If you’re after a luxury escape, what could be better than sailing around the Caribbean on a first-class cruise ship? Let’s be honest, when it comes to an unforgettable getaway, Caribbean cruises certainly rank highly in the ‘luxury’ stakes.
So how can you get your own bit of Caribbean magic? Your best bet is to get online and start searching for the Caribbean escape that best suits your wish-list. For instance, would you prefer a week’s holiday or a whole month? Have you always hankered after a trip to St Lucia, or Barbados, or would you settle for any Caribbean island? When can you travel? And, perhaps most importantly, how elastic is your holiday budget?
To help answer these questions, visit a tour operator like Cruise Thomas Cook and use their search panel to get started. The great thing about Thomas Cook’s website is that you can browse cruise holidays across all the major Caribbean cruise operators – including Royal Caribbean, P&O Cruises, Celebrity and more – and compare the price and offering of each. You can filter your holiday search results by the criteria that matters most to you, be it price, destination or departure date, and whittle down your options until you find a favourite.
So, if that’s got you thinking wistfully about Caribbean cruises, let’s take a look at some of the options. P&O offer a cracking 14-night voyage departing from Southampton, which takes in the delights of Antigua, St Kitts, Dominica and Barbados, as well as a stop at the beautiful Azores en route. The ever-popular Royal Caribbean International has a week-long trip to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, St Kitts, Aruba and Curacao, while Norwegian Cruise Lines focuses on a different part of the Caribbean coast – namely parts of Mexico, including Cozumel and Costa Maya, Belize and Roatan in Honduras, as well as the fascinating city of New Orleans in Louisiana.
So, which magical corner of the Caribbean takes your fancy?