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Paradise Bound - The Benefits of Taking a Caribbean Cruise

Paradise Bound - The Benefits of Taking a Caribbean Cruise

There’s something that really gets your juices flowing about a Caribbean cruise holiday. You can just sail away, leave all your cares behind on the shore and appreciate the sea as you voyage to your next destination. The thing is, part of that is that Caribbean cruises are such a practical kind of holiday, not to mention a journey to dream-like destinations. Here are more of the benefits that make them such a great type of holiday.

Best of all worlds

One of the reasons that Caribbean cruise destinations are so paradisiacal is that they offer so much sunshine. You can just about guarantee hot temperatures and spectacular scenery, and there are plenty of things to do on board and on dry land. You can take a dip in the on-board swimming pool, head out on excursions, or simply take shade in the on-board bars and lounges and sip a smooth cocktail for that Caribbean feel. If you’re missing the entertainments of back home, in the evening time you can even catch a West End show!

Beach bunnies won’t miss out

Just because you’re on a cruise ship doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out on sunbathing on the beach. Come on, it’s the Caribbean! Since many ship ports are near to beaches, you can find what you’re looking for in no time. The plentiful beaches of Barbados, for instance, are either a few minutes’ walk from the port (Brandon’s Beach) or a short drive (Sandy Lane).

Island hop in record time

Whichever cruise provider you choose, you’ll most certainly visit some quintessentially Caribbean destinations. There are thousands of tiny locations in the region, but some of the main islands include Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St Barts, St Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Virgin Islands. If you can see even two of these on your trip, you’ve already tasted your fair share of paradise.

The chance to form truly magical memories

Going on a Caribbean cruise is immensely enjoyable, even if you don’t usually book cruise holidays. If you want your trip to be memorable, do some research before you go. Prep for any sea sickness, make sure you’re aware of local island customs and check out the tourist spots. Take the chance to make some new friends on the cruise.

Painless packing

With a traditional holiday, you’ll pack for every eventuality, but Caribbean cruises make packing straightforward. Essentials include waterproof sunscreen, sun hat, all-occasion swimwear, underwater camera, daytime bags and perhaps even a night-sky chart for those romantic evenings under the stars.

And finally, on a Caribbean cruise, stress seems to melt away. If ever there was a miracle product, this is it…

Images by mcgrayjr and ChrisCruises, used under Creative Commons license  

 

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