About This Destination

The Caribbean is probably the most popular cruise region in the world and many itineraries now incorporate Central American destinations like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize and the spectacular Panama Canal to the south and west, and Mexico and Cuba to the north. Vivid landscapes, pristine white beaches, turquoise seas with abundant marine life, as well as picturesque colonial towns and rich cultural heritage all make up this incredible part of the world.

A long-time favourite for escaping the grey skies of the British winter, Barbados is the most popular starting point for an Eastern Caribbean cruise. Follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as you discover this land of azure blue waters and the unique cultures and personalities of islands like Grenada, Isla Margarita, Curacao, Aruba, Tortola, St Maarten and St Kitts. The temperature is balmy, the vibe is laid back and the range of off-ship excursions and experiences is plentiful! Head west to Jamaica and those looking for a healthy combination of relaxation and cultural sightseeing can cast off for a perfectly balanced cruise around the Western Caribbean and Central America.

Fact File

  • Flight Time

    Flight time:

    Approx. 10 Hrs

  • Time Difference

    Time Difference:

    -6 Hours

  • Best Time To Travel

    Best Time to Travel:

    December – April

Our experts loved

The Mayan civilisations of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula offer incredible off-ship excursions to sites such as the fortress city of Tulum and the ancient remains at Chichen Itza. In recent years the Cuban capital of Havana has become an ever more popular port of call for overnight stays.