If you’re taking a Caribbean cruise this year, here are the top tips to make your trip exciting, fun, and memorable. We’ve organized the tips by location for your convenience.
Explore the British military history of Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard through a half-day excursion.
Tour Harrison’s Cave, a limestone cavern that shimmers with stalagmites and stalactites.
Enjoy the rainforest views on a zipline, or cave-tube through darkened caverns for a unique swimming experience.
The coast of Bonaire boasts beautiful reefs and sparkling clear waters, so you can view colorful fish, coral, and other sea life.
Explore Mayan ruins at nearby Chacchoben and check out the quaint shops and restaurants at Mahahual.
Climb a step pyramid at Chichen Itza, about three hours from Cozumel. A visit to nearby Tulum offers breathtaking views from ocean cliffs.
Take in the sights of waterfalls, mountains, and over 170 types of wild birds at this lush locale. You can also swim underneath the Trafalgar Falls in the Emerald Pool.
Some of the world’s best snorkeling is here. You’ll catch glimpses of dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and more in this port of the Bahamas.
Stingray City is a top attraction, where rays will eat right from your hand while you stand in the water with a guide.
Visit an extinct volcano in Grand Etang National Park or try the Seven Sister Waterfalls hike. You can also tour a spice plantation.
Enjoy the culture and unique flavors of Cuba at this special port. Bus tours will take you through Old Havana, rich with history.
Visit a pineapple, banana, or sugarcane plantation when you visit this Jamaican port.
Kids will love the Atlantis Aquaventure water park fully equipped with water slides, pools, and rapids located on the Atlantis Resort. You don’t have to be a guest to use the facilities.
Climb Dunn’s River Falls, a 600-foot long waterfall with gorgeous views.
Playa del Carmen
Swim and snorkel with the sea turtles in Akumal Bay, where the animals are carefully protected.
Visit a quieter location for the Mayan ruins than Chichen Itza. The Temple of the Seven Dolls at the Dzibilchaltun ruins is an excellent tourist attraction.
This island in Honduras boasts a wide variety of wildlife. Take a tour of Gumbalimba Park to see colorful birds and wild monkeys and enjoy its beaches.
The nearby El Yunque National Forest features hiking, stunning views, and many waterfalls.
You can shop for French designer goods with no duties here. Enjoy a sailing tour after your shopping excursion.
Take a scenic cruise to view the island’s Pitons, twin volcanoes best viewed from the water.
Take part as a crew member in the America’s Cup Regatta. You’ll race other boats and get a workout while participating.
Shopping opportunities abound here, where you can find duty-free imports from France. Le West Indies Shopping Mall is a three-level shopper’s paradise. Visit the Waterfront Market to check out crafts, spices, and fresh fish.
If you experience any accidents during your Caribbean cruise, contact us for a free case review. No matter which cruise line you use, we can offer you knowledgeable assistance to get the compensation you deserve.
About the Author:
Andrew Winston is a partner at the personal injury law firm of Winston Law. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented cruise victims who have suffered all kinds of injuries and illnesses due to negligence. He has been recognized for excellence in the representation of injured clients by admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is AV Preeminent Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, enjoys a 10.0 rating by AVVO as a Top Personal Injury Attorney, has been selected as a Florida “SuperLawyer” from 2011-2017 – an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state – and was voted to Florida Trend’s ”Legal Elite” and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Miami area for 2015, 2016, and 2017.