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Caribbean - Western Travel Guide

The Western Caribbean is an exciting destination for your next ocean cruise. It consists of islands that are due south of Florida, such as Jamaica and Cayman, as well as Mexican locations like Cozumel and Progreso. Belize and Honduras in Central America are also considered to be part of the Western Caribbean. This area presents a relaxed and fascinating way of life for guests to explore. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Caribbean - Western cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

Caribbean - Western Travel Guide

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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsCozumel - Playa del Carmen, Mexico | Miami, Florida, USA$775
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsMiami, Florida, USA | Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic$850
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PrincessCaribbean PrincessCaribbean - WesternFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsBelize City, Belize | Cozumel, Mexico | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Roatan, Honduras
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsCosta Maya, Mexico | Miami, Florida, USA$775
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsMiami, Florida, USA | Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic$850
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195 reviews
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PrincessCaribbean PrincessCaribbean - WesternFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsBelize City, Belize | Cozumel, Mexico | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Roatan, Honduras
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MSC ArmoniaBahamasMiamiMiami3 NightsKey West | Miami, Florida | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha$260
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Royal CaribbeanSymphony of the SeasCaribbean - EasternMiamiMiami7 NightsCharlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Labadee, Haiti | Miami, Florida | Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas | San Juan, Puerto Rico
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MSC MeravigliaCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami7 NightsCozumel, Mexico | George Town, Cayman Islands | Miami, Florida | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha | Ocho Rios, Jamaica$599
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Royal CaribbeanAllure of the SeasCaribbean - WesternPort CanaveralPort Canaveral7 NightsFalmouth, Jamaica | Labadee, Haiti | Nassau, Bahamas | Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas | Port Canaveral, Florida
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Royal CaribbeanLiberty of the SeasCaribbean - WesternGalvestonGalveston7 NightsCosta Maya, Mexico | Cozumel, Mexico | Galveston, Texas | Roatan, Honduras
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsCozumel - Playa del Carmen, Mexico | Miami, Florida, USA$725
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MSC ArmoniaBahamasMiamiMiami4 NightsKey West | Miami, Florida | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha$329
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageVirgin VoyagesScarlet LadyCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami5 NightsMiami, Florida, USA | Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic$800
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MSC ArmoniaBahamasMiamiMiami3 NightsKey West | Miami, Florida | Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Res,Baha$260
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195 reviews
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PrincessCaribbean PrincessCaribbean - WesternFt. LauderdaleFt. Lauderdale7 NightsBelize City, Belize | Cozumel, Mexico | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Roatan, Honduras
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Royal CaribbeanSymphony of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami7 NightsCosta Maya, Mexico | Cozumel, Mexico | Miami, Florida | Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas | Roatan, Honduras
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Royal CaribbeanAdventure of the SeasCaribbeanNassauNassau7 NightsCozumel - Mexico | Grand Bahama Isl - Bahamas | Nassau - Bahamas | Perfect Day Cococay - Bahamas$1,008
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Norwegian BreakawayCaribbean - WesternMiamiMiami7 NightsCosta Maya, Mexico | Cozumel, Mexico | Harvest Caye | Miami, Florida | Roatan, Honduras
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Royal CaribbeanLiberty of the SeasCaribbean - WesternGalvestonGalveston7 NightsCozumel, Mexico | Falmouth, Jamaica | Galveston, Texas | George Town, Grand Cayman
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Caribbean - Western Travel Guide

Caribbean - Western Cruises Highlights

  • Swim in the stunning waters of Cozumel.
  • Experience the world-renowned views from Seven Mile Beach.
  • Learn about ancient history at the Chaccboben Mayan Ruins. 
  • Get up close and personal with breathtaking wildlife at Gumbalimba Park.
  • Explore Jamaica's most stunning nature at Shaw Park Gardens.
  • Get the perfect photo op at Dunn's River Falls.
  • Take a day-long excursion to the famous Chichen Itza. 
  • Learn about Mayan culture at the Tulum Mayan Ruins.

