The Caribbean is definitely the most popular of all the cruising regions offered around the World. It is really in a league of its own. Get up close and personal with stingrays in Grand Cayman. Enjoy crystal-clear waters, brilliant white beaches, and sophisticated shopping. Or just chat up the locals. Plus, there's the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico, Christoffel National Park in Curaçao, and the Mayan Ruins in Cozumel, just in case you want the exotic.
Caribbean cruises are generally offered in these areas:
Eastern Caribbean: from Miami or Ft.Lauderdale visiting Puerto Rico, Bahamas and the Virgin Islands.
Western Caribbean: from Miami, Houston, Tampa and New Orleans typically visiting Mexico, Cayman Islands and Jamaica.
Southern Caribbean: from Miami or San Juan, Puerto Rico visiting St Thomas, Aruba, Barbados.
Close to the East Coast of the United States, the Bahamas are known as a refuge from the harsh winters of the north. Besides the sugar-white beaches and warm sunshine, you can swim with dolphins and tropical fish in the turquoise waters.