When it comes to sailing the Caribbean, what comes to mind are images of the lovely sun, pristine, cerulean-azure waters, and white sand beaches. So, how does one go about choosing the cruise line for the best Caribbean experience? Depending on a variety of factors in every cruise, including itineraries, the variety of cruises, and approval ratings among travelers and experts, listed below are some of the best cruise lines in the Caribbean.
1. Disney Cruise Line
One of the best cruise travel lines in the Caribbean, the Disney Cruise Line has ships sailing to numerous ports across the Caribbean, including St. Lucia, Jamaica, and Barbados. What’s more, most of Disney’s Caribbean travel cruises stop at Castaway Cay, which is the private Bahamian island of the Disney Cruise Line. Apart from offering waterslides and character greetings, the exclusive Bahamian Disney island boasts of amazing snorkeling and less–congested beaches too.
2. Seabourn Cruise Line
As of 2019, even though only two of the five Seabourn cruise ships travel the Caribbean, Seabourn’s itineraries also feature stops at multiple locales in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. People aboard the cruise can also enjoy Seabourn’s luxurious onboard amenities and high-end, premier atmosphere, including spas and gourmet restaurants.
3. Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises features a diverse range of itineraries for the Caribbean, making it the star of Caribbean cruises. Cruisers can sail to amazing spots such as Aruba and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or even other Caribbean islands such as the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. No matter which destination you choose to go to, Celebrity provides amazing excursions including rum tasting, swimming with diverse marine life, and amazing shore excursions.
4. Royal Caribbean International
Popular for its diverse island itineraries, the Royal Caribbean’s popular destinations include the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Barbados. Royal Caribbean also arranges shore activities for every kind of traveler. You can spend your time relaxing on the beach, scuba diving, deep-sea diving, and snorkeling in the blue of the Caribbean, or zip-lining through the jungle.
5. Carnival Cruise Line
Bringing the party to the Caribbean, Carnival and its cruise of “Fun Ships” cruises to a handful of travel hotspots, including the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos. Carnival’s cruises are particularly suitable for families, what with them being flexible and affordable both – the itineraries are around 4–14 days, and there are options for trips costing less than $200 per person/night as well
6. Silversea Cruises
Some of the most luxurious travel destinations in the Caribbean–St. Lucia and St. Bart’s, and Aruba–are on the 2019 itineraries of Silversea’s Cruises. Matching the luxurious destinations are Silversea’s equally luxurious amenities and excursions such as horseback riding, golfing at championship courses, hiking waterfalls, savoring gourmet dishes by star chefs, and unwinding at the spa.
7. Norwegian Cruise Line
From the Cayman Islands to Curacao and Aruba, Norwegian’s 13 cruise ships travel to numerous popular isles in the Caribbean. The Norwegian Cruise Line features a variety of itineraries to suit everyone’s fancy, including submarine rides, swimming with dolphins, and cave tours.