Luxury Caribbean cruises: Saona Island, Dominican Republic

Caribbean cruises

If it’s sunshine and beaches that motivate your choice of holiday destination then island hopping around the Caribbean is the perfect option. And whilst many people group all of the Caribbean islands together, we think you’ll enjoy the subtle differences to be noticed from island to island, depending on whether their former influences were British, French, Spanish or Dutch.

When to go

Late October to early April

Duration

Starting from 7 nights

How to get there

Select itineraries allow direct flights from the UK

Our insight

Caribbean cruising

If you've heard people complain about the Caribbean, saying it's too busy and that you are hassled from morning to night, we understand why they are saying what they are saying - they're not wrong, but to our mind they have certainly been going to the wrong islands.

To understand why others will rave about this easy-going welcoming set of islands, we recommend you take a cruise to the Southern Caribbean, where you will indeed be greeted by an easy smile, and where nobody will pressure you into buying (in fact they might just be too laid-back to sell you anything at all), and where the beautiful settings are enhanced by interesting history and amazing flora and fauna.

Islands such as St Kitts remain unspoilt and have retained their wild beauty, whilst Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke boast stunning beaches and are popular with the yachting crowd, all of which helps create a laid back and jovial atmosphere. The French charm of Martinique and Guadeloupe and the merger of Caribbean and French culture also creates a unique feel.

The beauty of a Caribbean cruise is that you can see a whole host of islands (with all their variations) without having to pack and unpack each time you arrive at a new port of call.

Our tips

Ways to make it better

Bathsheba beach, Barbados

See more of Barbados

This is a lovely island to explore with amazing views, particularly on the East (Atlantic) coast, so get a driver to take you on a circuit.

Local man relaxing, Aruba

Our tip

Aruba is rightly known as one of the safest islands in the Caribbean – make time to speak to the friendly local people. Their local language is Papiamento but speaking English is just fine.

El Yunque rainforest, Puerto Rico

Recommended excursions from San Juan

In the El Yunque rainforest you will find the habitat of Puerto Rico's endangered wildlife - not to mention beautiful views.

Snorkelling near St Thomas

Explore St Thomas

There are some great kayak and snorkelling tours which will take you away from the crowds.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

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