Caribbean Cruises 2019 - 2020
Turquoise waters, white sand beaches, music, people... Discover special packages and excursions to explore beautiful places in the Caribbean islands.
Named after the Mayaimi tribe that inhabited the area in the 1600s, Miami has skyrocketed to international recognition as the cruise capital of the world. Nestled between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park, the incredibly diverse tropical metropolis is equally acclaimed for its stunning sandy beaches, extravagant party scene, street art, natural beauty and glittering skyline. Vibrant, classy, edgy, exciting – Miami is everything you want in a cruise destination and more.
Fort Lauderdale is a coastal metropolis in southeast Florida’s panhandle, nestled between the blue exotic Everglades and turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The United States’ top cruise destination welcomes 11 cruise lines, 33 cruise ships and more than four million tourists annually. Fort Lauderdale is famed as the birthplace of “Spring Break’, which originated in the 1930s and has shaped the city as one of America’s party capitals.
Cozumel, a tropical island located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, is one of the world’s top cruise destinations. With its glittering turquoise waters, bright white beaches and exotic marine life, the idyllic island is popular for snorkeling, diving and swimming with dolphins. Cozumel has a well-established tourist industry. Cruise passengers will have plenty of opportunities for water sports, nature exploration and nightlife. Year-round temperatures in the upper 70s make it the perfect place for a sunny beach vacation.
Charlotte Amalie is the largest cruise port on Saint Thomas. A colorful Caribbean island, it is known for its Danish colonial architecture, sweeping beaches, and lots and lots of shopping. Charlotte Amalie was once a popular pit stop for pirates. Seafarers from all over the world would stop by its beer halls to quench their thirst after a long stay at sea, and it's said that Bluebeard and Blackbeard frequented the city. Today, visitors can still partake in this nautical tradition by sampling the island's excellent selection of rum.
The Costa Maya is a beautiful, 100-mile-long coastline on the Yucutan Peninsula characterized by white sand beaches and beautiful blue water. Right on the port you can find shopping areas, restaurants and bars, and jet skis for rent, and the nearby city of Mahahual holds a popular, easy to access beach. For those looking for a more private piece of paradise, the more secluded beaches are just a short taxi ride away. One must-see for any visitor of Costa Maya is the Chacchoben Ruins, the remainders of an ancient Mayan city more than a thousand years old. For the best experience, take a guided tour to learn about what life was like for the Mayans – back then and now.
Port Canaveral is a port in Florida and is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. This place is best known for launching satellites and space shuttles and NASA has a base here.
St. John's is the capital of the island nation Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. Sights worth seeing include the St. John's Harbor, the St. John's Cathedral and the colonial court House.Saint. John's is among the most developed communities in the Lesser Antilles, with a population of 22,193, St.John is the chief port of the island Antigua. The city became famous for numerous shopping centers and a variety of boutiques throughout the city.
The island of Roatan sits above the second-largest coral reef in the world, making it an attractive destination for snorkelers, scuba divers and other ocean enthusiasts eager to get a glimpse of one of nature’s most colorful wonders. Book an excursion to visit the beautiful reef by boat, or simply swim from shore – some of the coral is located just 300 feet from the beach. The white sand beaches and crystal clear water make Roatan perfect for swimming and tanning alike.
The Caribbean is known for its gleaming blue lagoons, soft white-sand beaches, and year-round tropical weather. Friendly locals and a laid-back vibe make it the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation, and you'll quickly get used to life "on island time." No matter where you go, you'll find beautiful sweeping beaches, stunning crystal waters, and plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing.
Caribbean cruises: Where to go?
The Caribbean is divided into the Eastern, Western, and the Southern Caribbean, each with its own unique culture and attractions. On a Western Caribbean cruise, you'll call at ports in Mexico, Central America, and the Bahamas. The Western Caribbean has some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and diving in the world. The Eastern Caribbean is a shopper's as well as a beach lover's paradise, with lots of opportunities for souvenir hunting as well as sunbathing at Saint Thomas, Saint Martin, and Saint Kitts. The Southern Caribbean is more popular for experienced cruisers. Here, passengers can look forward to exotic and beautiful destinations such as Aruba, Barbados, and Curacao.
To learn more about different Caribbean cruise destinations, check out Dreamlines guide to cruising the Caribbean.
Types of Caribbean cruises
The Caribbean and especially the Bahamas are the perfect destination for a short, three-day getaway. Perhaps you're dreaming of a winter escape? Check out our selection of four-day cruises. A short cruise can be the perfect way to relax and reset over an extended weekend, or to see a new part of the world without breaking the bank.
If you'd like to truly experience the destination, however, consider going on a longer cruise. You'll need at least seven days to experience just one region in the Caribbean, and 10 or more days to see more.
The Caribbean is also a popular destination for families. A favorite destination for family-friendly cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Disney Cruise Line, a Caribbean cruise has something for everyone to enjoy.
Cruise Departure Ports for the Caribbean
In addition to all the major ports in Florida, Caribbean cruises also depart from New Orleans, New York, and Galveston, Texas. Southern Caribbean cruises typically depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Caribbean is also a popular stop on a Panama Canal cruise.
Best Caribbean cruise deals
To stay up-to-date on the latest hot deals and special offers, check out Dreamlines' selection of cruise deals. You may even find a last-minute deal or a major discount. Or, simply call one of our cruise experts at 1-888-403-1425 and they'll be happy to help you find the best deal on your Caribbean cruise.
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