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There are currently more than 7,000 islands found within the Caribbean Sea. Some of the most popular include Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent, The Grenadines, Belize and even Cuba. Thus, a wealth of destinations await. These will primarily depend upon the carrier chosen for your holidays.
Of course, the beaches here go without mentioning. Many are pristine in their nature and they are open throughout the year. Whether you are searching for a maritime adventure, a glass-bottom boat ride or you simply wish to soak up the sun, you will not be disappointed. However, most Caribbean cruise ships will make it a point to stop at major points along the way. This will allow you to disembark and explore the local culture and people.
The most popular port cities which can offer a unique glimpse into this amazing region are:
It is a good idea to check with the carrier in question to determine which ports are on its itinerary.
The first thing to point out is that your ship is truly a home away from home (with added luxuries). Some of the lavish accommodations which are offered will normally include:
You very literally are on a floating island. Still, never forget to take advantage of your ability to visit the local islands. Most cruises offer tours with a chaperone; a perfect way to learn a bit more about the people and culture of each island. Most inhabitants speak English and like any other holiday, it is wise to being a bit of spending money across. The exchange rates are favourable and currencies such as the euro and the pound will go a long way.
Caribbean cruises are quite popular during the summer months. However, there is one concern to note here. Hurricanes regularly sweep through the region; particularly between July and early October. Some of these can be quite severe (such as Hurricane Andrew during the early part of the 1990s or Hurricane Katrina in 2005). It is best to book a holiday during the downtime in the late autumn and from February to early May. You will not be disappointed with what is in store.