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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.
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79% 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 -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> Antigua -> St. Maarten -> St. Thomas -> San Juan
90% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> St. Kitts -> Barbados -> Dominica -> St. Maarten -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> St. Kitts -> Cruising -> Aruba -> Curacao -> Cruising -> 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 ...
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. ...
01/15
This was my 5th Princess cruise and perhaps my last. It's been a few years since our last one on Princess -- we've used Royal Caribbean most recently. We never had a problem with embarkation before and didn't mind lines that moved relatively ... Read more
01/15
Just arrived home from 8 days on the Carnival Liberty, traveling with my husband, both in our 30's, third time on Carnival, but first time cruising longer than 4 days. Had great experiences in the past and were excited for a longer vacation this ... Read more
I arrived in San Juan via Southwest, non stop from Baltimore, on time and it was easy to find people willing to share the ride over to the port. Flight, baggage claim, transfer to port quick and easy. Then, I must have read something wrong because ... Read more
01/15
For the last three years my DH has been trying to get me to try Oceania and when this one came up in a price point I was comfortable with doing, I agreed. We originally booked a 10 day cruise that would take place this month but O asked if we'd be ... Read more
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01/15
Regarding the islands - Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and St. Lucia exceeded my expectations - I would like to go back to those islands some time. Indifferent about St. Maarten and Kitts - lots I heard did not like Barbados all that much - we were sick ... Read more
Christmas and New Year's Pearl Dallas_Doggie_Mom
01/15
My husband, Kevin, and I have sailed on a Norwegian ship every Christmas for the last six years. We find it to be the most stress-free way to spend the holidays. This was our second holiday cruise on the Pearl. The first cruise was in 2011, when we ... Read more
Cheer up! Fred136
01/15
Well having read the previous reviews I think I must have been on a different ship! However, I double check and yes, it was the Azura and it sailed from Barbados on the 27th December taking in many beautiful ports of call. Travelling as a family, ... Read more
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