The islands of the Caribbean are among the most popular destinations for winter cruises. Just think of the quantity and variety of islands, the most beautiful beaches in the world, the culture and activities offered, there is plenty of choice, and if you avoid the hurricane season, even the perfect climate is guaranteed.
Visit destinations like Cuba, Barbados, Grenada and other more remote islands such as Bequia or the Windward Islands. Choose the most suggestive excursions to discover ancient colonial sites such as the Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua or wander among the decadent and colourful buildings of old Havana accompanied by the rhythm of salsa that animates the narrow alleys and the bars of the ciudad.
Admire the vestiges of ancient Mayan civilizations on the Mexican Caribbean coast, with its temples perched on the sea that dominate the white beaches populated by timid and harmless iguanas.
Spend an afternoon in front of a high tea in a luxury Barbados resort, before sailing South to reach Curaçao, Aruba, St Vincent and St Lucia, a handful of islands teeming with life, colours and flavours. Wander around the market stalls, looking for souvenirs, get to know the spices of Grenada or taste the delicious seafood in Antigua and end the day with a walk along pristine beaches. The Caribbean hides a multitude of treasures behind the peaceful and relaxed charm, which are gradually revealed to the traveller.
Curaçao welcomes you with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, indeed the largest island of the Dutch Antilles, is home to over 50 nationalities. The capital, Willemstad is a delightful town and cruise port full of Dutch and Spanish colonial architectural reminiscences of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Aruba is the jewel of the southern Caribbean, where the desert landscapes of exotic cacti and unusual rock formations alternate with the wonderful views of the sea and the powdery beaches, high-end shopping and casinos.
Saint Vincent, with its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise sea, is the perfect place to relax and immerse body and soul in the Caribbean atmosphere. Before setting sail for another destination, Kingstown, the capital of the island, is worth a visit. It is a lively and pretty town of cobbled streets where you can buy some souvenirs.
90 miles North of Trinidad and 68 miles Southwest of St. Vincent, Grenada is among the most fascinating and wildest of the Windward Islands. Grenada is the spice island; the scent of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and mace, fills the air and supports the economy of the island.
In Saint Lucia, an essential stop for Caribbean cruises, you can visit some of the most beautiful natural attractions of all, Les Deux Pitons , or the majestic volcanic formations that dominate the island and the village of Soufriere , located inside a caldera ; without forgetting Marigot Bay and Anse Chastanet where to stop for a lunch based on Creole specialties.
Saint Martin is an island with a dual personality, or one of the rare places in the Caribbean where two European nations peacefully coexist, France and Holland. An island with a European allure and a Caribbean heart, a mix of cultures, traditions, tastes and flavours that make it unique.
Cruise ships and private yachts anchor in the beautiful islands of the Caribbean practically all year round although the summer months from June and September are perhaps the least suitable for a cruise due to the hurricanes that often hit these islands. Instead, the warm and sunny climate of the winter and spring months, mitigated by the trade winds and some passing showers, makes navigation and days ashore very pleasant.