Caribbean Cruises

Discover paradise in the Caribbean. Hop aboard our Caribbean cruises to find white sand beaches, sparkling seas and tropical sunshine. Each island has its own unique culture waiting to be explored.

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WHY CRUISE THE CARIBBEAN?

Discover the heart of the Caribbean.

The range of Caribbean islands all have distinct personalities. From the sophistication of the Grand Cayman Islands to the paradisiacal enclave of St. Kitts or Mayan history in Mexico, your Caribbean cruise will take you on a journey filled with vibrant sights, sounds, tastes and colours.

Whether you to choose to hop off in bustling Bridgetown, Barbados or sun-kissed King’s Wharf in Bermuda, you’ll find endless beaches, a range of activities and exotic wildlife wherever you turn. For those looking for a little adrenaline, the Bahamas is the perfect spot for thrilling water sports. 

You’ll get to experience the unique character of each island without worrying about planning or logistics, ideal for a family Caribbean cruise or couples’ holiday. With swaying palms, revitalising sunshine and our award-winning fleet sailing all year round, your best Caribbean cruise awaits. 

We stay late and overnight in ports such as Aruba and Bermuda but why not explore for longer with a Caribbean cruise and stay to discover all that Florida has to offer.

If laid-back luxury is for you, then a Barbados cruise provides the chance to kick-back and enjoy picture-perfect coastal views. Explore our all-inclusive Caribbean cruise deals for the perfect way to discover these paradisiacal islands. 

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CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Discover the heart of your destination with our unparalleled itineraries.

Our Top Pick for the Caribbean

Sail on newly revolutionised Celebrity Equinox®

12 Night Ultimate Southern Caribbean

Aug 15, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021

  • Celebrity Equinox
  • 12 nights
  • 2 guests
  • Interior Stateroom

Starting from € 1,111 Avg. per person

On this 12-night Caribbean escape, you’ll experience the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy the vibrancy and culture in Florida’s Key West. Sunbathe, snorkel and hike lush rainforests in Antigua and St.Lucia. Get a taste of island life in Barbados with freshly grilled seafood and handcrafted rum, all onboard luxuriously modernised Celebrity Equinox®. 

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Beaches

If there’s one thing the Caribbean is known for it has to be its inviting tropical beaches, where warm turquoise waters lap against powdery sands. Whether you prefer to simply relax in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand or enjoy more active pursuits, from swimming with turtles to diving over coral reefs, you’ll find your own piece of paradise on each Caribbean Island. On Grand Cayman, visit Seven Mile Beach. Often voted as one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, it’s not hard to see why. Flamingo Beach in Aruba is a must see, whilst in St.Lucia head to Anse Des Pitons beach, set between the dramatic scenery of the beautiful piton mountains.

Adventure

The diversity of the natural landscapes across the Caribbean Islands means it’s the ultimate playground for adventure seekers, both on land and sea. Hike the luscious Blue Mountains in Jamaica, before cooling off in one of its many waterfalls, or soar over the treetops above the Martha Brae river. Venture below ground in Barbados to discover Harrison’s caves. You’ll walk alongside deep emerald pools and spectacular waterfalls. Swim with stingrays off a golden sandbank in Grand Cayman, or for a unique diving experience visit the underwater sculpture park at Molinere Reef in Grenada. On a Caribbean cruise there’s a unique adventure to be had in every destination.

Culture

Caribbean Culture has been shaped by its rich history. From its European colonial legacy to native American, Indian and African influences, each island has its own distinct character. Discover Dutch heritage in Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, evident it its brightly painted buildings of all colours. Visit the historic Garrison area in Barbados’s capital city, Bridgetown. Established in the 1700’s it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Attend a Caribbean carnival and watch these islands come to life. Celebrate music, food, dance, rum and much more. On a Caribbean cruise you’ll discover the kaleidoscope of the Caribbean.

Cuisine

With an incredible variety of delicious food, Caribbean cuisine is full of flavour and exotic ingredients. Enjoy signature flavours such as jerk chicken, you’ll also find an exquisite selection of fresh seafood. Get a flavour for the Bahamas by sampling conch. Similar to scallops, they are served in a variety of ways such as in salads or fritters, whilst in Barbados flying fish is the local speciality. The Caribbean’s year-round warm weather means there’s also an abundance of tropical fruits to enjoy. On a Caribbean cruise you can explore cocoa and coffee farms, plus don’t miss rum tasting at Reggae Hill in Jamaica.

CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS

 

Caribbean Islands

  • Barbados

    Perfect sandy beaches, delicious cuisine, water sports and plenty to explore inland from underground caves to historic sites, what’s not to love about Barbados?

  • Aruba

    Though a small island, Aruba is packed full of contrasts from the brightly coloured Dutch colonial style houses in the capital to clear turquoise seas, Aruba is an oasis.

  • Antigua

    With a beach for every day of the year, Antigua boasts an abundance of white sands and crystal waters as well as laid back beach bars, a British colonial past, diving, hiking and plenty of fresh seafood.

