Explore island after island, port after port and beach after beautiful beach on a small, intimate vessel or a large facility-packed liner.
Tropical temperatures, gorgeous beaches and the chance to see several islands in one trip; Caribbean cruises are dream vacations. First, pick a cruise type that suits your style and interests. Travel on a compact, upscale craft or on an enormous resort-style ship equipped with swanky spas, swimming pools, movie theaters and more. Take a cruise to the Caribbean to discover numerous new lands, cultures and communities in a hassle-free manner without having to take logistically challenging, expensive flights or even repack.
A scattered archipelago of picturesque islands, the Caribbean’s geography seems tailor-made for cruising. On certain voyages, passengers are able to disembark at a new port almost every day. Spend an afternoon wandering among the pastel-painted colonial buildings of Willemstad in Dutch Curaçao and the next morning swaying in a hammock on Aruba’s blissful Eagle Beach. For Caribbean cruise travelers yearning for more exclusive beach escapes, some cruise lines even stop at their own private resorts.
Because of the proximity of the eastern islands to one another, Caribbean cruise vacations in this region usually allow for more time on land than do the routes centered in the Western Caribbean. The larger western islands, such as Jamaica, as well as mainland ports in Mexico and Belize, tend to offer a wider range of family-friendly activities and varied shore excursions. Hike to rushing waterfalls in Jamaica, scramble up Mayan pyramids in Cozumel and snorkel with friendly stingrays at Grand Cayman. An increasing number of cruise lines are incorporating Cuban ports into their Caribbean itineraries too.
Cruises to the Caribbean typically leave from Florida and last for one or two weeks. Alternative departure locations and voyage lengths, ranging from about three nights to a month, are available too. Good-value Caribbean cruise deals can be found in spring and fall. Look for affordable repositioning cruises between Europe and the Caribbean, which begin on one side of the Atlantic and end on the other. Be aware that passengers are usually responsible for arranging their own return flights.
*Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised and Expedia Extras are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.