Islands… Every mortal’s dream is that, to at least for once in their life time feel the magic of this amazing natural gem. It is the land of cigars, rum, cocktails, salsa and beautiful women, land that great Hemingway wrote about.
Caribbean has become a favorite destination for cruises in the world. Big cruising companies love to be in this part of the world throughout the year. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but the chances of really experiencing one on the cruise is very small. If you decide to book a trip at that time, most agencies will offer you to take travel insurance that will repay you the money you invested, if your cruise cancels because of bad weather. Maybe the best time to travel is after March when prices are lowest, if the money is your concern.
Where to go?
The Caribbean offers so many interesting destinations and it can be very difficult to decide which cruise to go on. Each region has its own beauty, and we will try to present their most popular attractions.
Eastern Caribbean cruises include a tour of the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. After that you’ll go the British Virgin Islands Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda, and you finish with Puerto Rico and St.
Martin. By no means try not to miss the tour of the city of Nassau in the Bahamas, which is always packed with tourists. Here you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and have fun shopping in duty-free shops. Cruise ships can dock in the port of Prince George Wharf where you can get all the printed guides that can help you get around the islands.
While traveling the Southern Caribbean you will visit Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Santa Lucia, Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Nevis, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Ktis, Saint Vincent and Trinidad. You are probably have most fun at the Holy Bartholomew, where the rich are usually fleeing. Although relatively small, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, excellent shops and restaurants where you can eat real French food.
Passengers who love Grand Cayman and Mexico should selected Western Caribbean. This region includes Belize, Jamaica, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Labadi and Mexican ports like Costa Mayas, Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Kozumela. Be sure to visit Grand Cayman, where the beaches are covered with powdery white sand and has the best conditions for diving for those who enjoy that as their hobby.