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The Caribbean

From the hip jiggling salsa beats to the infectious sounds of reggae, the inimitable sprit of the Caribbean is defined by its distinctive music, mesmerising scenery and centuries-old culture. And what better way to experience all of this than on luxury Caribbean cruises. Made up of more than 7,000 islands, this idyllic region of the Americas has become a must-visit destination for paradise hunters wanting to cruise the Caribbean. Azure waters dazzle in the tropical sunshine where you can dive below the surface to discover an underwater world of sea turtles, dolphins, striped parrotfish, sea horses, colourful corals and so much more. Above sea level, lush forests, the whitest of sands and towering mountains make up a kaleidoscopic landscape alive with wildlife and drenched in an explosion of colour. Even the food here looks as though it’s been made from the colours of the rainbow.
Antigua is a quintessentially Caribbean island with a mellow mood, multi-coloured coral reefs and white sand beaches. But when you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll uncover a rather English prominence that harks back to Admiral Nelson and the island’s colonial past.
Barbados is more than just a pretty face. Not only are you hypnotised by its paradisal beauty; its fascinating history also vies for your attention. You’ll be seriously wowed by its vast number of UNESCO sites.
Dominican Republic
Topographically speaking, the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most impressive islands. From its palm-fringed beaches and lush mangroves to the lush jungle and mountainous peaks, it truly is a feast for the eyes
A heady concoction for even the most seasoned traveller, Jamaica is full of surprises. With its diverse landscape and distinctive culture, this rum-soaked destination is a giant outdoor playground for adventure seekers.
St Barts
Widely known among the rich and famous, this chic, French-speaking island is epitomised by its turquoise waters, tropical landscape, flower-filled gardens, yacht-filled harbour and designer boutiques.
St Kitts
St Kitts is a wonderful melting pot of mountains, glistening waters, coral reefs and the most incredible Caribbean food. Its lively yet laid-back vibe is created by its rich culture and undeniably beguiling people.
St Lucia
The vibrant and spicy Creole flavours of St Lucia embody the island and tease the senses. Blending luxurious resorts with waterfalls, mountains and forests, not to mention its sun-drenched beaches, you can indulge in its culture and nature.
St Martin
Brimming with contradictions, this little island comprises Dutch, French and Caribbean roots. Lively beaches are interrupted by secluded coves while buzzy bars and nightlife are offset by quiet mountains and quaint villages.
Puerto Rico
There’s an enviable modesty about Puerto Rico that lures you into its subtle charms. Not immediately obvious, the island has a unique culture that can be uncovered in its music, food and museums. Its wildlife-filled forests and mangroves are equally as captivating.

Top 10 Things to do on a Caribbean Cruise

  1. Swim with stingrays
  2. Hike through the rainforest
  3. Zip lining
  4. Whale and dolphin watching safari
  5. A taste of the Caribbean food tour
  6. 4x4 safari adventure
  7. Catamaran sunset cruise
  8. Submarine adventure
  9. RIB boat snorkelling
  10. Sail the Leeward Coast

Nature and wildlife

With its utterly diverse landscapes, it’s no wonder the Caribbean plays host to some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet. People are probably most familiar with its marine life, and snorkelling is the best way to experience it first hand. Get up close and personal to reef and whale sharks, dolphins, stingrays and shoals of brightly coloured fish. Many of the Caribbean islands are abundant in birds, more than 700 species in total, including the Barbuda warbler, Caribbean martin, St Lucia oriole, Jamaican tody and la selle thrush. If you venture into the rainforests you might also encounter monkeys, flamingos, sloths, mongoose and reptiles.


Although each Caribbean island has its own unique culture, it is largely influenced by its tropical climate and landscapes. Its music, personality and food are vibrant yet laid back. With influences from many different countries such as England, France, Spain, America and Africa, traditions and customs are diverse

When to cruise the Caribbean

Although it’s a year-round cruise destination, Caribbean cruises tend to be more popular between December and April when people prefer to enjoy the winter sunshine. During these months, the weather is hot and sunny with little humidity

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