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Unspoiled beaches, endless coastlines, sumptuous cuisine and a way of life that is as laid back as the tranquil turquoise sea. These are just some of the things that make a trip to the Caribbean so special.
Even though most tourists heading to the region can enjoy these boons and benefits, those on-board a cruise ship are blessed with a wealth of additional advantages too. This stress free way of travelling lets passengers relax in plush surroundings and utilise numerous facilities while being transported to yet another spellbinding topical destination.
And with countless Caribbean cruise deals available all-year round, you could be visiting the following ports of call before you know it.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Combine a quintessential Caribbean beach town with a culturally rich city and what do you get? San Juan: the capital of Puerto Rico. However, it is highly recommended to explore this particular destination’s historical treats rather than simply soaking up the sun.
Tracing its roots back to the 16th century, San Juan has several highlights contained within its old city wall. While walking down the cobbled streets, be sure to check out the diverse range of architecture, which ranges from Spanish colonial to Art Deco.
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
If you’re eager to do some shopping or want to take a few souvenirs back home, then St Thomas is the place to do it, especially in Charlotte Amalie. Here you’ll find more than 400 shops on the main street, selling duty-free products including jewelry, perfume and electrical goods.
After a busy day of browsing for bargains, head to the scenic Water Island, which is a lot quieter and relaxing than the tourist-laden Magens Bay beach.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
It is difficult to find a more paradise-like destination in the Caribbean than Grand Cayman. As soon as you disembark, head to Seven Mile Beach to unwind on the golden sand and cool off in the clear waters.
After that, you can discover the nearby capital George Town and go snorkeling or scuba diving around Cemetery Reef before an evening of partying at the lively beach bars.
Often the first or last stop on various Caribbean cruises, the city of Nassau in the Bahamas is a perpetually popular port of call. As you approach this extremely pretty destination, you’ll be greeted with beautifully colourful townhouses on the edge of the bay.
If the bustling colonial town is a bit too busy, take a walk down to the white sand beaches and get a taste of what Caribbean life is like or savour your final few moments in this beguiling region.
These are just a few of the numerous destinations available on a Caribbean cruise. Thankfully, the range of itineraries available from the top operators and lines will ensure you don’t miss out on a single one.
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This post has been contributed by Thomson.