Caribbean Cruises

Trunk Bay, St John Island, US Virgin Islands (Photo: Sorin Colac/Shutterstock)

About Caribbean Cruises

Experience ultimate relaxation in the Caribbean, an idyllic destination that offers something for everyone. From the stunning white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico to the lush rainforests and mountain trails, each island boasts its own unique charm. The Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations for cruisers who can compare hundreds of cruise itineraries from Florida to the Caribbean in addition to other itineraries from popular departure ports across the United States on the Cruise Critic site today.

Indulge in regional delicacies like conch fritters while enjoying thrilling activities such as snorkeling and sailing. Discover the diverse ports of the Caribbean, from the charming Amber Cove with its vibrant local markets, to the picturesque island of Aruba known for its pristine beaches and lively nightlife. Visit Barbados, home to breathtaking coral reefs and historical landmarks, or explore the cultural melting pot of Curacao with its colorful architecture and Dutch influence.

And if you're looking to save money on your next cruise, be sure to visit our Caribbean cruise deals page. We offer exclusive pricing for Cruise Critic members and visitors, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

Escape to the Caribbean and let the beauty of the islands, the warmth of the waters, and the rich culture of the people transport you to a world of pure bliss. Book your Caribbean cruise today and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

8 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas

9 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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Icon of the Seas (Rendering: Royal Caribbean)

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Virgin Voyages

11 Night
11 Nt Southern Caribbean & Perfect Day

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Western Caribbean & Perfect Day

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Private Island & Bahamas Escape

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New Orleans & The Caribbean

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Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

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7n Eastern Caribbean & Labadee Holiday

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Eastern Caribbean Wayfarer

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Eastern Caribbean - Port Canaveral

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6 Nt Western Caribbean Holiday

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More about the Caribbean

What is the best time to cruise to the Caribbean?

The Caribbean is a year-round cruise destination spanning a region containing thousands of islands. Traveling during shoulder seasons in fall and spring months help to avoid crowds in port. For more information: Best Months to Cruise the Caribbean.

Which cruise lines go to the Caribbean?

The Caribbean is arguably the most popular cruise destination, and therefore nearly every cruise line has itineraries across the Eastern, Western or Southern Caribbean -- from the world's largest ships to small sailing yachts. Examples of cruise lines that go to the Caribbean include MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Viking Ocean, Princess and Windstar. To help you decide: Compare Top Cruise Ships in the Caribbean.

What are some things to do in the Caribbean?

Apart from beaches and bars, the Caribbean contains endless islands with unique identities that offer historical and cultural attractions as well as active pursuits. Hike the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John, USVI; snorkel an underwater sculpture park in Grenada or zip line in an eco park in St. Maarten. For just a sample of what to do, check out: Best Western Caribbean Shore Excursions.

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

You can visit the Caribbean without a passport on a closed-loop sailing (one that begins and ends in the same U.S. port). Examples include cruises that depart and return to Galveston, Tampa, Baltimore or Orlando. Some Caribbean ports, including Martinique and Guadeloupe, will not allow cruisers to get off the ship and enter the country without a passport, so check your itinerary and cruise line instructions.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Caribbean?

In addition to your lightweight clothes, pack sun protection while visiting the Caribbean -- and consider reef-safe sunscreen and bug spray. Sun showers can happen, so a thin waterproof layer or umbrella might keep you dry during a surprise thunderstorm.

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