One of the world's most popular fly cruise destinations, Caribbean cruises take you to a tropical paradise filled with sensational beaches, verdant green landscapes and vibrant local culture. With temperatures high and the sun shining all year round, a Caribbean cruise is ideal whether you're embarking on a family summer holiday or are in search of some winter sun.
Caribbean Cruise Deals
04 December 2021
Eastern Caribbean from Barbados£1,322pp
02 March 2023
No-Fly Caribbean Adventure from Southampton£2,654pp
09 November 2022
No-Fly Caribbean Adventure from Southampton£3,095pp
05 January 2023
Cuba & Treasures of the Caribbean from Tilbury£3,169pp
14 January 2022
No-Fly Eastern Caribbean from Southampton£2,649pp
05 March 2022
Caribbean Sunsets from Miami£2,233pp
20 November 2022
Paradise Islands & Tropical Delights from Barbados£1,877pp
06 December 2022
Exotic Explorer & Flavours of the Caribbean from Jamaica£1,691pp
18 December 2022
Christmas & New Year Paradise Islands & Tropical Delights from Barbados£2,518pp
Don't forget to take your camera as you head off on shore excursions to explore the fascinating history of the islands, try your hand at thrilling new watersports, explore the beautiful scenery, or simply sit back and relax on the miles of pristine beaches.
Bringing postcard images to life, it's hard not to be drawn to this radiant part of the world and everything Caribbean cruises have to offer. The ultimate outdoor playground, there is an abundance of adventure to be had, with every island offering something different. From snorkelling to jungle safaris and island tours, zip-lines and sailing to live volcano tours, the adventures are never ending and often reasonably cheap.
What's more, boasting immaculate beaches and crystal-clear waters, your time on a Caribbean cruise can be as relaxed as it is adventurous. Great for a family trip, a couples retreat or a singles getaway, there is something for everyone to enjoy as well as cruises to suit all budgets, including luxury and ultra-luxury holidays.
Caribbean Cruises Special Events
Dive even deeper into lively local life by taking part in some of the celebrations which happen across the Caribbean throughout the year:
The famous ‘Carnival’ is a true representation of Caribbean life: bright, happy and with a love of music. Streets will be closed off and bursting with locals showcasing 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.
Held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in July, this annual reggae festival is organised to celebrate the promotion of music. It's widely regarded as the world’s premier reggae music event and has presented top class artists over the years.
Antigua Sailing Week
Held in April or May, Antigua Sailing Week is one of the top sailings events in the world. Welcoming participants from every corner of the globe, it sees an extensive variety of yachts compete in a 52 nautical mile race around Antigua. Even if you're not a sailing enthusiast, this is a spectacle worth seeing.
Caribbean Cruises Weather
While weather patterns vary between the islands, one thing is for sure, whenever you choose to visit the Caribbean you'll experience sunshine. Temperatures are mostly high, with long days of intense sunshine, meaning you can make the most out of days spent exploring.
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 have an average temperature of 25°c with little rain, the perfect remedy to the winter blues. Meanwhile, June to November is known as Hurricane season, but chances of a hurricane affecting a specific area are extremely low.
Caribbean Cruises Highlights
With so much to see during your time in the Caribbean, here are some of the top shore excursions you can do while on a cruise in this part of the world:
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 water park, a day trip here offers more than a taste of Caribbean fun.
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 blissful surroundings.
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 in the warm water to see an abundance of colourful underwater life.