For some people Caribbean cruises are their holiday staple. Every year they take another cruise to a different part of the Caribbean. For others a cruise like this may be on their “must do” list.

Even for cruising veterans, however, it can he hard to decide how long a cruise to take, what islands to see, and what to do when its time to go ashore. The fact that there are about 43 cruise ports in the Caribbean can make planning particularly challenging.

The best thing about Caribbean cruises may be that they provide ample opportunity to relax and kick back. Surrounded by beautiful blue ocean waters is relaxing in itself. But if you choose a completely all-inclusive cruise, the stress of planning each part of your trip is gone. Let the travel agent or cruise line do all the work.

Travel to a Variety of Ports

Ship staff can suggest the places to see before getting to port and can even arrange shore excursions for you. One cruise allows you to travel to a variety of places for one price.

Caribbean cruises offer a wide variety cruise styles as well. If you are single and want to meet and enjoy the company of other people around your age group with the same interests, there are cruises just for singles.

The same goes for seniors. If you want to relax in a calmer atmosphere with no children on board with only people in your age group, there are cruises specially designed for seniors.

Family cruises to the Caribbean cater to the needs of families with children, providing dozens of activities designed for kids of each age group. This not only keeps the kids entertained but also can free up time for mum and dad to have some alone time.

Weather is Beautiful All Year

A Caribbean cruise is something that can be planned for any time since the weather is beautiful just about all year round. Shore excursions in the Caribbean can be anything from just wandering through the port towns to shop and eat to snorkeling and scuba diving. In places like Cozumel you can get away from the beach and water for a while and ride an ATV through the jungles.

Some of the possible destinations are Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, the Grand Caymans, and Jamaica. Very popular stops are the Virgin Islands like St. Thomas, St. Kitt, St. Lucia, and St. Martin as well as the Bahamas and the Yucatan peninsula. There are even U.S. destinations on some itineraries like New Orleans, Louisiana and Key West, Florida.

It’s easy to see why so many people choose Caribbean cruise holidays year after year. With so many destinations and such a variety of cruise styles, you can experience something new every time.

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