Caribbean Cruise Information

One of the most popular destinations in the world to cruise is the Caribbean. This collection of small islands has tempted the imagination for hundreds of years.

From the early days where pirates cruised the caribbean looking for plunder, the islands have developed rich trade in local handicrafts and in attracting tourists. Many of the island names are well known - Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands. Other islands are incredibly small and only known to the locals.

The Caribbean islands are all of the islands found in the Caribbean sea. This block of water stretches between Florida and South America. In the northern area lay the Bahamas, then Cuba and Haiti / Dominican Republic. Jamaica is beneath Cuba. To the east you have Puerto Rico and then a long stretch of Virgin Islands. Aruba lies to the south, just over Venezuela.

Cruising is just about perfect for moving from island to island, sampling what each has to offer without expensive plane fare. Many cruises leave from Florida, although you can fly to Puerto Rico and begin your voyage there as well.

CIA Map of the Caribbean

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