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Jewel-bright water. Sparkling sand. Rich, flavorful food. Expertly barreled rum. The Southern Caribbean is a can’t-miss destination for any cruise enthusiast. Many of these islands are farther from Florida and less frequently visited by cruise lines, making it easier to find an intimate getaway far from the crowds.
The Southern Caribbean islands were formed millions of years ago by volcanoes erupting from the ocean floor. You can trace the shape of the volcanic fallout as the islands curve through the map and view it in person in the staggering peaks jutting up sharply behind the pristine beaches. Whether you are a geology buff or a photographer, the Southern Caribbean is a must-cruise filled with sights for everyone.
After an expanse of achingly blue ocean, the brightly colored houses, or “Handelskade” of Curaçao will be a whimsical respite for the eyes. Curaçao is also famous for the Blue Room, a large cave on the western side of the island regarded for its luminescent color created by the perfect reflection of the water onto the roof of the cave. It’s highly recommended to book a guided tour of this attraction for maximum safety — our Cruise and Vacation Specialists can arrange your personalized excursion.
Boasting the title of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean is the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Typically less visited by large cruise ships due to their distance from Florida, this group of islands hosts some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean. No matter which destination you choose, our experts can design an itinerary suited to your interests.
Dance culture in the Caribbean, especially in the Southern islands, is deeply rooted in history. Trinidad and Tobago is home to calypso and the birthplace of the limbo and the steel drum. Enjoy the soundtrack as you take a guided tour of the capital, Port of Spain.
Adding Martinique as a destination to your luxurious Southern Caribbean cruise will offer you the chance to learn the traditional Afro-Caribbean drum dance of bélé or to take a French Caribbean cooking class and feast on local delicacies.
If you’re there for the Carnival season, you’ll find all-night parties, parades, masquerades, and incredible live performances. Speak to our Concierge Team for more recommendations about the best dates to travel. We handle every detail from your onboard accommodations to booking with preferred local tour providers.