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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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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 -> St. Maarten -> St. Kitts -> Antigua -> St. Lucia -> Barbados -> Cruising -> San Juan
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> St. Kitts -> St. Maarten -> San Juan
77% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
San Juan -> St. Thomas -> Cruising -> Barbados -> St. Lucia -> St. Kitts -> St. Maarten -> 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. ...
Service very good; food good; music around pool too loud and without a stop all day. Shows in main night club very poor. No scenery except animated; no live music; small cast with almost no choreography; very short, about 30 minutes. I felt ... Read more
2015 Cruise Southern Bahamas rpomainville@gmail.com
05/15
Cruise ship is showing a little wear and tear, but was very clean and well kept. Buffet food was a little bland compared to Carnival Cruises in the past. Food was basic, and lacking of what Cruises are known for being upclass. All of the dining room ... Read more
Loved this cruise LittleSister1006
03/15
This was our fourth cruise on Holland America which has become our favorite cruise line. Embarkation was a breeze. The ms Ryndam is well maintained and very clean. Food was okay, not best, have had better. The band Brittany and the HAL ... Read more
Very Good Cruise tiffinbox
05/15
Can't find any fault just fun trip. Great weather, fun dining companions,good food,just great overall. No complaints. If anyone on this trip had a complaint I would be amazed. Just remember the complaints are usually specificity to the complainer. ... Read more
Mixed Bag annnun
05/15
I had a very good experience on most of the ship. However, Guest Services needs to be thoroughly overhalled and managed better. Long lines are typical on the first and last days, therefore an increase in staff is necessary for those times to keep ... Read more
We cruised the week of 4/26/15. We loved the ship and the itinerary. This is my 7th cruise with Carnival and my friend’s first cruise. She’s 30, and I’m 39. Age on the ship seemed to be mostly 30-60, and there were very few ... Read more
We had a Balcony and still had an older style TV which gave us problems, but other then that the room is what we have come to expect. Shows and Islands were good but when we have 5 ports in 7 days which means 2 tried cruisers. One of the best things ... Read more
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