It's no wonder that the Caribbean is the most popular destination for cruisers - with its' sparkling blue waters, beautiful beaches and interesting ports of call, it's paradise on Earth! And, with more than 5000 islands and cays dotted around the Caribbean, there's a lot of paradise to explore. No matter which itinerary you pick, your Caribbean cruise will have everything a tropical paradise holiday should - turquoise water teeming with colourful fish, lush jungles, exotic animals, hidden coves, and countless adventures - from getting up close and personal with stingrays to parasailing 800ft above the beautiful beaches!
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There are three main Caribbean cruise destinations:
Western Caribbean - These cruise itineraries are fantastic for first-time cruises (and we think for any cruiser!). Usually offering a mix of Central American and island ports, like Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Mexico, Western Caribbean cruises are a combination of culture and history, as well as beach and water activities. There are a range of short 4 night escapes and longer 7 night cruises as well as a variety of cruise liners available.
Eastern Caribbean - As the sister itinerary to the Western Caribbean, many cruise ships alternate between the two, offering you a chance to do both, back-to-back. On an Eastern Caribbean cruise, call into ports such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten, while enjoying some shopping, beach basking, rainforest exploration and other beach- and water-based activities.
Southern Caribbean - For a more exotic island experience, look to a Southern Caribbean cruise that covers the islands east and south of St. Maarten. These islands are less well known and well cruises, and still have a strong colonial heritage. You'll come across unspoiled beaches, spice plantations, romantic settings and much more.
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Cruises operate in the Caribbean all year round. However many ships cruise here in the northern winter and then cross the Atlantic to cruise in Europe during the northern summer.
Most cruises depart from American cities including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, New Orleans, Galvaston and more. San Juan in Puerto Rico is also a major departure port.
The Caribbean really is a year-round destination. Temperatures seldom vary from highs in the 80s (lows in the 70s), with humidity hovering at the 70 percent level just about all year. The hurricane season, which officially lasts from June 1st to November 30th, can occasionally disrupt cruise itineraries.
Popular cruise lines such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises frequent the Caribbean which is also home to the largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.
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