The Best Caribbean Cruises For Winter

The Best Caribbean Cruises for Winter

Replace the cold, ice and snow with sun, beaches and warm waters – sail around the Caribbean in the winter. Cruises are the perfect option if you can't decide on a single destination. Visit many stunning beaches and lavish green landscapes in the span of a just a few days to several weeks. If the idea of a memorable vacation is synonymous with catching sunrays, relaxing on powdery coasts, swimming among all kinds of colorful fish, and enjoying a nice cool breeze, then the Caribbean must be the perfect destination.

Grenadine Islands Cruise

The island chain that is part of St. Vincent and Grenada is a dream destination. Bequia is the largest island, commonly referred to as the Grenadines. Today Bequia is being discovered by travelers seeking that slow pace of life that is becoming harder and harder to find in the Caribbean, according to Princess Cruises. You will enjoy many stunning beaches, be awe-struck by "Flinstonesque" houses and unique architecture, and love the delicious food.

Cozumel & Key West

You will find paradise on this amazing trip. Some of the most favorite adventurers' activities include scuba diving the along the Great Mesoamerican Reef, snorkeling with rainbow-like fish at Chankanaab National Park, and swimming at Dolphinaris. Explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza, one of the most significant archeological sites in the world.

West Indies Hideaway Voyage

Go on an off the beaten path adventure in the Caribbean. Azamara ships earlier, stay later, and mix popular islands with their smaller, more intimate neighbors. The trip is nicely organized to you don't get too many days just cruising. You'll get to swim and snorkel on the iconic Trunk Bay, walk around the little French-Creole village of Terre de Haut, zip-line in rainforests on Roseau, and retreat in your own hideaway among the giant boulders at the Baths at Virgin Gorda.

Eastern Caribbean Explorer

Eight days on the Crown Princess is an awesome trip. The ports along the way are Ft. Lauderdale, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, and back to Ft. Lauderdale. All Discovery at Sea onboard activities are included in the price. Off the ship, explore the spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun-drenched beaches, Bermudan-British-

Yucatan Escape

This is a very popular cruise trip in the winter. Itineraries vary slightly, depending on the company with which company you travel. The journey starts from Miami. You cruise to Belize, Cozumel and Puerto Costa Maya. Royal Caribbean adds a stop in Roatan, Honduras. It is a favorite destination for divers and snorkelers who want to explore the coral reef. Onboard entertainment is a lot of fun – you can even try rock climbing.

Western Caribbean

Try the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Carnival Dream. You'll start from New Orleans, Louisiana, head to the famous Montego Bay, Jamaica, then to the Grand Cayman, before reaching Cozumel, Mexico and heading back to New Orleans. Many companies start from Ft. Lauderdale and visit Princess Cay in the Bahamas instead of Montego Bay. Either version is a worthy trip. A lot of families take this cruise – the kids love the thrilling water slides and the dive-in movies on the pool deck.

From Miami to San Juan

A week-long adventure from Miami to San Juan on a ship that even includes a golf course is a fun experience. The trip starts in Miami, and continues to Turks & Caicos, then to St. Barts to St. Kitts/Basse Terre, West Indies, and Tortola/Road Town, British Virgin Islands. High per-passenger space ratios are a Crystal trait, so you'll never feel overwhelmed. The ship designs are based on the principles of feng shui.

San Juan & the Virgin Islands

Go on the cruise journey though time and start where Old World meets the new in historic San Juan. Then explore Puerto Rico's best-kept secret – the island of Culebra. It's a natural paradise, home to one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in the U.S. and some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean.  No two days will seem alike. Snorkeling a secluded cove, bypassing major cruise terminals to see exclusive marinas and skydive – you will never be bored.

Mayan Mystique Voyage

Oceania Cruises' Riviera is cruising in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on the loved by many Mayan Mystique voyage. Passengers are lucky to not only encounter great weather this time of the year but also a chance to explore some of the captivating remnants of the ancient Mayan civilization. The trip starts from Miami. After a day at sea you dock at the heart of George Town on Grand Cayman. Over the next several days you will be in Cozumel, Coxen Hole, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Belize City, Costa Maya, Key West, and back to Miami.

Caribbean Southern Adventurer

Go on a 14-day adventure that includes the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, noted for its pristine coral reefs and beautiful beaches, Curaçao and its dramatic, stark, and volcanic landscape, the "diver's paradise" also known as Bonaire, and Aruba in one itinerary. The experience onboard the Caribbean Princess is unforgettable – cooking demonstrations, dance classes, trivia contests, pools, hot tubs, and all kinds of sports.

Disney Cruises

Disney cruises provide the best of both worlds for entire families – a cruise experience for the adults and amusement park entertainment for the kids. They won't see huge rollercoasters but they will meet their favorite characters, go to live shows and deck parties, and have fun in pools with aqua play areas and waterslides. Another perk is that you can enjoy all of this without the hordes of people and huge lines. Make sure you know the hacks before you sail.

Impressions of Cuba 8 Day Cruise from Cienfuegos

Now that the restrictions to visit as a tourist have been loosened, Cuba is becoming a hot spot for Americans. See the many riches the Caribbean island nation has to offer in a unique way. Discover a new port of call every day, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a hint of ancient history, and cultural diversity to intrigue you. Wander the streets of Havana; visit the striking colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos; and see the lavish green lands of Pinar del Rio.

Liberty of the Seas

You don't have to travel to Florida or New York to go on a cruise in the Caribbean. Start from Galveston, Texas. Discover the giant pyramids at Moody Gardens and test your courage on the electrifying high ropes in the amusement park. You'll visit Roatan, Belize City, and Cozumel – similar to many other Caribbean cruises – before returning back to Galveston to swim, hike, and bike in the Galveston Island State Park.  

Costa Magica

Go on a 7-nights cruise visiting Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, and Saint Lucia, but make it an Italian-style trip. Enjoy exotic views with vivid colors, exclusive islands, and unforgettable beaches in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Antilles, Dominican Republic, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and Jamaica. Become the Voice of the Sea by winning the singing competition on board.

Seabourn Odyssey

The 30-day Panama Canal and Caribbean is the ultimate cruise trip. Only once you actually spend three days at a time at sea. You will be at a new exotic location to explore almost every day for a month. Shore excursions will help you discover the delightful differences that distinguish each island culture from its neighbors. The trip starts from Los Angeles and end in Bridgetown, Barbados.