Caribbean Cruise Holidays

Cruise the Caribbean in style

Caribbean Cruise Holidays
Popular Destinations
Eastern Caribbean

St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico

Western Caribbean

Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica

Southern Caribbean

Aruba, Curacao, Barbados

The Best of the Ocean

Caribbean cruise holidays offer an enchanting way to explore the diverse and picturesque islands scattered throughout the region.

One of the main attractions of a Caribbean cruise is the opportunity to visit multiple islands in a single trip. Typical itineraries include multiple stops, allowing you to explore different cultures, landscapes, and activities.

Tailor Make your Caribbean Cruise Holidays

A magical adventure awaits you on your perfect Caribbean cruise holiday. From island adventures to balmy beach days, Caribbean cruise holidays offer the best of the ocean in impeccable style

Explore the Caribbean from the comfort of a cruise

Each island has its own unique charm, offering a mix of beautiful beaches, historical sites, vibrant local markets, and outdoor adventures.

Different cruise lines and ships operate in the Caribbean, offering a range of experiences from luxury and romance to family-friendly Disney-themed ships. 

Caribbean cruise ships are like floating resorts, providing a mind-boggling array of onboard activities and amenities. From pools, water parks, and spas to Broadway-style shows, casinos, and themed dining options, there’s something for everyone. Many cruise lines also offer educational programs and workshops related to Caribbean culture, history, and marine life.

Caribbean cruise itineraries typically include optional shore excursions at each port of call. Activities range from guided city tours and historical visits to snorkelling, zip-lining, and beach outings. Some cruise lines offer exclusive experiences, such as private island retreats and cultural immersions.

Cruise ships in the Caribbean are renowned for their diverse and delicious dining options. Caribbean-themed dishes and fresh, local ingredients often make their way onto the menus.

Evenings on a Caribbean cruise are filled with entertainment options. Enjoy Broadway-style shows, live music, comedy clubs, and themed parties. Many cruise lines also have vibrant nightlife scenes, including bars, lounges, and nightclubs.

Beyond the activities and adventures, cruising the Caribbean offers many opportunities for relaxation. Lounge by the pool, indulge in spa treatments, or simply soak in the breathtaking views as the ship sails through the turquoise waters and past scenic coastlines.

FAQs on Caribbean Cruises

  • What’s the best time of year to go on a Caribbean cruise?

    You can cruise the Caribbean any time of year, but most booking Caribbean cruises from Ireland prefer to go between December and April when you’re almost guaranteed pleasant temperatures and dry, sunny days. It helps that it’s generally wet, cold, and miserable at home then too!

  • What’s the best way to get the most out of a Caribbean cruise?

    Check what’s included in your Caribbean cruise package and make the most of it! Try out the various restaurants, keep on top of the entertainment programme, and leave enough time to enjoy the facilities to the max. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for what’s happening on the shore visits, adventure and exploration await.

  • How long should I spend on a Caribbean cruise?

    Most Caribbean cruises are seven nights but can range from 5 to 15 nights. Shorter regional cruises that focus on a specific part of the Caribbean can be shorter at 3 or 4 nights.

Staff Tips

  • Astrid Bell

    Explore the ship, plan your nights and learn where the restaurants are. It still amazes me how huge cruise ships are. It’s crazy! I think it’s a great idea to take a tour of the ship or go out exploring on your own, to learn where everything is.

    Astrid BellCruise Product Manager
  • Amanda O'Brien

    For the first day of your cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, swimsuit, exercise clothes and any medications you may need. That way you don't have to wait for your checked bags to arrive in your stateroom.

    Amanda O'BrienPersonal Travel Planner
  • Kristin Skinner

    Get to know the staff early in the cruise. They can give you some wonderful inside information regarding the ports of call, excursions, activities, and so on.

    Kristin SkinnerPersonal Travel Planner
  • Astrid Bell

    It’s always worth having a small amount of local currency for immediate expenses on arrival at your destination and for any purchases you make at your ports of call. We also recommend you carry a major credit or charge card (American Express®, MasterCard® or Visa®), or sufficient funds in U.S.$ travellers cheques which can be cashed on board.

    Astrid BellCruise Product Manager
  • Tracy Crowley

    There will be a laundry service on board all ships; the service is not “self service” and prices vary by garment type

    Tracy CrowleyPersonal Travel Planner

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