Caribbean Cruise Holidays
Luxury Caribbean cruises – the words alone make you think of silvery sun-kissed beaches, warm azure seas, and verdant tropical islands alive with music and colour. We at Coop Travel offer a wide range of low cost Caribbean cruises, ranging from adventures under canvas on the beautiful yacht Royal Clipper, to cheap Royal Caribbean cruises on the massive Freedom Of The Seas.
Most British travellers book cheap Caribbean cruises as a fly/cruise holiday, although some longer duration cruises start from Southampton. However, if you don’t mind flying to the world’s largest cruise port, Miami, you can be enjoying the tropical sunshine the day you arrive. Other departure ports include New York and Houston, with a growing number of luxury Caribbean cruises located in more central destinations such as Jamaica, Barbados, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and the US Virgin Islands. Wherever you land, your Caribbean holiday starts the moment you arrive.
Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises tend to be of around 7 days duration, visiting ports in the Bahamas, West Indies, Mexico, the Leeward Islands and sometimes Belize or Panama. Southern Caribbean cruises tend to be longer, visiting destinations like Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago and the Windward Islands. With landscape that ranges from lush volcanic mountains to coral atolls, and history ranging from British colonial forts to Mayan ruins, the Caribbean has been shaped by European, African and South American influences, creating a rich and vibrant culture centred around its cuisine and its music. Naturally, you get to experience all this for yourself on the shore excursions.
Cruise lines operating in and around the Caribbean include Princess, Silversea, Celebrity, Holland America and Regent Seven Seas. While some lines offer luxury Caribbean cruises predominantly for older travellers, others are more family orientated. Leading the field in the latter group are Royal Caribbean cruises. These huge ships offer non-stop activities and entertainment for travellers of all ages. If you want to know more about luxury Royal Caribbean cruises – or any of our other cruise services – just call us at Coop Travel.