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Caribbean - Southern Travel Guide

The Southern Caribbean is blessed with vast natural beauty and beautiful scenery. Your cruise to the Southern Caribbean will include some famous islands such as Guadalupe, Martinique, St. Bart's, lush St. Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, and the sandy ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). Your cruise vacation promises to be a memorable one during your visit to the Southern Caribbean. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Caribbean - Southern cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Oranjestad, Aruba | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Willemstad, Curacao$1,649
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Castries, St. Lucia | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Tortola, B.V.I.$1,599
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,999 
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Oranjestad, Aruba | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Willemstad, Curacao$1,629
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,949
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Castries, St. Lucia | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Tortola, B.V.I.$1,669
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,899
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Oranjestad, Aruba | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Willemstad, Curacao$1,799
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,899
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MSC MeravigliaBahamasMiamiMiami7 NightsCharlotte Amalie,Virgin Island | Miami, Florida | Nassau,Bahamas | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha | San Juan, Puerto Rico$559
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Castries, St. Lucia | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Tortola, B.V.I.$1,669
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139 reviews
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Celebrity EquinoxCaribbean - EasternFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsFort Lauderdale - Florida | Philipsburg - St. Maarten | Puerto Plata - Dominican Rep | San Juan - Puerto Rico | Tortola - B.v.i.$949
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,899
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95 reviews
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Oranjestad, Aruba | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Willemstad, Curacao$1,699
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35 reviews
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Viking OrionBermudaHamiltonHamilton7 NightsBermuda (hamilton), Bermuda | Kings Wharf, Bermuda | Saint George, Bermuda$1,999 
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MSC MeravigliaBahamasMiamiMiami7 NightsCharlotte Amalie,Virgin Island | Miami, Florida | Nassau,Bahamas | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha | San Juan, Puerto Rico$559
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95 reviews
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Castries, St. Lucia | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Tortola, B.V.I.$1,719
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Celebrity EquinoxCaribbean - EasternFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsFort Lauderdale - Florida | Philipsburg - St. Maarten | Puerto Plata - Dominican Rep | San Juan - Puerto Rico | Tortola - B.v.i.$1,099
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PrincessCaribbean PrincessCaribbeanFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsAmber Cove, Dominican Republic | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Grand Turk, Great Britain | Princess Cays, Bahamas | San Juan, Puerto Rico$739
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Celebrity MillenniumCaribbeanPhilipsburgPhilipsburg7 NightsBridgetown, Barbados | Oranjestad, Aruba | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Willemstad, Curacao$1,749
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Caribbean - Southern Travel Guide

Caribbean - Southern Cruises Highlights

  • Enjoy an exciting bicycle ride on one of Christoffel National Park's eight trails.
  • Visit the 4,450-acre wildlife preservation center to see animals like blue iguanas and white-tailed deer. 
  • Explore the Bonaire Marine Park to see about 86 amazing dive sites.
  • Scuba diving opportunities abound in Bonaire island.
  • Learn more about nutmeg, a part of Caribbean history, when you visit Dougaldston Estate in Grenada.
  • Take a snapshot of beautiful panoramic scenes of the Dominican Republic coast of Montana Redonda. 
  • A perfect barbecue joint for freshly grilled lobster and delicious BBQ recipes.
  • Enjoy the mix of Dutch cheeses and Argentinian meat dishes.

Caribbean - Southern Cruises Travel Tips

  • You should do a thorough check on the available shopping options in port cities to enable you to make adequate preparations for your trip.
  • Note that while some cities have local shops that sell homemade souvenirs, you will also find others with duty-free shops for bargain sales.
  • You need to know the cruise policy concerning bringing alcohol on the boat. Some cruises set limits to the quantity of alcohol you can carry onboard from a port.
  • Do proper planning for your cruise, make a note of places to visit within the time you have available. Book ahead of your scheduled trip to increase your chance of participating in your top activities.
  • Pack the right clothes that fit your lifestyle and trip. Dress decently: Don't be too flamboyant about your dressing. Simplicity is the watchword.
  • Be safety and security conscious of your belongings; avoid staying out late alone.

Caribbean - Southern Cruises Things To Do

  • Aruba
    Aruba

    Aruba is the sunniest in the Caribbean island, making it an ideal place to visit any month of the year. You won't have to worry too much about visiting during the rainy season as it records the least average rainfall among other surrounding islands. Aruba is renowned for its vast sand and lots of natural wonders to explore, such as volcanic lava formations, caves, and rock pools. If you need an ideal place in the southern Caribbean ocean to visit with your family, Aruba should be top on your list.

