The archetypal cruise destination, the Caribbean conjure images of sugar-white sands, azure waters and idyllic palm-fringed bays. But, the region has much more to offer than spectacular beaches alone. And, a luxury cruise is the ideal way to take in the huge cultural and culinary variety of this spectacular island chain.
If you are in search of outstanding beaches (and there's no reason you wouldn't be) perhaps head for Antigua or either the British or American Virgin Islands. Here, white sands shimmer beneath piercing blue skies and the culture is as laid back as you can imagine. The Cayman Islands, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are also excellent options. Or, sail to chic St Barts or idyllic St Lucia, whose Piton peaks offer some of the region's most iconic views.
Then, if you'd prefer to temper pure relaxation with a dose of history and culture, then why not consider Havana in Cuba or San Juan in Puerto Rico for a blend of European and African-influenced heritage, architecture and music. The Caribbean's colonial past is also clearly visible in Bermuda, Barbados and Jamaica.
Remember, these are just a handful of the options available. You can also tailor-make your Caribbean cruise by adding a city stay or excursion before or after you sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can offer.