Since the days long past when Captain Stubing, Yeoman Gopher and Isaac the bartender, popularized cruising on the hit TV show “The Love Boat”, the cruise vacation experience has continued to grow and become more and more popular.
Cruises to the Caribbean are among the most popular voyages worldwide and are excellent vehicles for discovering destinations that would otherwise be difficult to experience. Places like the Bahamas and Jamaica are readily accessible by air but other islands such as Roatán, Bonaire, Jost Van Dyke, and St. Barts can be much tougher and more expensive to reach if you are not sailing there.
Aside from discovering new destinations to fall in love with, Caribbean cruises are excellent ways for mature couples to disconnect or for empty-nesters to reconnect. After all, it was called The Love Boat for a reason! There is a certain romance that goes along with cruising. But make no mistake- it’s not all about romance either.
Families can find the cruise experience extremely affordable, and cruising is a great way for the entire family to not only agree on, but love their vacation experience. Imagine your family enjoying each other for a week without the continuous distraction of the internet or cable TV!
With a wealth of different brand choices ranging from the budget–friendly “Fun Ships” of Carnival to the luxury brands of Silverseas and Seabourn, there is literally something for every style of traveler.
Mass-market brands such as Norwegian and Royal Caribbean feature entertainment designed to appeal to every age group including Broadway style shows, ice skating, bingo, casinos and much more on ships ranging from large to massive. Kids’ programs can have the younger crowd engaged all day on their own.
Smaller ships of lesser known brands such as Paul Gauguin and Windstar often feature more lifestyle and enrichment programs such as cooking classes and lectures from destination specialists, and they frequently dock in ports inaccessible to larger ships.
Adventures await you in every destination.
For the truly adventurous there is cave-tubing in Belize, swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman and zip-lining in Jamaica. For those seeking sun and relaxation, there are great beaches in nearly every port, including some private island beaches that are available for the day in the Bahamas. Of course, there are ample opportunities to get in some shopping for souvenirs and unique items only found in the craft markets you will visit.
On the whole, the cruise vacation continues to grow and thrive because no matter what your style, cruising is one of the most affordable, entertaining and unique vacation experiences that are available today.
Your local travel agent is the perfect resource to help you “navigate the waters” of selecting the perfect cruise for you and insuring that you receive the best value possible..
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