    Best Time To Visit

    The month of April to August is the best time of the year. This period is ideal because prices are much reduced compared to other times of the year. However, if you are not bothered about the price but desire pleasant weather, you should consider the month of January to March. 

     

    You Should Know

    It is one of the safest islands among the Southern Caribbean ocean cruises and the entire Caribbean Islands. A passport is required to enter Aruba, but members of the U.S., Canada, or E.U. do not need a visa. Aruba has lots of casinos and gambling spots, as it is legal. It is interesting to note while planning your trip that Aruba's legal gambling and the drinking age is 18 years.
  • Barbados
    Barbados

    Barbados is home to the oldest rum distillery globally, which has been in operation for over 300 years. If you need more fun, you can take a trip to the shore and swim with turtles in the ocean. Alternatively, you can plan out a snorkeling session in a sunken shipwreck—side attractions in Barbados range from pleasant weather to attractive blue water beaches and UNESCO Heritage Sites. A trip to Barbados will make your Southern Caribbean vacation an unforgettable moment.

    Best Time To Visit

    A visit to Barbados is most ideal between July and November. You might wonder why we chose this time considering the Caribbean's hurricane season during these months. However, the good news is that hurricanes rarely occur in Barbados, and you can attend the Crop Over Festival activities during this period.

     

    You Should Know

    Barbados derived its name from the Bearded Fig Trees, which once dominated the island in numbers. English is the official language there, and it has always flown the British Flag till its independence in 1966. No foreign power has ever invaded it successfully. Barbados is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Curacao
    Curacao

    Curacao has a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Willemstad city center, lined with colorful houses. Animal lovers will relish the chance to visit the aquariums in Curacao, which is about thirty to view sea lions, dolphins, and perhaps feed sharks-for the brave-hearted. Wrap up your day at a local distillery to drink a blue curaçao liqueur shot, which is famous on the island.

    Best Time To Visit

    A visit to Curaçao is best done between May to November, which represents the off-peak season. Also, you will get the lowest hotel and airfare rates at this period. The rooms are usually priced at half of the price charged during the high season (especially in the summer).

     

    You Should Know

    Curaçao has lots of colorful buildings, and it's the most colorful in The Caribbean. Curacao accommodates lots of cultures, which has influenced its food culture. Most of those living in Curacao understand and speak four languages namely English, Spanish, Papiamentu, and Dutch. The U.S currency is accepted in Curacao, so you should consider this before visiting the island.
  • Saint Lucia Lush Mountain Coast
    Saint Lucia Lush Mountain Coast

    Saint Lucia boasts of an amazing landscape distinguished by two massive volcanic peaks. You will enjoy lots of outdoor adventures and activities on this lush mountain coast. The lush rainforest and towering peaks aided with cascading waterfalls, all set a tone for a breathtaking cruise.

    Best Time To Visit

    There are two seasons in Saint Lucia, namely wet and dry. Mid-December to Mid-April is the best time of the year to visit Saint Lucia if you want to enjoy more sunshine. The wet season is the most affordable time to visit, and it is between June to November.

     

    You Should Know

    Saint Lucia has a more mountainous area than its counterpart in the Caribbean islands. Its highest peak mountain is Mount Gimie, which stands at about 3,120 feet (950 meters) above sea level. It is the only island in the world with a drive-in volcano.
  • San Juan Historic Fort - Puerto Rico
    San Juan Historic Fort - Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico is a capital city bustling with energy, a great place to stop over while on a southern Caribbean ocean cruise. A visit to the San Juan Historic Fort will surely leave you with a wonderful memory after you leave; it's simply magical. You will also enjoy their tasty cuisines, such as plantains cooked with olive oil, salt, broth, and garlic. In Puerto Rico, you will experience a mix of history and culture with amazing scenery.

    Best Time To Visit

    If you plan to visit Puerto Rico, you should do so from mid-April to June. This is the perfect time as it falls right after the winter season, often busy before the summer rain starts. The fort has a long history of over 500 years and is surely worth visiting as you learn more about Puerto Rico.

