Cruises offer the most popular way to island-hop around the Caribbean -- a place where warm sandy beaches and tropical cocktails await.
From a quick, four-night jaunt to Key West and Cozumel to two luxurious weeks at sea, major cruise lines sail the Caribbean year-round, and offer several itineraries and ports of call. The best Caribbean cruise deals can be found in autumn – especially November to December.
Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean to explore the Bahamas, St Maarten and the US Virgin Islands. Western Caribbean itineraries often offer more time at sea and include ports such as Grand Cayman and Roatan, Honduras. Southern Caribbean itineraries are often longer and port at even more far-off islands such as Dominica, Antigua, Grenada and St Lucia.
There are Caribbean cruises departing from several major ports in the US including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Port Canaveral, Houston, Galveston, New Orleans and New York City. Many agents package up flights from UK airports and one night in a hotel so you'll have plenty of time to board your ship.
Popular lines include Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Fred. Olsen, P&O Cruises, Holland America, Disney Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises and Windstar Cruises.