Caribbean - Western Cruises Travel Tips

  • Get cash before you leave on your cruise, and make sure you keep small bills with you. Many local establishments are cash-only and won't accept large amounts.
  • Bring versatile clothes. The weather can change quickly in the Western Caribbean, so it's good to have a combination of short- and long-sleeved shirts, as well as shorts and jeans. Comfortable walking shoes are always a "must."
  • Vendors throughout the Western Caribbean tend to be pushy with their wares. If you don't want what they're selling, don't be afraid to give a firm "no." This issue is especially prevalent in Jamaica. 
  • Don't be afraid to get in the water! The Western Caribbean is an amazing snorkeling destination with safe, clear waters that let you see some incredible marine life.
  • If you're traveling independently as opposed to taking a tour or group excursion, stay vigilant. Areas like Guatemala and Honduras have higher crime rates than the rest of the Western Caribbean, and there's more of a chance for pickpocketing.

Caribbean - Western Cruises Things To Do

  • Chankanaab National Park
    Chankanaab National Park

    This incredible destination in Cozumel is the best place to see marine life. Swimming with dolphins here is sure to create unforgettable memories! If you don't want to spend the day in the water, you can also go to the Mayan house and watch tortillas being made by hand, check out the crocodile farm, or experience a massage in front of the gorgeous lagoon.  

    You Should Know

    Chankanaab Park is fully equipped with toilets, a first-aid area, showers, a playground, on-duty lifeguards, and more. This park has been declared a National Park since 1980 and is considered a special area for protecting the region's flora and fauna. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is a $21 admission fee for adults and a $14 fee for children.
  • Seven Mile Beach
    Seven Mile Beach

    If your cruise brings you to Grand Cayman, you simply can't miss Seven Mile Beach. There's always a spot on the sand for you, and the waters are unparalleled by any other beach around. This is the perfect place to escape your worries, get some sun, and truly make the most of your vacation.  

    You Should Know

    The water here is so clean because there are no rivers draining into the beach! Visibility is excellent for water activities like snorkeling. The water entrance declines pretty sharply once you start wading in, so proceed with caution. Even though it's called "Seven Mile Beach," the beach is actually about 5.5 miles long now. It's believed that the beach has been eroded on the southern ends, causing it to shorten.
  • Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

    Costa Maya's most popular ruins site is the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. It houses more than 3,000 years of Mayan history and is the ultimate destination for history buffs. There are multiple tours you can embark on depending on what aspect of the Ruins you're most interested in.   

    You Should Know

    The Ruins are located about 50 minutes away from the Costa Maya cruise port. This is a popular excursion destination, so your ship may have a tour already set up. Check in with your cruise company to learn more. The first human settlements appeared here around 1000 BC, and by 360 AD, the area was considered the largest community in the region. Only a portion of Chacchoben is open to the public. The private areas consist mainly of temples that researchers haven't had a chance to explore yet.
  • Gumbalimba Park
    Gumbalimba Park

    Established in 2003, Gumbalimba Park on Roatan Island is a wonderful attraction for those interested in animals. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions here, including a pool, museum, botanical gardens, and an animal interaction center. You can even kayak and zipline! This privately-owned park truly offers something for everyone.  

    You Should Know

    Gumbalimba Park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Your admission fee will cover guide services and access to the beach area, botanical garden, animal preserve area, and the pirate cave. It's recommended that you bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, hat, and towel. Animals you might find here include white-face monkeys, macaws, iguanas, sloths, parrots, and more.
  • Shaw Park Botanical Gardens
    Shaw Park Botanical Gardens

    Shaw Park Botanical Gardens in Jamaica is a 25-acre botanical garden experience complete with a beautiful waterfall. It's about 550 feet above sea level and is located on the grounds of a former hotel. You'll find a wide variety of native plant life that you've probably never seen before! You're welcome to explore by yourself or take a guided tour. If you're a plant lover, you don't want to miss this experience.  