     

    You Should Know

    It is dubbed as the second oldest town in America. American history has it that the Catedral de San Juan is its second oldest church and the first archdiocese in the world. Visit this amazing structure with medieval architecture.
  • Bonaire
    Bonaire

    The Bonaire National Marine Park is one of the major attractions on this island. Scuba divers troop to this island to explore one of the world's vast reef ecosystems. Aside from scuba divers, you can also engage in snorkeling, taking a boat tour, and doing other fun activities on the water 

    Best Time To Visit

    The months of May to October is the best time to travel to Bonaire as you have less crowd and reduced hotel rates. Planning your vacation between November to April will be quite expensive as you have to deal with the crowd's surge and higher hotel rates.

     

    You Should Know

    Renown for spectacular scuba diving and marine conservation. It has 22 beaches, which might disappear and reappear depending on the tides, wind, and waves. All around the island, you will find colorful, healthy coral reefs.
  • Grenada
    Grenada

    Grenada is nicknamed "Spice Island" because they are one of the largest exporters of ginger, aromatic cloves, and cocoa. You can learn some of these techniques during your tour.

    Best Time To Visit

    The peak season between mid-December and mid-April is the time to go to Grenada as there is the least rainfall this period.

     

    You Should Know

    There is an underwater sculpture in St. George designed intending to preserve the coral reef. Grenada has a huge producer of spice. River Antoine Royal Rum Distillery is the Caribbean's oldest water-propelled distillery.
  • Emerald Falls, Dominica
    Emerald Falls, Dominica

    Dominica is nicknamed "Nature Island" because of its tropical forests, hot springs, mountains, and over 300 waterfalls. You have a vast repertoire of adventures to choose from on your visit to Dominica, one of which is the Emerald Falls.

    Best Time To Visit

    October to January is the best time to travel to Dominica as you enjoy discounted rates on hotels. Also, the humidity at this period is less stifling compared to other months of the year.

     

    You Should Know

    Dominica's tropical rainforests provide shelter to over 1,200 plant species. It has one of the most unspoiled world nature. Dominica is different from the Dominican republic

Caribbean - Southern Cruise Packages

Quick Facts

Sailing the Southern Caribbean islands is available all year-round. However, if you are concerned about the weather and are on a budget trip, you should consider cruising in May, which marks the shoulder season's commencement. Shoulder season is that period that precedes and after peak season, usually from December to April. The peak season for Caribbean cruising is December to April as you will attend some of the most entertaining festivals, holidays, and enjoy the best weather.

Another reason to consider May as your ideal time to cruise in the Southern Caribbean is that the weather is almost perfect.

Some of the attractions and adventures in Southern Caribbean Ocean Cruise include Scuba diving, reef snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and visiting amazing sites.

As we have earlier mentioned, travel to the southern Caribbean is open all through the year, and you can decide to visit based on your schedule. However, we have carefully explained the best days to visit so that you will know what to expect these days. Have a delightful cruise!

Caribbean - Southern Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What activity is featured on the southern Caribbean cruise?

    As a diverse and exotic cruise, there are loads of activities prepared for you. In all locations you are visiting, spend time enjoying delicious Caribbean meals prepared for your enjoyment. You can enjoy snorkeling like never before. This time it will be fun-filled. You also have the opportunity to behold aquatic creatures in their beauty as they add fun and beautiful sights to your cruise.

  • Where can I visit during the cruise?

    There are several locations to explore during the southern Caribbean cruise. Visit the island of Aruba, explore Barbados, cruise around the island of color, Curacao. San Juan, Lush St, Lucia, Puerto Rico, Port of Oranjestad, Dominican Republic, CocoCay, Miami, Florida, etc. These are some of the excellent cruise destinations to visit when on tour. In each of these locations, there is no end to the beautiful things to explore.

  • What will make enjoying the cruise easier?

    There are several things you must put in place if you want to enjoy the cruise. First, ensure that you start your cruise early every day. Starting early each day will make it easier for you to explore several locations. This will also make it easier to end each day's tour early, leaving you with sufficient time to rest. The success of the cruise also depends on getting an excellent itinerary. This will help you reach all the best locations without missing out on anything fun during the cruise.

  • How much can you expect to spend on the cruise?

    The southern Caribbean ocean cruise is inexpensive. But several details add up to make the tour an exciting one, and they all influence the cost. On average, you can expect to spend around $500 per person. Depending on the locations you will be exploring and the number of days you will be spending, this price can be higher or lower.

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