Caribbean cruises are a popular vacation option for anyone seeking tropical weather, island culture and duty-free shopping. When thinking of the Caribbean, picture sunny blue skies, turquoise waters, average temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and beaches with pink, black or white sands, that are as soft as powdered sugar.
Mediterranean cruises stop in at least one Caribbean port during the voyage, spending one full day at a preferred island. Princess cruises offer 14-day Caribbean cruises that visit up to 10 Caribbean ports. According to various cruise reviews, there are three different areas of the Caribbean cruise ships sail to: the Eastern, Western and Southern. Eastern Caribbean cruises stop in The Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, while Western Caribbean ports include areas of Mexico, Belize and Honduras. Southern Caribbean cruises travel to parts of South America, Central America and ports situated on the southern halves of the islands.
Cruise jobs are another way to be able to enjoy traveling to the Caribbean. If you are a cruise line employee and able to have a day off in port, there are many sights and cultural activities to enjoy, in addition to swimming or snorkeling at the beach. Major cruise lines that sail to the Caribbean include Royal Caribbean International, Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises.
Caribbean cruise ports offer a variety of shore excursions as well including diving and snorkeling adventures, marine mammal encounters, river boat cruising, historic city tours, horseback riding, surfing lessons, parasailing or spending the day at a seaside water park.