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Caribbean Cruises

The most photographed islands in the world, the Caribbean is a tropical paradise of sensational beaches, fresh cuisine and year-round souring temperatures.

It is hard not to be drawn to this radiant part of the world and everything it has to offer. Bringing post-card images to life, the Caribbean is home to over 700 islands nestled in the charming Caribbean Sea.

The ultimate outdoor playground there is an abundance of adventure to be had and every island offers something different. From snorkelling, jungle safaris and island tours to ziplines, sailing and live volcano tours, the adventures are never ending. Great for a family trip, a couples retreat or a singles getaway, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Until you see the enticing beaches of the Caribbean for yourself you will not believe how immaculate they are. Crystal blue waters sway calmly over soft white sand, making them perfect for adventurous beach activities or simply relaxing under the sun.

Well-known for the traditional cuisine, you will not have to go far for a freshly prepared fish dish or some jerk chicken with rice. Using fresh ingredients, spices and sauces, the taste of the Caribbean is just as heavenly as its sights.

Defining the word paradise, take a cruise to the Caribbean if you want to explore a place that will excite every all of your senses and take you and that ultimate escape.

Things to do

The list of things to do in the Caribbean is unlimited with endless adventures to be had. Exploring the beaches is only skimming the surfaces of these incredible landscapes, you can delve into the history-enriched culture behind these islands. Whether you like adventure, learning or relaxing, the Caribbean invites you to enjoy it as you wish.

Some of our favourite excursions to enjoy in the Caribbean are:

  • Atlantis Resort, Bahamas – A place where the rich and famous go on holiday, the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas is a paradise island of its own. Boasting casinos, luxurious restaurants, underwater aquariums and a large waterpark, a day trip here offers more than a taste of Caribbean fun.
  • Beach day – Taking a day out to simply enjoy one of the many beaches in the Caribbean is a must - after all, they are what make these islands famous. Sip on a refreshing rum punch as you soak up the sun in these blissful surroundings.
  • Snorkelling – In-between the bright green mountains and picturesque islands, the Caribbean sea is home to an extensive range of marine life. Don your snorkel and immerse yourself into the warm water to see an abundance of underwater life.

Weather

While weather patterns vary between the islands, one thing is for sure, whenever you choose to visit the Caribbean you will experience sunshine. Temperatures are constantly high, with long days of intense sunshine. Throughout the year daytime temperatures will be mid to upper 80 degrees fahrenheit.

The winter is a popular season to travel to the Caribbean, allowing travellers to escape the coldness of the British winter months . Winters in the Caribbean has an average temperature of 25°c with little rain. June to November is known as Hurricane season, but chances of a hurricane affecting a specific area are extremely thin. If anything, some islands may pick up the tail end of a storm which may result in some winds and short spells of rain.

Whenever you decide to visit the Caribbean ensure you pack light clothing and plenty of sun cream as these sun-drenched islands attract strong sun rays.

Special Events

  • Carnival – various months – The famous ‘Carnaval’ is a true representative of Caribbean life; bright, happy and a love of music. Streets will be closed off and bursting with locals in incredible hand-made costumes, live music floats and an array of stalls serving up traditional cuisine and exotic drinks. If you ever have the pleasure of experiencing a real Caribbean Carnival, it will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Each island celebrates at different times so be sure to check dates before you go.
  • Reggae Sum Fest – July 13th – 19th – Held in Montego Bay, Jamaica this annual reggae festival is organised to celebrate the promotion of music. It is widely regarded as the world’s premier reggae music event and has presented top class artists over the years.
  • Antigua Sailing Week – April 26th – May 2nd – Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier sailings events in the world. Welcoming participants from every corner of the globe, it sees an extensive variety of racing and cruising yachts compete a 52 nautical mile race around Antigua.

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