Which Cruise Lines Sail the Caribbean?

Which Cruise Lines Sail the Caribbean?
Cruising the Caribbean means the chance to go snorkeling, parasailing, hiking through the rainforest or swimming in the clearest ocean waters in the world. Some consider cruising to be the best tropical island vacation because vacationers can explore multiple islands easily on one trip, without having to pack their bags each night for a new destination. Picking a Caribbean cruise line is a challenge, because so many excellent and luxurious ships sail these waters.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean operates 14 ships of various classes that sail to Caribbean ports such as St. Lucia, Jamaica, Curacao and Haiti. Every ship, no matter the size, has rock-climbing walls. FlowRider, the cruise line's specially designed surfing pool, allows cruisers to experience the feeling of surfing while still aboard ship and is found on several classes of ships. Oasis class ships have a zip line, mini-golf facilities, sports courts, fitness centers and a gym. Freedom class ships have a full-size boxing ring with sparring instructors available. The smallest class, the Vision class, features a fitness center and swimming facilities.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
(866) 562-7625

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival allows cruise goers to island hop among several popular Caribbean Islands, including Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and the Bahamas in the Eastern Caribbean, Montego Bay, Aruba and Barbados in the Western Caribbean, and St. Thomas and St. Maarten in the Southern route. Carnival's fleet of ships is equipped with features such as pools, nine-hole golf courses, fitness centers and a ship-top jogging track.

Carnival Cruise Line
3655 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33178

Princess Cruise Line

Princess Cruise Line offers five Caribbean cruise options. The Eastern, Western and Southern cruises take guests to the highlights of the various regions of the Caribbean. The 10-day Assorted Caribbean cruise allows guests to explore more exotic ports, taking advantage of diving, hiking and snorkeling opportunities. The Grand Caribbean cruise is the longest of them all, lasting 14 days and taking guests on an even wider tour of the region. On-board features include a fitness center, a swim-against-the-current fitness pool, golf simulator, nine-hole putting green, jogging track and sports courts.

Princess Cruise Line
24844 Avenue Rockefeller
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Disney Cruise Line

While often thought of as the cruise line for families with kids, Disney Cruise Line has much to offer people of all ages. They have Southern and Eastern Caribbean cruise packages, most of which take advantage of the Disney-owned Castaway Cay Island. Disney ships are equipped with fitness centers, pools for people of all ages (including a no-kids-allowed option) and indoor golf facilities. Be prepared to mingle with Disney characters on one of these ships.

Disney Cruise Line
Guest Communications
P.O. Box 10238
(800) 951-3532

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line offers Caribbean cruises along three routes, the Eastern Caribbean, Southern Caribbean and Western Caribbean. This cruise line forgoes the rigid scheduling still found on some ships in favor of their Freestyle Cruising option, which allows vacationers to eat, play, sleep and relax on their own schedules. Sports courts, a rock climbing wall and indoor bowling allies and fitness centers keep cruisers busy while the ships travel from port to port.

Norwegian Cruise Line
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126
(315) 436-4000

Silversea Cruise Line

Silversea runs several cruises to the Caribbean, and this cruise line specializes in running smaller ships. With the largest ship holding just 540 guests, cruisers enjoy a more intimate cruise experience. The ships can dock in some less traveled ports, giving guests the chance to explore tropical rainforests and beaches that are not as frequently traveled as other popular locations.

Silversea Cruise Line
110 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(800) 722-9955

Article Written By Nicole Harms

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in real estate, finance and travel. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling and has visited several countries, including Israel, Spain, France and Guam. Harms received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

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