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Caribbean Cruises

Planning tips and information
for Caribbean cruises

Island Descriptions

Hotel Search

Cruise Planning

Island Tours

Caribbean Recipes

Caribbean Weather

Caribbean Cruises
Why You Need To Plan Ahead

The following Caribbean cruise tips and information highlight the essentials to consider for any Caribbean cruise: from choosing the ship, what to pack, which islands are the most interesting and how to save money at every step.

Don't book a Caribbean cruise before you do some careful planning. You may end up on the wrong ship, in the wrong places and end up paying far more than you bargained for.

For people who've never traveled to the region, Caribbean cruises are an excellent method for visiting a number of islands in a short time. This is also one of the most comfortable ways to travel. Stay in the same room, visit many islands and enjoy luxury resort service.

Passport Regulations for cruising.

Security Departure Requirements
state why you must check in early. Otherwise, you risk being left behind.

Passenger Bill of Rights What cruise lines must do when their ships experience problems

How Much Does a Caribbean Cruise Cost? Much more than the advertised price

Getting Married at Sea It isn't as easy as in the movies but still quite possible.

Cruise Ship Ratings
Are they meaningful? Or better to know the age and size of the ship?

What to Pack Packing for a cruise is not as difficult as it may seem

Selecting a Stateroom Choosing the right type of cabin is important but a convenient location is everything

Family Cruising Many cruise ships are one big playground. See Children's Programs by Cruise Line

U.S. Cruise Ports See which Caribbean cruises depart from New York, Baltimore, Florida, New Orleans and more

Dining Choices and Options The most important choice is whether to dine early or late

Trip Interruption and Luggage Insurance
What if you or your bags are not where they are supposed to be?

Internet Access Internet and WiFi package prices from cruise lines willing to reveal them

Caribbean Ports - Planning What To Do Planning shore excursions, individual trips, walking tours and more

Which Ports May Be Off Limits for the Physically Impaired? When anchored in rough weather, the gangway may turn into a roller coaster ride.

Tipping, Smoking and Other Policies The do's and don'ts.

Staying Healthy on a Caribbean Cruise News stories often make things sound worse than they are.

Special interest Caribbean cruises Gay & lesbian cruises. Diversity moves to the high seas.

Pre and Post Caribbean Cruise Tours Things to do when you have extra time before or after your cruise.

Flu Epidemics, Cruising and Travel Insurance
Whether it is Covid or something else, what happens if you decide to cancel a cruise because of it? What protection does your credit card or cruise line offer?

Photo Gallery
featuring the Brilliance of the Seas and the Disney Wonder.