Complete List of Caribbean Cruise Ports

Complete List of Caribbean Cruise Ports
There are hundreds of islands in the Caribbean, containing more than one-hundred ports of call for small cruise operators. In addition, many larger cruise operators use their own private islands as ports of call. The largest nine cruise operators in the Caribbean, however, primarily stop at only twenty or thirty different locations regularly. These ports range geographically from the coast of Columbia in the far southwest to the Bahamas in the far north.

Southern Caribbean

The southern Caribbean includes many coastal ports of South America and the small islands just off of the coast. From the wonder of Harrison's Cave in Barbados, to jeep safaris on Curacao, many of these small islands have excellent adventure opportunities for those looking to get off the beaten path.

Oranjestad, Aruba
Bridgetown, Barbados
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Cartegena, Columbia
Isla de Providencia, Columbia
Isla de San Andres, Columbia
Willemsted, Curacao
Cabrits, Dominica
Portsmouth, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica
St. George's, Grenada
Bequia, Grenadines
Mayreau, Grenadines
Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Saba, Netherland Antilles
Castries, St. Lucia
Scarborough, Tobago
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Isla de los Roques, Venezuela
Isla de Tortuga, Venezuela
Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Western Caribbean

The western Caribbean contains some of the most popular ports of call in the Caribbean. You can experience exciting canopy tours in Montego Bay, interact with stingrays off the coast of Grand Cayman, and explore the jungles of coastal Mexico.

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Samana, Dominican Republic
George Town, Grand Cayman
Labadee, Haiti
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Cancun, Mexico
Costa Maya, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico
Majahual, Mexico
Merida, Mexico
Veracruz, Mexico

Eastern Caribbean

The eastern Caribbean contains popular cruise ports like St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands, as well as the luxury island of St. Barts. The eastern Caribbean is best known for its white sand beaches, but for those looking for a bit more adventure, the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands contains the United States' only underwater state park.

St. John's, Antigua
Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Charlestown, Nevis
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Ponce, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gustavia, St. Barts
Basseterre, St. Kitt's
Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Northern Caribbean

The northern Caribbean contains both the Bahamas and Bermuda, drawing millions of visitors each year. The majority of cruise ships traveling to the northern Caribbean make their way from Florida, which is only a few hours away. Bermuda and the Bahamas have an extensive tourist infrastructure, and as a result all of the islands feature excellent watersports, including kite sailing, snorkeling, sailing, and surfing.

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas
City of Hamilton, Bermuda
King's Wharf, Bermuda
St. George Town, Bermuda

Article Written By Brendan McGuigan

Situated on the beautiful Mendocino Coast in Northern California, Brendan McGuigan has been writing professionally since 2003. His articles have appeared in "Pology," "San Francisco Restaurant Review," 1001 Beautiful Sights and Visual Travel Tours. He studied linguistics and phonology at Goddard College.

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