When to go on a
Caribbean cruise

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Peak season


It hardly rains - and you don't have to worry about hurricanes.


Days are balmy and humidity is the lowest of the year.

Caribbean vs. back home

Because it's cold and wintry in Canada, Europe, and the United States, the Caribbean peak season climate is all the more relishing psychologically. "Wish you were here" postcards flood the local post offices.


The onboard nightlife and dining ambiance buzz with spark and energy. The same is true in restaurants and nightspots in the ports of call. Cruise passengers have the most fun during this period.

Shoulder season


Cruise and airline rates are lower than during the peak season. And many tourism-oriented stores increase their discounts.


It's easier to book a cruise ship cabin and airline seat.

Beaches and reefs

They're seldom packed with tourists. And sometimes you have a beach or reef area all to yourself.


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22 cruise lines - Insights and links
Top 10 Caribbean islands
Best time to go
Top 10 shore excursion rankings
Itineraries - Routes &  maps
Itineraries - Issues
Pronounce island names - East
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