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Caribbean

Cruise The Caribbean

The Caribbean islands have captivated visitors for centuries with their natural beauty and year-round warm climate.

A cruise to the Caribbean is arguably the best way to explore the dusting of islands that lie to the south of Florida. The reason is simple. While they are collectively known for their sandy beaches and enviable weather, each island has its own distinct character, so to visit and contrast several on one holiday is a rewarding experience.

Snorkelling clear waters, basking on powder-soft sands and visiting lush waterfalls are often what attracts visitors, although certain experiences feel extra special. Like a helicopter ride around St Lucia’s Pitons. A visit to historic Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. A stroll past Willemstad’s colourful Dutch inspired gabled houses. Even feeding stingrays in the shallows of Grand Cayman.

Upcoming Cruises

Ports you might visit

Antigua
Aruba
Barbados
Bonaire
Curacao
Dominica
Grenada
Martinique
Montego Bay
Ocho Rios
Philipsburg
San Juan
St Kitts
St Lucia
St Thomas
St. Maarten
St. Vincent
Tortola
Willemstad

Antigua

Famously dusted with pristine white sands and pulsating to the rhythm of steel drums, Antigua is a real Caribbean treat. From the bustling little port of St. Johns, take an excursion across the rolling countryside to Shirley Heights, a fortress dominating the entry to English Harbour, and historic Nelson's dockyard. Today the warehouses are filled with shops and restaurants, and the sails belong to international yachts.

Aruba

These cruises offer as much flexibility as you like, allowing you to create your own holiday. So, choose simply to cruise only leaving you to arrange travel to and from the ship. Perfect if you want to explore your country of embarkation or disembarkation a little more. Or, leave everything to us. For a competitive supplement, we'll arrange all your flights and transfers so you can relax and look forward to your holiday. If you are intending on travelling independently in order to visit relatives or explore a destination in more depth, we can still take care of your flight arrangements.
Barbados

Barbados

Sample the unique British flavour as you stroll through historic Bridgetown, also referred to as Little England and enjoy Bridgetown's unique combination of colonial tradition and Caribbean vibrancy. Barbados is an island where relaxation and adventure go hand in hand. White sandy beaches stretch for miles while snorkelling and sailing are some of the world-class water sports on offer.

Bonaire

Acclaimed by diving enthusiasts for the teeming reefs of its Marine Park, Bonaire is the most preserved of the Caribbean ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao). Bonaire is splashed with natural colour inland too, a coral-tinted beach can be found south of the port at Kralendijk, whose sands are pastel pink, while bolder shades adorn thousands of resident flamingos.
Curacao

Curacao

The largest island in the Dutch Antilles, Curacao is home to more than 50 nationalities so has a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its lovely capital and cruise port, Willemstad, is full of Dutch and Spanish Colonial architecture. The two sides of the city are divided by Santa Anna Bay, a narrow channel flanked by pastel-tinted, gabled houses and spanned by the spectacular swing-aside Queen Emma pontoon bridge. On one side you will find the 18th century Fort Amsterdam and Breederstraat, gateway to Willemstad's main shopping and restaurant district.
Dominica

Dominica

Dominica is one of the Caribbean's most unspoiled destinations. Lush and mountainous, its rich rainforest embraces rare bird species, crater lakes, tumbling cascades which include the Trafalgar Falls, beautiful grottoes and hot springs. Divers will adore the teeming reefs and underwater fumaroles. It really is a natural paradise.

Grenada

Sailors through the centuries have rated it one of the worlds prettiest harbours and it is hard to disagree. Horseshoe-shaped and set in a volcanic crater, Grenadas capital and cruise port St Georges is flanked by two forts, with colourful French colonial style buildings ranged along the front. It is the perfect entrance to one of the Caribbean's most scenic islands. Only 12 miles by 21, it is awash with waterfalls, mountain valleys, rainforests, lakes and volcanic craters. The beaches are to die for, especially Grand Anse - a two-mile stretch of pure white sand just around the bay from St Georges.

