To enjoy exotic destinations in the Caribbean, treat yourself to one of the Southern Caribbean cruise deals. They’re offered year round but are usually best to take from late October through April when the weather is pleasant and the possibility of a hurricane disrupting plans is non-existent.
Because a few of the destinations are distant from the United States, voyages last anywhere from ten to fourteen days. Shorter sails which take six to seven days depart from Florida. Embarkation points include Fort Lauderdale, Miami and as far north as Norfolk, Virginia. Many passengers however prefer to depart from San Juan Puerto Rico where they can spend time touring the Old City. Longer trips are also offered on Southern Caribbean cruise deals, which depart from ports in South America as well as St. Thomas.
Journeys to this beautiful region of the Caribbean are frequented by city-size ships boasting luxury and service. Boredom is never a word used to describe Southern Caribbean cruise deals. Inquire about cabins with large verandas and admire vistas of gem-colored waters. Indulge in fine dining, superb Las Vegas style entertainment, an impressive array of gaming possibilities at the casino, spas offering therapies to soothe your body and soul and competitive games to challenge your spirit.
You’ll see fabulous places like Aruba, Curacao, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Martinique and the British Virgin Islands. A few of the Southern Caribbean cruise deals have added St. Barth’s, St. Kitts and St. Vincent on their incredible list of stops. Upon disembarking in Aruba, marvel in its breathtaking beaches. If you’re a scuba diving enthusiast, you’ll have the chance to explore more than two dozen underwater caves and shipwrecks.
Get your camera ready for the picturesque port of Barbados with its line-up of colorful houses and sugarcane fields.
For unusual scenery, Dominica is the place to be. It will mesmerize you with the beauty of its water falls, lush vegetation dotted with aromatic fruit trees and hot springs bursting from deep underwater volcanoes.
Take in the scents of spice plantations in Grenada. Walk the black sands of Martinique. Shop to your heart’s content with duty-free opportunities in the Virgin Islands.
If you reach St. Kitts, visit the dormant volcano. Take time to appreciate the hundreds of bird species and butterflies. You’ll understand why Columbus called it his favorite place on earth.
The Southern Caribbean promises unforgettable experiences.
More about Southern Caribbean
▪ Enjoy deep-sea fishing and kayaking
▪ Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking or other active adventures
▪ Rum factory tour in Barbados
▪ Scenic tours to lush rain forests, banana plantations and volcanic craters
▪ Several outstanding courses on St. Lucia
▪ Snorkeling and diving with the sea life in the Coracao's underwater park
▪ Take a tour to Curacao's Ostrich Farm
▪ The Flower Forest in Barbados