When it comes to beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters, the Caribbean is really in a league of its own. There are countless adventures within reach on your cruise vacation. Get up close and personal with stingrays in Grand Cayman. Compete in an actual race on one of New Zealand’s former America’s Cup yachts in the Bahamas. Plus, there’s the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico, Christoffel National Park in Curagao, and the Mayan Ruins in Cozumel, just to name a few.
Eastern Caribbean Cruises
The tropical islands of the Eastern Caribbean are some of the most beautiful in the world. From the charm of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the delightful mix of French and Dutch cultures in St. Maarten. And don’t forget the world-class sunning, scuba and duty-free shopping of St. Thomas.
Western Caribbean Cruises
Breathtaking waterfalls, enchanting beaches, lush rainforests and exciting nightlife are just a few of the attractions of the Western Caribbean. Relax on the powder-soft sand of a quiet beach, swim with stingrays, visit local wildlife habitats or explore an ancient Mayan city on horseback. Whatever your desired level of adventure, you’re sure to find it here.
Southern Caribbean Cruises
The rain forests of Dominica, crystal-clear waters of St. Thomas, seaside villages of Barbados and white-sand beaches of Aruba are just a few of the exotic treasures of the Southern Caribbean. The bounty of activities including: swimming, snorkeling, hiking, shopping and sightseeing ensure that there’s something to suit every taste. Come see for yourself.
Climb Jamaica’s Dunn’s River Falls. Go mountain biking in Costa Rica’s rain forests. Snorkel with stingrays. Go horseback riding on the beach. Dive 800 feet below sea level in a research submarine. Discover the inhabitants of a coral reef on a glass-bottomed boat. Explore ancient civilizations as you climb mysterious Mayan pyramids.
Areas of Interest
Beneath their tropical paradise settings, these islands are home to rich culture and complex histories. Explore archaic ruins, beaches, rain forests and many waterfalls.
Relax surrounded by the white-sand beaches and beautiful turquoise waters of the most beautiful islands on earth. Find adventure parasailing high above it all or at the Dolphin Encounter.
The most exotic Caribbean islands await you down south. Adventures are endless in this area. You can explore the Hato Caves in Curagao. Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race an America’s Cup sailboat. Relax and take in some sun at Magens Bay Beach in beautiful St. Thomas. Stroll down the streets of Old San Juan and discover the largest Spanish citadel built in the New World. And explore the many cultures that make up these exotic islands.
What to Pack
Days onboard are casual and you’ll be most comfortable in sport clothes and resort wear. Shoes should be low-heeled for deck activities. Bring a few swimsuits so you’ll always have a dry one. You don’t have to bring towels, as they are provided. But don’t forget your camera and binoculars, so you don’t miss a thing.
For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire: Casual: Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can usually arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
Ashore, you’ll need comfortable walking shoes as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.