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Eastern Caribbean Cruises

St. Maarten (Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock)

About Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Your first Caribbean cruise is likely to visit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which include 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.

  • More about the Eastern Caribbean

  • What is the best time to cruise to the Eastern Caribbean?

  • Which cruise lines go to the Eastern Caribbean?

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Marina
Marina

10 Night
Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

730 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Nov 27, 2024
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Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway

10 Night
Eastern Caribbean - MiamiDetails

3,730 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 23, 2024
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Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky

9 Night
Eastern Caribbean - MiamiDetails

2,071 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape (Photo: Norwegian)

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean - Port CanaveralDetails

2,873 Reviews
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean - Port CanaveralDetails

2,873 Reviews
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 23, 2023
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Cruise Critic Favorite

11 Night
Eastern Caribbean - New YorkDetails

2,515 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 27, 2023
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11 Night
Eastern Caribbean - New YorkDetails

2,515 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 10, 2023
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10 Night
Eastern Caribbean - MiamiDetails

2,071 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jan 3, 2023
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7 Night
Eastern Caribbean - Port CanaveralDetails

3,083 Reviews
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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9 Night
Eastern Caribbean - Port CanaveralDetails

3,083 Reviews
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Eastern Caribbean - MiamiDetails

2,873 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Eastern Caribbean - MiamiDetails

2,071 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Eastern Caribbean HolidayDetails

3,713 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 5, 2023
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10 Night
Eastern Caribbean - New YorkDetails

2,515 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 17, 2023
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7 Night
7 Nt Eastern Caribbean & Perfect DayDetails

32 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Feb 5, 2023
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More about the Eastern Caribbean

What is the best time to cruise to the Eastern Caribbean?

Eastern Caribbean cruises sail year-round. They are more affordable during the summer months, but since hurricane season here runs from May through November, many cruisers choose sailings in the winter and spring.

Which cruise lines go to the Eastern Caribbean?

The Eastern Caribbean -- encompassing islands like Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic -- is arguably the most common region offered by mainstream cruise lines. You'll have plenty of choices including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Disney, Celebrity and more.

What are some things to do in the Eastern Caribbean?

Lazy beach days, water sports and duty-free shopping (think St. Thomas) will always be Eastern Caribbean mainstays, but there are plenty of other options, as well. You can visit historic forts and ruins in St. Kitts, tour a rum distillery in San Juan, go fishing or sailing in Grand Turk or take a food tour on St. Croix.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean?

If you're an American citizen and your cruise starts and ends in the same U.S. port, you do not need a passport. However, requirements can vary for ports on your cruise itinerary, so you should always check before you book your sailing.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean?

The Eastern Caribbean is hot and humid all year. Pack plenty of comfortable shorts, t-shirts and sundresses. Sandals, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. Water shoes -- especially for the little ones -- can be helpful to have on hand.

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