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Cruises to Eastern Caribbean

About Eastern Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean

See a picture-perfect paradise on a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean islands. An arc of islands encircles the sparkling ocean, forming a beautiful skyline. Besides Saint Maarten, St. Kitts, and Puerto Rico, other islands in the Eastern Caribbean include the U.S Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Guests will also have the chance to visit St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, which boasts one of the world's most beautiful harbors, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, which provides duty-free shopping and casinos. On your Tortola port day in the British Virgin Islands, don't forget to also go on an excursion. In 1493, Christopher Columbus made his way to the British Virgin Islands.

Eastern Caribbean Highlights

Whenever a person speaks of the Caribbean, images of palm trees, warm winds, and crystal-clear water come to mind. You can enjoy diving, snorkeling, swimming, and sailing through engaging activities on the islands. Get ready to explore the Eastern Caribbean with us! Discover more by visiting these highlights.

1. Soaking up the history

To add to its charm, the Eastern Caribbean features Dutch, Spanish, and local influences. Take a stroll along Old San Juan's cobblestone streets, or visit the famous 16th-century Spanish citadel El Morro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while on a Caribbean cruise. Spanish fortification offers magnificent views of the city from the top.

2. Scale New Heights

By climbing the 99 steps of Charlotte-Amalie, you can get a spectacular view of St. Thomas. Otherwise, take a hike to one of the most popular hikes on St. Kitts and Nevis. You will climb up Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano on the island's west side. Take a zip line tour through the islands' lush forests to experience a new level of adventure.

3. Lounge on unspoiled beaches

Cruises to the Caribbean provide access to dazzling white-sand beaches, aqua-adventures, and turquoise waters. Various water sports are available at all beaches in St. Kitts and Nevis. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and seeing marine animals are some of the many activities you could experience. You can laze on Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic or discover Cane Garden Bay in the British Virgin Islands. You can choose from a wide selection of beautiful beaches in the Eastern Caribbean at every port of call.

Ports to Visit on Eastern Caribbean Cruise

On Eastern Caribbean cruises, you'll find pristine beaches, tropical drinks, sightseeing, shopping, relaxation, and a wide variety of activities. There are more stops on one cruise itinerary when destinations are closer to embarkation points. On this route, you may call on the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Grand Turk, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and many more islands nearby. An Eastern Caribbean route might be for you if you love island hopping, beaches, and shopping.

1. St. Maarten

St. Maarten is one but divided into two islands, between the Netherlands and France. Still, both of the island parts give you the most memorable experience. When you cruise to this port, it has something for you, from warm beaches to colonial architecture, a Dutch-inspired port, and the French hub of Marigot full of designer boutiques and cafes.

2. St. Thomas

Experience the Caribbean like never before with a cruise to St. Thomas, an American paradise encompassing everything alluring about the Caribbean: sand, water, pirate history, sea life, and relaxing with rum punch and island music.

3. Puerto Rico

This vibrant Caribbean city is one of Puerto Rico's most loved getaways. Take a stroll through Old San Juan and see the colorful street life. Go swimming and snorkeling along the beaches of Condado and El Escambrón, where coral reefs and marine life thrive. A trip to El Yunque National Forest will take you into the heart of the island, one with rainforest trails and waterfalls.

4. St. Kitts

Once regarded as the jewels of the Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis remain so today. Stunning blue skies are complemented by lush green hillsides and fields of sugarcane. History lovers will delight in exploring the Bridgestone Hill Fortress, the museum of Alexander Hamilton at his birthplace, and the beautifully restored colonial buildings on St. Kitts after relaxing on the beach.

5. Ft. Lauderdale

Despite being referred to as "Venice of America," the city isn't just a party city. It has been a top spring break destination for almost 60 years. From the Everglades, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a vibrant biosphere, to seven miles of white-sand beaches, Ft Lauderdale is a beautifully diverse city.

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