  • Jamaica

    A visit to Jamaica can be as relaxed or activity fuelled as you like. Sip on rum cocktails with your feet in the sand, hike up to the Blue Mountains, swim with dolphins and scale waterfalls at Dunn’s River falls.

  • Bermuda

    With it’s soft pink beaches, colourful streets and unspoilt landscapes, it’s natural beauty makes it the perfect place getting out into the great outdoors. On selected cruises we stay overnight.

  • Tortola

    Located in the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is made up of low mountains and rolling hills and is perhaps most famous for its quaint coastal towns and the Virgin Gorda Baths, perfect for a swim or snorkel to cool off.

  • Bonaire

    Visit Bonaire on a Southern Caribbean cruise. Spot the colonies of flamingo’s – the island’s national bird. Explore Bari reef, home to some of the greatest biodiversity in the Caribbean and don’t miss the colourful capital of Kralendijk.

  • Curacao

    With Dutch influence Curacao is a wonderfully diverse island. Stroll along the beautiful waterfront in the capital Willemstad, visit art museums and galleries and enjoy it’s breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Mexico

    From ancient Mayan temples to tequila tastings and some of the world’s best snorkelling and scuba diving, we sail along both the Eastern & Western coasts of Mexico.

  • Cayman Islands

    Located in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands blend glitz and glamour with laid back living. Relax on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches – 7 Mile Beach, shop until you drop in George Two or experience snorkelling with stingrays.

  • Martinique

    A chic and cosmopolitan island, Martinique boasts rainforests, world class beaches, botanical gardens, culture and great culinary experiences.

  • Grenada

    Experience pristine tropical beaches, a vibrant foodie scene, (the island produces a number of spices) catamaran and glass bottom boat trips are popular or head to a local market to discover unique arts and crafts.

  • Dominica

    Nicknamed the ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean, you’ll be impressed by the islands tropical forests and abundance of waterfalls. You’ll also find a thriving arts scene and cultural heritage in the city of Roseau.

  • Haiti

    A visit to Haiti is perfect for lazy days by the beach or sailing around its beautiful shores on a catamaran. For thrill seekers, the island is also home to the world’s longest zip line over the water.

  • St.Croix

    Escape to paradise and the charms of ‘Big Island’, ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes. Attractions include the rare bioluminescent bays and rum distillery’s.

  • St.Vincent

    One of the less touristy Caribbean islands, on St Vincent you can explore the rich history of Kingstown, which it is deeply committed to preserving, botanical gardens, beaches and sample the regional dish of fried Jackfruit.

  • Nassau

    Tropical fun awaits you on a Bahamas cruise to Nassau, whether you’re taking it easy by the beach or shopping the day away at Nassau’s famous Straw Market.

  • Costa Rica

    Located in Central America between Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is synonymous with surf, sand and sun, not forgetting the exotic rain and cloud forests.

  • St.Lucia

    Lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful beaches characterise the landscape of this stunning island. Take a visit to Soufriere for incredible views of the famous Gros and Petit Piton.

  • Charlotte Amalie

    The past still echoes on in this lush West Indies jewel, the haunt of Blackbeard the pirate and Drake. Take advantage of the unrivalled duty-free shopping and sun-soaked beaches.

  • St.Kitts & Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis is a small island country located in the West Indies of the Caribbean sea. Discover its colonial past, abundance of activities both on land and water and visit Frigate bay for its vibrant atmosphere.

Caribbean Departure Ports

  • Miami, USA

    Get to know Miami either before or after your Caribbean cruise and explore everything from it’s art deco buildings, beautiful beaches to Wynwood; known for its colourful murals, craft breweries and art galleries. With frequent international flights, your Caribbean cruise from Miami has never been closer.

     

  • Tampa, USA

    There’s plenty to explore on a cruise from Tampa. Discover its sparkling waterfront, the historic town of Ybor city, famous for its cigars, amusement parks, and soak up it’s relaxed atmosphere.

  • Fort Lauderdale, USA

    On our cruises from Fort Lauderdale, you can relax on stunning beaches, take a stroll along the promendade lined with palm trees and restaurants, visit Las Olas Boulevard, the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, take a trip to the famous Everglades and so much more.

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    San Juan is the largest city and capital of Puerto Rico, established in 1521. Spend a few days here before or after your cruise and soak up its history, music, cuisine and vibrant bar scene, not forgetting the plethora of silky beaches. From Puerto Rico we’ll take you sailing to the best of the Southern Caribbean Islands.

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The Caribbean for couples

With its tropical beauty and irresistible laid-back charm, the Caribbean is the perfect honeymoon destination or romantic couples holiday. Whether you’re looking for pure relaxation or more active adventures, its breath-taking diversity means you can be relaxing on white sand beaches in Barbados one day, before hiking to the summit of the magical Pitons in St. Lucia the next or enjoying a cooking lesson together.

The Caribbean for families

A playground for all ages, a family holiday in the Caribbean is idyllic. With miles of sandy beaches warm shallow waters, and plenty of watersports options, it’s no wonder the Caribbean is so popular. Inland keep busy with exciting zip line tours through the rainforest, visit the pirate museum in Nassau or visit Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, to name just a few.

