The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultural influences, and each island of this extensive archipelago carries its own individual charm. Many visitors dream of white sandy beaches fringed with palms, crystal clear waters, historic waterways and bustling towns, but rainforests, dormant volcanoes, colourful reefs, creole cuisine and toe-tapping music are also thrown into the mix.
A Caribbean cruise typically takes in the islands of Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia and Barbados, as well as the chance to discover destinations further afield such as Belize, Honduras, Cuba, and Colombia's Caribbean coast. From Grenada’s land of sugar and spice to the pick of one of Antigua’s 365 picture-perfect beaches – one for each day of the year – the Caribbean is a haven for total relaxation. Topping up your tan on golden sands, watching the sublime sunset over the horizon and sipping on a well-earned tropical cocktail are just some of the ways visitors and locals alike make the most of their time to unwind at this collection of spectacular island locations. [ReadMore]
But for those in search of something more active it’s also brimming with things to see and do. Uncovering legendary tales of pirates on Tortola; riding the St Kitts Sugar Train; diving in search of sea turtles off the coast of Barbados; hiking through the botanical wonderland of easy-going Basseterre; or marvelling at bubbling mud pools and hot springs of St Lucia’s stunning Pitons area – all this and more awaits discovery.
The Caribbean is a paradise of pristine shores and sapphire seas, exotic marine life and laid-back culture, and a cruise hopping around its islands ensures life doesn't get any better than this.