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Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

Less visited than other areas in the region, the Southern Caribbean has expansive natural beauty and gorgeous scenery. Popular islands include the French West Indies (Martinique, Guadalupe and St. Bart's), lush St. Lucia, Dominica, and Grenada, and the sandy ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). With Barbados and Puerto Rico as main embarkation ports, your cruise vacation begins before you even board the ship.
Southern Caribbean Cruise Basics Southern Caribbean Cruise Basics
Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and more: Learn about cruising the southern end of the Caribbean.
Best Southern Caribbean Shore Excursions Best Southern Caribbean Shore Excursions
Rain forest hikes, sunset sails: For shore excursions, the Southern Caribbean has it all.
Best Beaches: Southern Caribbean Best Beaches: Southern Caribbean
Need to relax? In Southern Caribbean, life centers around "liming" at the beach. Find out where.

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75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> St. Kitts -> St. Maarten -> San Juan
80% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> St. Kitts -> St. Maarten -> San Juan
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> St. Kitts -> St. Maarten -> San Juan
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Maarten -> St. Kitts -> Antigua -> St. Lucia -> Barbados -> Cruising -> San Juan
82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> Antigua -> St. Maarten -> St. Thomas -> San Juan
Antigua
Antiguans like to boast that they have 365 beaches -- one for each ...
Aruba
"One Happy Island." This, the official motto of Aruba, is plastered ...
Banana Coast (Trujillo)
If you're the type of cruise passenger who is looking for that ...
Barbados
Barbados -- or B'dos, as the locals abbreviate the name -- was a ...
Bequia
Deep in the Southern Caribbean is a tiny green island, just seven ...
Bonaire
Shy pink flamingoes, gentle sad-eyed donkeys and elusive sea horses ...
Curacao
The brightly hued island of Curacao, 42 miles east of Aruba, is part ...
Dominica
A visit to Dominica (pronounced Do-min-EE-kah) promises to be unlike ...
Grenada
To the uninitiated, the Southern Caribbean island of Grenada is ...
Guadeloupe
Take a look at a map, and you'll instantly see why Guadeloupe ...
Martinique
Martinique is one of four islands in the Caribbean that's part of ...
Nevis
Nevis is often lumped together with nearby St. Kitts and there are ...
St. Barts
The island of St. Barts, known for its chic French ambience and ...
St. Lucia
Your first look at St. Lucia's lush coast from the deck of a cruise ...
St. Vincent
With little cruise traffic and only one all-inclusive resort, St. ...
New Years Cruise Avid_explorer
12/15
Having sailed on Celebrity's larger ships we were a little apprehensive about trying one of the slightly smaller ships but there were many positives with this ship compared to the larger ones; there seemed to be more sun loungers and as a result ... Read more
We decided on this B2B because each week's itinerary was different. We are seniors who celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary the 1st week on board and my husband's birthday the 2nd week. We booked a promenade room because we had had one on ... Read more
Just got back August 22nd from our cruise. Did many cruises with royal Caribbean and celebrity. Was a little weary reading the not so good reviews before we left but we had a great time on a great ship. Food was fabulous and our waiter John from st ... Read more
This was our 7th cruise, 3rd with Carnival. I cannot in good conscience recommend Carnival Conquest. We are giving this review a 3 because of the itinerary, service and entertainment. The ship gets a zero. Carnival appears to be cutting back, ... Read more
Best Vacation of My Life PortiaCatonis
08/15
IWJ exceeded every single one of my expectations. This was by far the best vacation we've ever taken. My boyfriend and I talked to their trip planner when deciding whether to do the cruise. She was amazingly helpful, even offering summer beach ... Read more
Embarkation was easy, smooth and without any trouble. I can not say enough good things about the food on the Freedom of the Seas. Everything well prepared, tasty, great presentation and fresh. Service by the dining room staff was the best. My ... Read more
Excellent trip karenj4546
08/15
Our group of 5 arrived in San Juan the night before sailing. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Condado, which worked out perfectly as we were close to restaurants and beaches. The 5 consisted of myself (55 y/o female, my best friend, and our ... Read more
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