There are many options for people to choose from when selecting a cruise to a Caribbean destination, including the number of days, destinations, cruise lines and time period.
Every major cruise line includes the Caribbean on their itinerary list. Why? It is so close to the US and offers remarkably beautiful destinations at tremendous value. Because of the close proximity to major ports it is easy to visit four different islands on a seven day cruise, but many cruises offer shorter cruises of as little as three days and as many as twenty depending on the appetite for adventure.
The Eastern Caribbean consist of the islands which make up the West Indies, the eastern most border, of the Caribbean Sea. Islands such as St Thomas, St Croix and St John (the US Virgin Islands), St Maarten, Bahamas, St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, Puerto Rico and many more are offered in Eastern Caribbean itineraries.
Ports for these destinations are most often located in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Port Canaveral and Tampa for obvious reasons; they are the closest ports to the destinations in the United States and are easily accessed, but may include Puerto Rico and other ports as far away as New York city depending on the cruise line.
Jamaica and the Caymans are often included in both Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises because of their central Caribbean location and desirablity.
The Western Caribbean ports include the most popular destination, Cozumel, as well as Jamaica, Caymans, Belize, Roatan and Costa Maya (Mexico). Many of these cruises embark in Galveston or New Orleans, but may also originate from Florida ports.
There are also Southern Caribbean ports of interest that include Aruba, Bonaire, Greanada, Barbados and Curacao.
As you can see, there are options galore; ports of embarkation, length of itineraries, destinations and cruise lines.
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