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Top Caribbean Cruises

Iona's Maiden 2025 No-Fly Grand Caribbean Voyage

Iona 11 Jan 2025 35 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

No tips required on board*

Choose From: On Board Spend* | Car Parking* | Coach Transfers*

All-Inclusive No-Fly from Southampton

All-inclusive Drinks Package Included for ALL bookings*

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Road Town, Tortola - Bridgetown, Barbados - Castries, St. Lucia - St. George's, Grenada - St. John's, Antigua - St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis -.…
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(full fare £4,396) Inside from £4,349pp

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Queen Mary 2's 2025 No-Fly Grand Caribbean

Queen Mary 2 11 Jan 2025 35 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Exclusive Savings - Only available when booking with ROL Cruise*

Just a deposit required to book*

No-Fly, Full-Board Luxury Cruising from Southampton*

Complimentary On Board Credit of up to $2,060*

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Grenada, St. Georges - Bridgetown, Barbados - Castries, St. Lucia - Willemstad, Curacao - Roseau, Dominica - English Harbour, Antigua -...
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(full fare £3,749) Inside from £3,369pp

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up to $1,580 onboard credit
The No-Fly 2025 Eastern Caribbean Discovery

Queen Mary 2 08 Mar 2025 29 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Book with the Top Partner for Cunard*

No-fly cruising

Sail direct from Southampton*

Complimentary On Board Credit of up to $1,580, Car Parking OR Coach Transfers*

Itinerary: Southampton - New York, USA - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands U.S - Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Castries, St. Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados - Roseau, Dominica - Basseterre, St. Kitts -...
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(full fare £2,899) Inside from £2,429pp

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The best Caribbean islands to visit

The Eastern and Southern Caribbean is a captivating region that embodies the allure of tropical paradise. Comprising a myriad of picturesque islands, this area promises a diverse array of experiences. In the Eastern Caribbean, specifically Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia, beautiful beaches, lush rainforests and rich history await.

Meanwhile, Southern Caribbean gems, like Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, entice travellers with vibrant coral reefs and Dutch-influenced charm. Cruise ports such as Bridgetown, Willemstad and Castries offer gateways to this Caribbean wonderland.

Renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich culture and long list of adventures, the Western Caribbean is a captivating corner of the Caribbean Sea. This region encompasses an array of diverse destinations, each offering a unique charm. From the lush jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to the vibrant culture of Jamaica, the Western Caribbean is a treasure trove for travellers. Cruise ports like Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Montego Bay serve as gateways to this tropical paradise.

Things to do in the Caribbean

There are so many fun things to do in the Caribbean. As a haven for adventure, relaxation and culture, the region has something for everyone. Dive into crystal-clear turquoise waters teeming with vibrant marine life or go scuba diving through colourful coral reefs. Thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline pumping with exhilarating water sports like jet skiing, parasailing or windsurfing.

Discover the Caribbean’s history and culture by exploring charming colonial towns, visiting historic forts and sampling local Caribbean cuisine at bustling markets. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of reggae, calypso and salsa at lively music festivals and dance parties. Or unwind on pristine beaches with powdery white sand and gently swaying palm trees.

Caribbean shore excursions

Shore excursions are a fantastic way to explore the Caribbean in more depth. From swimming with stingrays on Grand Cayman with Princess Cruises to quite literally tasting the spirit of Barbados on a rum-tasting excursion with P&O Cruises, you’re certain to find an excursion that will enhance your Caribbean cruise.

When is the best time to cruise the Caribbean?

The best time to cruise the Caribbean depends on your preferences.

The Caribbean’s peak cruise season is from December to April. At this time of year, warm temperatures (think between 24°C and 29°C), minimal rainfall and calm seas are most likely. It’s also the region’s dry season, making it popular among travellers seeking sunny days.

Cruising during the Caribbean’s hurricane season, which is between May and November, offers its own advantages. Though there’s a slightly higher risk of encountering tropical storms or hurricanes, more attractive cruise deals are available. Temperatures remain high between 31°C and 32°C. What’s more, the Caribbean landscape flourishes with lush greenery at this time of year.

April to May and September to October are the Caribbean’s shoulder seasons. Perfectly balancing good weather with attractive cruise deals, the shoulder seasons are an ideal time to visit.

Which cruise lines sail to the Caribbean?

Many of our cruise line partners offer Caribbean cruises. Among the most popular are; Ambassador Cruise Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and P&O Cruises, all of which offer no-fly cruises. No-fly cruises are a great way to see the world - your holiday begins closer to home and you have no restrictions.

If you’d prefer to set off on a fly cruise to the Caribbean, cruise lines including Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer an extensive range of voyages.

Caribbean FAQs

What do I need to pack for a Caribbean cruise?

What to pack for your Caribbean cruise will depend on what time of year you sail and what you plan to do while away. As a guide, we’d recommend packing swimsuits, comfortable, casual clothing for the day, a sweater or scarf for the chillier weather, activewear, a raincoat, smarter clothing for the evening, sandals, trainers or hiking boots, evening shoes, sunglasses, a sun hat, suncream, insect repellant, a backpack, technology accessories, toiletries, medication and a water bottle.

Onboard dress codes vary from cruise line to cruise line, so make sure to check our guide to cruise ship dress codes before you sail.

Can you cruise from the UK to the Caribbean?

Yes, a number of cruise lines offer no-fly cruises from the UK to the Caribbean. From Portsmouth, travellers can embark on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or Saga Ocean Cruises voyage to the Caribbean. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also offers Caribbean cruises from Liverpool, meanwhile Ambassador Cruise Line sails from London Tilbury.

And, as the most popular UK departure port, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International operate cruises from Southampton.

What is the best Caribbean cruise to go on?

The best Caribbean cruise to go on will depend on your preferences. For a luxury experience, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea are great options. For a family-friendly Caribbean cruise consider Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean International. Other popular cruise lines include Ambassador Cruise Line, Azamara, Emerald Yacht Cruises and Scenic Ocean Cruises.

Which Caribbean cruises are all-inclusive?

Azamara, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Saga Ocean Cruises, Scenic Ocean Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea all offer all-inclusive cruises to the Caribbean.

Do I need an ESTA/Visa for a Caribbean cruise?

The majority of Caribbean islands do not require visas for European cruise ship passengers. However, most Caribbean cruises embark or disembark in the USA, for which an ESTA is required. Make sure to check your itinerary to see which countries you’ll visit on your Caribbean cruise.

Do I need vaccinations for a Caribbean cruise?

Though not essential, Hepatitis B and Tetanus are recommended. You may also be required to hold a Yellow Fever certificate at specific Caribbean ports of call.

Do Caribbean cruises require a passport?

Yes, all guests, including children, must be in possession of a passport.

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