    You Should Know

    The park charges a $10 entrance fee per person. There's plenty of picnic space in the Park for those wanting to enjoy an outdoor lunch in the midst of some beautiful scenery. In addition to the stunning plant life, you'll also spot tons of insect and bird species. Be sure to look way up into the trees and bring your binoculars if you can!
  • Dunn’s River Falls
    Dunn’s River Falls

    Dunn's River Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Ocho Rios. It is constantly changing thanks to a continuous deposit of travertine rock. You're welcome to explore on your own or embark on a historical or culture tour to make the most of your time here. Do expect crowds, though, since this is one of Ocho Rios's most sought-after spots.   

    You Should Know

    Available amenities include restrooms, a gift shop, and an on-site restaurant. If you're into hiking, this is the ultimate destination. A 1.5-hour hike will take you all around the falls and allow you the chance to swim on your way to the summit. It's believed that this attraction was the site of the "Las Chorreras" battle of 1657 between the Spanish and the English.
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza

    Even though it's a bit inland, the Chichen Itza makes the perfect excursion if you're a history lover. This ruined Mayan city in the Yucatan state is simply fascinating and is the 2nd most visited archeological site in all of Mexico. The Kukulkan Pyramid, also called "El Castillo," is one of the new seven wonders of the world!  

    You Should Know

    This site has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chichen Itza is open 365 days a year and sees tourists every single one of those days. Expect large crowds if you visit during peak tourist season. It is believed that the city held political, military, commercial, and religious buildings and was home to about 35,000 people at its height.
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins
    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    A slightly less popular but still fascinating site is the Tulum Mayan Ruins. This destination is full of beautiful temples, holding history at every turn. It was built as a seaport fortress and is believed to have housed around 1,600 people at one time. You'll find stunning views of the water and a beautiful partially restored mural.  

    You Should Know

    You can visit the Tulum Mayan Ruins daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though the last tickets are sold at 3 p.m. Admission will cost you 80 pesos (about $3.75 USD). Right below the main pyramid, you'll find a small beach you can access starting at around 10 a.m. If you're not taking an excursion with your cruise line, you can reach the Ruins by bus, taxi, or colectivo (group taxi).

Caribbean - Western Cruise Packages

Quick Facts

It's recommended to take a Western Caribbean ocean cruise around April or May. This period brings warm temperatures that are great for outdoor activities, but guests can avoid the peak of tourist season as well as the unbearably hot temperatures of summer. Particularly if you're traveling with kids, springtime is the perfect time to travel to the Western Caribbean.

If you choose to visit in the winter months, you'll still have the chance to experience outdoor activities, though you may not want to head to the beach. In this season, you'll be able to hike, paddle, climb, and more. No matter when you visit, you're guaranteed an incredible view of some of the world's most fascinating wildlife.

There's truly no way you can go wrong on your Western Caribbean ocean cruise no matter when you choose to visit. Simply consider what activities you want to get into and what your budget allows for to determine when you should cruise. 

Caribbean - Western Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Western Caribbean Cruise?

    A Western Caribbean cruise will take you to some incredible tropical sites throughout Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, and more. Cruises can last anywhere from 3 to 14 days and visit a variety of port cities. You could even take multiple Western Caribbean ocean cruises and experience totally different destinations! No matter what cruise you embark on, you'll get beautiful beaches, stunning wildlife, and breathtaking history. 

  • What’s Included on a Western Caribbean Cruise?

    Your Western Caribbean cruise experience will include the price of all your meals and stateroom, as well as daily excursions. You'll receive plenty of onboard entertainment for the days you're just cruising. Your cruise line may also be able to set up tours for you once you reach your port city, as well as arrange transportation to and from the initial port city. 

  • What’s the Best Cruise for a Western Caribbean Cruise?

    Many popular cruise lines offer Western Caribbean cruises. Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean are two of the most well-known, though you can also find cruises through companies like Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises. 

  • How Much Does a Western Caribbean Cruise Cost?

    The price of your Western Caribbean cruise will depend largely on the company and length of tour you choose. Many weekend cruises cost as little as $200 per person, though that does not include the cost to travel to the port from which the cruise departs. Longer cruises around 14 days can cost around $1,500 per person or more.

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