The U.S Border is set to open next month for foreign travellers for the first time since the beginning of the Covid Pandemic: Northern Ireland Travel News have been dreaming about their next getaway and the prospect of a Caribbean Cruise seems to tick all the boxes. Not only is the destination a beautiful sun trap with reliable warm weather all year round, the islands are home to unique sights, sounds and smells, welcoming for all travellers. Like seriously, where else in the world would the opportunity arise to swim with pigs?! only in the Bahamas!
From Jamaica to the Cayman Islands; From Dominica to The Samana Peninsula: The Caribbean has it all.
Here is our top picks for Caribbean Cruises to experience it all:
Eastern Caribbean with Perfect Day from Port Canaveral, 13 November 2021 (nine nights)
First up is a nine-night Eastern Caribbean cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas from just £1,221 per person, departing UK airports on 13 November 2021. Price includes flights, transfers and all meals and snacks onboard and is based on an inside cabin.
Departing from Port Canaveral near Orlando, where guests can take a trip up the seven-storey Exploration Tower or visit Florida’s famous manatees at the Manatee Sanctuary Park, cruisers will arrive in CocoCay in the Bahamas. Exclusively accessible to Royal Caribbean cruise guests, cruise-goers can expect a fun-filled day of Caribbean cruising paradise. As the evening draws in, relax on the beautiful white sand beach with a cocktail in hand and watch the sunset with loved ones. After a day spent at sea enjoying the ship’s luxury facilities, cruisers will arrive in Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, boasting a myriad of activities and attractions. Cruise-goers can walk the cobbled streets of the colonial Spanish architecture and visit the impressive works of El Morro before visiting the sun-filled paradise of Philipsburg in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten to lap up the last of the winter sun before returning home.
Western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, 20 November 2021 (eight nights)
How about an eight-night Western Caribbean cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas from just £1,275 per person, departing UK airports on 20 November 2021. Price includes flights, transfers and all meals and snacks onboard and is based on an inside cabin.
Guests will depart from Fort Lauderdale where they can take a boat tour through the beautiful everglades and waterways to spot alligators and other spectacular wildlife before arriving in Cozumel, Mexico. Guests can ride dune buggies or go scuba diving to discover the vast variety of sea life whilst the kids play at an epic inflatable water park nearby. The following day will be spent exploring Roatan, part of the Bay Islands to the north of Honduras, which is famed for its white beaches, azure waters and laid-back atmosphere before arriving in Mahahual, Costa Maya, to let loose in the Lost Mayan Adventure Park. Teeming with zip lines, water slides and high rope walkways, this is the perfect day out for adventure seekers. Time on board can be spent singing along to the Mamma Mia West End musical, ice skating on the ship’s very own skating rink and relaxing in the Champagne bar.
Transatlantic from Southampton to Antigua, 6 January 2023 (23 nights)
For when you don’t want the journey to end: 23-night Caribbean cruise onboard P&O Cruises Arvia from just £2,009 per person, departing from Southampton on 6 January 2023. Guests can enjoy free onboard spend when booking this cruise and the price includes transfers and gratuities and is based on an inside cabin.
The Caribbean epitomises idyllic holidays with its white sand, crystal-clear waters and swaying palm trees and this Caribbean cruise invites travellers to explore the blissful beachfronts and captivating cultures of each island. Guests will have the chance to visit Phillipsburg in St. Maarten and take a stroll along Great Bay Beach boardwalk, one of the longest beaches on the island, lined with lively bars and restaurants. Guests can go hiking through the lush rainforests of Basseterre in St. Kitts and explore Curacao’s lively and upbeat capital of Willemstad, crammed with shops, museums and restaurants as well as colourful architecture. Cruise-goers will also have the chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua to swim with stingrays in the warm Caribbean waters.
All information was provided by Iglu Cruise. Find out more regarding these Caribbean Cruises at www.iglucruise.com or call 020 3553 3140.
Why not use your Spend Local Voucher on your next holiday at your local travel agent- remember, some agents are offering a discount when using your voucher with them!