Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Find Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

Your first Caribbean cruise is likely to visit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. Enjoy shopping in popular ports such as St. Thomas, or explore Spanish history in old San Juan. And of course, there are plenty of places for beach bums to grab sun and a cocktail.
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Basics Eastern Caribbean Cruise Basics
U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten: Nearly every cruise line sails these islands, See what's the best.
Extraordinary Excursions: Eastern Caribbean Extraordinary Excursions: Eastern Caribbean
Skip shopping and crowded beaches: the Eastern Caribbean also offers more authentic thrills.
Best Beaches: Eastern Caribbean Best Beaches: Eastern Caribbean
Popular public beach or tawny spit of sand: Here are 9 places from Bahamas to St. Maarten to get a jump on your tan.

Sponsored links

Cruises
Planning
Ports
Reviews
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Miami -> Half Moon Cay -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> San Juan -> Grand Turk -> Cruising -> Miami
85% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Orlando (Port Canaveral) -> CocoCay -> Cruising -> St. Thomas -> St. Maarten -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Orlando (Port Canaveral)
Grand Turk
In many Caribbean ports, active excursions such as zip-lining, ...
Key West
Key West, the southernmost city in the continental U.S., is the last ...
La Romana (Casa de Campo)
La Romana ranks as the Dominican Republic's youngest, smallest and ...
Samana and Cayo Levantado
The Dominican Republic lies on the eastern side of Hispaniola, an ...
San Juan
As an anchor on Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries -- not to ...
St. Croix
The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is perhaps the ...
St. John (U.S.V.I.)
Less is more on St. John. It's the smallest, quietest, least ...
St. Kitts
In 1493, Christopher Columbus was allegedly so smitten with this ...
St. Maarten
St. Maarten is busier than ever, as cruise lines call on Philipsburg ...
St. Martin
Perhaps the most oft-quoted bit of Caribbean cruise port trivia is ...
St. Thomas
If you cruise regularly to the Caribbean, chances are you'll end up ...
Tortola
Tortola and the British Virgin Islands have a reputation among ...
Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda ranks as a popular cruise destination because of its ...
Traveled on Spring Break April 5th. Had a wonderful cruise! We were faster to the Fun and it was worth every penny! We (Hubby, myself and Grandson) had a Cove Balcony connecting room with my Mom, Grand-daughter and her best friend. Our room ... Read more
FOS 4/5/15 MrsKatF
04/15
Our Eastern Caribbean trip on the amazing Freedom was extended by a 5 hour detour to Nassau for a medical emergency. Captain Ron made up 4 hours and we entered St. Thomas only an hour late. A delayed departure from the port allowed us to travel ... Read more
My husband and I are in our mid thirties and we are somewhat experienced cruisers. We have sailed NCL, Royal Carribean and Carnival all more than once out of various ports, but we have three little ones now, 6 months, 3 years old and a 4.5 year old ... Read more
We went on this cruise with several people following our favorite Troprock singer. Our group had 71 people in it. That part we enjoyed immensely. The Captain and crew were friendly, except for the European gal at the customer desk (of all ... Read more
We cruise a lot, Royal Caribbean/Celebrity is our favorite. This was our first time on MSC cruiseline. Our balcony room on the 13th floor was nice, we were upgraded from a ocean view, which was a nice thing about this cruise line, most of their ... Read more
My wife and I left out of Miami February 28, 2015 on the Carnival Breeze for an 8 day Eastern Caribbean. The Carnival staff was and has always been awesome from beginning to end. My mother was a travel agent and recommended that we begin cruising ... Read more
Great cruise! mikesal
03/15
We are diamond plus members with Royal Caribbean having over 35 cruises with them. 1st time on Grandeur. We love the size of this ship. Very friendly crew. Embarkation was smooth and easy, lunch in wind jammer was crowded but food was good, we ate ... Read more
Read 15,911 Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Find a Cruise

Clear selections

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.