There are several great ways to travel to Caribbean islands and one of the best ways is to book a long Caribbean cruise. You can book your travel to Caribbean ports with one of the top cruise lines online and save even more money. Travelzoo has a great promotion that they send out weekly to their email subscribers. It is called “‘This Week’s Top 20 for Travelzoo VIPs” and you need to go on their site and sign up for it. A typical special would be something like “$379 — Bermuda: Cruise 7 Nights This Spring w/$50 Credit” or “$1149 — 2-Week Panama Canal Cruise incl. $150 Credit & Air”. These and other fantastic special deals get sent directly to your email each week.
One of the best cruise lines you can take to travel to Caribbean island destinations is Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines royal caribbean but there are lots of cruise ship companies and some that are not as famous may be better values. You can get a lot more for your money if you travel to Caribbean destinations with a lesser known cruise line.
Once on the cruise ship you will be able to do most anything you would dream of doing at a land locked resort. There are different restaurants and buffets available at all hours and all the food you can eat is included in your cruise ticket. Most of these buffets are incredible with great food including lobster, shrimp and seafood prepared by some of the best chefs in the business.
There are many different ports of call when you travel to Caribbean countries via cruise ships. Some of the most popular are Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. John’s (Virgin Islands), St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), and Kingston (Jamaica). When you finally arrive you will either have signed up for a land tour with the ship or you can go off on your own, find your own taxi or rent-a-car and explore to your heart’s content. The only rule is that you have to be back at the ship at a certain hour or else you get left behind and that can cost you an arm and a leg.
St. Thomas has some great shops near the pier where all the cruise ships berth and you can walk around and shop ’til you drop. If you like rum, this is truly a paradise for you and you will find hundreds of rare bottles of rum including Rhum Babancourt and St. James Extra Old. You can pick up as many bottles as you want and not pay duty on them. This really makes them much more affordable and tempting to purchase. You can also get authentic Cuban cigars in St. Thomas as well as beautiful arts and crafts from the local artisans.
If you want to relax you can take a cab to a local beach and lay out and get a suntan. One of the best parts of travel to Caribbean ports of call is that they each have their own distinct character and unbelievable beaches.
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