Discover Paradise on a Cruise to the Caribbean, Never to be Forgotten
First time visitors to the Caribbean are often fascinated by the differences between the islands. This region has an unique blend of influences from Africa, Europe and Latin America, which make up a wonderful 'patchwork quilt' of cultures amongst a breathtaking backdrop of lush tropical jungles, fresh water caves, sugar white-sand beaches, turquoise seas, charming cities and ancient ruins.
There are a range of languages spoken in the Caribbean, English on many islands, Spanish in Puerto Rico, French in Guadeloupe and Martinique and Dutch in Curaçao. There is also a colourful dialect or patois, which shows influences from several European languages. Famous for their laid-back life style, the locals are as special as the Caribbean islands themselves. Always welcoming, their leisurely outlook on life will soon help you unwind, especially with a little help from a freshly prepared cocktail or two. Ashore, choose between bustling local markets, or escape it all on a seemingly endless, deserted beach. On board, tropical themed party nights will bring you dancing under the stars as you cruise to your next port of call.
The Caribbean Really is Made for Cruise Holidays.
Combining cloudless blue skies with white sandy beaches makes the Caribbean the ultimate cruise destination. There are over 7,000 islands in the Caribbean lying between the southern tip of the eastern United States and the north coast of South America. A Caribbean cruise will take you to the Dutch Antilles islands, the US Virgin islands, the Spanish legacy in Cuba and Puerto Rica and British influences in islands such as Barbados, Jamaica and St Lucia. The islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Barthelemy and St Martin are all Departments D'Outremer of France.
Caribbean Cruise itineraries are often divided into three broad areas:-
Eastern Caribbean Cruises Offer:
Of all the cruising areas of the world, the Eastern Caribbean offers the most choice. Caribbean Cruises not only sail from the areas main Florida ports but also East Coast ports such as New York. The Eastern Caribbean cruises includes the British and American Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten / St. Martin. Many itineraries will also include a call in the Bahamas.
Western Caribbean Cruises Offer:
Turquoise waters and scenic islands make the Western Caribbean cruises a snorkelling paradise and a treasure trove for Mayan archaeological ruins. Typical ports of call include Belize, Grand Caymen, Key West, and ~Jamaica.
Southern Caribbean Cruises Offer:
The Southern Caribbean cruises is the most exotic and diverse of the three Caribbean cruise areas. Aruba and Antigua offer the best beaches in the Caribbean and for scenery ranging from volcanoes to rain forests visit Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe. Other ports of call include Barbados, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Barth's and St. Kitts.
Few destinations offer such an enticing combination of sun-drenched tropical splendour and cultural diversity as the Caribbean islands. The Caribbean is one of the world's best-loved holiday destinations.Amazing offers for Caribbean