Caribbean Cruising from Port Canaveral, Florida USA
Cruise Specialist, Jared Voss, tells us why Royal Caribbean International is his number one choice for cruise line when it comes to Caribbean cruising.
With Miami and Fort Lauderdale constantly packed with cruise ship traffic seven days a week and now becoming year round, Cape or Port Canaveral is fast becoming a great alternative departure point for large cruise ships. No-one more than one of the largest cruise company’s in the world, Royal Caribbean International.
With the world famous 160,000 ton Freedom of the Seas and the smaller and more intimate Monarch of the Seas offering seven or five night cruising the whole year round, Port Canaveral is the perfect place to meet your ship, avoiding the log jam of passengers making their way to the southern ports (Miami and Fort Lauderdale).
The Freedom of the Seas is one of the largest and most innovative cruise liners in the world and has a vast array of features that are signatures of the Royal Caribbean fleet, including the Flow Rider and Rock climbing walls as well as the magnificent Royal Promenade shopping and dining strip running right through the centre of the ship. As well as the immaculate service on board, Freedom of the Seas also gives you the chance to see either the Eastern Caribbean, the Western Caribbean or, for the more adventurist types, why not go back to back and do the east and west together as a combination with a fourteen day run that you will never forget.
Destinations include one of my favorite islands around, Cozumel island just off the Yucatan coast of Playa Del Carmen where popular activities include swimming with dolphins, adventure parks, dune buggy adventures and some of the best snorkeling and scuba-diving in the world. The Grand Cayman island, is also popular, with its famous stingray sandbars and amazing reefs, as well as a fantastic range in shopping boutiques and many fantastic interactive bars and restaurants.
Then there’s others including San Juan, the virgin islands of St Thomas and St Maartin and many more that are full of activity, great weather and fun for all ages.
The other advantage of a cruise with Royal Caribbean is their private island retreats of Labadee and
CocoCay. These are unique in the way that they offer all the fun and adventure of the other islands in the Caribbean but offer it exclusively to its Roayal Caribbean guest. This means when you stop at one of these islands, you will be the only ship there for the day and will be the only ones there all day. The advantage of this is the ship arranges all the tours, activities on board and also the food and beverage staff will handle the amazing BBQ lunches and all the refreshments, that you will be able to charge straight to you ships card so you wont even need to take anything else ashore apart from your towel.
There it is in a nutshell - a cruise with Royal Caribbean is definitely my number one choice for a Caribbean cruise. Its all in the name, and with ships such as Freedom of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, the smaller Monarch of the Seas and the new amazing Oasis and Allure of the Seas, the options are endless.
Jared Voss is a Cruise Specialist at Cruiseabout Knox City in Victoria. For more great advice and hot cruise deals on cruises with Royal Caribbean International, call Jared on 1300 562 595, or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.