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Southern Caribbean Cruises

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About Southern Caribbean Cruises

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.

  • More about the Southern Caribbean

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

  • Which cruise lines go to the Southern Caribbean?

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10 Night
Ultimate Southern CaribbeanDetails

1,994 Reviews
Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Nov 6, 2023
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Seabourn Ovation
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7 Night
Classic Yachtsman's CaribbeanDetails

60 Reviews
Leaving:St. Maarten
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Feb 25, 2023
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Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas

10 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,168 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 6, 2023
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas

8 Night
Southern Caribbean HolidayDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 26, 2022
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7 Night
Southern Caribbean AdventureDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 2, 2023
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10 Night
Ultimate Southern CaribbeanDetails

2,210 Reviews
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Feb 27, 2023
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8 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

2,014 Reviews
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 7, 2023
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8 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

2,007 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 7, 2023
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9 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,742 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 13, 2023
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7 Night
Southern CaribbeanDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Mar 19, 2023
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9 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,742 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Ultimate Southern CaribbeanDetails

2,210 Reviews
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jan 30, 2023
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7 Night
Southern CaribbeanDetails

899 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Mar 12, 2023
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12 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,929 Reviews
Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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9 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

1,742 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 7, 2023
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More about the Southern Caribbean

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

Southern Caribbean cruises -- to ports like the ABC islands -- run year-round with the most popular months being December through April. Summer sailings run a slight risk of being affected by hurricanes, but offer better deals.

Which cruise lines go to the Southern Caribbean?

Most mainstream cruise lines including Celebrity, Princess, Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line all feature Southern Caribbean itineraries. Luxury cruise lines like Crystal and Regent Seven Seas also frequent the region.

What are some things to do in the Southern Caribbean?

Many Southern Caribbean ports -- like Bonaire -- are less commercialized than Eastern and Western Caribbean ports -- tour significant historic sites like Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua and Willemstad in Aruba, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But these ports still offer the opportunity for glorious beach days, spectacular snorkeling and diving, shopping at local craft markets and engaging in water sports. For more on where to get in the water: Southern Caribbean: Top 10 Cruise Ports to Snorkel & Dive.

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

If you're a U.S. citizen and your cruise starts and ends in the same U.S. port, a passport is not formally required. Some islands, depending on the itinerary, might require a passport so it's always prudent to bring one just in case.

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

Comfortable, casual, lightweight clothing, flip-flops, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential in the Southern Caribbean.

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