Caribbean cruises are ideal for couples, singles, families and friends. Most cruise lines have several cruise ships traveling through the Caribbean, some even year around.
Caribbean cruises depart from many cruise ports, including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Galveston, Los Angeles, San Juan, Aruba, Barbados, and even New York and New Jersey.
Caribbean cruises vary in length from 4 to 14 days, although most Caribbean Cruise Lines operate seven day cruises for Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
Some cruise lines even combine Caribbean cruises with Panama Canal cruises.
There is a vast range of ship sizes, varying from small yacht cruises with 138 guests to mega-ships carrying up to 5,000 passengers.
The best deals for Caribbean cruises are the “off season.” High seasons are summer and holidays, when kids and teachers are off from school, and the winter season for those wanting to escape the cold weather.