Relaxing has never seemed easier
Whether you choose the Eastern, Western or Southern region, there’s so much to do and see during your cruise vacation. Sink your toes in white-sand beaches, or traverse lush mountainscapes. Barter in local island markets for one-of-a-kind treasures, or visit historic attractions that give insight on the roots of the intriguing native cultures. Go tubing down a river, dive headfirst into refreshing waters or zip-line through a rainforest.
Cruising Waters : Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Cruising Region : Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean
Currency : US dollars are widely accepted on the islands you will be visiting, so there is no need to take the various local currencies.
Time Zone : In the Caribbean most nations use one of two time zones. From west to east they are (Eastern Standard Time) GMT -5 and (Atlantic Standard Time) GMT -4.
Local Language : Most languages spoken in the Caribbean are either European languages (namely English, Spanish,French, and Dutch)
Major Airports : Most Caribbean cruises start from Florida (from Miami, Fort Lauderdale)
Best time to visit : Mid-December to April is the peak time for Caribbean cruises. Then, the weather is at its best – typically hot and sunny, relatively dry, with low humidity and pleasantly cool nights – and the widest choice of cruises is available.
EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES
Soak up the sun, adopt its laid-back island mindset and explore coral reefs teeming with marine life on an Eastern Caribbean cruise vacation, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale for a quick weekend getaway, one week, or even longer!
WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES
Experience the mystery and intrigue of the once mighty Mayan civilization beyond the palm-covered shores of the Western Caribbean with 4- to 7-day cruise departures sailing from Ft. Lauderdale.
SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES
Here you’ll venture further into the Caribbean to more remote islands like Dominica, teeming with lush rainforests, waterfalls, rare birds and wildlife as well as the spice island of Grenada, one of the world's major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon and cocoa. With 7- to 20-day sailings roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, plus one-way cruises options from New York, a Southern Caribbean cruise offers a rich and unique port variety balanced by peaceful, relaxing days at sea.