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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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Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and more: Learn about cruising the southern end of the Caribbean.
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Rain forest hikes, sunset sails: For shore excursions, the Southern Caribbean has it all.
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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
89% 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. ...
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EMBARKATION Embarkation went smoothly once we got dropped off by our shuttle. There is a serious problem with traffic flow at this new terminal. Porters took our bags right at the drop off. It was a very short wait once we got into the terminal. ... Read more
Having already travelled with Thomson on several cruises as a couple over the years, we decided to book with them along with our son, his partner and 20-month old daughter. We have previously booked online for all holidays but as we were taking our ... Read more
After having survived a life threatening event last May, my doctors allowed me to take a vacation in late 2014. We chose to go to New Orleans and celebrate the Christmas Holiday for four days. We then boarded the Carnivel Dream on 12/28/14 for a 7 ... Read more
12 nights on the Norwegian Breakaway was a great way to start the year. The ship is amazing. The decor is not overstated. I loved that the ship is so big, this just made me think more, learning my way around. My only criticism is the location of ... Read more
We had looked forward to our cruise on the Quantum(1/11-23/15). We had booked while enjoying a cruise on the Grandeur January 2014. -The ship is beautiful, the staff was friendly and helpful, the fellow-cruisers were friendly and polite. ... Read more
We felt cheated bruce925
01/15
The advertising for this cruise showed a picture of Aruba with fireworks going off. The ad showed that the ship would be in port until 11:30pm meaning 12:30 am Aruba time, after all of the HUGE celebrations in the city. However, on the morning of ... Read more
Better than Disney Fatcattabby
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01/15
I have to say I was a little worried about all the bad reviews I read before we started the cruise. Maybe having lowered expectations is a good idea(as well as having a positive attitude). This is our 7th cruise( first on Royal) and everything was ... Read more
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