The Caribbean is a great place for couples to escape, whether it is for your first visit or second honeymoon. It is by far the most popular cruise destination so there are a huge number of choices. The Caribbean is divided into three itineraries: eastern, western, and southern (explained below) . Please let us know when you fill out our Quote Request Form which itinerary you prefer.
The Caribbean is also great for family vacations too!
Royal Caribbean: new Oasis And Allure of the Seas are the newest, most popular and most exciting new ships to ever debut. They are a bit more expesnive than any others but they are worth the extra for all the new features offered on these new ships (the overall best for families & active adults)
Royal Caribbean: Voyager-class, Freedom-class and new Oasis-class ( great for families & active adults)
For adults and those looking for a more upscale cruise:
Celebrity: Millennium-class & Solstice-class best in the premium class (best choice for adults)
Azamara Journey/Quest (best Deluxe offering)
Prices typically are lowest in late November and early December as well as during peak hurricane season in September/October. Rates to the Caribbean are highest in the summer, spring break and January/February. We recommend you click on our "Great Deals" symbol to check for the latest specials that we have spotlighted.
For 7-night cruises or longer, the Caribbean is divided into
three parts: Eastern, Western, and Southern. Here is a quick - and very general
- run-down for each.
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The new Oasis & Allure of the Seas are our top rated ships to the Caribbean.. They are very special with a Central Park, Boardwalk, two Flow Riders, zip-line, two story loft suites, many new restaurants and new technology everywhere. We sailed on Oasis and were very impressed - she is very special and will have a twin in Nov.. 2010 - Allure of the Seas. You can see our review of Oasis by clicking here Oasis of the Seas. Please note: prices for Oasis/Allure of the Seas are much higher than her predecessors because she has gotten such rave reviews, is clearly the best to the Caribbean, has more to do than any other ship afloat, and as a result she is the hottest ticket at sea right now.
The Voyager Class
ships and the Freedom of the Seas are the best to the Caribbean for families
if you don't want to pay the premium that the Oasis gets because of such strong
demand! These ships arevery impressive and offer
more choices of things to do than any ship afloat. Voyager,
Explorer, Navigator,Mariner and Adventure of the Seas are all 142,000
tons some of the largest cruise ship ever built they are is also designed beautifully
to make them seem much smaller than they are. They need all that space to offer
things like the first ice skating rinks, rock climbing wall, full sized basketball
court, and the first four story inside street fair the Royal Promenade (longer
than a football field and 3-car lanes wide) with restaurants, bars, shops, parades
and street entertainment. You can even get an "atrium view inside cabin" that
overlooks the Royal Promenade. Voyager Class also has a sports bar, the largest
health & fitness center at sea, the largest and nicest children's center at
sea, a jazz club, a 5-story theater, a $12 million art collection, a 2-story
library with internet access, an aquarium bar with large tanks that hold 56
tons of saltwater. There are 757 private balcony cabins (80% of the oceanview
cabins). The new Freedom of the Seas will be the largest ship afloat when she
arrives in 2006 and will offer all the Voyager Class features plu more water
features and more family cabins.
For dining there are 3 main dining rooms each on a different level but sharing a common atrium. This is the most beautiful dining rooms we've seen on any ship afloat including all the luxury cruise lines. It is stunning! Voyager also has a smaller, more intimate Euro-Italian restaurant, the Portofino, which is a reservation-only alternative restaurant (cover charge), steakhouses (some ships), a 1950's style diner (Johnny Rockets), an Island Grill and the Windjammer buffet for casual dining, or Cafe Promenade which is on the Royal Promenade and open 24 hours a day. There are also 36 bars, many lounges with music from swing to disco or country. Of course there is a 24-hour ice-cream parlor, a business center with internet access, a 9-hole golf course, an adventure beach with water slide for kids, a 900-seat concert hall that has its own television studio, a wedding chapel, and a huge casino. Voyager Class ships offer a huge number of choices for adults and the children. They are something very special! We were very impressed. Please see our on-line brochure for the Voyager of the Seas for photos and more details on the spectacular new Voyager Class and her identical twins the Explorer, Mariner, Adventure and Navigator of the Seas all doing various Caribbean cruises.
Voyager, Explorer, Mariner & Navigator of the Seas These Voyager Class ships offer cruises to the Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean. They also sail from Miami and from Port Canaveral (Mariner of the Seas).
The Adventure of the Seas has two Southern Caribbean cruises roundtrip from San Juan. Itineray one is the most common and calls on Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten & St. Thomas. Itineray two calls on St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados.
RCI has it's own private island called Labadee. Several other lines use Coco Cay (pictured). These private islands are great and a big hit with passengers. Labadee is a lush tropical paradise (much like parts of Hawaii) and our favorite overall.
Azamara Journey & Quest are new Deluxe ships offering great high end Canal & Caribbean option. They offer luxury like service, amenities, and dining choices but with cabins still the same size as premium class ships at half of luxury class ships. They also have no formal nights, no smoking, open seating with 3 great restaurant choices. Azamara includes gratuities, wine with lunch & dinner, bottled water, sodas & specialty coffees, city shuttles from pier & more
Great new choices at great values. Similar to Oceania but for a lower price!
ms Noordam, Prinsendam, Westerdam, Veendam, Volendam, Ryndam, Maasdam, Zuiderdam all sail to the Caribbean in the fall, winter & spring. These beautiful mid-sized ships offer a refined atmosphere with fewer kids, great food and service. The amenities in the suites are great. The captain really likes these ships. Please see our on-line brochure for these beautiful Holland America ships.
Regent Seven Seas:
Regent Seven Seas offers only a few Caribbean cruises very year. They do offer a great opportunity to try these upscale luxury products at a much lower price than a Europe cruise.
Carnival is a great cruise line for the most active fun seekers that want the most active cruise possible and will accept a lower level of food and service to get that unique Fun-ship atmosphere. The ships are much more crowded than Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America which have a more upscale atmosphere with much better food and service.
In January 2011, Disney gets its first new ship in many year, the Disney Dream. She will be larger and with many new innovations. Disney is also spreading outside the Caribbean as well by going to Europe, Mexico, Panama Canal and Alaska.
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