Not many vacations can offer the amenities of a well organized cruise to the Caribbean. There are many destination and cruise companies to choose from and the all-inclusive nature of cruises makes this one of the most popular ways to discover these enchanting islands. Generally, the cruises are divided into three sections or areas of interest. The Western Caribbean, the Eastern Caribbean and the Southern Caribbean are usually the three most popular destinations.
The Western Caribbean includes stops at Port Canaveral, Florida; Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town; Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and then back to Port Canaveral.
The Eastern Caribbean includes stops at Port Canaveral, Florida; CocoCay, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and then back to Port Canaveral.
The Southern Caribbean includes stops at San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John’s, Antigua; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; and back to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Island excursions are a great way to discover each new destination. General island tours by bus, car or bicycle are available at each island and are a great way to get a feel for the individual personality of each island. These destinations cater to the cruise industry so shopping, food, and entertainment are easy to find as soon as one lands at the port. Beaches are easily accessed for cruisers and additional amenities are available as well. Rentals of kayaks, canoes, skis, and other equipment can be accessed at every island.
Cruising allows one to visit a variety of locations while enjoying the ease of staying in the same place every night with great food and entertainment available. Bon Voyage!