Martinique

Martinique, one of the Lesser Antilles, is a chic, beautiful and beguiling island that offers a taste of France deep in the heart of the Caribbean. It also possesses an endearing West Indian warmth in its personality and a special Caribbean spice in its music, dance and cuisine.Martinique's capital, Fort-de-France, is a neat and colourful town that boasts a scaled down replica of Paris' Sacre Coeur, as well as a memorial to the island's most famous local daughter - Napoleon's 'Not tonight' empress - Josephine.Catch a ferry from the seafront and cruise across the magnificent bay to a clutch of superb beaches. Or visit Mont Pelée to see the site of the worst ever volcanic eruption in the Caribbean - then cool off with local rum punch!

Montego Bay

Jamaica's second largest city, Mobay as it is called locally, is also the country's tourism capital with superb beaches, friendly locals and delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is named for eight rivers,' and some of them may just provide your fondest memories. Dunn's River is home to Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's favourite tourist spots. This spectacular 200-yard-long and 55-feet-high waterfall cuts through a dense emerald forest in a series of terraces and lagoons towards a white-sand beach. The Martha Brae meanwhile is the setting for many a leisurely bamboo raft trip.
Philipsburg

Philipsburg

What a setting - perched on a narrow strip of land between clear Caribbean Sea and the Great Salt Pond. This Caribbean gem is all about choice. From Phillipsburg stroll along the inland salt lake or head for the gorgeous city beach. Search the quaint clothes boutiques or browse for duty-free bargains. It's entirely up to you.

San Juan

Dating back to 1521, El Viejo San Juan - or Old San Juan - is not only the most attractive part of the Puerto Rican capital but it is also one of the most fascinating historic areas in the whole Caribbean. Best of all, you can walk there from San Juans cruise port. The narrow, cobblestone streets are lined with 16th and 17th century Spanish colonial houses, with plants trailing from wrought-iron balconies. These give some welcome shade from the ever-shining sun as you make your way to the 16th century fortress, El Morro, still seemingly on guard against invaders from the sea.
St Kitts

St Kitts

Its capital may be French in name, but St Kitts, along with neighbouring Nevis, is actually the Caribbean's oldest British colony. We stop at beautiful Basseterre, whose Georgian centrepiece is the Circus, modelled on Piccadilly, with its charming Victorian clock. This scenic island looks simply stunning from the Fortress of Brimstone Hill. Volcanic slopes, verdant sugar cane and neighbouring islands are on view.
St Lucia

St Lucia

From the port at Castries, take a trip to the ‘drive-in’ volcano, where the crater bubbles with hot sulphur springs, or the beautiful tropical surroundings of Diamond Botanical Gardens Waterfall and Mineral Baths. For rum lovers, how about a behind-the-scenes tour of a traditional distillery, complete with a chance to taste the island’s famous export!
St Thomas

St Thomas

An island of towering cliffs and mangrove swamp, not to mention one of the most perfect of all Caribbean beaches at heart-shaped Magens Bay. In Charlotte Amalie, named after a Danish princess, discover red brick Fort Christian and Blackbeard Castle - claimed by some to be the pirate's former lookout. Most, however, simply seek out their own bounty in copious duty free stores.
St. Maarten

St. Maarten

Perched on a narrow strip of land between the crystal clear Caribbean Sea and the Great Salt Pond, the Caribbean gem Philipsburg is a fabulous setting for a wide array of things to see and experience. Stroll along the inland salt lake, or head for the gorgeous city beach. Search the quaint clothes boutiques, or browse the stores for duty-free bargains. The choice is yours.

St. Vincent

St Vincent can be found in the Caribbean sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. With stunning white sandy beaches and beautiful blue waters, it's a perfect place to relax and take in the Caribbean atmosphere. The island's capital - Kingstown - is a more lively place to explore, with pretty cobbled streets.
Tortola

Tortola

Dock at Road Town and explore the many beauties Tortola bestows on her fortunate visitors - ivory sands, aquamarine seas and a gracious welcome. Step into the beautiful world of JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens, blooming with orchids, cacti, palms and heliconia, and then indulge on a lunch of succulent Anegada lobster, papaya and sweet potato pudding. If your taste is for unspoilt beaches, Cane Garden Bay's flawless horseshoe of golden sand is for you.

Willemstad

Step off at Willemstad and enjoy your visit to the capital of this former Dutch colony, divided in two by St. Anna Bay, the biggest harbour in the Caribbean. In Punda, the oldest part of the city, discover the beautiful 17th - and 18th-century Dutch-style architecture. Or stop by the floating market, so named because of the vendors who sail by sea from Venezuela each morning to sell their fresh vegetables, fruit and seafood.