Dive deep into the glittering, turquoise waters, venture up high into the brightest of skies on a cable car, sip colorful cocktails on cotton white sands, or dance to the sound of steel drums; the Caribbean has it all. Choosing a single destination might be a challenge, but a Caribbean cruise will check several destinations off of your bucket list in one go. Here are a few ports of call you certainly don’t want to miss out on.
Classic Caribbean offerings
The full tropical treatment awaits you on the beach-fringed south coast of Barbados. Doze under the Caribbean rays come morning, take to the waves with an afternoon of water sports, then round off your day with a taste of freshly caught seafood by sunset — Dover Beach, St Lawrence is just the place to do it all. Fancy mixing it up a little, hit the St Lawrence Gap where you can shop ‘til you drop by day, and move to the rhythms of its rum shacks and nightclubs by night. It’s certainly jam packed with things that will entertain!
Colors and culture in Cuba
If you liked the beats of St Lawrence, then Havana is sure to impress. The Annual carnival brings the seafront to life (if it wasn’t already lively enough!) with salsa dancers and parades. It’s a spectacle that shouldn’t be missed off your list. Aside from the carnival, there’s rarely a moment of silence, whether it’s the strumming of guitars by beaches and in bars, or the cool hustle and bustle of tourists. As if that wasn’t enough culture to soak in, there’s stunning artwork to be seen in nearby Jaimanitas. So if it’s a place bursting with energy and color that you’re looking for, then call by Cuba on your cruise.
Straying away from the sands
With unspoiled beaches by the plenty, the Dominican Republic has the Caribbean experience down to a tee. But venture away from the beaches in Puerto Plata and you can take a cable car up Mount Isabel del Torres, where you’ll witness spectacular scenery that strays from the white washed sands and bright blue skies. Or, venture to Península de Samaná on the southeast of the island for an afternoon of whale watching. The Cascada El Limón waterfall is the perfect spot to refresh yourself after soaking up the sun, so take a dip in those cool crashing waters, but don’t spend too long, as the Dominican Republic has activities galore waiting for you.
Go all out glamorous
The British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas are two stops that you’ll be sure to ask the Captain for if the high life is your thing. Take a yacht ride over the waves, or sip fancy cocktails at the trendiest of parties, you’ll be feeling glam in no time. So pack the oversized shades and click your heels, the high class Caribbean experience awaits.
The Caribbean Islands have everything you’d want from a holiday, and more! So choose from the best destination Caribbean cruises and you’ll make memories a plenty. Which Caribbean experience will you have?
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