The Caribbean for single travellers

Take the time to rest and relax in the sunshine on a Caribbean cruise for single travellers. Onboard our revolutionary Edge class ships, our dedicated Single Staterooms with Infinite Balcony allow you to cruise in luxury like never before. Plus with a huge variety of shore excursions available in the Caribbean Islands and onboard activites there’s plenty of opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

Caribbean FAQs

Answering your questions about the Caribbean.

Wondering what to pack for your Caribbean cruise? Or perhaps what the local cuisine is like? Don’t worry – we’ve got all of the answers to your need-to-know questions.

Life is good in the Caribbean, where sunshine is pretty much guaranteed, and relaxing is a way of life. There are also countless islands to explore – on a cruise with us, we’ll bring you to a new port every day, showcasing the very best that the Caribbean has to offer. Our guests also love Caribbean cruises because of their diversity – one day you could be admiring colourful colonial architecture and immersing yourself in fascinating history, then the next, lazing on a white sand beach among the swaying palms. Add in delectable local cuisine, and the Caribbean is the postcard perfect holiday destination you’ve been dreaming of.

On a Caribbean cruise, you’ll get to experience the distinct culture and flavour of each island without having to worry about the planning or logistics. What’s more, when you’re not soaking up the sun or exploring, you’ll have the comfort of your ship to return to. There’s so much to do in the Caribbean – from finding your zen with yoga retreats to family friendly activities

Make the most of the Caribbean’s rich marine life by snorkelling along the coasts of Aruba or the Cayman Islands. Culture vultures will love Nelson’s Dockyard – a marina dating back to the 1700s on Antigua and Barbuda. Don’t miss the colourful colonial buildings in Kingston and Georgetown. Mouth-watering cuisine awaits in Barbados, while in the Bahamas you can head out on the water to explore an archipelago of over 700 islands. 

Keep yourself cool in the Caribbean heat with plenty of shorts and T-shirts. It’s a good idea to bring some tops with sleeves to protect your shoulders during the hottest part of the day, as well as sunglasses and a sunhat. Don’t forget your swimming gear for those beach days. It can get cooler in the evening, so it’s a good idea to bring some long-sleeved layers and lightweight trousers. Find out more information about packing for the Caribbean below:

•    What should I pack for my Celebrity cruise?
•    Is there a formal night on Celebrity cruises?
•    What to pack for a cruise in the Caribbean 

The Caribbean straddles two time-zones – Eastern Standard Time and Atlantic Standard Time. These are GMT-5 and GMT-4 respectively. Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Haiti observe Eastern Standard Time while the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands observe Atlantic Standard Time.

Although dishes vary from island to island, traditional Caribbean food is typically hearty, spicy and fruity. Barbados is known for its fusion food, combining British, Creole, Indian and African influences to create mouth-watering dishes such as flying fish and cou cou (the national dish) and pudding and souse. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican dishes often start with sofrito, a rich and fragrant blend of tomatoes, peppers and herbs. Jamaica is where you can try crowd-pleasing favourites like jerk chicken and fried plantain. The Caribbean is also famous for its rum

The Caribbean islands are generally considered safe places to visit. However, as when visiting any destination, guests are encouraged to take care over their belongings and personal safety when out and about. The islands with the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean include Anguilla, the Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos. For more information, read our safety guidelines

A variety of languages are spoken in the Caribbean, including many creole languages. You’ll find English is also spoken on most islands. Here are the official languages of our Caribbean ports of call:

  • English: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands
  • Spanish: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic 
  • French: Haiti, Martinique
  • Dutch: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St Maarten

The Caribbean climate mostly enjoys sunshine all year-round, with the months between December and April being the sunniest and driest. The rainy season typically happens between May and December. Find out more about how to choose a Caribbean cruise

Technically, the Bahamas (along with Turks and Caicos) are not part of the Caribbean. However, these islands are often grouped together with Caribbean countries due to their geographical location, cultural similarities and political associations. 

Our Western Caribbean cruises introduce you to some of the greenest and lushest landscapes in the region, from mysterious rainforests to secluded lagoons. Soak up the sun, admire ancient ruins and enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures. Find out more about the differences between Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. Our Western itineraries typically cover: 

•    Costa Maya 
•    Cozumel
•    George Town 
•    Belize

On Eastern European cruises, you’ll discover lively beach towns studded with remarkable colonial architecture, as well as postcard-perfect beaches. Find out more about the key differences between Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises. Our Eastern cruises will take you sailing to the following destinations: 

•    Puerto Rico
•    US Virgin Islands 
•    St Maarten
•    St Kitts
•    Dominican Republic 

If you’re a UK guest travelling on a Caribbean cruise, it’s necessary to pack the following documents: 
•    Passport
•    Visa 
•    Xpress pass for check-in

Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Find out what our guests say about cruising to the Caribbean

We enjoyed walking Grand Cayman on our own. The snorkeling in Aruba was wonderful, and included a great lunch. We had a fun visit to the Curacao factory and a two hour plus stop at a lovely beach.  The flamingos topped our visit in Bonaire. 

David C, September 2019

Celebrity Equinox - 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

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